How to Blur the Line Between Rhythm and Lead Guitar

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If you’re strictly a rhythm guitarist, you’ve probably found that playing chords all the time can get boring. Some of the best rhythm players create a fusion between rhythm and lead guitar by complementing their chords with fills and motifs that add greater interest and create a stronger sense of musical emotion.

In this video lesson, Sean Daniel demonstrates how you can do this using the E minor pentatonic scale with chords of the G major scale. Sean walks you through the E minor pentatonic scale and shows how you can add notes from the scale into your chord playing using open strings and hammer-ons.

Let the line between lead and rhythm playing be blurred forever more!

For more of Sean’s videos, visit his YouTube channel.