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Ctodd
Hi Lian,

I have a question about Pavel's Galloping lesson, and since he's not here, I figured you might be the next best person to help me out with this.

here is part of the tab and the lesson is HERE

|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------|---------------------------------------|
|--9\------------------------5--------|--4------------7-------------4--------|
|--7\------------------------7--------|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--|
|--------0--0--0--0--0--0-----0--0--|---------------------------------------|


PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|--2---------------------------------------|
|--5-----------------------------5---------|--2---------------------------------2--4--|
|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--2--2--2--|--0--0--0--0--0--0--0--2--3--5---------|
|-------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|


PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM PM
|-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------|
|--5-----------------------------5---------|--7-------------------7--------|
|--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--3--|--5--5--5--5--5--5--5--------|
|-------------------------------------------|-----------------------------|


my problem is that I have been practicing this for quite some time, and I have not encountered any problems until now..

The lesson says to use 100% alternate picking, and up until now I THOUGHT thats what I was doing

like this

GALLOPING RHYTHM

------0----0--0--0----0--0--0----0--0--0----0--0--0----0--0 <------Open Low E String

------U----D-U--D----U--D--U---D--U-D----U--D-U----D--U <-----Pick Stroke


This worked well for quite some time until I got up into the 100 BPM area, and I am starting to find myself on the wrong side of the string when I need to play the accented (unmuted) notes throughout the passage... now with my current picking technique I wind up on the right side of the string for some notes, but not so for others.


Basically I would like to ask how would YOU play this lesson, and what would your right hand be doing as far as upstroke/downstroke?

If you need to me clarify my problem further I can...

Thanks!

-Chris
Lian Gerbino

hi Chris.
well, when Pavel said 100% alternate picking, I think he was wrong. because that it is not correct.
when you play gallop, better way yo play this technique is to start with downstroke and repeat one downstroke to start with the gallop.
something like this.

------0----0--0--0----0--0--0----0--0--0----0--0--0----0--0 <------Open Low E String

------D----D-U--D----D--U--D---D--U-D----D--U-D----D--U <-----Pick Stroke

I think this is the correct form to play a gallop. point is that you´ll get more attack on your playing. wink.gif

even pavel played it in this way... so, I think he put attention on alternate picking in every part without gallop. and may he forgot explain tips for gallop.

well, tell me if this helps you.

Dexxter
Sorry Lian for answering this, just thought I could give a quick answer.
If you look at the slow videos, Pavel's playing it like this:

D-DUD-DUD-DUD-DU

I think that what he means with 100% alternate picking is that you count the rests also. The rests would be upstrokes then.
I hope you understood...otherwise I'm sure Lian will help you more smile.gif

Edit: hehe, you were a few seconds ahead of me Lian tongue.gif
Lian Gerbino
QUOTE (Dexxter @ Sep 29 2008, 05:37 PM) *
Sorry Lian for answering this, just thought I could give a quick answer.
If you look at the slow videos, Pavel's playing it like this:

D-DUD-DUD-DUD-DU

I think that what he means with 100% alternate picking is that you count the rests also. The rests would be upstrokes then.
I hope you understood...otherwise I'm sure Lian will help you more smile.gif

Edit: hehe, you were a few seconds ahead of me Lian tongue.gif




hahaha I won!!! laugh.gif laugh.gif
Dexxter
QUOTE (Lian Gerbino @ Sep 29 2008, 10:39 PM) *
hahaha I won!!! laugh.gif laugh.gif


laugh.gif laugh.gif
Ctodd
OK thanks, I'll try this.

I'll let you know how it goes.

thanks guys!
Lian Gerbino
cool man! your welcome wink.gif
Ctodd
Hey Lian,

All is going well practice wise, I just had a quick question

right now I'm using .010 through .046 (Light gauge) strings

Is it generally easier to play this kind of stuff on heavier strings...

its seems like it would, but I dont wanna go out and get strings, change them, and find out that It doesnt work.... ( I only have one guitar sad.gif )

thanks!


-Chris
Skalde
You should also have a look at his other galloping lessons. In this one he explains it very well:
http://www.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-gu...llop-technique/
Lian Gerbino
QUOTE (Ctodd @ Oct 13 2008, 08:40 PM) *
Hey Lian,

All is going well practice wise, I just had a quick question

right now I'm using .010 through .046 (Light gauge) strings

Is it generally easier to play this kind of stuff on heavier strings...

its seems like it would, but I dont wanna go out and get strings, change them, and find out that It doesnt work.... ( I only have one guitar sad.gif )

thanks!


-Chris



well man, that´s always a problem if you can´t test your strings.
but if you dont wanna change the strings, just don´t do it wink.gif
it´s true that every guage has their particular sound, but it´s not a huge difference.

so, may, you have a friend with another string set and ask him if you can play his guitar for a while to feel the difference.

BTW: I use .009 laugh.gif
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