Watch the Texture online guitar lesson by Mimi Fox from Flying Solo
Texture is critical for helping to establish the mood you want at a given moment. Fast single lines create excitement and momentum, lush chordal voicings create beauty and elegance. It's all about the story you are trying to tell. Experiment in your own practicing by shifting between different kinds of textures and tape your playing. When you listen back, you can begin to hear what works and what doesn't. It's all about creating moods that draw the listener in.