I’m always trying to get across the idea of minimalist guitar and instrument playing, anti-solos, fitting the music as a whole, and all the stuff that goes with it. But here’s a video of Edge from U2 (yes, again, I know) explaining way better than I ever could what it means to be a supportive guitarist. I know my love for this guy runs way too deep, but there just aren’t a whole lot of people who play the guitar as minimilistically as he does, get such great results, and can explain what he does so concisely. Ya, obviously I am not concise. hehe
This video has been going around Gearpage, so you might have seen it before. But it’s still really awesome. If you don’t want to hear about his Gibson Explorer, skip to about 4:15 on the clip…that’s where he starts talking about supportive guitar playing. And he does say a curse word at the beginning of the clip, in case that may offend you…sorry, we get people from all different parts and ages here, and I want to be fair to everyone. Just know that not every country considers the same words ‘bad’ that America does. Anyway, with the disclaimer out of the way, this is one of my favorite clips of all time.