#1
Hello all,

I need couple of song if good to pratique my Gallop and alternate Picking on E string...

EX: Kill the king by Megadeth...I need song not super Fast,i just want to improve my technique!!!
#2
Quote by mrshowtime
I need song not super Fast,i just want to improve my technique!!!

Run to The Hills - Iron Maiden. It's fast, but start slowly, you'll have a goal to reach over time.

Also this guy's website, one of my teachers at http://www.icmp.co.uk/staff.asp
http://martingoulding.com/lessons/riffs/
Last edited by mdc at Sep 19, 2011,
#3
Quote by mdc
Run to The Hills - Iron Maiden. It's fast, but start slowly, you'll have a goal to reach over time.

Also this guy's website, one of my teachers at http://www.icmp.co.uk/staff.asp
http://martingoulding.com/lessons/riffs/


Thats where I study!


Power Slave is a great song for practising glloping. Matt Heafy from Trivium also did a really good lesson for UG recently which has a great exercise which will help you out.
#4
for galloping... Battery - Metallica
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#5
Barracuda is probably the easiest song to practice galloping on - of all time.
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#6
Iron Maiden slowest to fastest (estimated)

El Dorado
Powerslave
Sun and Steel
The Trooper
KIllers
The Evil that men do
Lord of light
Run to the hills
Caught somewhere in time
Loneliness of the long distance runner
Dream of mirrors
The talisman
Fortunes of war


If you check out the live versions of these songs. Most of them are played about 10-15bpm faster so playing along to live versions can be challenging.

Heart by barracude is a good song to start with.

Maidens galloping is du du DU. IF you want to practice Du du du then i suggest raining blood by slayer or battery by metallica.

Iced earth are worth checking out as there galloping is even faster than maidens in a lot of cases. No one gallops like maiden however
#7
Iced earth has some super galloping riffs. Jon schaffer wrote a lot of unique gallop patterns
#8
It's interesting to see what other people are using to practice Gallops, I'm actually using This Mortal Coil by Carcass to practice it.
#9
Quote by InertSolo
It's interesting to see what other people are using to practice Gallops, I'm actually using This Mortal Coil by Carcass to practice it.


I just youtubed that song and was quite impressed by the guitar work. Then when the vocals came in i had to switch it off lol.
#10
Not a death metal fan?

When I want to play something fairly up tempo and galloping, I go for Iron Maiden or Trivium.
#11
Quote by mrbabo91
I just youtubed that song and was quite impressed by the guitar work. Then when the vocals came in i had to switch it off lol.


Different strokes different folks I think I'll take a passage from Powerslave to practice my galloping as well and see if that works any better than what I'm doing now.

I also forgot to mention, if you like Megadeth you can try out She-Wolf, the main riff is pretty driven by gallops.
Last edited by InertSolo at Sep 20, 2011,
#12
Yes she-Wolf but is too fast for me

What megadeth,metallica song or other band use gallop or alternate picking...Exemple: Kill the king by megadeth,DDDDUDUDUDUDUD...Not super Fast but is good for my alternate picking!!!
#13
Most Iron Maiden songs.
Battery by Metallica is also a cool song to practise galloping, but it is a bit fast.


Hope This Helped,
#14
I believe working for the weekend by loverboy also has some galloping in .

Crazy train and bark at the moon for more unorthadox patterns
#16
dont really need to be playing a song to practice triplets (gallops) just start doing them and try to keep rhythm then try to seep it up faster and faster.

heres my fav fast songs to practice tho.

machine head- imperium

lamb of god- now u have something to die for.
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#17
Quote by ThatDarnDavid
dont really need to be playing a song to practice triplets (gallops)

Gallops aren't based on triplets, they're based on the 16th note figure.
Last edited by mdc at Sep 21, 2011,
#18
Quote by mdc
Gallops aren't based on triplets, they're based on the 16th note figure.


isnt it (16)(16)(8) (16)(16)(8) (16)(16)(8) (16)(16)(8)

you are right by the way my bad.
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Last edited by ThatDarnDavid at Sep 21, 2011,
#19
Quote by ThatDarnDavid
isnt it (16)(16)(8) (16)(16)(8) (16)(16)(8) (16)(16)(8)

you are right by the way my bad.

Yes you can play it that way, or reverse it so the 8th note is first, followed by the two 16ths.
#20
Quote by ThatDarnDavid
isnt it (16)(16)(8) (16)(16)(8) (16)(16)(8) (16)(16)(8)

you are right by the way my bad.


or

(8)(16)(16)
#23
Well for alternate picking there is quite a few good songs, example:
By Megadeth : Holy wars, take no prisoners, Never walk alone.
By Metallica : Fight fire with fire, whiplash, metal mitilia
By Slayer : "Insert pretty much any song from the first 3 records here".
Cowboys from hell by pantera.
Technical difficulties/scarified - by racer x (Paul gilbert)
Pretty much anything by lamb of god, children of bodom etc.

Gallop.
Devils island (megadeth)
Battery (Metallica)
****ing hostile (Pantera)

(Can't think of any good gallop for the moment that havent been mentioned.)