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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 re... (more)
David currently offers 66 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 11 beginner lessons, 23 intermediate lessons, 8 song lessons, 12 lessons in our Artist Series and 12 Lick & Riff Library entries.
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David Wallimann will start you on your electric guitar playing journey in this Phase 1 series.
David Wallimann introduces himself, talks about his background, and offers advice to new players.
David introduces you to all the parts of your new instrument in this lesson.
This is a crucial lesson that explains tablature, how to read it, and why it's important.
David introduces some great exercises for callus development and finger independence.
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.
David Wallimann teaches six barre chords in this lesson beginning with F major. Get ready for a hand workout!
David walks you through some easy chord progressions and encourages you to make up some of your own.
David Wallimann talks about the importance of rhythm and timing. You will learn the basics of notes, time signatures and measures in this lesson.
David Wallimann goes over some basic rock techniques in this lesson.
David Wallimann provides some tips that will improve both your right and left hand technique.
David Wallimann shows how adding one note to the minor pentatonic scale creates the minor blues scale.
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.
David teaches the minor pentatonic scale. He explains its scale formula, various fretboard positions, and how it can be used.
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.
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.
David Wallimann introduces three minor modes. In this lesson he covers Dorian, Phrygian and Aeolian modes.
David Wallimann covers three major modes in this lesson. He covers the Ionian, Lydian and Mixolydian modes.
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.
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.
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.
David Wallimann explains how to write diatonic chord progressions. This lesson features excellent practical music theory.
David Wallimann teaches a valuable fusion guitar technique that he calls "Easy Outside Tricks."
David Wallimann demonstrates how minor pentatonic scales can be used when improvising over the minor modes.
David Wallimann shows how the major pentatonic scale can be used in modal playing.
Are you ready to start writing your own riffs but not sure where to start? In this series, David divulges some of his secrets to crafting great riffs and helps establish the building blocks for you to start creating your own.
David kicks off his new series with a brief introduction and then jumps right into the content. In this lesson we'll look at the basics of subdivision and get a handle on the incredibly important concept of timing.
In this lesson, David utilizes variations on the Pentatonic scale to craft some new riffs and help give you a starting point to create some of your own.
Dynamics can take a run of the mill riff and push it to the next level. Adding variations in the speed and volume throughout can breathe new life in an otherwise mediocre line. Join David as he demonstrates some ideas to help you start expanding on this crucial concept.
In this lesson, David demonstrates how you can start making your riffs jump out by mixing the role of lead playing with the traditionally rhythmic focus of the riff.
Building off of the understanding you should have of riffing with scales, David utilizes chord structures as the backbone of his riffs for this lesson.
To the discerning ear, this technique of ghost notes is a crucial element in crafting riffs that are rhythmically fascinating. Join David as he demonstrates how he typically employs this technique.
Harmonics is musical concept that is mostly unique to the guitar or bass and it is a great tool for expanding the sound of your instrument. Join David as he demonstrates the concept and plays some riffs that utilize it.
In this lesson, David teaches some four note arpeggios, both major and minor, and utilizes them in riff variations over some fun backing tracks.
Anytime you can use less finger movement to create a riff it automatically allows for an increase in speed. In this lesson, Dave teaches some fast, flashy riffs that take advantage of open strings.
While not common in rock music, occasionally you'll meet a song that is not in 4/4 time. Stepping out of that comfort zone and learning how to count in different time signatures is not only a handy tool for creating unique riffs, but it will make you a better player over all.
In this lesson set, David will teach Who, What, How and Why Satriani is who he is.
David Wallimann introduces his lesson series on the style of Joe Satriani. In this lesson set, you will learn the fundamental aspects of Joe's playing style. Get ready to rock out with some Satriani style licks!
David introduces some riff and rhythms that are straight from the vocabulary of Joe Satriani. Studying the ideas within this lesson will help you understand how Satch creates his signature rhythm sound.
Satriani is notorious for creating beautiful melodies. Here David breaks down some Satriani inspired compositional techniques. He opens your mind to some new creative possibilities by providing some melodic examples to work with.
David Walliman continues his Satriani series with a lesson on improvisation. Several sample ideas are included as well as information on how to "recycle" your licks.
David Wallimann enlightens us again with a juicy lesson on a Satriani concept. He explains how to effectively convey your creative ideas to your listeners. Some simple playing examples are demonstrated to help accomplish this goal.
David finishes up his Style of Satriani series with some awesome exercises that include two-hand tapping.
David Wallimann finishes up his epic Satriani series with a song he wrote "in the style of Satriani" Titled "Satch and Me". This lesson and song will cover every technique demonstrated through out this lesson series. Enjoy!
In this lesson set, David will teach the concepts and styling that is David Gilmour.
David Wallimann introduces you to a lesson series on Pink Floyd's David Gilmour. Here David provides an overview of what to expect from this series. Rest assured that you will not hit "The Wall" with this knowledge.
David Wallimann is back with lesson 2 of his Style of David Glimour series. Here, DW covers some important aspects of Gilmour's rhythm playing such as barre chords, pentatonic scales, and other various rhythm tricks. Test your playing skills by jamming along with some Dorian and Aeolian backing tracks.
David Walliman explains how David Gilmore effectively uses the "blue notes" within the minor and major pentatonic scales to add extra color to lead guitar licks.
Guitar and color? What does this have to do with Gilmour? David Wallimann uses the concept of adding and subtracting notes or tonal "colors" to create the unique sounds of David Gilmour. You may not be using a paint set, but you will be using notes to create colorful compositions.
Wallimann explains the importance of space in this lesson. Like any good musician, David Gilmour utilizes space in his solos to create emotion and allow the listener to digest each phrase. Here, David will demonstrate how to accomplish these essential musical techniques.
David Wallimann explores some of his favorite songs in this phase 3 lesson series.
David Wallimann teaches his own version of the classic song, "Canon in D."
David Wallimann teaches the classic rocker "Shine" by Collective Soul. This lesson features the entire song, including the lead and backing tracks.
David Wallimann and Mark Lincoln team up for a two part lesson on "Don't Fear the Reaper" by the Blue Oyster Cult. Learn both an electric and acoustic version in this fascinating lesson.
David Wallimann and Mark Lincoln team up to teach the classic Jet rocker "Are You Gonna Be My Girl." This lesson features both an acoustic and electric version.
David Wallimann smashes this original song into the clouds. Entitled "I Can See You Through The Clouds," David teaches all the amazing finger work in this song.
David Wallimann teaches the Duke Nukem theme by Megadeth.
David Wallimann teaches Alan Jackson's hit country song "It's Time You Learned About Goodbye".
In this lesson David Wallimann teaches the classic song from Alan Jackson "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere."
Our Lick & Riff Video Library can help you break out of your standard techniques, and can inspire your creativity to move your playing forward.
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