40 Quick Guitar Tips! #40: Listen to what’s happening when playing
This is really critical, in addition to not playing all the time, you’ll want to be listening to what happening. You want to react and respond to what the other band members are playing.
If the song starts to get busy, maybe you want to pull out or just play in the cracks. Heading toward a chorus? Then, it might be time to come in and start playing.
If the keyboard player keeps playing up high; well it could be time to play something low down on the guitar’s neck or to find a part that fits nicely around what he’s playing.
Always be listening, responding and reacting.