I don’t know how to describe it, but I’m the only person who can play guitar for myself! The way I attack the strings matches the way I attack syllables. My muted strums and fingerpicking techniques usually either counterbalance or complement a staccato line, or whatever I’m doing melodically. I use a lot of vibrato, too. I’ll sort of shake my left hand to emphasize certain notes, which, in turn, will inspire my vocal approach or phrasing. And I also slow down and speed up, depending on the emotional crescendos of the piece. When I’m playing solo, I use the acoustic guitar as my band. I thump on it, and play very percussively. The benefit of all this is that when I play as diversely as possible, I’m pretty confident that I’m writing something that will keep people’s attention.” —Michael Molenda
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