#1
I need to know the right way to gallop on the strings(like in triplets and ****) I hold the pick almost straight up and down when i do it because if i hold it normal i catch string. Same with like fast powerchords(like on deathcrush by mayhem) I cant do it without holding it up and down.

What is the proper technique?
#2
Holding the pick should just be whatever's comfortable for you.

Then Down-Up-Down, Down-Up-Down, Down-Up-Down...
#3
well, you just play 3 notes, the first note slower than the last two which are played fast and at the same speed.
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I need to know the right way to gallop on the strings(like in triplets and ****) I hold the pick almost straight up and down when i do it because if i hold it normal i catch string. Same with like fast powerchords(like on deathcrush by mayhem) I cant do it without holding it up and down.

What is the proper technique?


Flex your bicep and use your jackin off muscles and shake it fast so the pick moves fast then pick the strings.

its easy once you get it.
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well, you just play 3 notes, the first note slower than the last two which are played fast and at the same speed.

Wrong, first 2 fast, last one slow.

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Flex your bicep and use your jackin off muscles and shake it fast so the pick moves fast then pick the strings.

its easy once you get it.


Is that the scientific term?
Or are you just shxt with the human anatomy?
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I lightly rest my palm on the bridge, get a steady grip on the pick, rest is in the wrist.



Same here, I don't use my "jackin off muscles" :P
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these guys have pretty much explained it. keep in mind in the future to not call it triplets though, because its actually 3 sixteenth notes and one sixteenth rest
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+1

I had several people try and show me how, its just one of those things you have to practice and figure out. At least thats what i did
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these guys have pretty much explained it. keep in mind in the future to not call it triplets though, because its actually 3 sixteenth notes and one sixteenth rest
It is not. A gallop is an 8th note followed by 2 16th notes. The reverse gallop is two 16th notes followed by an 8th note. A triplet is three notes, usually 8th notes, played evenly in the time it would take to play two of those without the triplet; an 8th note triplet would be three notes in one beat while two 8th notes would be 2 notes in one beat. See how it works?

Picking wise, downpick whenever possible in metal. However, there are physical limitations; some some upstrokes are necessary at high speeds.

The gallop should be played D D U D D U.
The reverse gallop should be played D U D D U D.
The triplet shouls be played D U D U D U.
The bold notes are the downbeat.

Many people say you should play the triplet D U D D U D. That is stupid. If you can hit the two downstrokes in a row, man up and downpick the whole thing. This is coming from a lady you bunch of pansies!
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Flex your bicep and use your jackin off muscles and shake it fast so the pick moves fast then pick the strings.

its easy once you get it.


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just mimic the barracuda intro and u got it
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although you can still play them how you want, for example I gallop the trooper with all downstrokes
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Flex your bicep and use your jackin off muscles and shake it fast so the pick moves fast then pick the strings.

its easy once you get it.


LOL, what about girls? Will they play bass then?
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#19
tilt the pick more, if its stirght up and down you will end up just like, catching the string and letting it go instead of sliding off it, as far as patterns its up to you.
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"LOL, what about girls? Will they play bass then?" That was funny. Anyhow, if you can't listen to a galloping rhythym and simply be able to copy it then I don't think any amount of rhythym study (beats in a measure) is going to help you. The person who tried to explain how a beat is divided is correct about some things but not entirely right. That person only explained it in common time (4/4, four quarter beats per measure). Galloping isn't as common in other time signatures, but if you learned it off of what that person said, you're ****ed in 9/8 time. Anyway, your pick hand should not pick as that person described: you should pick what feels natural, that is unless you can downpick the whole thing, because that will give you the metal "punch" in low registers. What feels natural for me at high speeds is simply alternate picking it. Your pick should be angled slighly toward the bridge and you should be using the edge of the pick via turning it up toward you, but only a little bit. If you turn it like you would for a blazingly fast tremolo picking passage, it's going to lose the punch of the gallop and get that scratchy blurry tone to it. It's better to just practice endlessly until you can hold the pick almost flat rather than sound scratchy. The palm of your hand in most cases should be in a palm muting position because the notes aren't supposed to ring much, especially in between the groups. If for some reason sustained notes are used (usually for galloping power chords) then you want the palm on the bridge. No pinky or wrist anchoring or any of that shit.