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Greg Koch - Guitar Gristle

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    Introduction

    In this first video, you'll meet guitarist Greg Koch through a song and a a brief self introduction.

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    Tuning & The B-Bender

    Next, Greg tunes his guitar and goes over using the B-Bender on his guitar.

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    Spank It - Chicken Pickin' Fricassee

    Here Greg shows the chicken pickin' right hand technique.

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    Torn Asunder - Behind the Nut Rustling Pt. 1

    In this video, learn all about nut rustling or bending the strings behind the nut to get a different type of sound.

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    Torn Asunder - Behind the Nut Rustling Pt. 2

    Greg continues with more techniques involving string manipulation around the nut.

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    The Death of a Bassman - Hybrid Picking Wrongdoing

    Next, Greg shows a hybrid picking technique that resembles a classic banjo roll with the fingers.

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    Tonus Diabolicus - Fun with Delays

    Greg explores different techiques using delay and volume.

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    Chief's Blues - Playing & Giving the Blues

    In this video, Greg shows his approach to the Blues.

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    The Grip - Unharmonious Harmaonics

    Greg dives into some of the more unconventional guitar techniques and sounds.

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    Outro Jam

    In this last video, we hear Greg's final thoughts and are played out with one more song.

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In this Hal Leonard video tutorial series, a feast for the fingers awaits, served up by the master of guitar histrionics! The inimitable Greg Koch discusses and demonstrates his twisted but tasty take on the guitar in gory detail.

The course includes full-band demos of select Koch tunes, and lessons on the techniques therein: “Zoinks” – The B-Bender, “Spank It” – Chicken Pickin' Fricassee, “Torn Asunder” – Behind-the-Nut String Rustling, “Death of a Bassman” – Hybrid Picking Wrongdoing, “Tonus Diabolicus” – Fun with Delays and “The Devil's Interval”, “Chief's Blues” – Blues Playing and Giving.


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dickl
Submitted 10 months ago

Excellent presentation

I really like Greg and how he presents the lessons. No dry lecturing here. He's a stunning player and demonstrates some fascinating techniques. I don't think I'll ever get to master, or even approach, actually managing to play any of them but they are wonderfully entertaining videos. My only crit would be that although he slows down what he's doing I find it difficult to follow the fingering but maybe that's just me.


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dickl
Submitted 10 months ago

Excellent presentation

I really like Greg and how he presents the lessons. No dry lecturing here. He's a stunning player and demonstrates some fascinating techniques. I don't think I'll ever get to master, or even approach, actually managing to play any of them but they are wonderfully entertaining videos. My only crit would be that although he slows down what he's doing I find it difficult to follow the fingering but maybe that's just me.

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An unsung guitar hero from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he grew up just a few miles from the Waukesha birthplace of the late, great guitarist-inventor Les Paul, Greg Koch has established himself within six-string circles as a masterful technician, accomplished clinician (for Fender) and general bad-ass guit-picker. No less than guitar virtuoso Steve Vai noted Koch’s six-string prowess and promptly signed him to his Favored Nations label in 2001. Tom Wheeler from Guitar Player magazine hailed him as “fiendishly talented” while other critics have called him everything from “a twisted guitar genius” to “the best kept secret in the guitar firmament.” A multiple award-winning string manipulator, he divides his time between international clinic tours, writing, recording and performing in Greg Koch and the Tone Controls (featured in this series). To sum it all up, “Imagine Chet and Hendrix meeting the Kings (Albert, Freddie, BB) at the first annual 'Zeppelin/Holdsworth Coffee Guzzler's Hoedown” - Guitar Player Magazine

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Greg Koch - Guitar Gristle is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 1 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent presentation I really like Greg and how he presents the lessons. No dry lecturing here. He's a stunning player and demonstrates some fascinating techniques. I don't think I'll ever get to master, or even approach, actually managing to play any of them but they are wonderfully entertaining videos. My only crit would be that although he slows down what he's doing I find it difficult to follow the fingering but maybe that's just me.
Date published: 2018-11-28
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