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I play mostly rhythm in my band of the last 2 years. I came to this 5 piece band from a four piece where I was the only guitarist and I developed my own "unique" style over that 15 or so years that meant I could cover whatever was needed of me because of the lack of rhythm guitar or keys or whatever. I have a very choppy, slightly messy style that I have (unbelievably) been complemented on....... but this style doesn't seem to fit in with the band I am in now - where im strictly rhythm even if I did want to make it cry or sing.....
Truth of the matter is i'm bored to tears and just seem to revert to playing basic open or barre chords because I don't know the alternatives, I'm on the brink of leaving the band - I used to just "invent" chords in my old band - they were probably the right actual named chords - I just didn't know it!!
I've watched few videos on "being a better rhythm guitarist" and the general consensus "learn all the different chord shapes for each chord"
But where do I find this info? I need a big poster with all the shapes for each chord on it. I don't just mean D Dm D7 D# etc etc. I mean a poster that says you can play D major here, here, here, here and here, so I can mix it up a bit
otherwise im going to go mad with boredom. I have either got to start crafting the rhythm guitar role or just give up. Its killing my love of playing and seeing as there seems to be no chance of playing any lead at all because of our Mr Ego McShowoffpants lead player