Double popping is a technique that requires you to pop the higher strings on the bass with the first and second fingers. These two popped notes - in combination with slapped notes - are commonly used as part of a triplet rhythm. Double popped triplets are often added into slap grooves to add rhythmic interest.

Most bass players learn to pop notes with either the first or second finger. It’s a good idea to be comfortable using both however, as this opens up further possibilities. These include popping double stops (as covered in the previous chapter) and playing triplet rhythms as described above. In this course we’ll be focussing on the latter.

If you require additional help with any of the techniques used here, the following courses (all included in the monthly subscription cost) should prove useful:

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This course is 46 MINUTES long and contains the following videos, each of which can be selected from the video player above: