Basic Electric Guitar with David Wallimann

Beginner Guitar Course from David Wallimann

David Wallimann will start you on your electric guitar playing journey in this Phase 1 series.

11 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.


Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.

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Full Course Breakdown

David Wallimann starts by guiding you through the absolute basics of your guitar and increases difficulty in just the right amounts.


Series Introduction

David Wallimann introduces himself, talks about his background, and offers advice to new players.

4:28 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


Knowing Your Guitar

David introduces you to all the parts of your new instrument in this lesson.

11:18 Runtime

0.5 Difficulty


Reading Tablature

This is a crucial lesson that explains tablature, how to read it, and why it's important.

7:03 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty

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Callus Development

David introduces some great exercises for callus development and finger independence.

10:54 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


Learning Chords

David Wallimann provides an introduction to chords. In this lesson, you will learn how to read chord charts. David also explains how to play your first eight chords.

17:03 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Barre Chords

David Wallimann teaches six barre chords in this lesson beginning with F major. Get ready for a hand workout!

10:26 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Making Music

David walks you through some easy chord progressions and encourages you to make up some of your own.

8:17 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


Rhythm & Timing

David Wallimann talks about the importance of rhythm and timing. You will learn the basics of notes, time signatures and measures in this lesson.

14:00 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


Rock Technique

David Wallimann goes over some basic rock techniques in this lesson.

16:45 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


Playing Technique

David Wallimann provides some tips that will improve both your right and left hand technique.

13:45 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty


The Blues Scale

David Wallimann shows how adding one note to the minor pentatonic scale creates the minor blues scale.

10:54 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

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  • Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Playing since 1992
  • 54 lessons at JamPlay
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.
Reviews & Feedback 90/100 with 372 ratings

*Option 4. All the above! :)


Been looking for a finger exercise rutine


Thanks again!


David is a great teacher, he really helps the student to understand complex issues in a easy way.


David's very relaxed style of teaching is just what I need to help me relax before practising


Very clear!


Easy to understand and why not its just the beginners series. But I do listen and take everything that each instructor has said as they are here to teach and not to blow smoke on the water. Thanks you all for you're input and insight to all thi


Excellent lesson. Just what I needed.


Great basic lessons for everyone, even after many years of playing, like he said. :)


Great info, delivered really well, great supplementary material.


Stoked! This takes me farther than I expected to go.


Great lesson :0


Great pick tutorial.


This is a lot of useful info. Would have been nicer to get this earlier? Yes. It Would Have Been.


he's good


I could probably be considered an intermediate guitarist, but I am mainly self taught and want to make sure I go back and complete 'the basics'; especially regarding music theory.


I like that David explains the 'why' instead of just showing how to play chords.


Interesting idea playing with a more flat finger approach. I'll give that a shot especially with a more distorted sound.


Ive been playing guitar for 39 years 'self taught'. Decided to finally address some of the areas of my technique that Ive never been happy with all these years. This video series, although for beginners, just showed me how to clean up my pickin


More lessons from David!


Nice pace


Yes, I Like Dave's teachings immensely, however, the 3 Licks were completely unclear to me. I read the comments and saw a few people seem to have the same problem. The previous lesson on the pentatonic scale was crystal clear. The Licks lesson


so far i really like him.


Some good extra warm up and dexterity exercises. I've been playing for a while but found this useful even though it is a beginner's exercise.


something clicked for me on this lesson while using the backround track with the pentatonic scale . felt like I was eric Clapton for a minute ...just a minute well more like a quick second ...awesome teacher he gets right to the point . Thanks


This series and the genre lessons of AC DC and the Stones is why I signed up. Perfect. Thank You. David Wallimann's theory lessons are also incredibly useful.


Very thoughtful teaching


very well explain I love this guy, awesome


Very well to under stand him, very good teacher!