Gallop (drumming)

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A gallop is a drum beat typically used in metal songs, mostly using a double kick pedal (but can also be played with a single pedal). This pattern has also been used in many non-metal songs. A classic example is the Scott Walker single Jacky released in 1967. The gallop is usually formed around this skeleton:

H- x---x---x---x---|
S- ----o-------o---|
B- o-ooo-ooo-ooo-oo|

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List of bands that use the gallop[edit]