Admittedly a very cheesy title. However, this is the title I’m giving to a valuable lesson I learned playing electric guitar in a previous church worship band. The well-trained and truly talented electric player in the band and I were both assigned electric guitar one week. At that time, I was all about using all 6 strings. The other player got frustrated with that and in the rehearsal he admonished me for using so many strings.
He then proceeded to show me that I really only needed to use typically 3 strings at a time in my rhythm playing and very rarely use the bottom two strings as a modern worship band electric guitar player.
I had been a mostly acoustic player in the band and the ‘strum-em all’ approach worked to an extent, but just did not translate well to electric in the band setting.
It was a watershed moment for me and changed my playing style for the positive more than any other comment/lesson/instruction/video had ever done before.
Today, I visited Troy’s site: Guitar for His glory and one of Troy’s lessons gets right to this point – his lesson on inversions is valuable for anyone wanting to get out of the open chord rut and progress to a mix of rhythm/lead that is so typical in modern worship songs.