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David Wallimann

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 examples to work with.

Taught by David Wallimann in Style of Joe Satriani seriesLength: 12:44Difficulty: 3.5 of 5


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rogerfunkrogerfunk replied

I love that fender where did you get it from

jbtabbertjbtabbert replied

awesome lesson!

krassermackerkrassermacker replied

Im so happy you teach the Satriani and Gilmour-lessons, because your teaching skills and their playing is almost equally enjoyable. Is there a chance for a small series on Andy Timmons?

David.WallimannDavid.Wallimann replied

Thanks!

randy huxrandy hux replied

I think I remember someone saying to hum a melody then try to play it, but it didn't make that much sense until I saw your demonstration. Great job!

kevinpickellkevinpickell replied

Just awesome David!!!

GlenBGlenB replied

David - this is hugely helpful. Thanks so much!

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.



Introduction to Joe SatrianiLesson 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
Riffs and Rhythm IdeasLesson 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
Creating The MelodyLesson 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 Members Only
Improvising Your LicksLesson 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
Getting Your Ideas AcrossLesson 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
Tapping Like SatrianiLesson 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
David Wallimann

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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