Learn open voice chords and blues double stops with these great guitar lessons from Justus West

Justus West isn't just an incredible musical talent, it turns out the 19-year-old is a great guitar teacher too. Here he's filmed two very different technique lessons with Fender on his Strat (opens in new tab) to focus on two skills that are essential for any guitar player.

The lesson above is one of the best video chord tutorials we've seen in a while and focuses on adding texture and expression to your chords with open voicing. Justus breaks it down in a very approachable way too.

In the second lesson below Justus focuses on double stop licks – a technique that's a blues staple but is useful for any style. Here he looks at two shapes for double stops – major and minor. 

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Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.