I'm new to playing in a band and have mostly played by myself or with one other jam mate. Now I've found myself in a little amateur band with drums, bass, singer, another guitar player an myself.
What are common ways of having the guitars complement each other and the song instead of competing for space? I've already understood that both of us strumming 5-6 string chords mostly makes a mess. Some ideas I've found for what one of the guitars can do are:
- Repeating a riff
- Play power chords in some interesting rhythm
- Play three-note-chords on the highest three strings, in some interesting rhythm
- Play a "lead melody"
I'm looking for a list of common ideas for my inspiration. I've tried to listen for this in different pop songs but found it pretty difficult, and would rather have experienced musicians guide me.