How to Play Duke Nukem Theme by Megadeth (Guitar Lesson)

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David Wallimann

Duke Nukem Theme

David Wallimann teaches the Duke Nukem theme by Megadeth.

Taught by David Wallimann in Songs with David Wallimann seriesLength: 40:22Difficulty: 3.0 of 5

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jefffeuchtjefffeucht replied on March 7th, 2013


pax metallumpax metallum replied on July 31st, 2012

Good song. Alright lesson. Buuuut... He's just not Dennis. I just don't see why David needs to re-explain the finger placement for damn near every power chord. Clearly he's accustomed to teaching cowboy chords. I mean, just say that the main riff ends in a C power chord. aka Csus. You don't need to explain it away like it's some groovy, complicated jazz chord none of us have heard about. Everyone even sorta familiar with the most basic basics of metal should know power chords & how they work. And if you don't know that... Go watch Dennis for the essential techniques!

hereticsound666hereticsound666 replied on June 4th, 2011

and guitar pro tab file THANK YOU i have been waiting for this it is a great addition to the supplemental content

dbaylessdbayless replied on July 3rd, 2011

Thanks for the Guitar Pro file!

isserisser replied on June 7th, 2011

awesome!!!!!!! thanks:)

digitaloxdigitalox replied on June 5th, 2011

awesome, this brings back great memories of a time when i had lots of time to play video games

hereticsound666hereticsound666 replied on June 4th, 2011

whatever happened to not knowing any megadeth? pfft. great lesson.

gabrielcallejagabrielcalleja replied on June 4th, 2011

David I believe both Mustaine and Friedman did it with their fingers perpendicular to the strings as to play all the power chords in what is called 'The Spider Riffing' and they are clever enough to palm mute higher strings. ;)

f3l18ipsk8ermf3l18ipsk8erm replied on June 3rd, 2011

balls of steel

Jason.MounceJason.Mounce replied on June 3rd, 2011

Come get some!!

robabrobab replied on June 3rd, 2011

Is this song on a C scale?

robabrobab replied on June 3rd, 2011

Great lesson!!! Love Megadeth!!!

darkailerondarkaileron replied on June 3rd, 2011

More _/\/\_egadeth! I've wanted to learn this song forever but could never find accurate tabs, thanks for this. ...wait.... David Walliman is teaching this one? :O

Songs with David Wallimann

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David Wallimann explores some of his favorite songs in this phase 3 lesson series.

Lesson 1

Canon in D

David Wallimann teaches his own version of the classic song, "Canon in D."

Length: 54:30 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 2


David Wallimann teaches the classic rocker "Shine" by Collective Soul. This lesson features the entire song, including the lead and backing tracks.

Length: 56:41 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
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Don't Fear the Reaper

David Wallimann and Mark Lincoln team up for a two part lesson on "Don't Fear the Reaper" by the Blue Oyster Cult. Learn both an electric and acoustic version in this fascinating lesson.

Length: 81:49 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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Are You Gonna Be My Girl

David Wallimann and Mark Lincoln team up to teach the classic Jet rocker "Are You Gonna Be My Girl." This lesson features both an acoustic and electric version.

Length: 44:15 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
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I Can See You Through The Clouds

David Wallimann smashes this original song into the clouds. Entitled "I Can See You Through The Clouds," David teaches all the amazing finger work in this song.

Length: 73:15 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Duke Nukem Theme

David Wallimann teaches the Duke Nukem theme by Megadeth.

Length: 40:22 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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It's Time You Learned About Goodbye

David Wallimann teaches Alan Jackson's hit country song "It's Time You Learned About Goodbye".

Length: 38:01 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
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It's Five O'Clock Somewhere

In this lesson David Wallimann teaches the classic song from Alan Jackson "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere."

Length: 39:01 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only

About David Wallimann View Full Biography David was born in Aix-en-Provence, South France in 1977. At the age of 15, he picked up the guitar and started developing a true love for instrumental music and composition.

In 1999 he was recognized by Ibanez for his promising musical achievements and received an artist endorsement. That early recognition in David's musical career encouraged him to consecrate more time on crafting his musical art and apply to the school of modern music Artist' in Cavaillon, France. He received a full scholarship there where he graduated with honors.

In 2001, David won first place for the Tal Farlow French national jazz contest which gave him a full paid scholarship to the CMA school of modern music in Valenciennes, France. He graduated specializing in advance guitar with honors.

Following his school years, David spent the next 5 years working with several bands recording, writing and playing shows in France and Belgium. It's during that time that Wallimann was exposed to the world of progressive rock which opened new doors to his musical creativity.

Deep inside the Mind is his first release as a solo artist in which he exposes his Christian faith. The album was well received in the specialized press and was compared several times to some of Frank Zappa's approach to music adding an element of humor to deep subjects.

In 2005 he joined the internationally renown progressive band Glass Hammer based in Chattanooga, TN. He released several studio albums and live DVDs with the band.

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