Master rhythm & lead
go beyond the limits of familiar chords and scales and start playing more creatively
Learn the techniques you need to know to become an all-round better player over a range of styles
For every Angus and Malcolm style ‘lead and rhythm’ pairing you encounter, there are just as many lone axe-wielders – players who fill out their sound without a bandmate covering their backs. Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen, Muse, The White Stripes and Royal Blood all spring to mind, but trying to create a bigger sound is something most players will need to think about. This month, we’re taking a look at techniques to help you fill out your sound. From richer chords and a funk rhythm workout to creative lead techniques that will help you break any soloing plateau. Turn the page and let’s get started!
Words Chris Bird, Jon Bishop Photography Neil Godwin