Hi guys, I play an acoustic guitar in a New Orleans and Gypsy Jazz band. I've only ever play rhythm and feel a bit lost with lead. Another guitarist in the band does all the solo work and I stick to rhythm, except every now and again the band leader wants me to do a short fill. (usually 2 to 4 bars long).
I'm not amplified and single line solos would not be heard over the crowd, so it has to be a chord orientated solo. I pretty much just play the rhythm changes but a bit louder. Does anyone have any suggestions for more interesting "chord based fills" that I could play, or point me in the right direction to learn short chord phrases. I don't even know what the technical term would be.
I read the forum a lot and can usually get your advice and experience without posting, but this query has me stumped. Cheers, John.