How to Play Shine by Collective Soul (Guitar Lesson)

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David Wallimann


David Wallimann teaches the classic rocker "Shine" by Collective Soul. This lesson features the entire song, including the lead and backing tracks.

Taught by David Wallimann in Songs with David Wallimann seriesLength: 56:41Difficulty: 3.5 of 5

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OPEN G , a, b ,c d, e f sharp g. chord d c g


I Think this song is in G major scale being in D mixolydyian mode. D C G, CHORDS. D BEING 5th chord. this is what i understand as the chords follow up... however only difference between two are that d major scale has two sharps c and f and g maj scale has only f sharp both giving the happy mood.

dhadley6dhadley6 replied

yes... great idea to use a guitar without fret markings when demo-ing... seriously?

sfdonovansfdonovan replied

You can watch several videos of lead singer Ed Roland playing all open chords such as D, Dsus, C9, and G, but you do not include any of this in this tutorial. If we are all learning shouldn't you include the easier rhythm part in this lesson? Then go on to the other guitar playing power chords, then end on the lead part and solo. Gives a much better structure to this lesson.

kkwardkkward replied

I am a beginner, I really need the fret markings. Maybe this lesson is outside my playing level? Are the more advanced songs not showing this on the fret board? Thanks.

stan pierzgastan pierzga replied

what about the standard types chords that the band plays..You call this a complete lesson ?? ready to cancel my subscription

AaronMillerAaronMiller replied

What do you mean "standard chords"?

nate_thegreatnate_thegreat replied

I have no idea how you got 13 upvotes for that comment.

rajesh9rajesh9 replied

i think there's one mistake in the notation of the verse riff

yakkobyakkob replied

Thanks man! great tut.

paz48nypaz48ny replied

Instead of doing that long finger stretch, why not use your index finger at the 13th E, hammer than pull-off at the 15th E, hit the B string at 15, then back to the 13th E. Alot easier.

paz48nypaz48ny replied

David, you my friend, are the finest instructor I've seen on the Web. You have an excellent way of conveyance and with the addition of the small lil' decriptions and phrases that you describe, have taught me more method in this one lesson than the hundreds I have practiced to before, Thanks, Michael.

paz48nypaz48ny replied

David, are you palm muting the bass pedal?

boudinboudin replied

I agree all lessons on Jamplay should be with a guitar with fret markers but at least he's honest about the difficulty of the song. I'm tired of seeing song's listed as 2 or 2.5 difficulty songs when they should be listed as 3 or 3.5.

derrickperryderrickperry replied

highly suggest doing this with a guitar with fret markings. not sure why it wouldn't be...

dgehrkedgehrke replied

Agree,,, I had a hard time figuring out where he was. But the lesson is awesome! Great teaching styl...

torotoro replied

i agree that lessons should be taught with a guitar that has fret markings! because he tells you what frets,but if you pause to learn a part and the vid is past where he said have to count frets! on the other hand,i learned this song in c# and i don't like dropping my sg that far down & back up to standered tune all the time,so i like that it's only a half step down!

alecalec replied

what kind of guitar is that by the way?

judewaddlejudewaddle replied

could u do holiday by green day?

riffer_txriffer_tx replied

Beautiful Guitar David. I just wish it had fret markings. While watching the video and using the tab I am fine. When I try to just play along with the video I have to watch closely or I cant tell what fret you are on. I realize that this is the instrument you are comfortable using but it is hard as a student to follow your lessons. Please use another instrument with marked frets when filming the instuctional videos.

jm55jm55 replied

i loved this lesson with david.l also love jam plays website.i will return with a longer membership!. jm55

kevinkevin replied

Awesome David you are the best!

ostricideostricide replied

great lesson, thank you!

ruribarreruribarre replied

I'm also confused on the chorus,are the tabs provided wrong ? They do not match the lesson. Love the song awesome job.

rich5150rich5150 replied

It is tabbed different but he is still playing the same notes B and F#. They are just stacked at the 10th fret. The way he plays it in the Demo is actually easier and quicker

ruribarreruribarre replied

Awesome, Thanks

rich5150rich5150 replied

No prob

mlemieuxmlemieux replied

It would have been nice to see you playing the complete lead in slow motion the same way you played it regular in the intro of the video. That would make it a lot easier. You certainly have it together.

rarsenrarsen replied

Hi Dave, Excellent lesson! What kind of amp are you playing thru and what's you're settings?

johncrousejohncrouse replied

Am I missing something or is the tab incorrect for the chorus?

klomtklomt replied

Awesome Dave you nailed it way to go man!!!

rote47rote47 replied

Been wanting to play this song for a long time. Thanks!!

caelliscaellis replied

ouch this gives me lazy pinkie a work out! thanks dave!

dj.phillipsdj.phillips replied

Epic. Do people still say "epic"? Whatever people say that is the modern equivalent of "epic"-- that's what this is.

dreadedliondreadedlion replied

Great choice, this really made my day.. I was going to request this one, and here we go shows up.. Thanks David!!

jbrady03jbrady03 replied

nice choice david,,gonna have fun working on this one,tks

fl1pperfl1pper replied

Nice one, I love this song.

nessanessa replied

Wallimann!! This is most excellent!

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Length: 56:41 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
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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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