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David Wallimann
I want to serve you as best as I can, so please let me know what a perfect lesson would be for you!
Kristofer Dahl
WOW this is excellent thinking David! laugh.gif I am looking forward to see what response we get!
coffeeman
David your lessons are awesome , I don't we can have anything else from them.

Or maybe if you could send your talent thru the video directly to me something like space jam , and I would use it for a month and than I would give it back to u, that would be pretty awesome.

Seriously David your lesson ROCK!
OrganisedConfusion
I love your lessons David and they always are great fun to play and help me improve. The only thing I'd say is to have the chords come up in every lesson from now. I know you did on the last and a tiny bit bigger if possible like Joe's lessons.

http://www2.guitarmasterclass.net/rhythm-g...r4-bossa-study/

Apart from that I love your lessons smile.gif
Outlaw2112
Some metronome exercises would be cool... exercises on moving scale boxes while using the metronome at different speeds and some metronome rythm lessons would be cool... If the metronome is soo important to use in playing there should be a whole section on using it... beginner, intermediate and advanced metronome exercises.. Im used to playing along with Cds so the metronome is a big mystery to me, even though it does seem like it slows down when i play..
chast
Hey David,

I always like your first video where you speak about the lesson, but I would prefer it, if you speak in every video just a bit smile.gif
So for me a perfect lesson would be a 101 spoken lesson wink.gif

Greets Max
Iluha
QUOTE (chast @ Feb 8 2008, 07:02 PM) *
Hey David,

I always like your first video where you speak about the lesson, but I would prefer it, if you speak in every video just a bit smile.gif
So for me a perfect lesson would be a 101 spoken lesson wink.gif

Greets Max


I second that smile.gif a spoken lesson is the perfect lesson.
MickeM
QUOTE (chast @ Feb 8 2008, 06:02 PM) *
Hey David,

I always like your first video where you speak about the lesson, but I would prefer it, if you speak in every video just a bit smile.gif
So for me a perfect lesson would be a 101 spoken lesson wink.gif

Greets Max

Yes, a spoken 101 (or a whole series)
DeepRoots
QUOTE (MickeM @ Feb 8 2008, 05:13 PM) *
Yes, a spoken 101 (or a whole series)

yeh definitely! perhaps one about using different modes to reflect different moods?
jammer91
QUOTE (chast @ Feb 8 2008, 09:02 PM) *
So for me a perfect lesson would be a 101 spoken lesson wink.gif


I agree too.

Maybe David, you can do some more metal soloing lessons at a more intermediate level. I liked your phrygian metal lesson a lot. Oh and all your lesson has some amazing licks so i really cant complain.
kaznie_NL
I'm going for the spoken lesson aswell. You and Pavel already have a talk lesson, lesson number one. But It's better to spread it I think. Just like Chast said.

There is a big diffrence between a teacher and a player. For a guitar instructor it's most important to be a teacher. Beacease a lot of instructors only play and don't tell anything, it's not realy a lesson. More a demo.

We have a lot of great players here teaching. It would be great if that can be changed to , we have a lot of great teachers here teaching. You probably are good teachers, but sometimes lessons don't realy teach. Just look at Kris 101 lessons and you see what I mean, that's teaching.

David, dont'worry, you teach nicely! and BTW
I think this post should be move to the GMC main forum so it's not just read by David mostly, but also by Gabs, Dejan etc.
David Wallimann
All of these suggestions are extremely helpful guys!
So far it seems that most of you want more talking and explaining.
I'm taking notes! :-)
Outlaw2112
more lessons on using the metronome and exercises using it would help out alot..
Robwylde
A lesson on what and how different scales work with different chords. A true musical application with examples of why they work together and how. But just so all the instructors know they are doing a fantasic job cool.gif THANK YOU!
slak
QUOTE (Outlaw2112 @ Feb 10 2008, 03:07 PM) *
more lessons on using the metronome and exercises using it would help out alot..


I agree.
David Wallimann
Just wanted to keep you guys posted.
I got some new lights which will result on much higher video quality.
I'm also working on a next lesson with: spoken video for each part + metronome parts. :-)
You guys have great suggestions! Keep them coming!
Outlaw2112
I cant wait for the metronome lessons... thanks man... that metronome is a tricky little devil...
David Wallimann
QUOTE (Outlaw2112 @ Feb 14 2008, 10:36 PM) *
I cant wait for the metronome lessons... thanks man... that metronome is a tricky little devil...


It sure is!!
RouteOne
Hi David,
After I've heard your introduction of "slow pentatonic lesson" I missed some more (writen) details on theory. There's a huge amount of lessons and information and it's hard to find my way through. Maybe a few links/http: to related topics (by Andrew Cockburn, for instance) or lessons would help. Or a text on the subject.

Some tips: when using GuitarPro I found out that I can do my own loops inside the score, depending on the mesures I'm learning, and in this "slow pentatonic" I could keep looping myself the 7 mesures I've learned all along the total score, like inviting some guitar player into the room.
(O,O°)

sam47
QUOTE (Wallimann @ Feb 8 2008, 03:33 PM) *
All of these suggestions are extremely helpful guys!
So far it seems that most of you want more talking and explaining.
I'm taking notes! :-)


Explinations are very helpful to me. Your SRV lesson is an excellent format. I can't think of any improvements but I'm sure there's plenty of good ideas out here. BTW ,got any Buddy Guy in your bag of tricks? Not that I don't have enough to learn already but I'd love to see your approach to his style. Great job your doing here!
David Wallimann
QUOTE (sam47 @ Mar 18 2008, 02:57 PM) *
Explinations are very helpful to me. Your SRV lesson is an excellent format. I can't think of any improvements but I'm sure there's plenty of good ideas out here. BTW ,got any Buddy Guy in your bag of tricks? Not that I don't have enough to learn already but I'd love to see your approach to his style. Great job your doing here!


Thanks Sam,
I'll see what I can do. :-)
LORDGNOME
QUOTE (Wallimann @ Feb 8 2008, 03:49 PM) *
I want to serve you as best as I can, so please let me know what a perfect lesson would be for you!


Your lessons are great and very clear, but I would love to know the chords on the backing tracks (re. modal pentatonics) Lord Gnome (France)
utak3r
Improve?... well, not possible wink.gif ok, the backing chords in every lesson....

Back in garage days I've always played rythm guitar, now, when I came back to my guitar after over ten years, I want to make my own full songs as I have plenty if ideas. For the rythm playing there're many excellent lessons around here, but for soloing which I want to learn - your ones are THE ONES - they're very melodic and moody, exactly the style I want to reproduce. Plus many of your lessons are playable by me, I mean they're of a proper beginner level - yet still very attractive. Keep coming them, those very melodic lessons are perfect.
Thanks for sharing smile.gif
David Wallimann
Thanks man, I'm now adding chords to the main videos for all the new lessons.
Also, if there is a backing track from a lesson you need, don't hesitate to ask and I'll post it on the forum! :-)
enforcer
I wanted to drop a line here because I was reading this biggrin.gif

What I love about your lessons man, is that you always prepare them with average player in mind, and they are some kind of bubble style. What I wanted to say with this, lessons have lots of distinct parts and in this parts you start with an easier part, then after some other licks, you come with a more advanced type of the previous pattern, that would be difficult if one started from that point, but after nailing the previous one it requires less effort. That way of thinking keeps the overall lesson flowing and that is the trait of a great teacher. And also your lessons cover a lot, so I can always find a Wallimann style of a technique, with that you actually keep the content wide with your great alternative suggestions.

Last one is that when you speak before the lesson, you form a bond with the student and that motivates him to work harder.

Great job man, I dont know if I am in position to make a critic but I seriously love your lessons..

edit: typo as always laugh.gif
David Wallimann
QUOTE (enforcer @ Jan 11 2009, 07:46 PM) *
I wanted to drop a line here because I was reading this biggrin.gif

What I love about your lessons man, is that you always prepare them with average player in mind, and they are some kind of bubble style. What I wanted to say with this, lessons have lots of distinct parts and in this parts you start with an easier part, then after some other licks, you come with a more advanced type of the previous pattern, that would be difficult if one started from that point, but after nailing the previous one it requires less effort. That way of thinking keeps the overall lesson flowing and that is the trait of a great teacher. And also your lessons cover a lot, so I can always find a Wallimann style of a technique, with that you actually keep the content wide with your great alternative suggestions.

Last one is that when you speak before the lesson, you form a bond with the student and that motivates him to work harder.

Great job man, I dont know if I am in position to make a critic but I seriously love your lessons..

edit: typo as always laugh.gif



Wow!
That completely made my day man!
Thanks a lot for the kind words, I'm very encouraged to read that, thanks!!!
OrganisedConfusion
I wont be happy until the Whitesnake style lesson with white cat suit and tassels lol laugh.gif And big blond wig biggrin.gif

I'm joking of course. I'm really happy with the added chords now. Your lessons are great. I just wish I would practice them more. I love your slow pentatonics lesson for the December challenge. smile.gif
Ajmurrell
David, this isn't much of a suggestion for improvement, but more a suggestion for a lesson. I would love for one of the instructors with a great theory background (such as yourself) give an overview of the creative process you go through whilst writing a lesson/song. For example do you start off with a certain idea/plan - I'm going to play in a certain key/mode and use a certain chord progression etc. I personally would love to learn how to more effectively put my theory knowledge into practice and learn some some different methods in doing so smile.gif
David Wallimann
QUOTE (Ajmurrell @ Jan 12 2009, 09:50 AM) *
David, this isn't much of a suggestion for improvement, but more a suggestion for a lesson. I would love for one of the instructors with a great theory background (such as yourself) give an overview of the creative process you go through whilst writing a lesson/song. For example do you start off with a certain idea/plan - I'm going to play in a certain key/mode and use a certain chord progression etc. I personally would love to learn how to more effectively put my theory knowledge into practice and learn some some different methods in doing so smile.gif


That's a very interesting suggestion, but not sure how I would put that into a lesson... I need to think about it!
But to answer your question, when creating a new lesson, I usually start by throwing a simple backing track together with a drum groove and bass part.

Then I improvise over it a few times until I find something interesting, whether technically or scale wise.
Once that is done, I have a better idea of what the lesson will be talking about.

That's usually when I come up with a lesson titl which helps me on my final take as I try to play my lesson so that it sticks to the title.

Once again, that's a great suggestion you have! I'll think about how to make something like that happen in a future lesson!
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