Truefire Greg Koch’s Gristleman Guitar TUTORIAL
“I believe Greg Koch is pound for pound the best guitar player in the world today. His, tone, feel and style are unrivaled in today’s guitar playing community. He is scary good. It was a true honor to do shows with him.” – JOE BONAMASSA
Greg Koch has been at the top of our wish list, not to mention our students’ wish lists, for a very, very long time. He’s been busy releasing 15 records, authoring over a dozen best-selling instructional materials, writing countless articles for top guitar mags, serving as an ambassador for Fender and Fishman, touring the globe as bandleader, and posting 4,000 plus video gear test drives and lessons generating over 50-million views.
The stars have finally aligned and we are now thrilled to welcome Greg to the family with his first TrueFire course, Gristleman Guitar!
”Finding your way as a guitar player means more than learning licks and phrases. It means digging deep and honoring the nuances of many of the guitar greats in an identifiable and flavorful way – their expressiveness, the techniques, and all of their melodic and rhythmic sensibilities.
But at the same time, you have to put your own twist on those roots. You have to personalize them over time, and make them your own. That’s truly where all the flavor comes from, and that folks, is what I like to call Guitar Gristle. It’s the intersection where all that’s right meets all that’s wrong.
I’m excited to share with you fourteen of my go-to techniques and concepts for all out guitar savagery. We’ll look at my approaches to chicken picking, vibrato, hybrid picking, all kinds of bends, travis picking, pinch harmonics, double stops, standard tuning slide and a ton more.”
Greg will explain and demonstrate each of the 14 Gristleman techniques sharing some of his own creative twists for each. Using backing tracks from his own records, Greg will also perform an example for musical context followed by a detailed breakdown.
”We’ll play over a chicken pickin’ onslaught I like to call “Spank It”, a greasy little shuffle named “Quarantonne”, there’s some swing tunes, some laid back funky soul grooves, a sinuous rock conflagration, slick jazzy shuffles, and of course there’s even a pungent and filthy blues too.”
You will play your way through all 14 sets of lessons including: Poultry Pluckin’ and Cluckin’, Hybrid Picking Leads, Travis Picking, Vicious Vibratos, Beastly Blues Bends, Pre-bent Chords & Hybrid Harmonics, Pinch Harmonic Savagery, Comping in “Shuffle & Swingland”, Double-Stops with Drones, Funky Finger Picked Comping, Sultry Slide Soloing in Standard, Rock Double-Stop Soloing, Constructing Longer Solos, and Triple-Stop Comping Like an Organ.
”Maybe you’ll take a few things from here verbatim, but my hope is that this course will at the very least inspire you to try something new on the guitar and take these ideas into a totally new place yourself. You know what they say; ‘where there’s fat, there’s flavor!’”
You’ll get standard notation and tabs for all of the playing examples and performance studies. Plus, you’ll be able to use TrueFire’s learning tools to sync the tab and notation to the video lesson.
You can also loop or slow down any of the videos so that you can work with the lessons at your own pace. All of the backing tracks are also included to work with on your own.
Grab your guitar, and let’s ‘pound the gristle’ with Greg Koch!