We could have named this month’s issue ‘Become a better guitarist’, because defining yourself as either a rhythm or lead player is an easy trap to fall into. No doubt some of us consider ourselves to be stronger at one than the other, but there’s also plenty of crossover between the two. Skills that apply to one will definitely benefit the other and, indeed, the two are certainly not mutually exclusive. Just take a look at legendary lone guitarists like Jimmy Page, Hendrix, Andy Summers, The Edge, Clapton, Tom Morello and many, many more who have combined rhythm and lead techniques to create a huge sound within their bands for the proof. So this month we’re taking a look at each side of the coin to show you how to improve at both, while learning to blur the lines between the two.
Elsewhere, we’ve lined up the usual stellar mix of songs to learn, tips and lessons, the hottest new gear and insight from players.
We’ll see you next month!