How To Sound Like David Gilmour - Lead Guitar Course
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How To Sound Like David Gilmour - Lead Guitar Course

A Guide To Adding A Touch Of Pink Floyd Magic To Your Solos
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Created by John Robson
Last updated 12/2019
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 20 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Playing lead guitar in the style of David Gilmour
  • Pentatonic scales
  • Note targeting
  • Playing over chord changes
  • Phrasing
  • Thematic development
  • Triplet rhythms
  • Signature string bending moves
Requirements
  • Have a basic knowledge of lead guitar
  • Know how to dowload files from the internet
Description

This course gives an insight into the lead guitar playing style of David Gilmour. We will look at his note choices & favoured scale positions, and some of his signature techniques. We will also look at the art of phrasing - a crucial skill for any lead guitarist, but even more so when aiming for a "Gilmour-esque" sound.

The course is accessible & easy going with eight set piece guitar solos to learn, each one showcasing a different aspect of Mr. Gilmour's playing style. By the end of the course you will be well equipped to inject a little DG magic into your own solos any time you wish.

Who this course is for:
  • Intermediate guitarists
  • Electric guitarists
  • Pink Floyd fans who play guitar
Course content
Expand all 9 lectures 01:29:35
+ Introduction
1 lecture 07:38

Welcome to the course. In this introduction, I set out what we're looking to achieve and how we're going to go about it. Make sure you download the PDF showing all of the chord sequences used in the course jam tracks.

Preview 07:38
+ Scales!
1 lecture 07:04

In this section I take you through how to play & locate the pentatonic scale on the neck of the guitar. There is a solo for you to learn and a jam track to play along with.

Preview 07:04
+ More Note Choices
1 lecture 14:55

In this lecture I show you how to borrow notes from the underlying chords and add them inito the pentatonic scale framework you are basing the solo on. You will learn how to work out what notes are in any given chord, and where to locate these notes  on the neck. You get a solo to learn which illustrates this, and a jam track to play along with.

Adding More Notes
14:55
+ More than one scale!
1 lecture 17:37

Sometimes, Mr Gilmour will play over the chord changes by moving from one scale to another as the chords change underneath him. In this lecture I show you the basics of how to do exactly that. There is a solo to learn, and a jam track to try out your new skills over.

Switching Scales
17:37
+ Phrasing
1 lecture 09:10

In this lecture I show you how to time your licks perfectly with the backing track. You will learn a simple little secret that makes the difference between sounding just "OK" and sounding tuneful, memorable & melodic.

Phrasing & Timing Basics
09:10
+ More Phrasing - Repetition & Development
1 lecture 09:17

This lecture shows you how to use repetition to great effect in a solo. This is fundamental to creating memorable music. You will also get some tips on how to develop a solo from a single phrase. Want to play long solos where you never seem to run out of licks? This lecture will show you how it's done. You get not one, but two, solos to learn and jam tracks to play along with.

Using Repetition
09:17
+ Triplets
1 lecture 06:34

In this lecture I show you how to count and play triplet based rhythms in your phrasing. Mr Gilmour uses there A LOT, so it's a great way to inject a little bit of his style into your own solos. Once again, you get two solos to learn which a crammed full of triplet based licks.

Using Triplet Rhythms
06:34
+ String Bends
1 lecture 13:23

Here we go through a few string bending techniques that many of Mr Gilmour's mjore recognisable licks rely upon. There are (as always) close up demonstrations & explanations, as well as a solo to learn and a jam track to play along with.

Bend it like Gilmour!
13:23
+ Summary
1 lecture 03:57

In this summary I reflect on what topics we've covered & how they are going to be of use to you. There's also a bonus jam track to try out all the ideas you've learned in a new context.

So... To Summarise
03:57