Rock Gallop #1

by Darius Wave

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  • Welcome to the Rock gallop #1 lesson!

    Gallop is a specific rhythm playing type that is based on a one 8th note and two 16th notes groups in loop. Probably it's the Iron Maiden band, that made gallop so famous within guitar players. In this lesson we will use several examples of gallop, including both - backing guitar and solo guitar mode. There is an additional guitar track which purpose is to fill the space in the song once main guitar plays on a higher positions. It also boosts the climax by adding harmonies to solo lines.

    Gear used (in order of signal chain placement):

    1. SX SST57 guitar with Seymour Duncan JB Junior bridge pickup.
    2. Presonus Inspire 1394 firewire audio interface (input gain 25%)
    3. Poulin Legion plug-in:
    - Channel - green
    - Mode - Lead
    - All knobs (eq, drive, input etc.) - 50%
    4. Kefir impulse loader (mix 100%)
    5. Impulse - Catharsis 2off_preshigh
    6. Cubase 7.5 equalizer:
    - 1.6 kHz -4dB Q=0.6
    - 4.46 kHz - 4,9 dB Q=9.3
    - 11.47 kHz - 3.5 dB Q=2.5 Low Pass II mode

    Tuning - Standard E

    Backing track progression:

    4/4

    Em | D/E | A/E | D/E | Em | D/E | A/E | A5 G |
    Em | D/E | A/E | C/E | Em | D | A/C# | C5 D5 G G#5 |

    A5 | G5 | A5 | C5 D5 E5 G5 | A5 | G5 | A5 | C5 D5 E5 G5 |


    Em | D | A/C# | C | Em | D | A/C# | C5 D5 G5 A5 | E5 ||


    Tempo: Main song tempo is 100 bpm. There are also backing tracks available at 50, 65, 80, 90 and 100 bpm.

    Time signature: 4/4

    Scales used in this lesson:

    E-minor




    E dorian mode

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