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David Wallimann

Location: Chattanooga, TN USA
Date of Birth: June 3rd 1977
Been playing guitar since: 1993

Music has always been a big part of my life. I remember creating songs in my head when I was 5 and trying to get my family to sing them so that I could try to harmonize them. Guitar came a bit later when I turned 15. I was fascinated by the sense of freedom guitar players gave me.

I believe music is a gift from God and in that respect, I feel that it is the responsibility of a musician to develop that gift with hard work, humility and thanksgiving.

Playing and Influences
So many great musicians have inspired me to strive for excellence. Steve Vai and Joe Satriani have been spinning in my CD player for many years. I recently discovered Guthrie Govan and he has opened my musical mind to the wonderful world of phrasing. John Pettrucci is also on my very long list of musical influences.

At GMC
One of the things I try to do with my work at GMC is to give the student the tools to develop their personal musical individuality. I believe that every musician is unique and has something great to offer. I try to help them develop these things in a thought provoking way.

GMC has been very good to me and I look forward to seeing all the wonderful things the website will have to offer soon!

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Name Level Type Technique Category
Inspired by Video Games Part 3 6 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Other
Inspired by Video Games Part 2 4 of 10 Etude Alternate Picking Rock - Ballad
Inspired by Video Games Part 1 5 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Funk
Economy Picking Mechanics 6 of 10 Etude Economy picking Rock - Fusion
The Beauty of Harmony 5 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Ballad
A Different Kind of Modal Use 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Linking Riffs Together 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Alternate Picking Metal - Progressive
Velocity Secrets 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Chromatic Legato Modal Nightmare 5 of 10 Exercise Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Rock - Fusion
Beginner's Chord Lesson 2 of 10 Chords Strumming Rock - Ballad
Funk Up Your Heavy Tracks 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Alternate Picking Funk - Rock
Beginner's Metal Riffing 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Classic
Metalhead Rhythm Section 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Progressive
Introduction to the Mixolydian Mode 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Funk - Fusion
Introduction to the Mixolydian Scale - Tying All Together 6 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Funk - Fusion
Sticking To the Bass 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Funk
Lick Construction Class : Aeolian 4 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Ballad
Lick Construction Class Workshop: Blending Things Together 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
ZZ Top Box of Tricks 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Blues
Nashville Number System 3 of 10 Chords Chords Jazz
16th Notes Phrasing 4 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Pop Rock
Headbanger's delight 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Alternate Picking Metal - Progressive
Melodic Phrasing Blocks 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Tapping Texture Part 2 6 of 10 Etude Tapping Metal - Progressive
Knight of the North (Glass Hammer) 4 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
This is So Wrong! 5 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Making Great Leads the Easy Way 2 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
You Shall Start Like You End 3 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Melody Writing 4 of 10 Etude Alternate Picking Traditional
Guthrie Govan's pentatonic phrasing 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Modal Suite 4 of 10 Etude Alternate Picking Rock - Ballad
Lydian Phrasing 6 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Odd Riffing 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Alternate Picking Metal - Progressive
Sliding Chords 5 of 10 Chords Chords Rock - Ballad
Heavy Progressive Rhythm 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Alternate Picking Metal - Progressive
Introduction to the Dorian Mode 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Funk - Fusion
Heavy Prog Lead 6 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Metal - Progressive
Bending Control 4 of 10 Solo Bending Rock - Fusion
Extended Tapping Texture 7 of 10 Solo Tapping Rock - Fusion
Extended Arpeggios 3 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Instrumental Rhythm Workout 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Chord Embellishments 5 of 10 Concepts Chords Pop Rock
Acid Jazz Licks 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Jazz - Fusion
Add Chroma To Your Penta 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Jazz - Fusion
Lick Construction Class - minor pentatonic 3 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Combining Rhythm and Lead 4 of 10 Solo Bending Rock - southern
Improvising With Rhythm Blocks 6 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Other
Faking Your Way in Jazz 4 of 10 Concepts Phrasing Jazz
Take Control of Your Whammy 6 of 10 Solo Vibrato Rock - Ballad
The Importance of Breathing 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Jazz - Fusion
The Mysterious Mixolydian b6 6 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Pentatonic Mix n' Match 5 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Lydian Dominant Spice 5 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Mixo Shreddy Licks 6 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Adding Guitar to Intricate Arrangements 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Classic
Add Feeling To Your Style 3 of 10 Solo Vibrato Rock - Ballad
Deep Digging 3 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Hard
Speed Power Burst 7 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Other
Odd Interval Phrasing 3 of 10 Solo Phrasing Funk - Rock
Say Hello to Mr Flat Five 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Al Di Meola Style 7 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Jazz - Fusion
Fusion Melodic Blocks 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Jazz - Fusion
Take Control of Your Bends 4 of 10 Solo Bending Rock - Blues
Painting the Chords 2 3 of 10 Concepts Phrasing Rock - Ballad
First Steps in an Instrumental World 6 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - instrumental
Fusion Riff 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Fusion
Practical Sweep Arpeggios 7 of 10 Etude Arpeggios Shred - Sweep Picking
Expressive Touch 5 of 10 Solo Bending Rock - Ballad
Prepare Your Improvisations with Resting Blocks 4 of 10 Concepts Alternate Picking Rock - Ballad
Clean Up Your Act With Good Finger Placement 5 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - instrumental
Bumblefoot Style Lesson 7 of 10 Solo Tapping Rock - Fusion
Harmonizing Scales 7 of 10 Theory Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Diminished Arpeggio in a Mixolydian World 5 of 10 Concepts Phrasing Jazz - Fusion
Satriani Melodic Rock Style 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - instrumental
Repetition Secrets 3 of 10 Concepts Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Introduction to Major Pentatonics 3 of 10 Solo Phrasing Country
Double Stops 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Double Stops Rock - Hard
Mixolydian Fun 5 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Scary Lesson, Enter at Your Own Risk! 7 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Hard
Playing From the Heart 3 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Guthrie Govan Phrasing Style 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Painting the Chords 4 of 10 Chords Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Improvising with Arpeggios 5 of 10 Theory Arpeggios Rock - Fusion
Composing in the Style of Radiohead 3 of 10 Songwriting Fingerpicking Rock - Alternative
Fast Pentatonic Picking Licks 5 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Latin Lydian Lead 5 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Rock - Fusion
Chromatic Picking Exercise 6 of 10 Exercise Picking (more than one type)
Essential Blues Licks You Should Know 3 of 10 Solo Bending Blues
Trinity 8 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Metal - Progressive
Carlos Santana Style 5 of 10 Solo Bending Rock - Fusion
Allman Brothers Style 3 of 10 Solo Bending Rock - southern
Chromatic Dorian 4 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Jazz - Fusion
Funky Shred 5 of 10 Etude Phrasing Funk - Fusion
ZZ Top Style Lesson 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Picking (more than one type) Rock - Blues
Fusion Rhythm Placement 5 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Rock - Fusion
Modal Pentatonics: Locrian - Part 8 5 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Rock - Fusion
Robin Trower Style Lesson 4 of 10 Solo Bending Rock - Blues
Modal Pentatonics: Aeolian - Part 7 3 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Smart Fingers 5 of 10 Exercise Alternate Picking
Modal Pentatonics: Mixolydian - Part 6 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Soul Lesson 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Soul / RNB
Modal Pentatonics: Lydian - Part 5 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Lamb of God Style Lesson 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Alternate Picking Metal - metalcore
Modal Pentatonics: Phrygian - Part 4 5 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
80s Spandex Metal 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Alternate Picking Metal - glam
Southern Rock Style 4 of 10 Solo Rhythm - various Rock - southern
Modal Pentatonics: Dorian - Part 3 4 of 10 Theory Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Funky Bluesy Licks 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Modal Pentatonics: Ionian - Part 2 4 of 10 Theory Economy picking Rock - Fusion
Nuno Bettencourt Style 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Alternate Picking Rock - Hard
Modal Pentatonics: Concept - Part 1 3 of 10 Theory Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Pentatonic Position Switch 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Smooth Jazz Licks - Modulation 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Jazz - Fusion
Rhythm and Lead Metal Interaction 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - neoclassical
Dark Fuse - Part 2 8 of 10 101 spoken Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Metal - Progressive
Arpeggio Study 6 of 10 Etude Arpeggios Rock - Fusion
Dorian to Dorian #4 7 of 10 Theory Picking (more than one type) Rock - Fusion
Smooth Jazz Licks 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Jazz - Fusion
8 Fingers Tapping Workout 6 of 10 Exercise Tapping Shred - Legato
Modal Workout 6 of 10 Etude Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Half Step Modulation 4 of 10 Theory Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Iron Maiden Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Classic
Dark Fuse - Part 1 7 of 10 Full Song Rhythm - various Metal - Progressive
Linear Modes 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Rock - Fusion
Balance Your Shred 7 of 10 Solo Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Rock - Fusion
The Spotnicks Style Lesson 3 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Vintage
Lydian Shred 7 of 10 Theory Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Rhythm Phrasing Lesson 3 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Mixo-Dorian Interaction 5 of 10 Theory Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Pentatonic Sequences 5 of 10 Etude Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Lydian Dominant Scale 6 of 10 Theory Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Aeolian Lead - Intermediate 4 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Mixolydian Shred 6 of 10 Theory Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Aeolian Lead - Beginners 3 of 10 Solo Phrasing Pop Rock
Jimi Hendrix Style Lesson 2 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Blues
Blues Note Focus 5 of 10 Concepts Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Gilmour's Dorian Use 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Classic
Fusion Phrasing 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Blues Phrasing 3 of 10 Improvisation Phrasing Blues
Steve Vai Style Lesson 6 of 10 Solo Metal - Other
Dorian Arpeggios 4 of 10 Theory Phrasing Jazz - Fusion
In the Style of Brian May 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Pentatonic Groove 5 of 10 101 spoken Rock - Fusion
Hand Over Legato Technique 7 of 10 101 spoken Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Rock - Fusion
Middle Eastern Lead 6 of 10 101 spoken Traditional
Extended Pentatonics 7 of 10 Theory Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Shred - Legato
Chromatic Fusion 5 of 10 Theory Rock - Fusion
Tonal Center Modulation 4 of 10 Theory Rock - Fusion
Fusion Lead 5 of 10 Solo Rock - Fusion
Sweeping Basics 4 of 10 Exercise Sweep Picking Shred - Sweep Picking
In the Style of Stevie Ray Vaughan 5 of 10 Solo Blues
Tonal Center Blues 6 of 10 Theory Rock - Fusion
David Gilmour Style Lesson 2 - Lead 3 of 10 Solo Pop Rock
Country Licks 4 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Country
John Petrucci Style Melodic Solo 2 5 of 10 Solo Rock - Ballad
Extended Chords Lesson 4 of 10 Chords Chords Jazz - Fusion
80s Glam Rock Lesson 4 of 10 Solo Rock - Ballad
Eric Johnson Scales Lesson 4 of 10 Solo Rock - Other
Progressive Power Chords and Scales 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Progressive
Micro Bends Lesson 3 of 10 Solo Bending Rock - Fusion
Triad Arpeggios Lesson 3 of 10 Theory Rock - Fusion
7 Church Modes Workout 7 of 10 Exercise Alternate Picking Shred - Picking
The First Noel 5 of 10 Christmas Traditional
Inspiration - Solo 7 of 10 Solo Rock - Other
Swing Modulation Lesson 3 of 10 Theory Rock - Fusion
Pentatonic Modulation Workout 6 of 10 Theory Rock - Fusion
Learning the Major Pentatonics 4 of 10 Theory Rock - Other
Phrygian Pentatonics 4 of 10 Theory Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Classical Taps 3 of 10 Etude Tapping Shred - Legato
Dorian Pentatonics Lesson 4 of 10 Theory Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Major and Minor Pentatonics 5 of 10 Theory Phrasing Rock - Fusion
David Gilmour Style Lesson 3 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Vintage
Minor Phrygian Picking 6 of 10 Theory Shred - Picking
Major Scale Shred 7 of 10 Theory Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Shred - Legato
Whole Tone Scale 8 of 10 Theory Rock - Fusion
Lydian b7 Scale 7 of 10 Exercise Rock - Fusion
Major Triads Lesson 3 of 10 Theory Rock - Fusion
Bending Licks 5 of 10 Solo Bending Rock - Other
Alternate Picking Chops 7 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Shred - Picking
Slow Pentatonics Lesson 2 of 10 Theory Phrasing Pop Rock
Legato Exercise Lesson 5 of 10 Exercise Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Shred - Legato
Major Pentatonic Scale 3 of 10 Theory Rock - Other
Minor Pentatonic Scale 4 of 10 Theory Phrasing Rock - Other
Slow Melody Lesson 2 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Dream Theater Style Lesson 6 of 10 Extended Range Metal rhythm Metal - Progressive
Satch Style Lydian Scale 7 of 10 Theory Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Rock - Other
Fusion Blues Lesson 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
C Minor Pentatonic Legato 7 of 10 Exercise
Harmonic Minor Lesson 6 of 10 Theory Phrasing
Dorian to Lydian Modulation 7 of 10 Theory Rock - Fusion
Chromatic Scale Lesson 6 of 10 Theory Rock - Fusion
Modes and Chords Lesson 5 of 10 Theory Chords
Economy Picking - A Lydian 6 of 10 Exercise Picking (more than one type) Rock - Fusion
Arpeggio Phrasing 5 of 10 Theory Phrasing Jazz - Fusion
Tapping - Licks without Picks 7 of 10 Exercise Tapping Shred - Legato
Learning the Modes 4 of 10 Theory
Playing Outside the Box 6 of 10 Theory Jazz - Fusion
Phrygian to Ionian Modulation 3 of 10 Theory Jazz - Fusion
Mixolydian Pentatonics Lesson 5 of 10 Theory Phrasing Rock - Other
Phrygian Dominant Soloing 8 of 10 Theory Metal - Progressive
G Dorian Fusion Licks 6 of 10 Etude Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Metalhead Solo Lesson 7 of 10 Solo Metal - Progressive