Playing Technique (Guitar Lesson)


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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 on May 18th, 2016

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

rogerfunkrogerfunk replied on May 18th, 2016

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

raskewraskew replied on July 27th, 2015

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

rivalrival replied on May 10th, 2012

120bpm?

majorskibummajorskibum replied on January 26th, 2012

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 on September 24th, 2011

Where did that beard come from?!?!

teppe498teppe498 replied on July 2nd, 2011

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

lucretialucretia replied on March 9th, 2011

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 on December 28th, 2010

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 on December 26th, 2010

thanks

jam_play_guitarjam_play_guitar replied on December 25th, 2010

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 on December 24th, 2010

Thanks Dave...Great job

sassikesassike replied on December 24th, 2010

What have you done to your self?

robabrobab replied on December 24th, 2010

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.



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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