I've been recently having a go at playing the guitar part for 'Catch Me If You Can'. I don't claim to be a high standard guitarist but I have a performance diploma and yet these parts are ridiculously hard for me to play. Any of the melody lines are simple enough but it's when the chord charts come out I fall to pieces. An example would be from the song 'Don't break the rules'. An extract is below:
There are some very fast chord changes in bars 62 and 65 (tempo is 210bpm) which makes me question whether, in the pit, a guitarist would actually be expected to play these chords or whether they are for reference from what the piano is doing.
Am I missing a trick? Using smaller voicings rather than playing the full chords or do I just need to sit down and drill these chords into my head?