When there’s two guitar players, or a guitar player and a keyboard it can be daunting on where YOU fit in. This is a simple progression C — F, and some ideas on how you can add to the soundscape as opposed to playing what you think you should play. The big take aways are:
Don’t play what someone else is playing
If someone is Strumming C — F, try using a capo or our CAGED shapes to strum along. Better yet try some of these things.
Pick if someones strumming
Let a chord ring out. Sometimes not playing says just as much playing.
Create a simple motive to add. Nothing that takes away from the melody, but something that create some movement between the chords.
This is just an example, try it with any chord progression. Next time when your jamming with your buddies, you’ll be able to hear the difference!
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