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SLY
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SLY
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01/18/2003 4:18 pm
I don't like categorizing Lead & Rhythm, having each on it's own... They are both called guitar playing ...
As in an Orchestra , there are average singers who do Choral (rhythm) , and singers with special talents go Suprano (lead).
Also you see a lot of violinists playing rhythm, and the Hotshot violinist is the soloist (Lead in guitar language).

Same with the guitar , a Guitarist with an average skill plays rhythm , and a guitarist with special skills plays Lead...
This doesn't mean that rhythm playing is trivial ...
It requires as much feelings as in lead playing... But doesn't require the similar skills of course.

And I've never heard about the lead guitarist who can't take the rhythm job, cuz usualy every body has to learn how to play rhythm first, before getting into lead.
And if this kinda guy EXIST ... Then I'm pretty sure that his Lead playing ain't worth a row of beans as well.