Joel Kosche

Joel Kosche

From Collective Soul

Joel Kosche's musical journey has been a remarkable road, one that has brought the talented guitarist and songwriter to some interesting destinations along the way. At age 13, Kosche began to teach himself to play the guitar, later taking classical guitar instruction to supplement his burgeoning talent. A fixture of the Atlanta music scene, Kosche fronted the well-known local band, Steep, while earning a living as a guitar tech for such well-known artists as Steve Winwood. K... (more)

Joel currently offers 17 guitar lessons at JamPlay, with 1 song lesson and 16 lessons in our Artist Series.

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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.


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.

24:14 Runtime

1.0 Difficulty


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.

10:33 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Picking Technique

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

4:37 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


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.

14:50 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Fake Slide Guitar Licks

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

5:08 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Open String Cascading Licks

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

4:24 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Creating a Guitar Solo

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

11:38 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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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.

9:25 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


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.

10:38 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


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.

12:25 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty


Pedal Boards and Effects

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

17:22 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


Pedal Boards Part 2

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

15:05 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


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.

17:46 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty


"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 <i>Fight Years</i>. He extends the solo slightly to work in a couple extra licks.

8:09 Runtime

3.5 Difficulty


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."

7:18 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty


In the Moment

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

11:13 Runtime

3.0 Difficulty

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