Greg Koch shows you how to solo over a blues shuffle in the style of Albert Collins

Greg Koch
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Hello, and welcome to my column! Over the course of these lessons, I’ll be discussing a wide variety of approaches to both rhythm guitar playing and improvisation in the realms of blues, rock, country and more... which begs the immortal question: Can you dig it? I think you can!

Years ago, I would often play duo gigs with a harmonica player, and when he’d take a solo, I had to cover the chords, bass line and groove with my guitar, “comping” behind his solos. 

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Greg Koch

Greg Koch is a large human who coaxes guitars into submission in a way that has left an indelible print on the psyches of many Earth dwellers. Visit to check out his recordings, instructional materials, signature musical devices and colorful hats.