Gilmour and Space (Guitar Lesson)


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David Wallimann

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 will demonstrate how to accomplish these essential musical techniques.

Taught by David Wallimann in Style of David Gilmour seriesLength: 9:04Difficulty: 2.5 of 5


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RenoNuskiRenoNuski replied on December 18th, 2016

Thank you David! Both for the lesson and the Ibanez AR75 Guitar I won at your webinar on Independence Day weekend! I never would have thought about a hollow body but I am now in inspired and in love with it. Love you teaching style.

dmarrdmarr replied on February 14th, 2016

Great series on David Gilmore. Your explanation is very easy to follow. It provides great direction for practice, I'm looking forward to the work. Thanks.

markh200markh200 replied on November 28th, 2015

i wish he showed the matching chords to all the pentatonic positions up the neck. the supplemental section clearly shows the scale box but not the corresponding cord shapes

LucalabLucalab replied on June 18th, 2015

Thanks a lot!!!

pattisonipattisoni replied on May 7th, 2015

great lesson thank you

mfritschenmfritschen replied on April 28th, 2014

Great Lessons, encouraging - Thanks

johnjmcmullenjohnjmcmullen replied on January 14th, 2014

I liked the lesson, a LOT of useful information and learning the scales was awesome. I'm primarily interesting in being creative, and love making my own music, so this was particularly encouraging and useful.

tellysguitartellysguitar replied on October 10th, 2012

Thanks so much for the great lessons!!!

whiteboybluewhiteboyblue replied on May 26th, 2012

Am I right in thinking that DG plays over the specific chord (e.g. switch from Aminor to D major lesson). The lesson had great ideas. But how about a progression showing an example of how DG might go from a minor to a major chord. It would also be great to have a Pink Floyd classic on the Songs section - Shine on? Dogs?

lucidiousgibslucidiousgibs replied on December 20th, 2011

Thanks a lot for taking the time to really explain all this. Great series on Gilmour.

danctildanctil replied on January 26th, 2011

David, Awesome series on David Gilmore. LIke to hear alot more from you.

dearlpittsdearlpitts replied on December 26th, 2010

great lesson-really helped tell me to actually go and right somthing then play to each line-for am always too lazy to get up and get a pencil

gibstratgibstrat replied on August 30th, 2010

all of that was great and informative , loved lesson 4. i need to learn scales other than minor and major pentatonic. i like how they all sound too. aeolian,dorian etc.... thx again dave

roy944roy944 replied on August 14th, 2010

Thanks for these lessons!

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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