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David Wallimann

Series Introduction

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

Taught by David Wallimann in Basic Electric Guitar with David Wallimann seriesLength: 4:28Difficulty: 0.5 of 5


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RenoNuskiRenoNuski replied on July 8th, 2016

After watching the live seminar and being intrigued by your session I find myself here and inspired. I like your approach and thought process to making music. You also brought me luck with the give-away. PS- Thanks for tuning the guitar for me. ;)

hiphopguitarist.comhiphopguitarist.com replied on October 10th, 2015

Starting today, glad we like the same bands!

Southern CashSouthern Cash replied on September 16th, 2015

Liking your bootcamp so thought i'd check you out!

Rickey2015Rickey2015 replied on January 23rd, 2015

Been playing off and on since I was 10, and now I'm 61. Played in alot of bands growing up, now I just want to play at home, and learn more, and a lot that I have forgotten, so here we go...thanks David, going great.

gibstratgibstrat replied on October 23rd, 2014

amazing guitar player..... check out his band public alchemy, awesome

mario.mmario.m replied on October 4th, 2014

here we go...

kingsrkingsr replied on September 7th, 2014

ready to go!!!

marilynmarilyn replied on August 14th, 2013

I'm 65 years old and doing bass - decided to add electric guitar. Looking forward to it.

webbo558webbo558 replied on February 7th, 2013

Tried this once before 37 years ago, so starting out this time at 58, Let the journey begin, again, and looking forward to the times ahead.

wv_wilsonwv_wilson replied on January 15th, 2013

Looking forward to this series (course). I have "played" forever, but I am really excited to learn more theory and technique.

riot1002riot1002 replied on November 18th, 2012

I am a newbie and have a question...I am not sure what we mean by progress...after every vidoe do I mark a 1 .How do I use this feature on progress

2hands6strings2hands6strings replied on November 8th, 2012

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strung05strung05 replied on September 12th, 2012

nice way to ease into the guitar, very relaxed and comfortable. Thanks David

steelerfan62steelerfan62 replied on June 20th, 2011

I just started with his course & like him the way he teaches. I'm a 48 years old & been taking lessons from my friend who teaches for about a year. I like the course because I can do it when I have the time and as often as I want. Great teacher!!!

angelanova1angelanova1 replied on April 11th, 2011

Wonderful, my son was getting a little frustrated but I found you!! Loooove the way you express yourself. It gives confidence to young ones and moms like me :)

willisjrwillisjr replied on July 16th, 2010

Firs day in class. Sounds like you will be a great teacher. JUst starting at 51 years old. So hwlp this old guy rock........ :)

caliban4caliban4 replied on July 25th, 2010

I'm also an adult beginner. Just started this week. David is a great teacher and a cool dude. You should check him on live chat too.

jamiljamil replied on April 1st, 2010

bravo!

dearlpittsdearlpitts replied on March 17th, 2010

am on board of the journey-yeaaa-let do it

aleshaalesha replied on March 16th, 2010

Good start, David! We are ready to get more!

eduartboudewijneduartboudewijn replied on March 16th, 2010

Wow, nice analogy :)

jackiejackie replied on March 15th, 2010

David your lesson series is what I been waiting for. I'm so glad it's finally starting. looking forward to more.

kirklanderkirklander replied on March 15th, 2010

My wait is over...almost! Well, it's a good sign anyways. Looking forward to more.

Basic Electric Guitar with David Wallimann

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



Lesson 1

Series Introduction

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

Length: 4:28 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Knowing Your Guitar

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

Length: 11:18 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 3

Reading Tablature

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

Length: 7:03 Difficulty: 1.0 FREE
Lesson 4

Callus Development

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

Length: 10:54 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 5

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.

Length: 17:03 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 6

Barre Chords

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

Length: 10:26 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 7

Making Music

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

Length: 8:17 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 8

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.

Length: 14:00 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 9

Rock Technique

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

Length: 16:45 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 10

Playing Technique

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

Length: 13:45 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Lesson 11

The Blues Scale

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

Length: 10:54 Difficulty: 1.5 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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