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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-07-2003, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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What are "double stops"?

Simple question. Anyone have an answer? And yes, I did a search. No topics looked promising.
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It's a simple answer too...

"Two notes played simultaneously on a violin etc. using two separate strings. This term is applied not only if both strings are stopped by the finger, but also if one or both of the strings is open."

So basically, a two note chord. I think the common use in guitar terms is where you play say 3rd or 4th intervals on adjacent strings, but I guess the above definition leaves it pretty wide open really.
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Essentially, double-stops are licks played with two notes simultaneously. They're most often heard in rockabilly and country music.

http://archive.guitarplayer.com/arch.../dblstop.shtml
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Thanks! I knew I'd get an answer really quick.
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Check out some Chuck Berry if you want to hear double-stops in action.
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Okay, why do double-lockers go out of tune when you're playing a double-stop? Wouldn't the same thing happen when you play any power chord, or any other chord? Or does it and you just don't notice too much?

I was talking about this with someone the other day and it got me wondering. Y'all have some brains so I figure you may have an answer.
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Sorry, I should have said "why do they go out of tune on double stops but not on other chords?" Is that better?
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Because people usually bend one string of the double stop.
Very careful use of the palm and the trem can help prevent this.
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