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GUEST,Andrew Help: Need a new way of playing (18) Need a new way of playing 03 Oct 01

I'm looking for something new in guitar playing. I've been playing for years, and am a pretty fair hand of a finger-picker (at least for an amateur). But I've had a rekindling of interest in singing (American Folk primarily), and I'm finding I want a guitar style that is less obtrusive, rather enhancing and supporting the singing without calling much attention to itself. I've developed tasteful accompaniments (to my ear anyway) for some songs through simple picking, or sometimes simple licks and strums with thumb and/or nail with a nice touch, or combinations of both. But I feel there must be so much more I could be doing with simple rhythm variations and such, always supporting and enhancing without being showy. I want my guitar work to be so good that the listener hardly notices it, yet it's wonderfully enhancing to my singing (which needs all the enhancing it can get). Thanks in advance for any help, book recommendations, advice. Best to all,


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