i want to learn a style of guitar but im not sure what its called, its like chords with a bit of lead over the top eg. under the bridge.what is this style called?
Thats John Fruiscante, who plays that similar to Jimi Hendrix. Hendrix was one of his favorite players. Try playing some of Jimi Hendrix's greatest hits too and you can get the hang of funk/jazz rock type guitar playing.
Sounds like the Jimi Hendrix style of playing. You're playing chords and do little embellisments over the top to create a laid-back, groovy kind of sound. The embellisments are additional notes that are part of the scale corresponding to the chord. For a detailed explanation have a look at http://www.theloneguitaristblog.com/beginner/jimi-hendrix-teach-rhythm-guitar/
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