Electric guitar creates texture and familiarity in worship.
Tone is important in playing electric guitar. We use overdrive tastefully, delay in an understated way, reverb that’s not too heavy and have an overall clear and full sonic quality. We can play lead lines but can create atmosphere when we aren’t the lead. We can improvise when needed, but do so tastefully. In worship, we don’t palm mute, use distortion/fuzz or use heavy delay and reverb. We are always aware of what the keys players are playing so we complement each other rather than step on one other.
COMPETENCIES WE’RE LOOKING FOR IN ELECTRIC GUITARISTS:
- Ability to play to a click
- Ability to play a song lick for lick
- A basic understanding of the Nashville Number System
- Ability to utilize overdrive, delay and reverb to create a full sound