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Joel Kosche Artist Series

Joel Kosche, guitarist for Collective Soul and solo singer/songwriter, will dissect his style of playing and demonstrate all of the juicy tidbits.

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Joel Kosche, guitarist for Collective Soul and solo singer/songwriter, will dissect his style of playing and demonstrate all of the juicy tidbits.

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 1

Interview with Joel Kosche

The first episode of this artist series is an interview with Joel Kosche, guitarist for Collective Soul and independent songwriter. He will discuss his life as a musician, how he got where he is today, talk about learning guitar and dish out oodles of interesting information.

Length: 24:14 Difficulty: 1.0 Member Only
Lesson 2

Thoughts on Songwriting

In this lesson, Joel Kosche walks you through his process for writing songs and gives his thoughts on the subject. He also gives an example of how a pop or rock song can be setup.

Length: 10:33 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 3

Picking Technique

In this lesson Joel Kosche talks about his picking technique and how it has evolved over his career.

Length: 4:37 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 4

Hybrid Picking Arpeggio Exercise

In this lesson Joel Kosche teaches a hybrid picking arpeggio exercise that spans the neck of the guitar. This particular lick is excellent training and sounds amazing to boot.

Length: 14:50 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 5

Fake Slide Guitar Licks

In this lesson, Joel Kosche demonstrates his technique for playing slide guitar licks without the slide.

Length: 5:08 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 6

Open String Cascading Licks

Joel demonstrates how he uses the open strings to create cascading licks.

Length: 4:24 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 7

Creating a Guitar Solo

Joel Kosche talks about creating and composing a guitar solo. He uses his original song "Sunrise" as an example.

Length: 11:38 Difficulty: 3.0 Free Sample Lesson
Lesson 8

Amp Choices

Joel Kosche talks about his preferred amplifiers for both recording and touring. He also talks about the amplifiers that he built from scratch.

Length: 9:25 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 9

Joel's Guitars

In this lesson Joel talks about his favorite guitars and why he prefers them. He also goes into detail about his self-made Sefton guitars.

Length: 10:38 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 10

Recording Guitar

In this lesson Joel talks about his preferred methods for recording guitar. He will cover topics including his choice of microphones, which effects he prefers and talk about the importance of recording a second and completely clean signal.

Length: 12:25 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 11

Pedal Boards and Effects

Joel talks about his effects setup. He discusses how his effects are routed and which effects he likes to use.

Length: 17:22 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 12

Pedal Boards Part 2

In his second lesson on pedal boards Joel demonstrates how he uses his to create a plethora of interesting sounds.

Length: 15:05 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 13

The E-Bow

In this lesson Joel Kosche introduces an interesting device called an E-Bow. With an E-Bow your guitar can sound like a violin, cello or any other instrument with high sustain.

Length: 17:46 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
Lesson 14

"You Wouldn't Last a Day" Solo

Joel Kosche teaches the solo section from the song "You Wouldn't Last a Day" from his record Fight Years. He extends the solo slightly to work in a couple extra licks.

Length: 8:09 Difficulty: 3.5 Member Only
Lesson 15

A Steel Cage to Ride

Joel Kosche takes a look at the solo from the song "A Steel Cage to Ride" from his album "Fight Years."

Length: 7:18 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 16

In the Moment

Joel Kosche goes over an extended version of his solo from the song "In the Moment" from his album "Fight Years."

Length: 11:13 Difficulty: 3.0 Member Only
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