The tip of the week is to be skip playing a chord occasionally! Sometimes it's okay not to play every chord in a progression. If another instrument is already covering that chord, it can help add some sonic space in the arrangement to drop out for a chord here & there. You can also try just playing partial chords, or a stripped down version of the chord. Also try playing a simple static part that works over a few chords. While the chords change over your static part you are creating an interesting tension.
Be creative with your rhythm playing!
Inside picking is a tricky thing to get a handle on but it's a very important technique to be able to use confidently.
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- Open Position Blues Tricks
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