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Riffs and Rhythm Ideas (Guitar Lesson)


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David Wallimann

Riffs and Rhythm Ideas

David introduces some riff and rhythms that are straight from the vocabulary of Joe Satriani. Studying the ideas within this lesson will help you understand how Satch creates his signature rhythm sound.

Taught by David Wallimann in Style of Joe Satriani seriesLength: 18:07Difficulty: 3.5 of 5


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matadorikmatadorik replied on June 25th, 2015

You know what? I stopped in the middle of the lesson, ideas blasting through my head, wrote a main riff and chorus melody for my new song from scratch in 5 minutes - THIS is called inspiration! I'm definitely continuing these series, thanks!

kvmkvm replied on April 19th, 2015

I haven't had a guitar teacher in quite a while, so this is fun and gives my more focus.

hawk993hawk993 replied on March 18th, 2012

i like the lesson but there is way too much talking and not enough playing also why teach students with a guitar with no dots on the fret board ? people want a visual reference

suriakumarsuriakumar replied on April 1st, 2014

You are right,too much of talking not only from this lessons but i have watch from other lesson too.LESS TALK MORE PLAY!

chase_1995chase_1995 replied on November 1st, 2010

i love it fun and easy to play

liechtensteinguyliechtensteinguy replied on September 25th, 2010

I love riff 3 and the minor blues scale. Learned it from one of your maptracks, haha. Good work, David!

dash rendardash rendar replied on August 1st, 2010

Awesome riffs.

gibstratgibstrat replied on July 26th, 2010

caliban4, try the 10th fret on the low e string and work your way into the other 4 positions on the fretboard from there.

caliban4caliban4 replied on July 25th, 2010

Where would the positions be for the D minor pentatonic scale for example? The first D or root note on the E string is way down on that string so I am not sure if the lower E string is used at all.

gibstratgibstrat replied on July 25th, 2010

once again dave , much thx for the lessons and info

kevinpickellkevinpickell replied on July 22nd, 2010

Keep them coming. I hope this is an extensive series. I'm really digging this. Thanks David!

jboothjbooth replied on July 22nd, 2010

I believe the particular satriani series is 7 lessons culminating in an original song david wrote "in the style of joe satriani."

kevinpickellkevinpickell replied on July 24th, 2010

That's great news about the song. Looking forward to it!

canadianbuddycanadianbuddy replied on July 23rd, 2010

very good dissription of 8ths and 16th hope to learn these this year

pattydpattyd replied on July 22nd, 2010

David, This is a great lesson. I'm looking forward to this whole series!

Style of Joe Satriani

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

In this lesson set, David will teach Who, What, How and Why Satriani is who he is.



Lesson 1

Introduction to Joe Satriani

David Wallimann introduces his lesson series on the style of Joe Satriani. In this lesson set, you will learn the fundamental aspects of Joe's playing style. Get ready to rock out with some Satriani style...

Length: 5:36 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 2

Riffs and Rhythm Ideas

David introduces some riff and rhythms that are straight from the vocabulary of Joe Satriani. Studying the ideas within this lesson will help you understand how Satch creates his signature rhythm sound.

Length: 18:07 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Creating The Melody

Satriani is notorious for creating beautiful melodies. Here David breaks down some Satriani inspired compositional techniques. He opens your mind to some new creative possibilities by providing some melodic...

Length: 12:44 Difficulty: 3.5 FREE
Lesson 4

Improvising Your Licks

David Walliman continues his Satriani series with a lesson on improvisation. Several sample ideas are included as well as information on how to "recycle" your licks.

Length: 9:40 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 5

Getting Your Ideas Across

David Wallimann enlightens us again with a juicy lesson on a Satriani concept. He explains how to effectively convey your creative ideas to your listeners. Some simple playing examples are demonstrated...

Length: 14:54 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Lesson 6

Tapping Like Satriani

David finishes up his Style of Satriani series with some awesome exercises that include two-hand tapping.

Length: 14:55 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
Lesson 7

"Satch and Me" Satriani Style Song

David Wallimann finishes up his epic Satriani series with a song he wrote "in the style of Satriani" Titled "Satch and Me". This lesson and song will cover every technique demonstrated through out this...

Length: 28:03 Difficulty: 4.5 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.

David is today working on his next upcoming solo release and is also spending quite a bit of time teaching guitar in his studio and online at JamPlay.

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