How to Play Lead Guitar
Imagine the lead guitarist’s instrument shutting off in the middle of a famous band playing. Everything becomes quite. The main sound in the melody is provided by the lead guitar which leads the sound in all the music. Others are just as accomplished as the lead guitarist.
The lead guitar also includes basics. Make sure that the pick brings out the highest tone first. The kind of stroke done will make the tones differ. Since it is derived from simple strokes of muscles the down strokes that give off a fiddle tone is considered the best. Because slow songs use down strokes with over tones they sound better.
Life is given to the music, by timing this is important. Recording the piece and listening to it is an easy way for the player to know how their timing is. Since it allows them to identify where the timing is off. The timing could just be bad in one break or small interval when there is a small interweave of beats right after a wrong push instead of being bad for the entire song.
The faster the audience is the better the audience thinks they are. It is believed that lead guitar players are fast. If they can’t play smoothly it is useless because it could end up sounding like a tin can. The pick used can also influence the speed. If the player opt for speed it is hard to use a white, thick, big nylon pick which gives a nice lead sound.
Prior to playing the melody of the music should always be visualized first. The sound from the lead guitarist should not only match its sound but fit the rhythm as well. This is called the “T” in lead guitar playing by true artists. The break should not be considered with every note played but as a whole.
Talent is enhanced by the pressure of keeping up with better musicians so try playing a gig with better musicians. Just by simply watching how smoothly they play the music you can grasp the “T’ without even doing a “one on one” session. With these musicians you can learn several techniques.
Playing licks should be avoided. The simpler the tone the better; concentrate and play smoothly. Pick an idol and listen to them in order to pick up points and ideas on improvising; it could be a fiddle, banjo, mandolin, saxophone or piano player. Feel the beauty of the sound as you listen to the real sound of the instrument.