Thank you for signing up to Guitarist. All rights reserved. Diversify your playing with Greg Koch's red-hot hybrid-picking lesson By Guitarist editors ( Guitarist ) 26 February 2020 Koch serves up a little bit of country, a little bit of jazz and a little bit o’ blues on the side as he shares his 8 favorite licks The higher note of each pair is a regular fretted note, plucked with your third finger. Greg starts with an innocent Texas blues lick in A, but then temporarily shifts up a fret (into the key of Bb). Remember, the 5th fret harmonics are the same notes as the open strings, so you’re bending B to C# here. Guitarist editors You will receive a verification email shortly. (Guitarist) 26 February 2020, Koch serves up a little bit of country, a little bit of jazz and a little bit o’ blues on the side as he shares his 8 favorite licks. All rights reserved. Then, Sir Gregory will give you his honest opinion about whether or not it would be the right axe for you! Picking a serial number out of a hat might work sometimes, but we figured it would be better to get some expert help for our exceptional customers. To make it even easier for you to get your hands on your dream guitar, we now offer even more flexible financing options thanks to our partnership with the fine folks at Affirm. After all, the notes E, G and Bb are in the blues scale, and we routinely add the C# (major 6th) as it’s in the Dorian, Mixolydian and major pentatonic scales. By Hi Greg Sorry if i say that but you should buy this Tom Murphy for yourself. He can effortlessly mix grungy rock riffs, slippery swing chords, old-time fingerpicking and vertiginous country bends… and all with a sense of humour and a taste for the unexpected. Greg uses hybrid picking (pick and fingers) in most of these licks, so we’ve notated exact picking directions where it’s crucial to the sound of the lick. Just take a simple pattern and move it to different string groups and fretboard positions. Bath Matze Then, from December 18th to December 22nd, Greg will go through your emails and pick the best of your burning six-string questions to answer. Check out this video from the last session of Greg comparing a Double Cut Les Paul to an ES-335 to get a taste of the fun we have in store for you: 500 S Arthur Ave, Suite 700, Louisville, CO 80027. Take care with the double bends – in bar 3 you need to pre-bend both strings by one semitone, but in bar 4 the G string goes up a full tone (two frets). If your email gets picked, you will get a reply with a link to an exclusive personalized serial number video! Dig it. If we select your email, we’ll shoot a video of Greg Koch jamming out on whatever guitar (or guitars) you’re contemplating putting a ring on. If you haven’t heard of him, Greg is something of a guitar hero (and not the kind with a fake plastic controller, either). Playing Ddim7 (D F G# B) over an E bass gives E7b9, and here Greg gets a great bluesy sound out of Edim7 (E G Bb C#). This line is A Mixolydian (A B C# D E F# G) with an added minor 3rd (C). Official website of guitar fiend Greg Koch from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Here at Wildwood, we know how hard it is to pick out a guitar. There was a problem. Fret a note as normal then touch the harmonic 12 frets above with your (picking hand) index finger and pluck with your thumb. Koch uses no pedals, just a Lava cable running from his guitar straight into his signature Koch The Greg combo. Sign up below to get the latest from Guitarist, plus exclusive special offers, direct to your inbox! Then, from December 18th to December 22nd, Greg will go through your emails and pick the best of your burning six-string questions to answer.