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Old 11-28-2012, 09:15 AM   #1
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Getting bored with the songs

Right I write the guitar parts for the band and everyone gets there parts off of that, I write good stuff I suppose, everyone that hears em loves em so I guess they're good, but I don't know I'm just getting a little bored with it all. What can I do? pursue something new, like a concept album with psychedelic sounding songs, or maybe do something else??? I really don't know.

I play blues rock btw

Thanks for the help
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:14 AM   #2
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Run your concerns by the band first? Maybe they'll be more receptive to your concerns than you think.
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Old 11-28-2012, 10:23 AM   #3
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I find myself thinking the same about my music sometimes. Play some other songs for a while and come back to it a couple weeks/band practice later. For some reason we were a lot more eager to play those songs afterwards. It worked for me, it could work for you. If you still don't like what you guys are playing, it probably means it's not that good to start with.
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Old 11-29-2012, 02:27 AM   #4
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Try, if you havent already

- Write in a new key
- Throw some extended chords in
- Key changes within verses/choruses
- MODES
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:51 AM   #5
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so you play one genre and you're bored?

i mean, i don't know, it answers itself.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:31 AM   #6
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take this :



and go prog !
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:03 AM   #7
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I play blues rock btw


well there's your problem pal
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:01 PM   #8
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Right I write the guitar parts for the band and everyone gets there parts off of that, I write good stuff I suppose, everyone that hears em loves em so I guess they're good, but I don't know I'm just getting a little bored with it all. What can I do? pursue something new, like a concept album with psychedelic sounding songs, or maybe do something else??? I really don't know.

I play blues rock btw


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Old 11-29-2012, 07:00 PM   #9
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so you play one genre and you're bored?

i mean, i don't know, it answers itself.
Yep. Being specifically a blues-rock band is going to limit your sound a lot.

Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of different sounds in blues-rock, but you're not going to get them without a wider range of influences.

Take a few weeks off and listen to exclusively different types of music. Learn some jazz tunes, maybe some reggae, funk, soul. Anything different.
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