What's a Double Stop?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by JohnBarr, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. JohnBarr


    Mar 19, 2004
    Central NY
    I thought I understood this, at least in relation to a violin, as two strings played at one time. Does that translate to EBG? (I mean, I'm sure you can just pluck or strum any couple strings at once, but is the technique acutally used?)

    Any famous examples?


  2. Matt Ides

    Matt Ides

    May 12, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    double stop on bass-same thing
  3. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    To finger a note is to "stop" it, a double stop is two notes fingered and played (including open strings). Is this technique actually used?
    Why just listen to CUCUMBER SLUMBER or Ornette's LONELY WOMEN or RAMBLING or UNA MUY BONITA or ...
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    ....Stanley Clarke's "School Days" - where the main part of the tune is all double stops on EBG...