does good backing matter?
ive played guitar for over 30 years; i’m pretty sure i know what i’m doing when i play accompaniment.
i’m also a half decent melody player.
i’m flabbergasted by the number of crap guitar backers i hear at sessions, but i’m also amazed by the fact that very few melody players notice when the backing is utter shite.
eg i was in cavan last week, i heard someone back an Am tune with what i think was Dmaj chords. it didnt work, but when i asked the melody player about this afterwards, he hadnt noticed at all.
i’m starting to think that the only people who spot bad backing are anally retentive guitarists (like me) .
so the question i have is, do you notice if the backing is shite? do you care?