Watch the Lead Fills online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from Power Phrasing
Playing between vocal phrases and learning to compliment them melodically and rhythmically is going to be very powerful for your musical chops and taste building skills. The vocalists will love you too, support them and the whole world is a much better place to live:-)
Remember that the vocals are the primary instrument in the mix here. We are supporting them and enhancing the feel and mood of the music with tasteful phrases. This isn’t a solo section but it is a place you can really shine as an instrumentalist.
We’ll be leaving plenty of air around the vocal phrases and maybe towards the end of the outro section we can let some notes hang out into the vocal space. Choosing the right notes though is key and may take some time to develop the ear for. In live situations you’ll never quite know what the singer will do with there resolution points, so listening intently is going to serve you well.