Being a lead guitar player doest always mean burning through solos putting yourself out on the ragged edge of you ability. After graduating from music school and being in the "Real" professional gigging world for about a year I've quickly learned that more often that not my job as a guitarist is to make tasteful light detail, rather than playing THAT scale over THIS chord to get THE sound. Ive never been a fan of all the shredding and lightning fast playing, Its very impressive and take dedication, but to my ear I prefer something with more soul and less notes. So my question to any like minded players out there is how should I approach taking a simple chord progression, like G/D/Em/C for example playing with a singer songwriter (Which here in Atlanta is most of my gigs) and embellishing that. Making what Im playing compliment them instead of step on everybody's toes with tasty licks (which dont get me wrong I DO enjoy some tasty licks) Basically whats a good way to lead, without over playing and how can I practice working more chordal style lead stuff into my trick bag?