Acoustic Guitar – Responsibilities

  • Know basic keys to play in (A,B,C,D,E,F,G)
  • Know all basic chords in open and barred positions
  • If there is more than one acoustic guitar and/or electric guitar player, use different positions and voicing of chords so you do not double what the lead guitarist or any other guitarist is playing, and to achieve a much “bigger” sound overall.
  • Be able to use a capo
  • ALWAYS tune up BEFORE rehearsal and services
  • If you are having trouble with a strumming pattern or chord, ask the band leader (usually the lead guitar player) for help or for help thinking through alternatives
  • Follow team leader’s directions during songs (continue, strum once and hold out, etc.)
  • Arrive early to setup equipment and be ready to start on time
  • Be sensitive to each song’s message and guitar requirements
  • Be willing to not play if a song requires it, or if asked by the team leader
  • Pursue great tone
  • Keep your equipment in good working order, so it stays in tune and is reliable
  • When done, put away own equipment

Interested? Fill out an application to join the team.