David Wallimann shows how the major pentatonic scale can be used in modal playing.
Taught by David Wallimann in Theory and Improvisation with David Wallimann seriesLength: 11:13Difficulty: 3.0 of 5
Playing modal can be scary at first. Guitar players usually come from a blues-rock background using pentatonic scales. Using modes doesn’t have to be difficult. A closer look at the commonly used modes show that they hide a pentatonic scale (minor pentatonic scale in minor modes, Major pentatonic scale in Major modes).Major
Let’s take a look at the three commonly used minor modes: Ionian, Lydian and Mixolydian. They all hide a Major pentatonic.Ionian
Now that we know that we can replace any of the Major modes with a Major pentatonic scale, let’s see how each of these modes relate to each other in terms of position:
Ionian - Dorian - Phrygian - Lydian - Mixolydian - Aeolian – Locrian.Application
By combining the three Major pentatonic scales corresponding to the three Major modes and their relative positions, we can phrase using three Major pentatonic scales over a modal backing track.Ionian
Working with the following three backing tracks, use the corresponding Major pentatonic scales to create a modal sounding lead.A Ionian
David Wallimann will cover all of the topics necessary master the art of improvisation. He will cover theory, including intervals, scales and modes as well as techniques to improve ones improvisation.
Before one can truly understand music theory the concept of intervals must be introduced. This lesson covers that topic in great depth.Length: 27:40 Difficulty: 2.0 FREE
David teaches the minor pentatonic scale. He explains its scale formula, various fretboard positions, and how it can be used.Length: 20:03 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
David Wallimann moves on to cover the the major pentatonic scale. He teaches its scale formula, all five patterns, and gives advice on how the scale can be used.Length: 9:46 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
In this lesson, David covers both the minor and major blues scales. He explains the formulas and patterns for each scale. In addition, David has included a backing track for you to play along with.Length: 9:08 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
David Wallimann introduces three minor modes. In this lesson he covers Dorian, Phrygian and Aeolian modes.Length: 11:37 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
David Wallimann covers three major modes in this lesson. He covers the Ionian, Lydian and Mixolydian modes.Length: 8:53 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
David Wallimann introduces the Locrian mode. He explains its formula in terms of scale degrees as well as its five fretboard patterns. A few fun arpeggio-based ideas are also demonstrated.Length: 20:37 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
David Wallimann teaches a magic formula that will allow you to play each of the modes up and down the entire fretboard. He also teaches some exercises to help cement this knowledge.Length: 11:49 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
David Wallimann talks about how modes can be classified and thus used in a musical context. This is a valuable wrap-up lesson to the mini-series on modes.Length: 13:24 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
David Wallimann explains how to write diatonic chord progressions. This lesson features excellent practical music theory.Length: 12:07 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
David Wallimann teaches a valuable fusion guitar technique that he calls "Easy Outside Tricks."Length: 8:31 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
David Wallimann demonstrates how minor pentatonic scales can be used when improvising over the minor modes.Length: 22:03 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
David Wallimann shows how the major pentatonic scale can be used in modal playing.Length: 11:13 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
About David Wallimann
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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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