Improvisation Mindset

How to freely improvise even if you don't understand music theory

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  • Understand the basics of music theory
  • 30+ HD video lessons
  • A trusted method for improvisation, used by thousand guitar players
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About this course

Like many of us, David started playing guitar in his teens. He went on to earn several advanced guitar and professional musician degrees from notable schools in France before emigrating to the United States in 2005 to pursue his music career.

While working in a coffee shop to “pay the bills,” David began offering backing tracks on his site GuitarPlayback.com. He soon began recording and performing with a number of bands including Glass Hammer and Public Alchemy. David also became a popular instructor on JamPlay.com and TrueFire.com.

In 2013 he began teaching at Dweezil Zappa’s annual music camp. David continues to release his solo recording projects.

Today, David’s website and award-winning YouTube channel represent a popular brand empowering and inspiring thousands of guitar players to develop their own musical personality.

In this course you'll learn

  • Basic music theory
  • What are scales
  • How to unleash your creativity and express yourself using your guitar

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Course Curriculum


  •  Basic Music Theory (4:17)
  •  Intervals (5:07)
  •  Interval Workout (3:46)
  •  Alternate Intervals (5:19)
  •  Interval Workout 2 (6:11)
  •  Types of Scales (5:58)


  •  Minor Pentatonic Scale (11:33)
  •  Major pentatonic scale (7:56)
  •  Breaking Rules! (5:47)
  •  When the Pentatonic Scale Gets Boring (3:59)
  •  Super Simple Minor Modes (7:41)
  •  Super Simple Major Modes (6:31)


  •  Connecting Theory and Expression (3:35)
  •  Building The Conversation (7:38)
  •  Conversation er 1 (1:00)
  •  Conversation er 2 (0:40)
  •  Conversation er 3 (1:31)
  •  Rhythm Phrasing (5:57)
  •  Creative Rhythm Phrases (2:09)

Playing in Style

  •  About Playing in Style (1:56)
  •  Blues (8:21)
  •  Funk (4:55)
  •  Worship (5:46)

Bonus Section - Troubleshooting

  •  Don't Know What to Play First (3:48)
  •  Lack of Creativity (4:37)
  •  Finding Your Musical Voice (5:12)
  •  What I Play Doesn't Sound Interesting (3:34)
  •  I Always Play the Same Thing (4:23)
  •  I Can't Figure Out What Scale to Play (2:38)
  •  I Always Use the Same Positions (5:08)

Your Instructor

David Wallimann

My name is David Wallimann. I am a Franco-American instrumental guitar player, I love helping guitar players around the world discover their musical voice on the instrument to tell their personal musical story.

Frequently asked questions

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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

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