#1
I need some advice. Do you think a guitar player could function in a live band setting, playing only double-stops? I consider myself a "rhythm-only" guitarist, and was wondering if it was pos to do this?
#2
IDK about only double-stops, but it's certainly possible with just power-chords. Sorry if that dosen't answer your question, but unless I'm mistaken,

POWER CHORD = DOUBLE STOP
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whats a double stop
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Hmm. I think we are on the same page...sort of. Isn't a power chord a perfect fifth?, and a double-stop is any to notes played together on adj. strings?
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POWER CHORD = DOUBLE STOP

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#6
pretty sure a double stop is two notes on the same fret on different strings

a power chord is a seventh apart though, isn't it?


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I guess what I was thinking, is: Why could you not play only double stops as a rhythm guitar player...they can be moved all around the neck.
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a power chord is a seventh apart though, isn't it?


A seventh would sound absolutely terrible. A powercord is a fifth.

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Because playing only double-stops is just plain lazy. Are you saying you can't play any other shapes than that?
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#11
Guess I know more about chords than I thought! Yep, thought a power chord was a 5.th.
#12
No, Duff, I can play more shapes than that. So, are you saying that playing only power chords is lazy too?
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I guess what I was thinking, is: Why could you not play only double stops as a rhythm guitar player...they can be moved all around the neck.


Well there's nothing saying you can't, however for variation you definately need to know barre and power chords and Maj/min open chords, AT LEAST.

EDIT: It's not even about variation, it's about sounding good. I suppose double stops could be used exclusively, but it just wouldn't sound good, your ears would get very bored very fast.

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Well there's nothing saying you can't, however for variation you definately need to know barre and power chords and Maj/min open chords, AT LEAST.

I'm just agreeing with that guy. It's just that if you only play double-stops or consider yourself rhythm-only, you severely limit yourself as a player. Explore a little.
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Plunkett. Yes, you are correct.

No he isn't. A double stop is any two notes played at the same time. The notes don't need to be on adjacent strings and certianly don't need to be on the same frets.
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A double stop, in music terminology, is the act of playing two notes simultaneously on a melodic percussion instrument (like a marimba) or stringed instrument (for example, a violin or a guitar). In performing a double stop, two separate strings are depressed ("stopped") by the fingers, and bowed or plucked simultaneously.

A triple stop is the same technique applied over three strings, while a quadruple stop is over four strings (which is all the strings on a violin). Double, triple, and quadruple stopping are collectively known as multiple stopping.


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I need some advice. Do you think a guitar player could function in a live band setting, playing only double-stops? I consider myself a "rhythm-only" guitarist, and was wondering if it was pos to do this?

Why would you want to though?

Just play the guitar.
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Power chords are a root note and then a fifth above on the other string. That's why they're sometimes called E5 or A5 or what have you.
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