If you’ve led worship on acoustic guitar and are thinking of making the transition to an electric as the lead instrument, there are a couple things to keep in mind.
Drum and Bass
While an acoustic can “take over” a song and drive it from start to finish, electric should still be more of an accent instrument. That means your rhythm section needs to be tight and confident so you can lean on them. The stronger they are the more freedom it will give you. If you aren’t confident in them, you’ll have to stick with lower range chords, palm muting and clear rhythm patterns like 8th note down strums to compensate.
Rather than strumming openly, create space and rhythm by playing more staccato. The places you do land a chord will have more impact and reinforce the rhythm. If you need to go big, throw on a little overdrive and one strum your way through a chorus emphasizing the changes and filling in with light picking in between.
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If your bass does a good job of filling space, hang out in the higher range of the guitar. Triads are a great way to do this. Lay off the overdrive, use some delay and arpeggiate your way through the parts. Choose some repetitive rhythmic patterns over the chord changes.
There’s a learning curve to an electric guitar and understanding how to use one in a lead context can really help you understand how to use it as the main rhythm instrument. I’ve suggested a few lessons below that utilize some of the techniques I’ve described. Go through them from start to finish and then think about how you could adapt that type of part to another song.