Poll: Which One?!
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Lead!
178 49%
Rhythm!
109 30%
Butter!
79 22%
Voters: 366.
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#1
Simple question. If given the chance, would you rather play lead guitar or rhythm guitar in a band? I personally would pick rhythm, as i like playing chords and generally keeping in time...plus if i mess up there is a less likely chance of people noticing.

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#3
I like playing Rhythm. But I'd love to do leads because it really steals the show.


I really want to do vocals though!
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#5
I like lead, but rhythm is more important.
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#7
i love playing lead
but i also like rhythm
sometimes i like rhythm more because if i cant play an epic solo ill come up with weird rhythm patterns
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#9
Rythm if i get to sing
If I dont get to sing lead (though i'd probably alternate with the other guitarist anyway)
#12
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Rhythm if i get to sing
If I dont get to sing lead (though i'd probably alternate with the other guitarist anyway)


Me too. My role in my band is Rhythm+lead vocals, but I do take solos on the songs that I wrote.
#13
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Yup. I play dual roles as well. Its how it should be.
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#14
most blues bands only have one guitar, so, both?
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#16
I said butter because I like both. I have never played with another guitarist who can competently solo so I play a lot of lead but rhythm could sure mix it up.
#17
lead cause i'm not that good with chords
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#21
I'm assuming that by "butter" you meant "bass." I love playing bass. Guitar is great for showing off and for being loud and up front and whatnot, but I'm not that type of guy. I like being the subtle driving force behind the music. I don't necessarily need recognition, so bass is best for me.
#22
I'll take rhythm mostly cause I've never really worked on soloing much. I'm starting to solo more lately. I can almost play the 2nd solo in 3's and 7's. (yeah, I know I suck but I can keep a great rhythm)
#23
lol butter...
i'd play lead because i'd be an attention *****
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#24
I would choose lead simply because from what I have seen,
lead guitarists just get more to experiment with.

I did join our school's Jazz Choir this year though and have a whole new appreciation for Rhythm guitar and I actually really like playing rhythm,
but I am much more interested in experimentation.
#25
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#26
Both.

As a jazz guitarist, I'm expected to be able to be good at comping and be able to play the melodies/harmonies as well as solo improv.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#29
i picked rhythm as its what i play in the band i am in!

i like both really. cos at the moment i play rhythm but also get to solo at points as well so its all good for me!
#30
Lead because you can do silly faces and ponce about while doing teh emotional solos.
#32
lead: i love showing off what i can do.

why would anyone pick rhythm? its for the players who suck.

generally, the order that the band members pick the girls is:
guitarist
bassist
keys (if applicable)
drums

but the rhythm guitar is last of all..... or maybe before drums.... ...

um anyway, yeah, lead is just the best.
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#33
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Rhythm + vocals = better than solos.


At least that's the maths I learned.

That pretty much sums it up.
#36
Bass.
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#37
lead makes people go woah but i like rhythm more. awesome heavy riffs > super fast barely melodic solos.
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#38
I play lead in my band, so I guess lead?


But I like playing both, and I'm good at both so...
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#40
I like both, but i prefer lead. It all depends on how technical the riffs and the solos are. If the riffs are fast and furious and I'm not skilled enough for the solo, I definitely like rythm over solo, and the other way around. Haha! x)

But overall I prefer lead a little more, because there is so much to experiment, and many effects you can have a lot of fun with! For example the Whammy and Reverse effects. You also get to rape your whammy bar...
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