Double stops are two notes - any two notes - played simultaneously. Whilst it is not uncommon for bass guitarists to play chords, double stops are useful in that they can often achieve the desired chordal effect, but with fewer notes.

Double stops can be performed with any technique and are by no means limited to slap bass. In the exercises in this chapter, we will be performing double stops by popping them. This will usually be done with the first and second fingers of the picking hand.

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