Austin Wide Open Guitar Master Class!

We will discuss how I arrange guitar parts and create interest with capos, low tuned guitars, and open tunings. I’ll show you how you can apply these concepts to all styles of music. I’ll demonstrate how I come up with hooks and signature licks. I’ll share the stories and techniques behind guitar parts I played on songs by John Mellencamp, Storyville, and my solo CDs.  We’ll discuss developing your ear and how to read and write charts using the Nashville number system.

I’ll show you soloing approaches using blues and pentatonic scales along with chromatics. We’ll delve into using triads and suspended chords along with my approach to rhythm playing and how I vary it depending on the band and instumentation. And, I’ll share my experience and advice for being in a band, becoming a sideman, and getting studio work!





David Grissom has toured and recorded with artists such as John Mellencamp, Joe Ely, Storyville, The Allman Brothers Band, The Dixie Chicks, Chris Isaak, Robben Ford, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Ringo Starr, Buddy Guy, and John Mayall, . His songs have been recorded by Trisha Yearwood, Lee Ann Womack, John Mayall, and Storyville among others.

            David joined Texas legend Joe Ely’s band in 1985 until 1991 when he joined John Mellencamp’s band. After Mellencamp, David went back to Texas to form Storyville, the band that included the Double Trouble rhythm section and powerhouse vocalist Malford Milligan. David is currently working on his 5th solo studio album.