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Introduction to David Gilmour (Guitar Lesson)


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David Wallimann

Introduction to David Gilmour

David Wallimann introduces you to a lesson series on Pink Floyd's David Gilmour. Here David provides an overview of what to expect from this series. Rest assured that you will not hit "The Wall" with this knowledge.

Taught by David Wallimann in Style of David Gilmour seriesLength: 6:22Difficulty: 2.0 of 5


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texasfolksingertexasfolksinger replied on March 19th, 2015

I gotta say I love your approach already!

jam wittjam witt replied on October 10th, 2013

When I was about 17 yrs old, I went to a guitar shop for my first lesson. The instructor was a fly-by-night... The first thing he asked me was: what song do you want to learn... As a young punk, I said "Back In Black". He never taught the mechanics of guitar playing and why things are done the way they are... Needless to say, that was the first and last lesson I took in 35 years. I need to know why things are done a certain way, when playing guitar licks and lead. You seem to be going that direction... Looking forward to diving in... question: (Not looking to learn hes style, just a fun question) Can I still become a Carlos Santana at the age of 48??? ha, ha.

liamodavinciliamodavinci replied on September 30th, 2013

stop talking and play!!

jam wittjam witt replied on October 10th, 2013

It does me good to hear the talk. I need to understand the mechanics of each lesson and style, not just how to learn a certain song, and be done with that lesson. Jam play seems to be an awesome investment. :)

sonofazarelsonofazarel replied on August 8th, 2010

how could you not love lessons in the style of the greatest emotion player

dinoszo6dinoszo6 replied on August 8th, 2010

Really looking forward to this lesson set, thanks David for doing this.

jnc51jnc51 replied on August 7th, 2010

This is good. I've been working on several Pink Floyd tunes lately from Dark Side of the Moon.

viking2viking2 replied on August 6th, 2010

I am really excited about this ! Great idea , David!

guitareroguitarero replied on August 6th, 2010

Thanks Dave ... very true, it's all about emtions!

ssnowmanssnowman replied on August 6th, 2010

Awesome! Was wondering when you would do something like this. :)

axlerodaxlerod replied on August 6th, 2010

Wow. Really looking forward to this series. Absolutely amazed by Gilmour's ability to express himself through his instrument.

Don.SDon.S replied on August 6th, 2010

Sounds good, David. I'm looking forward to exploring David Gilmour's style with you.

Style of David Gilmour

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In this lesson set, David will teach the concepts and styling that is David Gilmour.



Lesson 1

Introduction to David Gilmour

David Wallimann introduces you to a lesson series on Pink Floyd's David Gilmour. Here David provides an overview of what to expect from this series. Rest assured that you will not hit "The Wall" with this...

Length: 6:22 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 2

Gilmour and Riffs

David Wallimann is back with lesson 2 of his Style of David Glimour series. Here, DW covers some important aspects of Gilmour's rhythm playing such as barre chords, pentatonic scales, and other various...

Length: 17:15 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Gilmour and the Blues

David Walliman explains how David Gilmore effectively uses the "blue notes" within the minor and major pentatonic scales to add extra color to lead guitar licks.

Length: 12:08 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 4

The Colors of Gilmour

Guitar and color? What does this have to do with Gilmour? David Wallimann uses the concept of adding and subtracting notes or tonal "colors" to create the unique sounds of David Gilmour. You may not be...

Length: 15:33 Difficulty: 3.5 FREE
Lesson 5

Gilmour and Space

Wallimann explains the importance of space in this lesson. Like any good musician, David Gilmour utilizes space in his solos to create emotion and allow the listener to digest each phrase. Here, David...

Length: 9:04 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.

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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