Watch the Tasty Bits online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from 50 Blues Rock Guitar Licks You MUST Know

Being an interesting rhythm guitar player requires as much attention as does being an interesting lead player. What is really cool is that the more you work on both, the more the line between the two diminishes. So I find the old question "are you a lead or rhythm guitarist?" more and more absurd. I usually just answer "yes". A blues is a great way to experiment with some cool rhythm guitar ideas and phrasing, this is usually referred to as "comping". Like most musicians, I found out the hard way that I had spent too much time trying to be a great soloist and realized I didn't really know what to do the 90% rest of a tune!

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