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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 - Fusion
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 Shred - Picking
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 Solo 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 Solo 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 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Diminished Arpeggio in a Mixolydian World 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Jazz - Fusion
Satriani Melodic Rock Style 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - instrumental
Repetition Secrets 3 of 10 Solo 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 Solo Arpeggios Rock - Fusion
Composing in the Style of Radiohead 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs 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 Solo 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 Solo 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 Solo 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 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Rhythm Phrasing Lesson 3 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Mixo-Dorian Interaction 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Pentatonic Sequences 5 of 10 Etude Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Lydian Dominant Scale 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Aeolian Lead - Intermediate 4 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Mixolydian Shred 6 of 10 Solo 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 Solo 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 Phrasing Rock - instrumental
Dorian Arpeggios 4 of 10 Solo Arpeggios Jazz - Fusion
In the Style of Brian May 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Pentatonic Groove 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing 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 Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Extended Pentatonics 7 of 10 Etude Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Rock - Fusion
Chromatic Fusion 5 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Tonal Center Modulation 4 of 10 Improvisation Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Fusion Lead 5 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Sweeping Basics 4 of 10 Etude Sweep Picking Shred - Sweep Picking
In the Style of Stevie Ray Vaughan 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Blues
Tonal Center Blues 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
David Gilmour Style Lesson 2 - Lead 3 of 10 Solo Phrasing Pop Rock
Country Licks 4 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Country
John Petrucci Style Melodic Solo 2 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Extended Chords Lesson 4 of 10 Chords Fingerpicking Jazz - Fusion
80s Glam Rock Lesson 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Metal - glam
Eric Johnson Scales Lesson 4 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - instrumental
Progressive Power Chords and Scales 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Progressive
Micro Bends Lesson 3 of 10 Solo Bending Rock - Blues
Triad Arpeggios Lesson 3 of 10 Etude Arpeggios Rock - Fusion
7 Church Modes Workout 7 of 10 Etude Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
The First Noel 5 of 10 Christmas Alternate Picking Pop Rock
Inspiration - Solo 7 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Rock - Fusion
Swing Modulation Lesson 3 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Pentatonic Modulation Workout 6 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Learning the Major Pentatonics 4 of 10 Theory Alternate Picking Pop Rock
Phrygian Pentatonics 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Classical Taps 3 of 10 Etude Tapping Rock - Hard
Dorian Pentatonics Lesson 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Major and Minor Pentatonics 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
David Gilmour Style Lesson 3 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Classic
Minor Phrygian Picking 6 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Metal - neoclassical
Major Scale Shred 7 of 10 Theory Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Rock - Fusion
Whole Tone Scale 8 of 10 Solo Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Rock - Fusion
Lydian b7 Scale 7 of 10 Solo Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Rock - Fusion
Major Triads Lesson 3 of 10 Solo Hybrid picking Rock - Fusion
Bending Licks 5 of 10 Solo Bending Rock - Fusion
Alternate Picking Chops 7 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Slow Pentatonics Lesson 2 of 10 Solo Phrasing Pop Rock
Legato Exercise Lesson 5 of 10 Etude Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Rock - Fusion
Major Pentatonic Scale 3 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Classic
Minor Pentatonic Scale 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Pop Rock
Slow Melody Lesson 2 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Dream Theater Style Lesson 6 of 10 Extended Range Rhythm - various Metal - Progressive
Satch Style Lydian Scale 7 of 10 Solo Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Rock - instrumental
Fusion Blues Lesson 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
C Minor Pentatonic Legato 7 of 10 Etude Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Rock - Fusion
Harmonic Minor Lesson 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Funk - Fusion
Dorian to Lydian Modulation 7 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Chromatic Scale Lesson 6 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Modes and Chords Lesson 5 of 10 Theory Chords Rock - Fusion
Economy Picking - A Lydian 6 of 10 Etude Economy picking Rock - Fusion
Arpeggio Phrasing 5 of 10 Solo Arpeggios Jazz - Fusion
Tapping - Licks without Picks 7 of 10 Solo Tapping Metal - shred
Learning the Modes 4 of 10 Theory Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
Playing Outside the Box 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing 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