In this video I play through 3 different versions of backup for Head Over Heels.
The first is fairly simple with a forward roll being the main figure. I find that this is a great way to stay out of the way of the vocalist while still adding to the overall sound of the band.
The 2nd has more solo elements to it, and this would be a good variation to play if you want to fill in-between vocal lines.
The 3rd version combines a lot of up-the-neck elements to create a backup that is tasteful and interesting to the listener, but also stays out of the way of the vocalist.
Please let me know how I can make this video better! What would you like to hear more of? What questions do you have about playing backup?