#1
hi can anyone give me tips on how to gallop pick like on metallica's battery and slayers raning blood?
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#2
relax while doing it, putting too much effort and straining with make it sound terrible, you want it nice and smooth, just takes practice
#4
The same answer for everything. Practise it. Use a metrenome play it slow then build som speed.
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#6
Start very slowly, andd gradually build up your speed, and work with different rythms.
Switch from Galloping to straight 16th notes, ect.

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#7
someone up there already gave the best advice, be relaxed, its amazing how fast u can move ur hand and not even feel like ur straining, the more u practice the more relaxed u can become and still do it
#8
I got it down atomaticly without praticing its just essential for metal.
Just do as someone here said.
Play in kindnof 3 note bursts and maker a short pause (as needed) after every each of them.
Not hard once you got it down
#9
Does anyone feel the need to tighten the strap so the guitar is like almost by your neck when you stand and do this? I have been trying to do it the way Hetfield does, and he's able to play battery so cleanly when the guitar is so low. His arm is at a 90 degree angle to the strings - I don't know how the hell he does that.
#10
Try choking up on the pick a little. Also try changing the angle of attack between the pick and the string. When I started to learn them, I would angle my pick so it wasn't parallel with the strings. Once I got the feeling down, i flattened the pick out to clean my tone up a little.
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#11
A Friend of mine totally changes his arm position when he does galloping riffs, probably not a good idea, but it helped him. I would suggest starting slowly and speeding it up over a period of time, don't try and play with the track straight away.
#12
just run triplets along with a metronome, there should be 3 alternate pick strokes between each beat.
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#13
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just run triplets along with a metronome, there should be 3 alternate pick strokes between each beat.




Triplets and galloping are not the same thing. Triplets are three evenly spaced notes per beat whereas a galloped part (generally) has two 16th and one 8th.

TS: A big part of playing these is having the stamina to keep it going for a long time so it certainly won't come quickly, as long as your technique is relaxed and your movements aren't too big you should be fine in a few months if you practice for a while every day.
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Triplets and galloping are not the same thing. Triplets are three evenly spaced notes per beat whereas a galloped part (generally) has two 16th and one 8th.

TS: A big part of playing these is having the stamina to keep it going for a long time so it certainly won't come quickly, as long as your technique is relaxed and your movements aren't too big you should be fine in a few months if you practice for a while every day.


I know, but he running triplets will get him on the right track of having notes spaced differently than on the beat and off beats. and from then move on to gallops. also i find running triplets as a fast pace gives you a better sense of rhythm.
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#15
I've said this many times, but this is a vital concept to understand:

The "Gallop" is 8th 16th 16th and should be played D D U.
The "Reverse Gallop" is 16th 16th 8th and should be played D U D.
Triplets are three notes of equal time. Two consecutive triplets should be played D U D U D U, not D U D D U D. If you can play those consecutive downstrokes, man-up and downpick the whole thing.
#16
i have a question about gallpoing, lets say you using down up down,do you have to only use down up down
#17
My forward gallop (like Battery) is played D D U D D U D and it sounds pretty damn good if I do say so myself.... I can't do the reverse gallop (Reign in Blood) yet. lol
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#20
Soooo galloping is D D U D D U D D U D right? And reverse galloping is D U D D U D D U D?

So the ONLY difference is the the first stroke? People never seem to explain the difference between the two adequately.

I mean, yeah, they say galloping is an 8th then two 16ths, and a reverse is two 16ths and then an 8th, but dont the two sound identical once you get into it?

I don't understand when people say they are good at galloping, but not reverse galloping. The motion of the wrist is identical... you just start the two differently. Am I crazy?
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#21
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Soooo galloping is D D U D D U D D U D right? And reverse galloping is D U D D U D D U D?

So the ONLY difference is the the first stroke? People never seem to explain the difference between the two adequately.

It doesn't matter what picking you use. The difference between galloping and reverse galloping is that galloping is an 8th note followed by 2 16th notes, reverse galloping is 2 16th notes followed by an 8th note.
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#22
reread...nevermind, sorry!
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#23
I'm new and having trouble at galloping. Should I hold the pick? Angled or straight? Because I keep holding it on an angle, and it works better than straight. And being relaxed doesn't really work, and when I rape the string it works a bit better, but I keep missing the string or play it too many times. Any advice for good form?
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I'm new and having trouble at galloping. Should I hold the pick? Angled or straight? Because I keep holding it on an angle, and it works better than straight. And being relaxed doesn't really work, and when I rape the string it works a bit better, but I keep missing the string or play it too many times. Any advice for good form?


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#25
It's funny how far I've come since I posted in this thread . . . I can do it while standing now, with the guitar low. In fact, I don't even remember how I used to do it sitting down.

I just changed my angle of attack with the pick and it takes a little looseness in the fingers to get it as clean as I can. It's as close to perfect as it's gonna be, but I did it on stage yesterday and all was well.
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I'm new and having trouble at galloping. Should I hold the pick? Angled or straight? Because I keep holding it on an angle, and it works better than straight. And being relaxed doesn't really work, and when I rape the string it works a bit better, but I keep missing the string or play it too many times. Any advice for good form?



Grab a metronome, put it as slow as you can. Begin galloping, practice this. Voila, you can gallop. Now master it.
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Grab a metronome, put it as slow as you can. Begin galloping, practice this. Voila, you can gallop. Now master it.

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Junior's usually at least a little terse, but he knows his stuff. I've always read his posts in a grouchy grandfather voice, a grouchy grandfather with a huge stiffy for alternate picking.
Besides that, he's right this time. As usual.