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Melodic Magic with David Wallimann

Melodic Magic - Lead Guitar Course

This Course is Complete Get Access Access all live courses and 5,000+ HD Lessons

This course is all about learning to bring out your inner melody in the easiest way possible. Forget learning years of theory or memorizing hundreds of patterns. This course focuses on the nuts and bolts that can take even the most mundane of playing and inject it with a healthy dose of of soul. Every beginner or intermediate player will find something here to take their playing to the next level. Each week will come with at least one backing track. This track will be used throughout the session to illustrate all the examples and concepts discussed.

Here are few highlights of things we will cover in this course:

  • Understanding Chord Tones
  • Pentatonic Extensions
  • Speaking with the Instrument
  • Horizontal Playing
  • Dealing with Key Changes
  • Building a Solo
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About our Live Courses

We have upgraded, revamped, and organized in-studio, live weekly workshops broadcasted in 1080p. These focused, task-based workshops include full tablature, interactivity with the instruction, and even homework each week. We are bringing live, educational instruction into the next generation with this platform.

5,000 Lessons

In 2016, we completely re-engineered our recording studio with top of the line gear, including a full suite of 4k cameras complimented by a new audio outfit. The result is beautiful live streams to your computer, in qualities as high as 1080p!

79 Instructors

Each live course is supplemented with full tablature, music notation, and even backing tracks. Our live lessons are focused, planned, and even give you homework options on how to improve and look forward to the following week.

Live Lessons

Our staff fields questions from the audience throughout each section, and opens the "classroom" up for questions throughout each course. You also have the ability to call in live with your own video stream!


Our live platform has been a major focus over the past 18 months, and we are very excited to fully unleash it's capability! Attend any of these courses with a full JamPlay subscription and get the benefit of full interaction with our instructors in a focused, planned course. We even have the ability to field your questions with live video call in!

Full Course Schedule

And of course, we keep everything, so if you miss a week you can always watch our archive of live courses. Tabs, backing tracks, and a full course PDF are provided for students, along with homework for each week! Interact with other students along with David and get the instruction you need to advance your playing.

Date Topic

Week 1

2/23/16 at 6pm EST Get Access

Starting Within

In this first session, we will discuss talk about the importance of having a strong theme. The most efficient way to do this is to sing over the backing track. If we start with the guitar, the theme will most likely lose its melodic appeal and be limited to whatever licks the player is comfortable with. This session will get students comfortable with singing over the track and reproducing what they sang on their instrument.

Week 2

3/1/2016 at 6pm EST Get Access

Chord Tones

The second session will introduce students to the importance of listening to the chords played and landing on notes that highlight those chords. We will go through a series of essential arpeggio shapes that will help players automatically sound more melodic. We will create a few simple solos using standard chord progressions.

Week 3

3/8/2016 at 6pm EST Get Access

Pentatonic Extensions

In this lesson we will expand on the chord tone concept discussed in session 2 and outline the chords using interesting pentatonic shapes. The idea is to give students tools to create an automatic flow of notes that outline the backing track in a super melodic way while adding speed and technical appeal to the solo they build.

Week 4

3/15/2016 at 6pm EST Get Access

Development

In this week''s session, we will study melodic development and how to smoothly transition from one idea to the next in a very natural and melodic way. We will compare the solo we build to a river to be crossed and we will use tactical stepping stones to boost the melodic appeal. This lesson will combine all the three previous sessions.

Week 5

3/22/2016 at 6pm EST Get Access

Extended Autoplay

In this session, we will look at ways to create longer musical passages connecting two melodic momentums in a solo. This lesson expands on the idea that a melodic solo is like a river that needs to be crossed. We will study several interesting sequences that combine legato and alternate-picking to create those longer passages without too much fatigue.

Week 6

3/29/2016 at 6pm EST Get Access

Horizontal Playing

This week we will study several ideas that can help players cover wider areas of the fretboard. This lesson is essential as it will unlock new areas of the neck and force players to explore new zones that they may not yet be comfortable with. The exercises will have a strong melodic appeal and can be used as building blocks for new melodic ideas.

Week 7

4/5/2016 at 6pm EST Get Access

Dealing With Key Changes

Today''s lesson will cover backing tracks that use more than one key. This lesson will offer a fresh and exciting new way to deal with modulation is a very natural and melodic way. We will use all the previously discussed concepts and use real life examples over several backing tracks specifically created to help players deal with key changes.

Week 8

4/12/2016 at 6pm EST Get Access

Building The Perfect Solo and Going Further

In this last session we will build a full melodic solo together from scratch using all the concepts explored in the previous weeks. This lesson will show students exactly how to approach a new backing track and write a solo that fits the track perfectly.