Greg Koch – Country Guitar Method

Greg Koch Country Guitar Method PDF

Greg Koch Country Guitar Method PDF + Mp3 CD download. This book uses real country songs to teach you the basics of rhythm and lead country guitar in the style of Chet Atkins, James Burton, Albert Lee, Merle Travis, and many others. In this beginning to intermediate manual, Mr. Koch does a great job of spelling out, playing, and building on the basics. Travis picking, hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, vibrato, scale runs, sus chords, double stops and chickin’ pickin’ are all introduced and presented in several forms. He peppers the manual with licks at each stage and provides several backing tracks on the CD you can solo over. Its progression is very intuitive.
The examples are very professional sounding but aren’t played so blazingly fast that it leaves beginning and intermediate players in the dust. You’ll be learning to play some of the most popular country records from the 50’s to the late 90’s.
In this beginning to intermediate manual, Mr. Koch does a great job of spelling out, playing, and building on the basics. He peppers the manual with licks at each stage and provides several backing tracks on the CD you can solo over. Its progression is very intuitive and baby-steps-walk-before-you-run driven. Most of the material is very accessible to the beginner although some selections like Sugerfoot Rag at 234 bpm and the Jimmy Bryant licks will confound you. For this reason he provides a slow version which is still pretty fast. Otherwise this manual is a very straight-forward, succinct introduction to country guitar. My basis for comparison is Michael Hawley’s Red Hot Country Guitar which is more advanced and develops some of the basic motifs like single note soloing in composite/blues scale, double stops, bends in much more detail. I would recommend Hawley’s manual after completing Mr. Koch’s. Both books will take approximately 3 months to thoroughly digest with a moderate (20 hour/week) practice schedule.

Songs include:

  • Buckaroo
  • Chattahoochee
  • Country Gentleman
  • Folsom Prison Blues
  • Forever And Ever, Amen
  • Freight Train
  • Hey, Good Lookin’
  • Hot Rod Lincoln
  • I Walk The Line
  • Little Sister
  • Mercury Blues
  • Move It On Over
  • Mystery Train
  • Ramblin’ Man
  • Rebel ‘Rouser
  • Ring Of Fire
  • Rocky Top
  • Sixteen Tons
  • Sugarfoot Rag
  • Susie-q
  • Sweet Dreams
  • The Race Is On
  • Wildwood Flower

 

Format: PDF + Audio tracks (Mp3). 56 Pages.

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Apr 23, 2017   

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