Improvise Rock Solos With Rock Solid Confidence By Learning David Gilmour’s Scales & Techniques

Join Gabriel Leopradi as he walks you, step by step, through the nuances David Gilmour uses to create his iconic sound so you can FINALLY feel comfortable playing on the fly solos.

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See What Our Students Have Said About the Gilmour Masterclass

Cameron P

Whoa, what a journey this course has been! I used to get so frustrated trying to memorize Gilmour's solos. But now, I'm creating my own, inspired by the man himself. My guitar skills are on another level!


Mitch K

Ever since I finished the course, my bandmates keep asking me what my secret is. Learning Gilmour's style has given me this fresh perspective on playing guitar. This course? Totally worth it.


Claire P

I've always been a huge Gilmour fan, but I struggled with getting his solos down. This course taught me it's not about playing note-for-note, but capturing his spirit. My playing has seriously improved!


How You’ll Learn To Play On The Fly Solos Like Gilmour

Solos should be about having fun in the moment, not memorizing them to play later. Solos aren’t about repeating sound but creating it anew in the moment. That’s why we partnered with someone who plays solos for a living. He walks you through the nuances that combine to make Gilmour's approach to creating his iconic sound. You’ll learn, step by step, Gilmour's scales, bends, double stops, his "sonic sweep" technique and more, in addition to deep dives into his dynamics, his use of silence, how he highlights melody, how he uses effects in his tone and more. Once you see it all laid out, you’ll confidently move in and out of solos-memorization free.

What You’ll Learn

The Gilmour Scale

Discover the scales Gilmour uses to create iconic sounds and improvise solos

The "Sonic Sweep" Technique

Add percussion and a little bit of Spanish energy to your target notes

Unique Rhythm Approach

Deep dive into his dynamic rhythm playing, how he uses silence, highlights melody, and stacks effects

15 Original Licks

Learn the 15 new licks behind 2 different solos

Improvise Solos With Confidence

Improvise solos with confidence with 7 days practice

Meet Your Teacher

Gabriel Leopardi

Gabriel Leopardi is a professional musician who has spent the last 20 years playing, recording, and touring with mega-label bands like Metallica, Duran Duran, Paramore, Evanescence, and more.

We asked Gabriel to teach our course because he has several years experience teaching guitar online. He has taught for major brands like GMC Guitar Lessons and Neural DSP. We know Gabriel’s experience will help you unlock the scales systems you need to start soloing with confidence.

Join Gabriel as he translates Gilmour's uniquely melodic approach into an easy-to-learn system you can use to confidently improvise on the fly solos. Gabriel shares his hard-won experience so you can start soloing right away.

Learn how to create Gilmour’s iconic sound from a real-life touring musician who cut his teeth playing Gilmour's songs.

Solo With Confidence In 7-Days  By Learning How To

Use Gilmour’s Scale System To Confidently Improvise Solos 

Incorporate Gilmour’s Sound Without Memorizing Solos Note-For-Note

Write Solos Like Gilmour While Retaining Your Unique Style

Play With Confidence By Understanding The WHY Behind The Licks

Start Soloing With Confidence Within 7-Days Of Practice

Our System Works, But Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

Hear What Our Customers Are Saying

Jack N

In just a week, this course changed how I approach my guitar. Gabriel really helped me understand how Gilmour thinks. My solos have never sounded better, and my buddies can't believe it's me playing.


Brian S

Man, I've always wanted to rip solos like Gilmour, but I was so stuck just copying his licks. This course got me to really understand the man's genius. It's not about parroting his solos, it's about feeling the music and creating something unique. Loved it!


Anja M

This is the real deal! You're not just copying Gilmour, you're channeling him, getting into his headspace. I've found my own sound, and it's got this cool Gilmour vibe to it. Never thought I could get this good in just 7 days.


See If This Course Is Right For You

This course is for you if...

  1. You already play guitar and want to incorporate Gilmour’s style, sound, and scale system into your playing

  2. You want to understand how to use Gilmour’s scales and licks to create your own sound and FINALLY stop memorizing solos

  3. You have an hour a day for a week to learn Gilmour’s melody-driven approach

  4. You want to improvise solos with confidence either by yourself or during a session

This course is not for you if...

  1. You are just now picking up the guitar
  2. You aren’t interested in learning how to create Gilmour’s iconic sound
  3. You’re looking to memorize Gilmour’s solo note-for-note
  4. You don’t have an hour a day to learn the scale system behind Gilmour’s iconic sound

What You’ll Find Inside The Course

Part 1: Bending & Vibrato Mini-Course

The course kicks off by walking you through the fundamentals of expression on the guitar - bending and vibrato. Here you’ll discover the mechanics along with the different types of bends and exercises you can follow to quickly get up to speed on this technique. After that, you’ll learn why vibrato is important, and exercises for creating your own personal vibrato.

1: Course Introduction - welcome to the course!

2: Bending Technique - Gabriel demonstrates different bending techniques, along with the mechanics of executing a proper bend and showing different types of bends you can do (half stop, whole stop, overbend, etc.).

3: Bending Exercises - here Gabriel walks you through a series of exercises you can use in your practice routine to nail your bending technique, pull off clean bends in your playing, avoiding things like bending out of tune, bending too fast, etc.

4: Vibrato Technique - moving on to vibrato, Gabriel walks you through different types of vibrato, talks about the vibrato different players have, why vibrato is important (namely that it gives a player their unique personality on the guitar), as well as demonstrating types of vibrato (fast/slow/wide/narrow/etc.).

5: Vibrato Exercises - next a series of exercises that you can add to your own practice routine to get good smooth vibrato that is in time with the music.

6: Final Thoughts - this contains an overview of what you've learned along with suggestions on what to learn next!

Part 2: Legato Mini-Course

In this next section you’ll learn legato fundamentals as well as some killer techniques for erasing unwanted noise. Gabriel will walk you through proper placement, execution, and how to play without wearing yourself out. This part closes out by deep diving into how to mute unwanted noise from untargeted strings.

1: Introduction to Legato - welcome to the course!

2: Left Hand Technique & Concepts - Gabriel walks through some of the building blocks of legato using your left hand, covers things like thumb placement (two different positions depending on what you're trying to do), finger placement (to get clear notes and good speed), minimizing movement and strength (basically you want to move as little as possible and only play as hard as you have to so that you aren't tiring yourself out doing too much), and general legato technique, demonstrating both hammer ons and pull offs, how to execute them cleanly without unwanted noise or too much movement that would cause over exertion or injury. Also covers trills, which are rapid hammer ons and pull offs.

3: Muting Unwanted Noise - one of the big mistakes people make with legato is having a lot of noise coming from the strings they're NOT targeting, so this module walks you through various techniques to ensure the only string ringing out is the one you want to hear, covering both left and right hand muting.

4: Legato Exercises - Next, Gabriel walks you through a series of exercises that you can use in your own practice routine to strengthen your fingers, clean up your playing, and get good clean legato, covering both hammer ons and pull offs, as well as hammering on from nowhere, muting, and other legato hacks!

5: Course Conclusion - here Gabriel gives a recap, ties it all together, and suggests what to learn from here.

Part 3: Double Stops Mini-Course

In this section you’ll learn how to create unique and iconic sounds by playing two notes at the same time. You’ll learn the common double stop notes (Gab teaches it in c minor scale), how to incorporate it into the pentatonic scale, and how to use triads in double stops. The session closes with Gab sharing his best tips to make this complicated system easy to learn.

1: Introduction - welcome to the course!.

2: What is a Double Stop - For those who are new to the idea of double stops, we give you a ground floor explanation and demonstration of this technique.

3: What notes can be used in Double Stops - Double stops can be performed in any scale, but Gabriel walks you through most common double stops - thirds, fourths, fifths and octaves. Gab uses the C minor scale to demonstrate each of the most common ones, played through the whole scale.

4: Incorporating Double Stops with the Pentatonic Scale - double stops are most commonly played using the pentatonic scale, so Gabriel walks you through how you would do this in your playing, basically giving you a practical roadmap for how to easily incorporate double stops in your playing. Then a little minor pentatonic jam plays, demonstrating this technique.

5: Incorporating Double Stops using Triads - Another technique for finding good double stop ideas within a key or within a solo. Triads are three notes, so if you know your triads, you have two choices within each triad (1/2, 1/3). Gab reveals all!

6: Technique Tips For Playing Double Stops - Walking through techniques to embellish your double stops and make them more vibey. Walks through regular picking (downstrokes or alternate picking), hybrid picking (combining picking and fingers), fingerpicking, slides, and legato.

7: Final Thoughts - a review of everything you learned in this section, along with some suggestions on next steps.

Part 4: Gilmour Dynamics, Phrasing & Techniques

In this section we go deep into some of the more unique aspects of Gilmour's playing that are less about "licks" or technicalities, and moreso approaches you can bring to your own playing to make it stand out.

1: Introduction - welcome to the course!

2: Gilmour Dynamics - Long before Nirvana, Gilmour was a master of switching between soft and loud volumes, or building tension over a passage to create a climactic moment in his music. Here Gab walks through many of the ways he achieved this, and how you can too.

3: Emphasis On Melody - Gilmour's playing is often driven by a strong sense of melody, both in his solos and his guitar lines. Gabriel gives examples, before walking you through a technique you can use to add more melody to your own playing - when the song calls for it.

4: Strategic Use Of Silence - While many players come straight out of the gate trying to fill the air with licks, Gilmour is a master of using silence to build tension and drama within his solos - often using gaps in his phrases to create a sense of anticipation. Here Gab builds on what he taught in the melody lesson to show how you can use silence to make your solos almost like vocal lines and build memorable moments in your playing.

5: Final Thoughts - Thanks!

Part 5: Gilmour Masterclass Techniques & Scales

This is where you combine all the techniques you learned to unlock Gilmour's unique melodic style. You’ll learn the scales Gilmour uses, how to switch between them, and then deep dive into the "Sonic Sweep" technique, his use of double stops, as well as his unique approach to bending and vibrato. The course ends with a quick wrap up before diving into the two Gilmour solos you’ll learn so you can tie everything together and start soloing with confidence!

1: Course Introduction - welcome to the course!.

2: The David Gilmour Scale - here Gab walks through how Gilmour combines several different scales to create his own unique sound.

3: Minor Pentatonic Scale - One of the first scales every guitarist learns and one of the most popular in rock and blues, Gab walks through Gilmour's favorite scale.

4: Natural Minor Scale - Also known as the Aeolian mode, the natural minor scale has a sad and dark color, hence it's popularity in rock ballads. Learn this and tap into some of the wistfulness that defines Gilmour's playing.

5: The Famous David Gilmour Bend - Every guitarist's bending and vibrato is their fingerprint, but a few have such distinctive style that it becomes their calling card. Here, Gabriel walks through how David Gilmour uses bending and vibrato to give his playing a vocal quality that sets him apart.

6: The "Sonic Sweep" Technique - Gilmour is known for his arpeggiated sweeps that add a layer of percussion to his playing as he builds into his target notes. In this lesson, Gab teaches a very simple to execute example that can be quickly and easily applied to many solos. Learn this to add additional interest and flair into your playing.

7: David's Double Stops - Ever the blues based player, Gilmour makes judicious use of double stops in his playing, often with the pentatonic scale. Now that you've completed the double stops masterclass, get ready to apply it!

8: Course Conclusion - Gab goes back over what you've learned and gives suggestions for next steps.

Exercise Sessions: Fundamental Gilmour - 15 Licks & Riffs to Help Unlock Gilmour's Style

This is the official intro for the final part of the course! By now you’ve mastered the basic skills you’ll need. In this short section you get introduced to Gab, learn about Gilmour's style, and get a walkthrough of his gear choices.

1: Welcome To The Course - an overview of coming lessons.

2: Meet Your Instructor - Gab introduces himself, gives some background and explains his relationship to Gilmour's playing.

3: Introduction to Gilmour's Influences, Style and Sound - Here Gab walks through Gilmour's major influences, gives a general overview of his style, and talks briefly about the gear he uses to get his signature sound.

Gilmour Song 1: Uptempo

This first song will have you playing an uptempo solo using the techniques you’ve learned. To make learning easy, we’ve included a moving tab layout you can play along with. We include backing tracks you can play with tabs on the screen, a half speed option to unlock any ‘sticky’ sections, and get insight and advice from Gab’s years on the road.

Gilmour Style Song & Solo 1 - Playthrough - Let's hear the first solo! Gabriel talks through what he's about to play, what songs influenced this solo, a little about the techniques involved, and then plays the solo at full speed with moving tab on screen so you can follow along.

Lick 1 Discussion & Walkthrough - For each of these licks, Gabriel talks about what inspired the lick, plays the lick at full speed with backing track and tab on screen, plays the lick at half speed without backing track, and then walks through the lick note by note, explaining the scale involved, giving playing advice, etc.

Lick 2 Discussion & Walkthrough

Lick 3 Discussion & Walkthrough

Lick 4 Discussion & Walkthrough

Lick 5 Discussion & Walkthrough

Lick 6 Discussion & Walkthrough

Lick 7 Discussion & Walkthrough

Gilmour Song 2: Lower Tempo

The second song will have you playing a lower tempo solo using the techniques you’ve learned. This section includes everything from the first song, such as the moving tab layout you can play along with. We include backing tracks you can play with tabs on the screen, a half-speed option to unlock any ‘sticky’ sections, and get insight and advice for Gab’s years on the road.

Gilmour Style Song & Solo 2 - Playthrough - Now it's time to hear the second solo! Once again, Gabriel talks through what he's about to play, what songs influenced this solo, a little about the techniques involved, and then plays the solo at full speed with moving tab on screen so you can follow along.

Lick 1 Discussion & Walkthrough - For each of these licks, Gabriel talks about what inspired the lick, plays the lick at full speed with backing track and tab on screen, plays the lick at half speed without backing track, and then walks through the lick note by note, explaining the scale involved, giving playing advice, etc.

Lick 2 Discussion & Walkthrough

Lick 3 Discussion & Walkthrough

Lick 4 Discussion & Walkthrough

Lick 5 Discussion & Walkthrough

Lick 6 Discussion & Walkthrough

Lick 7 Discussion & Walkthrough

Course End: Conclusion & Files

Gab closes out the course with insight into how to use the licks to create your own variations you then work into your own improvised solos! You’ll also find all the course files for solos, PDFs for tabs, and the Guitar Pro files for the solos.

How To Use These Licks - Gabriel walks through how to practice these licks, and demonstrates how to create variations of the licks to make them your own and work them into your own playing.

Conclusion - you're all done! Gab gives his final goodbyes!

Course files - Folder with backing tracks for both solos, PDFs of tabs for both solos, and Guitar Pro files for both solos.


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Gilmour Masterclass



  • GilmourĀ Scales And Techniques Course
  • Gilmour Dynamics, Phrasing & Techniques Course
  • Fundamental Gilmour Course
  • Legato Mini-Course
  • Bending & Vibrato Mini-Course
  • Double Stops Mini-Course
  • Printable Scale Charts
  • Tabs and Guitar Pro Files
  • "Everything You Wanted to Know About Scales" ebook

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