Bobby Koelble
21 years experience in Rock, Metal, Jazz, Classical

First the earth cooled. Then the dinosaurs came and went. America was discovered, the stock market crashed, prohibition ended, fundamentalists killed our great leaders and sometime after that, Bobby was born. One day his dad went to the mall to buy a stereo but got him an organ instead and his music learning began. He wanted to learn Bach but his teacher kept teaching him Show Tunes. He quit the instrument on realizing it was not present in the works of Black Sabbath. He began to commandeer his sister's guitar at every opportunity and guitar lessons ensued. Metal became a passion. Off he went to Berkley to try to be like Al Di Meola but ended up a bit more like Wes Montgomery. Miles and Coltrane became a passion.

After graduation, he was given the enormous honor of playing alongside Chuck Schuldiner and Gene Hoglan in Death (featured on the Roadrunner release, Symbolic), possibly resulting in Charlie Parker licks being played in death metal tunes for the first time. Songwriting became a passion. He went on to form Junkie Rush and The Absinthe Trio, which performs in Orlando every Wednesday and continued working as a freelance live/session guitarist.

Booby has accompanied some of the giants of Jazz including Sam Rivers, Danny Gottlieb, Chris Potter, Larry Coryell and Lou Donaldson and has the honor of teaching Jazz guitar at Rollins College and the University of Central Florida. He has also given private lessons to hundreds of guitar students over the years, still teaches rock n roll band camps every summer and is dedicated to helping up-and-coming musicians. He enjoys reggae, as evident in his frequent collaborations with The Supervillains and The Goods. He has what could be described as musical A.D.D!!!

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Guitar lessons by Bobby Koelble

New to Guitar

Introduction to Guitar

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Buying a Guitar

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Basic Guitar Song Melodies

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Beginners Guitar Chords

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Basic Major Open Chords

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Basic Minor Open Chord

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F Chord and Practice Ideas

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Power Chords

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Playing Rhythm on Guitar

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Pentatonic Scales

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Barre Chords

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Demo Lessons

New to Guitar

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Chord Series

Beginners Guitar Chords

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Basic Major Open Chords

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Basic Minor Open Chord

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Practicing Open Chords  

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F Chord and Practice Ideas

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Barre Chords

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Rhythm Guitar

Bass and Chords - Series 2

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Scale Series

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Techniques

Vibrato

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Bending

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Legato - Intermediate

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Legato - Advanced (Part 1)

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Legato - Advanced (Part 2)

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Improvisation

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Series 9-Using Dorian Mode

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Creating a Solo

Creating a Rock Solo  

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Creating a Metal Solo  

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Creating a Reggae Solo  

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Ear Training

Introduction and Discussion

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Ear Training - Chords

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Q and A Series

Lead Playing

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Demo Lessons

Rhythm

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Improvisation

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Acoustic Series

Acoustic Series-Week 26 (January)

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Classical Guitar

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Classical Guitar-Arpeggios  

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Classical Guitar Techniques

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Classical Guitar - Tremelo

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Romanza

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Canary Jig

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Asturias

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Fusion Series

Step 1-Introduction to Fusion  

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Step 2-Major Diatonic Triads  

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Step 5-Adding Sevenths  

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Step 6-Melodic Minor Scale  

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Step 8-Melodic Minor Triads  

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Metal Series

Metal Guitar Basics

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Metal Rhythms

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Harmonics

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Demo Lessons

Classical Guitar Lesson

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Techniques

Vibrato

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Bending

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Legato - Intermediate

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Legato - Advanced (Part 1)

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Legato - Advanced (Part 2)

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Scale Series

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Speed Mechanics

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Series 9-Using Dorian Mode

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Creating a Solo

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Creating a Metal Solo  

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Creating a Reggae Solo  

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English Songs

The Trooper

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Walk

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Symbolic

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Cowboys from Hell

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Crystal Mountain

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Zero Tolerance

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Perennial Quest

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Voice of the Soul

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Pull the Plug

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The Philosopher

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Lack Of Comprehension

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1000 Eyes

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Nothing Else Matters

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Overactive Imagination

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Bite the Pain  

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Greensleeves  

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Bollywood Songs

Main Kya Karoon

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Pakistani Songs

Yaar Bina

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Tamil and Telugu Songs

Crazy Minnal

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