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David Wallimann

Making Music

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

Taught by David Wallimann in Basic Electric Guitar with David Wallimann seriesLength: 8:17Difficulty: 1.5 of 5


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

Canon D is a good progression to learn and it uses all the chords you've taught thus far, and is the basis of some popular hit songs like Green Day Basketcase

schoreleaveschoreleave replied on November 8th, 2014

David...thanks. very clear instruction.

bluejohnbluejohn replied on February 15th, 2013

No Barre chords which is great since I haven't learned them yet.

jenhornjenhorn replied on December 30th, 2012

David using the middle ring and pinky for a Gmaj is quite a switch for me but probably good for dexterity. You have a great pace that keeps the lesson moving along.

sarabesarabe replied on August 25th, 2010

David, you explain very well. Why don't you teach us rhythm patterns? I'm sure you'll be very good at that.

caliban4caliban4 replied on July 27th, 2010

Seems that the chords being used are the relative minor and major of each other in the circle of fifths - relative major of Am is C, etc. Is this what is the basis of the chords being used that have common notes and that go well together?

jsluckjsluck replied on June 3rd, 2010

Damn it, nice typo, i meant Status Quo! :p

jsluckjsluck replied on June 3rd, 2010

No comments for this lesson, so i'll leave you some! Status Que made a living from these chords! Nice lesson and sound advice there David. Thanks for that.

Basic Electric Guitar with David Wallimann

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

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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