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This matches with the kind of gigs you'll find as an acoustic guitarist: band member, self-accompanying soloist and lead guitarist within a duo or combo. As being a soloist, you'll find no shortage of fast food restaurants, cocktail parties, up-scale social events, weddings and restaurants where your presence (nicely dressed, naturally) add a flair of elegance and sophistication to the event particularly if play a classical or major jazz acoustic guitar, something piped in music struggles to do.

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All by myself...

The important thing to being a good soloist (the self-accompanying kind), would be to play music where you're playing a melody, a bass line as well as the backing chords all simultaneously. While this is no small feat, figuring out how to fingerpick at the same time you're learning the basic guitar chords can help immensely, you'll have instilled finger coordination and independence inside your style for the beginning.

There's a lot of guitar TABs on the net that can help you get started in developing a solid song repertoire of finger-style songs. And, truthfully, even simplest ones to try out sound way more complex (and impressive!) in comparison with really are.

Group effort:

Playing rhythm guitar within a band is fairly simple: you're part of the rhythm section combined with bass and drums. The issue of being a rhythm guitarist is the lead singers in most bands are already fairly competent rhythm guitarists themselves, and there's seldom a need for two rhythm players a single band.

So, unless you are the lead singer yourself, after you learn to play acoustic guitar, you may do well to learn the ability of vocal harmony or turn into a lead guitarist. And, yes, there's such a thing as an acoustic lead guitarist. Most acoustic duos get one or both of the guitarists taking over lead guitar chores within a show; in bluegrass bands the guitarist usually plays both rhythm and lead within a show, as you would in many every other combo which includes only one guitarist.

Utilizing the lead.

There are many online guitar lessons that may guide you along the road to becoming a lead guitarist. It can be much more common to find classical guitar soloing lessons that it is to locate acoustic lead lessons, but much of what the electric lessons give attention to (with some big exceptions, like radical string bending and whammy bar techniques) does apply when you learn to play beginners guitar.

The biggest hurdle in learning how to play electric guitar solos is making them sound melodic. The trick to making melodic solos is simple: play something you can sing, or sing something can play.

Meaning, when you rehearse, constructs a solo by singing what you would like to play over the chord progression first. Then learn how to play what you sang. Or maybe you're good enough, imagine a melody and play it at the same time. Think of George Benson playing and singing the solo concurrently on his classic version of "Masquerade".

You can even play the song's melody around the guitar as a way to get yourself started, and then build up your own variations from the melody as it moves along. Imagine Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again" solo.

Greater than...

There's so much more towards the acoustic guitar than the basic guitar chords that we all start when we're learning to play acoustic guitar, with a little forethought you could be something more than "just another guitarist". You can become the most valuable player inside the band.


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