Its about time we looked at something specifically for acoustic players (though take note electric players!). The acoustic guitar is such a beautiful sounding instrument and it plays a huge role in the context of leading congregational singing. So, here begins a series of posts focusing on serving with the acoustic guitar at your church, hopefully inspiring and equipping you do so more creatively and faithfully.
One thing I just want to mention: sometimes it can be easy to think that what you're doing on acoustic is boring or simple. Maybe you have a little electric guitar envy? Sure there is *plenty* to love about electric, and maybe it tends to get more of a "taste of the glory," but the acoustic brings uniquely beautiful things to the table. In fact, among worship leaders who play both electric and acoustic, the majority, including myself, tend to do so from acoustic ( of course you can lead from electric, but more on that later).
Here are some of the things we’ll go over:
- CAGED approach and really getting to know your chord voicings
- Becoming a capo ninja
- Having multiple options for how you sound in a song
- Thinking musically and finding your place in the band
- And things like fingerpicking, soloing, gear you might use and anything else I think will be helpful (open to requests!)
Check back and in soon and thanks for serving faithfully where you are!