Watch the LIVE! Playing with a Vocalist Means Sharing the Stage online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Blues Guitar 5: Lick Vocabulary

LIVE! Playing with a Vocalist Means Sharing the Stage - Performance is a video guitar lesson presented by Jeff Scheetz and is sourced from Blues Jam Survival Guide.


Singers. It is a love hate relationship between vocalists and guitarists. Well…. OK, mostly the vocalist loves to hate the guitar player… :o) But in every great band throughout history there has been a dynamic vocalist and guitarist duo who learned to play nice with each other! So - the best way to endear you to your vocalist... Don't play over their vocals! As guitarists we need to find the holes to play in, and make sure what we are playng is complimenting the vocal line, and not pulling away from it. And remember when in doubt... don't play a riff there - you will have plenty of time to blaze when it's your solo.