August 8, 2016

About the Author: Stefan Joubert

Stefan Joubert manager of London Guitar Institute is passionate about adult education. He believes that absolutely anyone can learn to play the guitar and it is just a matter of getting good education and getting started.

Playing guitar in a band requires a different skillset from playing solo guitar.

You need to listen to the musicians around you.

You need to be aware and be sensitive as well as be willing to support the most important parts of the musical composition.

Often when playing in a jazz band, great guitarists will refrain from playing low-end chords to avoid getting in the foot of the pianist.

As a guitarist, you need to understand the subject of arranging to a certain extent in order to complement the others in the band!

It really does not matter if you play blues, bluegrass, soul, metal, funk or jazz, you need to play the right combinations at the right time to make the ENTIRE band sound great!

Tags: Band advice, Playing with other musicians

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