David Gilmour - Tech Session by Jamie Humphries


The "David Gilmour - Tech Session" by Jamie Humphries is a comprehensive guitar lesson package designed to help you master the iconic style of Pink Floyd’s legendary guitarist, David Gilmour. This session focuses on four main areas: Rhythm Parts, Lead Parts, David Gilmour Tone on a Budget, and Performance. Each section delves deep into the specific techniques and approaches that define Gilmour’s playing style, offering invaluable insights and practical guidance to guitarists of all levels.

Rhythm Parts

In the Rhythm Parts section, Jamie Humphries breaks down the essential elements of David Gilmour’s rhythm guitar work. Gilmour’s rhythm playing is characterised by its fluidity and subtlety, often employing techniques like barre chords, power chords, and intricate chord progressions. Jamie demonstrates how to use these techniques to create the lush, atmospheric soundscapes that Gilmour is known for. By mastering these rhythm parts, you’ll be able to add depth and complexity to your own playing, making your performances more engaging and dynamic.

Lead Parts

The Lead Parts section is where Jamie Humphries really shines, guiding you through the nuances of David Gilmour’s lead guitar style. Gilmour’s solos are famous for their emotional expressiveness and technical precision. Key techniques covered include vibrato, string bending, and hammer-ons and pull-offs. Jamie also explores advanced techniques like unison bends and double stop bends. Learning these techniques will not only improve your technical skills but also help you develop a more expressive and emotive playing style, allowing you to connect more deeply with your audience.

David Gilmour Tone on a Budget

Achieving David Gilmour’s signature tone doesn’t have to break the bank. In the David Gilmour Tone on a Budget section, Jamie Humphries shows you how to replicate Gilmour’s iconic sound using affordable gear. This part of the session includes tips on selecting the right guitar, amp settings, and essential effects pedals. Jamie emphasises the importance of palm-muting and pick-slides to achieve the precise articulation and dynamics characteristic of Gilmour’s tone. By following Jamie’s advice, you’ll be able to capture the essence of Gilmour’s sound without spending a fortune, making it accessible to all guitarists.


Seeing techniques applied in a performance context is crucial for understanding how to use them effectively. In the Performance section, Jamie Humphries plays through complete pieces, demonstrating how the rhythm and lead parts, as well as tone techniques, come together in a real-world setting. This live performance context helps you see the practical application of the techniques you’ve learned, providing a clear example of how to integrate them into your own playing. Watching Jamie perform allows you to observe his timing, dynamics, and overall approach, giving you a comprehensive understanding of how to execute these techniques in a musical performance.

Guitar Techniques Used

This tech session is an invaluable resource for any guitarist looking to master the unique and expressive style of David Gilmour. By focusing on rhythm, lead, tone, and performance, Jamie Humphries provides a well-rounded and in-depth exploration of what makes Gilmour’s playing so special. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced guitarist, these lessons will help you take your playing to the next level.

About The Tutor

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Jamie Humphries

Jamie is one of the mainstays of LickLibrary, having a stream of hugely successful best selling DVDs, Jamie is best known as Brian May's sideman who he's played shows with all over the world. Aside from this Jamie is a hugely popular clinician working all over the world with Ernie...

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