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Old 10-05-2012, 09:42 PM   #1
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learning new melodies

everything thing just keeps sounding the same way. I'm having trouble improvising new stuff i've used scales and learning other people stuff. nothing really jumping out at me so what should i do you guys do when this happens to u

o and i tryed recording youtube videos so i could slow em download and try to jam with em no luck there it doesn't work right...:\

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Old 10-05-2012, 09:46 PM   #2
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Well, you can't get away from your "style". But, you can learn stuff to enhance your style. Unfortunately, that's about all the advice I can give without knowing what you play.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:22 PM   #3
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i play technical death metal metal, melodic metal.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:47 PM   #4
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i play technical death metal metal, melodic metal.

Well, find a technique that you don't know very well and focus on that. There are tons of instructional videos on youtube. For instance, if you don't do tapping very well, find some videos and exercises on it. Learn some songs that focus heavily on it. The same thing for learning new arpeggios, string skipping, sequences, ect.. If you already have these things under your belt, dive into theory. Memorize the notes on the fretboard, construct your arpeggios and harmonies. Basically, there is always something to learn, and learning new techniques can help to vary your composition.
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:25 AM   #5
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This is a problem people have all the time and the solution is very simple: think more. You need to stop just letting your fingers run over what you know and actually start thinking about what you're doing. Pay more attention to the backing track and think about how you want to sound and how to achieve that. Once you know what you want to sound like then getting that sound out of the guitar is the next section which can take some time but it gets easier and becomes quicker the more you do it.

Stop playing, start thinking.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:30 PM   #6
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This is a problem people have all the time and the solution is very simple: think more. You need to stop just letting your fingers run over what you know and actually start thinking about what you're doing. Pay more attention to the backing track and think about how you want to sound and how to achieve that. Once you know what you want to sound like then getting that sound out of the guitar is the next section which can take some time but it gets easier and becomes quicker the more you do it.

Stop playing, start thinking.

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