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Double stops/funk/groove albums/bass players for inspiration or learn?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by albertforns, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. The title says it all. I want to improve my dictionary of double stops licks, ornaments, etc... in funk/groove/soul etc context... so I wonder if you guys could suggest me albums/artists/songs or any point of reference to hear lots of double stops etc...

  2. tindrum


    May 2, 2007
    Virginia Beach
    Anything with Bernard Edwards in the 70's. Most disco stuff, in general, has great funky double stops aplenty.
  3. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Chuck Rainey, almost his whole catalog.:bassist:
  4. Paul Jackson: Watermelon Man....some seriously sick double stop 10ths.
  5. Tower of power go from there.
  6. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    "Cucumber Slumber"- Alphonso Johnson/Weather Report
  7. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    "Shining Star"- Verdine White "Liberty City"- Jaco
  8. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    "Dune Tune" - Level 42
  9. Lesfunk

    Lesfunk Supporting Member

    Kid Logic by Victor Bailey
  10. Shakin-Slim


    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    D'Angelo - Voodoo. Pino is a boss with the double stops.
  11. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    David Hungate's master class in double stop taste:
  12. vdbass


    Oct 22, 2013
    San Diego, CA
    I feel like a dope. Being the knuckle dragging, undisciplined self-taught street player that I am, I'm sure I play it, but don't realize it has a name...what is a double stop?
  13. Shakin-Slim


    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    Playing two notes at once. Like one note shy of a chord.

    Edit: Although, playing a triad is technically called a triple stop on stringed instruments. The triad is the theoretical term, the triple stop is the technique. I believe so, anyway.
  14. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    You believe correctly.
  15. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV

    The cool thing about using double-stops as part of a bass line, IMO, is being able to sketch the color of a chord voicing with the double-stop in the upper register while the bottom note covers the chord roots and passing notes--the "normal" bass line thing.

    OP, on a dominant 7th chord a common thing is to put the 3rd and b7 notes in the double stop. The interval is the tritone, the color of the dominant 7th chord! And the tritone is there whether it's the 7th or the 3rd on top.

    For giggles, run a cycle of fifths on the bottom, with the tritone on the top. Note how the double stop moves down in half steps; it's that symmetry thing in the tritone.
  16. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
  17. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV
  18. phillybass101


    Jan 12, 2011
    Artist, Trickfish Amplification Bartolini Emerging Artist, MTD Kingston Emerging Artist. Artist, Tsunami Cables
    The song Glide by Pleasure. The Bass Player is Nathaniel Phillips. I'd spend some time on youtube with Pleasure and Nathaniel Phillips. Nice Groove is Let's Dance by Tom Browne bassist is Sekou Bunch I believe. Funky slap groove you won;t be able to play right but is still a kick to listen to is a song called Donovan James by David Dyson. I have a million of em.
  19. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    Slave - Watching You
    Just a Touch
    Weak at the Knees
    Snap Shot
    Funky Mark Adams
  20. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    A double stop is a chord. It just contains 2 notes.

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