#1
This is what I heard this type of rhythms called before but I dont know if its the correct term, but its where two quick notes are followd by a third notes that last as long as the 2 fast ones, say 2 16th notes and an an eight note, all in a row.

I've been playing some Iron Maiden songs lately and they use these rhythms alot, and they like to play say the root note of a hord on the 16th notes and the whole chord on the 8th note, and I've been having trouble keeping this pattern up in fast songs.

Normally I alternate pick but I've been told its best to downstroke on the note where the chord is played, but if I do that I cant alternate pick so I was wondering, should I play the chord note with up and down strokes as I alternate pick? or just alternate pick the 16th notes and do a downstroke on the eight note.

Hope this wasnt as confusing as it sounded to me while I typed it =/
#2
Which song? Give an example
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#3
u alternate pick it and just hit the whole chord on the last note of the triplet as a down stroke and its a down stroke anyways so u shuld be good
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#4
haha yeah thats called galloping. the way i do it is like how you described the first time. a quick palm muted downstroke followed by a quick palm muted up stroke on the root note and then a full down stroke to ring out the accented note(s)/chord, then just repeat the pattern. yeah iron maiden use that technique extensively. a lot of hardcore bands and stuff like that use it too. use a metronome to practice your timing.
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Which song? Give an example

The trooper would be an example, although I dont have real problems with the speed on that song
#6
Yeah, pretty much like everyone else said: start with a downstroke and end with a downstroke. Repeat.

It would go down-up-down [pause] down-up-down [pause] down-up-down [pause] etc. etc.
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#7
lol if you practise slayer's raining blood or iron maiden's trooper you will be pretty well good for galloping. just listen to the song and get into a rythm
#8
Battery and disposable heroes by metallica, practice those!! that's how i learned galloping. When you master those 2 and wanna go even faster you can try rain by trivium or maybe raining blood
#9
for a real galloping excerise/song try bleed by meshuggah
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for a real galloping excerise/song try bleed by meshuggah


Unless you have ridiculous wrist muscles/endurance, you play that song with a different galloping technique than with slower songs. Going down-up-down down down-up-down down, I can get maybe 5 seconds in, while going down-up-down-up down-up-down-up, I can endure the entire song It takes a bit of practice to get used to galloping like that, but it's well worth it for Bleed in particular.

Watch the Bleed lesson on YouTube. Meshuggah plays it down-up-down-up
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