#1
Me and my buddy formed this band a while back and recruited our other friends on drums. Originally I was the Rythmn guitarist due to lack of self esteem and playing ability(esque my newbian name) I am now the better of the two of us making me Lead now. Has this happened to any one else?
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#2
yes. malcoolm young. and he sticked with rhythm guitar and let his newbie brother who didnt know **** playing lead guitar in the band. the history isnt exactly like this, but if you dont feel like playing lead, dont play. you could also dont give a **** about those terms, and when someone has to play some chords or solo or melody, you, the band, decide who plays it. no big deal.
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#3
Pretty interesting. In my first band the rhythm guitarist was an average rhythm player, and the lead guitarist was pretty good, although no shredder. At this point, I hadn't even picked up a guitar.

Now, the rhythm guitarist is one of the finest guitarists I know, and I think I might (barely) be able to compete with the lead guitarist.
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I am now the better of the two of us making me Lead now.





The Lead guitarist doesn't have to be 'better' than the rythm guitarist, both can be hard and both are important (maybe rythm a bit more important)

As the other guy said, if you don't feel like playing Lead... just don't! Let someone else do it! e
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#5
ehh I didn't choose to make myself the lead they all decided it would be best. I want to do it. I just want to know if this has happened in anyone elses band. He is very good but my skills are just more honed and I also can improv a little. He has no music theory whats so ever.

Oh and don't bash Ang or Mal AC/DC is my favorite band.
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#6
But it really happened! Malcolm was much better than Angus when AC/DC started.
Now you see Angus in those #100 guitar player but they allways forget Malcolm cause I'm serious, Malcolm is still on of the best guitar players of all time.
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#7
i used to play rythm guitar but we got a new guitarist so i play lead now. since our older songs didn't have lead guitar in them i play the keys/synths (we used to use pre-recorded keys/synths when we played live) for those.

edit- i went onto lead because i prefered it. it has nothing to do with being 'better'
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#8
Just because you are the lead guitarist, doesn't mean that you have to play anything different. You don't have to play solos. The difference between lead and rhythm has nothing to do with one person being better than the other. All it is is that the lead person is supposed to be more of a leader, and should put on more of a show. That doesn't always mean solos, it could just be something as simple as getting the crowd involved or running across the stage.
#9
i used to be the drummer, but then i learned guitar. and now im a lead player
#10
i just play lead cuz the other guy didnt
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