#1
I have progressed pretty well over the past year and a half of playing, but now I am starting to "plateau" a little bit. I can play pretty fast, know a bunch of scales, do basic sweeps, and improv in any key. My problem is that I am starting to loose inspiration with making new riffs and stuff. I am also having a hard time learning complicated songs.
Can anybody give me some advice? Maybe some songs (metal preferably)?
To get an idea of my skill level, the hardest song i can play is Cowboys from Hell.
Thanks UG!
MyGear
Schecter Hellraiser (EMG 85/81 + 18v mod)
LTD SC-207 with EMG 707
Peavey 6505 Head
Some random Peavey 4x12 slant cab
Boss Chorus Ensemble + Boss DD-3 + Dunlop Crybaby Wah + Boss NS2
Last edited by metalhead_c-1 at Dec 20, 2008,
#2
Change gears maybe? Try something like jazz if you haven't already.
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#5
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**** that ****! anything a bit less intensely hard?
MyGear
Schecter Hellraiser (EMG 85/81 + 18v mod)
LTD SC-207 with EMG 707
Peavey 6505 Head
Some random Peavey 4x12 slant cab
Boss Chorus Ensemble + Boss DD-3 + Dunlop Crybaby Wah + Boss NS2
#6
learn some songs by ear. thats fun. i like the easy ones like tetrix or indiana jones theme, robo cop. inspector gageit, star wars, learning songs by ear might help inspir you. oh and chistmas songs too like deck the halls lol. and i find by learning by ear when u use tabs it makes it easyer to learn hard songs
#8
thanks for the help. I am starting to get a bit more inspired and getting a better initiative. I am actually taking time to learn hard stuff with a metronome. I will try what you guys are saying except for the jazz, i will stick to getting some blues in my playing (not a jazz fan).
thanks again.
MyGear
Schecter Hellraiser (EMG 85/81 + 18v mod)
LTD SC-207 with EMG 707
Peavey 6505 Head
Some random Peavey 4x12 slant cab
Boss Chorus Ensemble + Boss DD-3 + Dunlop Crybaby Wah + Boss NS2
#9
Writing lyrics can help, try to do it, with out putting them to any kind of melody in your head. Then put music to it as it flows naturally.