Talking Technique: Talking Double Stops

Looking for ways to spice up your grooves? Double stops are a great option. In their most basic form, double stops are when we play two notes together at the same time. They can sound muddy in some registers of the bass, but we’ll go over some tricks to make them sound like gold.

This is another all-in-one lesson as we take a look at double stops from technique, music theory, and groove creation standpoints. Even if you’ve used double stops before, you’re bound to find new ways to utilize them with these exercises. Before we start, be sure to download the PDF handout and follow along.

Today’s tip: use technique with taste!

Austrian-gone-Californian Ariane Cap is a bassist, educator, blogger and author. In her book Music Theory for the Bass Player and corresponding 20-week online course, she teaches music theory, bass technique, bass line creation and fretboard fitness in a systematic, practical and experiential way. She just released a brand new course on ear training for the bass player: Ear Confidence - 6 Paths to Fearless Ears. Contact her via her blog or website.

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  1. Tzalaran

    Another great lesson, gives me a bunch to work with. Thanks!

  2. Todd Hamby

    Wow Ariane that was my favorite lesson so far. Thanks.

    • Cool, great to hear, Todd! I think I’ll do an entire course on fills sometime soon. Thanks for watching!

  3. Max

    Ari’s lessons are the best!