Rock Technique (Guitar Lesson)


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David Wallimann

Rock Technique

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

Taught by David Wallimann in Basic Electric Guitar with David Wallimann seriesLength: 16:45Difficulty: 2.0 of 5


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

awesome

kobusb744kobusb744 replied on July 7th, 2014

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kobusb744kobusb744 replied on July 7th, 2014

Great lesson, thank you!

suriakumarsuriakumar replied on July 19th, 2013

Wouldn't it be better if you could demonstrate all the examples with a backing track.Also I am an intermediate student but I would always go back to my basics to find out if I am missing out something.I have watch your video's on fusion guitar which I am really interested.Hoping that you will one day teach us on this subject.(fusion guitar)

ermchanermchan replied on May 8th, 2013

Great lesson. Just what I was looking for!

wv_wilsonwv_wilson replied on January 15th, 2013

I loved this lesson, but I guess I missing something here. Where are the backing tracts that he suggests we play with?

brunsonbrunson replied on March 8th, 2013

It's under the "Supplemental Content" tab below the video,

golfridergolfrider replied on December 6th, 2012

David, it would be nice if you would demonstrate the scale with the backing track unless I've missed something. For us beginners it really helps to watch you do it.

monabrimonabri replied on November 17th, 2012

wasn't sure just how far to bend a string so i got my tuner out to check. i played the "target" note first - then I bent the lower string until the tuner hit the same note.

monabrimonabri replied on November 17th, 2012

wasn't sure just how far to bend a string so i got my tuner out to check. i played the "target" note first - then I bent the lower string until the tuner hit the same note.

benjasperbenjasper replied on August 24th, 2012

Loving this backing track and gaming along

benjasperbenjasper replied on August 24th, 2012

Jamming*

tommybtommyb replied on May 14th, 2012

Great teaching, and great sounding guitar. However, for beginner's lessons, a guitar with index points on the fretboard should be used. It is VERY difficult to find orientation without those.

rockgod1rockgod1 replied on March 31st, 2012

thanks for the lesson i think i will focus on it all week.

rockgod1rockgod1 replied on March 31st, 2012

when you start you say let's start off with the index finger on the 5th string six fret then you quickly change it say six string 5th fret it's an "A" it's small thing but it sorta drived me a bit batty

rockgod1rockgod1 replied on March 31st, 2012

when you start you say let's start off with the index finger on the 5th string six fret then you quickly change it say six string 5th fret it's an "A" it's small thing but it sorta drived me a bit batty

rockgod1rockgod1 replied on March 31st, 2012

when you start you say let's start off with the index finger on the 5th string six fret then you quickly change it say six string 5th fret it's an "A" it's small thing but it sorta drived me a bit batty

sparky55sparky55 replied on March 8th, 2012

great muting technique for bending for a good clean sound nice set of lessons David.

maxbugmaxbug replied on February 29th, 2012

Also, not quite sure what to do with the supplemental tune.

maxbugmaxbug replied on February 29th, 2012

David, just wondering if when I'm practicing for speed, if I should be alternating up and down strokes/picks with my pick, or all down. Thanks.

tritone30tritone30 replied on January 31st, 2012

It really rocked for me, at last I understand the pentatonic scale! Thank you.

Brig07Brig07 replied on January 13th, 2012

Finally I found what I was looking for..... A lesson on the scales! So well explained too...I couldnt make any sense of scales until I found this video...Thanks David

stevieray77stevieray77 replied on December 25th, 2011

I'm learning a lot but come on David, you really should have those dots on the fingerboard for us beginners who NEED reference points! When the materal gets more complex it will be more difficult to follow you without those reference points.

elliott5elliott5 replied on December 18th, 2011

Hi, David, This is really good stuff! It is helping me along the journey, thanks.

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samljersamljer replied on July 10th, 2011

I learned using L&M Guitar, but skimming some beginner stuff anyway. This lesson was fantastic, thanks.

dwgraueldwgrauel replied on March 23rd, 2013

Did the same thing, and picked up some good ideas in here.

shreddenshredden replied on February 15th, 2011

thats so cool sounding!!! im happey i learnd this thanks!

buriedaliveburiedalive replied on January 8th, 2011

Hello David. Great lesson! Is there any difference between bending downward and upward? I just find it easier to bend the strings up and they seem to get to the same pitch. Just want to make sure. Cheers!

eickeick replied on July 31st, 2010

David hope you have more lessons comming

markos780markos780 replied on July 29th, 2010

How come when I bend the other strings above the one i'm bending snap back or twang off my finger. How can i stop this. Please help its drving me nuts

ericjbsunericjbsun replied on July 12th, 2010

Hi David a tip for all guitarists is that on the low E,(thinnest string) bend UP NEVER BEND DOWN.

ericjbsunericjbsun replied on July 12th, 2010

Hi

floorshakerfloorshaker replied on June 18th, 2010

Hi David. Thanks for explaining muting so clearly. Everything else sounds bad if you don't have good technique. More please! Chris

thesnowdogthesnowdog replied on May 28th, 2010

Great lesson David. As always, you have a great knack for covering a lot of ground economically.

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Rock Technique

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

Length: 16:45 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
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David Wallimann provides some tips that will improve both your right and left hand technique.

Length: 13:45 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
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David Wallimann shows how adding one note to the minor pentatonic scale creates the minor blues scale.

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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.

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.

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