So what the heck is a double stop anyway? It’s really just a fancy way of saying, “2 strings at once” – not really sure what the “stop” part has to do with anything (if someone knows feel free to leave a comment). So in addition to double stops there are also triple and quadruple stops as well – but the double stop is the most common on guitar. When I think of playing double stop guitar solos on the guitar, I almost automatically think of Chuck Berry. He had a great way of playing really thick sounding solos by doubling up and playing on 2 strings at the same time. You’ll also hear lots of country pickers using double stops to emulate a pedal steel sound. The reason for playing 2 strings at once is to add more substance to the sound of the melody – so you can play melodies with an accompanying harmony part, in fact I always think of double stop as being somewhere between the traditional lead and rhythm. Anyway, after watching the video I’m sure it’ll make more sense to you and hopefully you’ll be able to show off some new double stop picking action.