Originally Posted by telex76
Another example of Wikipedia being full of crap.
Hey guys let's make an encyclopedia, but instead of using experts let's let any moron post that wants.
It's just playing 2 strings at the same time. They can be "power chords", 3rds, 6ths, octaves. Both strings may be fretted, open, or one opened and one fretted.
Cornell Dupree was a master and he called it two stopping.
I'm sorry but what are you going on about!!??
The original question was not
asking for an explanation of what a double stop is but where the term came from originally.
Originally Posted by Mjark
A nut stops the string. Frets aren't germane to the discussion either.
And what are you
going on about!!??
(I'm sorry, I guess I'm in a mood today)
How in the Sam Hill are frets not relevant and how does a fret not stop the string if it's being pressed down onto it? If the fret didn't 'stop' the string then the pitch would not change, according to my thinking. Frets have essentially the exact same function as the nut does. So you gonna haff to 'splain this to me.