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David Wallimann

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 rhythm tricks. Test your playing skills by jamming along with some Dorian and Aeolian backing tracks.

Taught by David Wallimann in Style of David Gilmour seriesLength: 17:15Difficulty: 3.5 of 5

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AntoGarciaAntoGarcia replied

too much explanaition abourt pentatonics....this is about david gilmour and i think this type of videos is for medium-advance level , no such big explanaitio about the perntatonics that you can find in everywhere...

exice8888exice8888 replied

my god this guy doesnt teach he just talks... horrible ... I'm into like the 4th video and nothing yet but talk talk talk ... dude no one cares ... lets see the greese ... I got this for a month for 10 bucks that will be all for this site if some other teachers dont rock some teaching ... check out guitar tricks if you want to see how to present a lesson where you learn to play something

kenthomas33kenthomas33 replied

It seems that you missed the point of this series. If you want to develop technique and learn a bunch of riffs there are many places on this website to do so. Here David teaches us how Gilmour does what he does. Expertise is developed through understanding how he puts it all together. I have spent the last four weeks connecting the five different positions of the minor penta scale, and playing the chords in these various position. That makes me feel like a complete novice again (and is like medieval torture as someone previously mentioned) but I'm learning new ways to play cords in different places on the fretboard. My fingers just don't want to play these new shapes. This lesson is beautifully put together and the student who absorbs all of what David is saying will develop a more complete mental picture of how to use the penta scales to create (and not just parrot the music of others) in the style of Gilmour.

bens schecterbens schecter replied

great lesson, and that is an amazing guitar

jay freemanjay freeman replied

This is a great lesson, David teaches you how to apply a knowledge of the CAGED system with the corresponding major and minor pentatonic scales. David doesn't teach you what to play, but rather how to play. What you play is then up to you

rckmsnrckmsn replied

You don't have to memerize the solo He's showing us how to utilize the caged system with the chords that go with each pentatonic scale

liamodavinciliamodavinci replied

u dont show how to play the notes you just sit there and play... im unsubscribing to this site

m theorym theory replied

Too much talk and hardly any examples

johnmanjohnman replied

Agreed less talk more showing how to play it.

SuperWolfieSuperWolfie replied

I think the idea is to pause the video and go open the supplemental content for the diagrams of what he's talking about - learn it then come back and resume . .

jay freemanjay freeman replied

Agreed, you have to put some effort in to get results. Nothing comes for free

bizarrobizarro replied

Question: Are the chords proposed, Gm , Amaj etc part of a G minor scale (or any precise other) or just random? When improvising should I play a A major scale associated with the A major chord and a G minor scale with the G minor chord? Or I keep playing the G minor scale on the minor and major chords? I can't decided myself, seems obvious to keep the G minor scale in any G minor progression but it seems also that you're proposing to blend any minor progression with minor or major scale? Confusingā€¦ but seems to for the moment the only lesson that relates different aspects of music techniques . Some answer and some more episodes SVP, merci David.

bizarrobizarro replied

I should correct, G minor chord/E minor shape & D major chord/A major shape. That raises some moreā€¦ eh, answers.

hojocathojocat replied

Are the A chords on the 2nd and 7th frets just theoretical? I'll be learning the penta scales in those positions but to actually play those chords is akin to medaeval torture.

ozblokeozbloke replied

David, in part 2 where you start showing the A minor penta scale my video is just cut off there and goes straight to part 3, rhythm section. Do you actually go through all the 5 positions of the 2 scales, is the video meant to be like that? OB

rcausrcaus replied

David, I have replayed the video may times and it's very hard to catch the solo plus also immediately playing the rythm. Kindly give us the notes you are playing as from Scene 3 1.14mins. I understand that we should improvise our own but this will come with time and practice. I would be happy to start with basic 2 to 3 notes at a time whilst keeping tempo and play Am and D. Especially on the 4 ,5 and 6 string Thank you Regards Rama

bizarrobizarro replied

With time and practice I suppose you could learn many other licks from other lessons and "translate" them into any chosen scale. But I can't do it myself for now.

absrd420absrd420 replied

Dave Im having trouble understanding the chord fingerings inside the scale boxes. Mind explainin them a little more or could you tell me another good lesson on the CAGED minor chord shapes

absrd420absrd420 replied

nevermind I feel like a complete idiot because I found the chord charts in supp. content but hey im new to the site sorry

dinoszo6dinoszo6 replied

Dave this is a great lesson series, im really having some fun with this one, love the backing tracks by the way.

sonofazarelsonofazarel replied

Thanks David, we are losing our rhythm player and people are looking to me to play both parts, I had to stop and thank God for this because it couldn't have come at a better time.

marclangemarclange replied

Pretty sweet how this site doesn't focus on only one aspect of guitar, the lesson was easy and informative. Great Stuff David.

skaterstuskaterstu replied

Hey Dave, this is cool... any chance of doing an in the stylde of Angus or Malcolm Young? That would be ultra cool.

roy944roy944 replied

Let me be the first to say: YAY! David Gilmour is what inspired me to play guitar, to introduce me to the wonderful world of guitar oriented music. He is the best! Thanks a lot David!

Style of David Gilmour

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

Introduction to David GilmourLesson 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
Gilmour and RiffsLesson 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
Gilmour and the BluesLesson 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
The Colors of GilmourLesson 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
Gilmour and SpaceLesson 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
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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.

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