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David Wallimann

Playing Technique

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

Taught by David Wallimann in Basic Electric Guitar with David Wallimann seriesLength: 13:45Difficulty: 1.5 of 5


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rogerfunkrogerfunk replied

I guess you use the finger your fretting with to mute my bad

rogerfunkrogerfunk replied

it's good for going down but what about going back up

raskewraskew replied

Many concert pianist will argue with what you said about tone control on the piano. But we get your point.

rivalrival replied

120bpm?

majorskibummajorskibum replied

I find that your 'little' exercises are the greatest part of your lessons. What I mean is that if one practices those 'little bits' all of a sudden there is a HUGE increase in what and how one can play especially in a jam type of setting. I like to use the exercises as warm-ups or even by themselves if I'm not really going to practice.

beeradbeerad replied

Where did that beard come from?!?!

teppe498teppe498 replied

Great lesson! So many teachers tend to forget this reducing noise concept!

lucretialucretia replied

I've been trying to start playing for a while now and keep getting frustrated due to posture and my fingers, i.e. the exercises I see tell you to do string and fret runs like you show and some show in the 1st position; my fingers won't do them, they won't clear the other strings, I can't stretch them and my wrist is bent too far back, which is bad considering I already have RSI from typing. So, I've been hunting around JP looking for different POV regarding posture and fretting (right hand is fine, to be honest) and I think I may have found what I'm looking for here in this lesson, only time will tell :D Thanks Dave! BTW, can you also stretch your fingers to reach other frets, say little finger down to 5th fret from 4th whilst keeping other fingers in 1st pos?

thomas raimondothomas raimondo replied

Dave, your right and left hand technique is helping me already, though I still have a lot of practice ahead of me. Thank you. Sincerely, tom raimondo

joe_satriani32joe_satriani32 replied

thanks

jam_play_guitarjam_play_guitar replied

Dave, thanks for being so honest about practice.....I will try the technique (Just ten min. a day.....cleans up the playing and keeps bad notes from ring out).

T Russ BluesT Russ Blues replied

Thanks Dave...Great job

sassikesassike replied

What have you done to your self?

robabrobab replied

Welcome back!!

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.



Series IntroductionLesson 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
Knowing Your GuitarLesson 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
Reading TablatureLesson 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
Callus DevelopmentLesson 4

Callus Development

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

Length: 10:54 Difficulty: 1.5 Members Only
Learning ChordsLesson 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
Barre ChordsLesson 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
Making MusicLesson 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
Rhythm & TimingLesson 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
Rock TechniqueLesson 9

Rock Technique

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

Length: 16:45 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Playing TechniqueLesson 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
The Blues ScaleLesson 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
David Wallimann

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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