Re: Do You Sing?
Although like most I suppose I started out thinking I would become a hot lead guitarist, I became the vocalist/rythm guitarist in my first band by default.
The guy who was supposed to be the singer succumed to a bad case of stage fright on our first gig, and refused to do anything but stand right in front of his amp, back turned to the audience, and play.
Somebody had to be the singer, so I went to the mic and did my best - not the greatest, but we didn't get boood off the stage.
Next we tried a few lead vocalists - no go, either they were worse than me or else wanted to take over the band.
So once again it was on me. As you may know if you've tried, singing and playing guitar at the same time is much harder than doing either by itself - but it did make me develop into a much better rythmn guitarist (by which I mean simpler, more basic, more locked in to the drums and bass - not throwing everything I could think of in all the time) so that became my position in the band.
Besides, it's always been easy for us to find lead guitarists - rather strange that rythmn guitarists seem to be few and far between.