Watch the Lullaby of the Leaves online guitar lesson by Mimi Fox from Jazz Performance
Space! The final frontier for us guitarists eh? It was really hard for me when I was younger to truly get how cool it can be to leave space in music. The paradox is that when you do, the places you choose to fill sound so much richer!The reason is that you are creating contrast and giving yourself/fellow musicians/audience, a chance to clear their musical palette! It also leaves a bit of breathing room before the next phrase and this contrast strengthens whatever follows it. Don't be scared of this concept boldly go where other guitarists may not dare to go!