#1
I'm currently practicing triplets, or galloping as some call it. I can't seem to get it! Every time i try to do them, the pick gets stuck on the string or i can't to it evenly and it sounds horrible. Any tips?
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#2
What gauge strings are you using.
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practice a lot

it can take years to get really good at it (machine gunning)
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#5
Well, I learned to do triplets, and am still learning.

But, I found that palm muting while practicing kinda helped me. From there, I gradually learned to release the mute and can triplet fine now, muted or not.
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What gauge strings are you using.


not sure.. i know they are D'Addario Super lights

Also yeah i was thinking about it after i posted and realized wait galloping is different haha. sorry guys.
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a gallop is 2 16th notes and 1 8th

so its kinda like

-|-|---|-

if you get that ^

i found them very easy
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not sure.. i know they are D'Addario Super lights

Also yeah i was thinking about it after i posted and realized wait galloping is different haha. sorry guys.



If your using super-lights that could be one of your problems. A thicker gauge string will be tighter and wont bend as much when the pick hits the string, and since the string wont bend, the pick just goes right over real easy. Basically the the thicker the strings the easier it is to do them.
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If your using super-lights that could be one of your problems. A thicker gauge string will be tighter and wont bend as much when the pick hits the string, and since the string wont bend, the pick just goes right over real easy. Basically the the thicker the strings the easier it is to do them.



So any suggestions for a thicker string and brand?


Also yeah i get that little tab-like explaination lol those seem easier than triplets (by looking at it)
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So any suggestions for a thicker string and brand?


What tuning are you in normally?
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So any suggestions for a thicker string and brand?


Also yeah i get that little tab-like explaination lol those seem easier than triplets (by looking at it)

D'addario .10-.46

standard thickness
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#12
Standard and rarely drop d but im just a beginner so i havent really used different tunings
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Standard and rarely drop d but im just a beginner so i havent really used different tunings

to me it seemed like you were scared to get another gauge

it isnt the best to start with extra/light strings as a begginer...
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Standard and rarely drop d but im just a beginner so i havent really used different tunings


Ok, if I were you I'd get Ernie Ball Skinny Top, Heavy Bottoms. They're .10-.52's

Basically the top 3 strings(lower three) are .11's and the bottom 3 (higher strings) are 10's.

The low e string will be good for Triplets, while the G,b, and e strings will be easier to solo and bend with.


That probably made no sense...


tl:dr: get these...http://www.ernieball.com/products/category-916-Nickel-Wound#/product/Skinny-Top-Heavy-Bottom-Nickel-Wound-010---052-Red-pack
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a gallop is 2 16th notes and 1 8th

so its kinda like

-|-|---|-

if you get that ^

i found them very easy

It appears that you have it backwards. A gallop is an 8th and 2 16ths, a reverse gallop is 2 16ths and an eighth, and a triplet is 3 notes (at, say, 16ths for example) isolated by anything longer than a 16th.
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it made perfect sense lol dont worry. Also to nowa90: Yeah I don't know my friend suggested em so i tried em.
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it made perfect sense lol dont worry. Also to nowa90: Yeah I don't know my friend suggested em so i tried em.


Oh yeh, one more thing, a thicker pick will also make it easier and sound better. maybe like 1.15 milliter or something...
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Triplets =/= Galloping

I really thought someone would catch it before this.
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#19
Strings shouldn't be your problem, i play w/ super EB Super slinky's and i play alot of lamb of god, and machine gun style riffs. As with anything with guitar (and almost evrything in life) it's practice, practice, and practice some more. they say practice makes perfect, that BS. Practice makes a habit, you need to get in the habit of practicing perfectly if you want to get good. Sorry for the rant on practicing. I didn't read the whole thread, so I don't know if it's already been said; but practicing/learning Lamb of god songs will really help you learn triplets ( or at least that's how i learned...

EDIT:: If you want a good song try Hourglass - Lamb of God.. and if you think you're getting good, play the whole song up-tempo (except for the Vomit Riff; thats fast enough as it is)

EDIT2x:: Hourglass - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZgLi_jQyhY
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Strings shouldn't be your problem, i play w/ super EB Super slinky's and i play alot of lamb of god, and machine gun style riffs. As with anything with guitar (and almost evrything in life) it's practice, practice, and practice some more. they say practice makes perfect, that BS. Practice makes a habit, you need to get in the habit of practicing perfectly if you want to get good. Sorry for the rant on practicing. I didn't read the whole thread, so I don't know if it's already been said; but practicing/learning Lamb of god songs will really help you learn triplets ( or at least that's how i learned...


Not saying strings are his problem, but trying to learn how to play triplets on super lights would be crazy difficult. Heavier strings definitely make it easier.
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Not saying strings are his problem, but trying to learn how to play triplets on super lights would be crazy difficult. Heavier strings definitely make it easier.


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I justify it by saying it builds character
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What?


There's a link to how to play a gallop in his sig. But i do believe we've already cleared up the fact that Galloping =/= Triplets
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Please read the lesson on the gallop in my sig.


Oh, ok dude i didn't see that one.
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Please read the lesson on the gallop in my sig.


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#28
2 things to work on... and unfortunately they're blatently obvious...

1. If you can't alternate pick, you can't pick triplets. I would practice picking constantly with 16ths at about 100-160 depending on how well your doing. Be strict with it. If you don't stay strict with yourself you won't improve.

2. Controlling your right hand. Know the spacing of the pattern you need to play. Dont overdo it with speed and sloppiness, but stay tight and keep it in time. There aren't any shortcuts to make you suddenly be able to play triplets. When I wanted to learn them I started off with a straight 16th picking pattern and got the pause in there, next thing I knew I was playing them correctly.
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#29
Well thanks all for the insight. I've been doing a bit better i can hit them ohhh id say 60% of the time now. To MESAexplorer: Yeah thats what i started doing actually (in reference to #2) and now im trying to add in the pause. so thanks! I found this song "puritania" by dimmu borgir to practice without the pause. they sound like 16ths anyways lol. Excuse my newbieness! Also I am DEFINITELY trying the song hourglass right now!
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#30
a good way to add in the pause is to do a "lift," so your picking pattern is Down-rest-down-up-Down-rest-down-up-Down etc. it also makes the note on the beat a downpick which should be easier to accent or give it some extra kick.
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"puritania"
Wicked tune I need to go learn that one....
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#32
If you really wanna get good at it, get a tab of "The Coming Curse" by Iced Earth.

Practice it over and over
#33
quick solution. turn the pick sideways or slightly sideways.
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