Hi folks, I am in this SUPER band, but the lead guitarist looks at songwriting and all the music as a backdrop for him to play lead guitar over and through entire songs, rather than playing for the song. He says he wants to "jam" more, but it isn't jamming it is the band vamping on two chords so he can freestyle over them. The catch is is that even he has agreed that now that the older material has been parsed down, edited, re-arranged, and so forth, that the songs sound 200% better, and our fans that came out to see us have also said this having heard them before. Still, he seems very quiet, and too himself at practices, like he feels inside he is "selling out" and so forth, and he is visibly not happy with the situation. He has had very little band experience in the past, and I don't believe had taken any songwriting courses. When I asked him once why one song he wrote had Verse-Verse-Chorus-Chorus, and then a 8 minute instrumental, he said "B/c it sounded cool." When asked last night what he was playing in section x of y song, so we could tighten it up he said, "I don't know, a bunch of notes." Myself and 3 others in the band are despearately trying to get him to realize that there people who play notes, and then there are musicians. How do you get someone to realize the beauty of "serving the song" or, playing WITH the music rather than AT it? Any web resources I could forward to this guy? Thanks!