#1
well a lot of times i get stuck...because i dont know what to practise

so is there anything i can practice that can boost my overrall skills?

i play classic rock, blues, funk, pop, jazz, rock
#2
Quote by Antimage27
well a lot of times i get stuck...because i dont know what to practise

so is there anything i can practice that can boost my overrall skills?

i play classic rock, blues, funk, pop, jazz, rock


Are you kidding? Petrucci's rock discipline is enough to keep yourself busy for months, if not years.
#3
If you're really lost, you can try learning scales.

That way you can play through them with a metronome and increase the speed gradually, increasing overall coordination and speed.
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#6
another suggestion is to practice exercises.

1-2-3-4
3-2-4-1
the list goes on forever...make up your own even.

Helps build strength, accuracy, and speed.

heh...im too lazy to read the theory book anyways!
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#7
Quote by JessyB96
when all else fails learn and practice your theory


+1

everything gets easier when you know your theory
#8
I agree with scales and modes, but I when I get sick of that I just play solos to songs I know like bed of razors or duncan hills coffee jingle because they incorporate techniques I use.
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#9
When all else fails, after you've bored yourself to death with theory stuff, learn some songs that may not necessarily be HARD to play, but rather just fun ones to sing along with or something. Learn some GH songs so that everyone at parties thinks you're TEh bR00tuLZ!

Jam with other guitarists. Jamming is something that not only makes you better, but is also way more fun than just playing by yourself.

If you aren't already in one, start a band. Bands are fun too, if you have time to be in one.

Just have fun with it dude! You're a guitarist! You're allowed to have fun!
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#11
i just bull **** around and start making up **** like

--------------------------------------------------------------5---5-6-8-6-5---5-------|
|------------------------------------------------5---5-6-8---8---------------8---8-6-|
|------------------------------------5---5-6-8---8-------------------------------------|
|------------------------5---5-6-8---8-------------------------------------------------|
|---------5-----5-6-8---8--------------------------------------------------------------|
|-5-6-8----8----------------------------------------------------------------------------|



|--------------------------------------------------------|
|-5----5--------------------------------------------------|
|----8---8-6-5---5--------------------------------------|
|----------------8---8-6-5---5--------------------------|
|-----------------------------8---8-6-5---5------------|
|------------------------------------------8---8-6-5----|

i usually do that just to practice movement switching between positions, using hammerons and pulloffs any kind of technique i can think of that can be used for it.all it is is a box that looks like this, nothing special

|---O----|-O---|-------|--O--|
|---O----|-O---|-------|--O--|
|---O----|-O---|-------|--O--|
|---O----|-O---|-------|--O--|
|---O----|-O---|-------|--O--|
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#13
by noodle i mean mess around and just improvise. think of little riffs or runs. haha
#14
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by noodle i mean mess around and just improvise. think of little riffs or runs. haha

ah...thnx that makes sense .to me
#15
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by noodle i mean mess around and just improvise. think of little riffs or runs. haha


This is what I do, and I get some of my best songs out of one little riff that pops into my head.
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#16
i just find new ways to phrase chords and then i just arpeggiate them all over the place

or

just wank on the guitar. you never know what you might think of when your just messing around
#18
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http://www.music123.com/TASCAM-CD-GT2-Portable-CD-Guitar-Trainer-242037-i1328194.Music123

get one of these tascam guitar trainers. Learn your favorite bands solos. or riffs. w/e you want. I just picked one of these up. You can slow down the tempo, change the key, loop certain parts. This thing is great.


I can do that in Guitar Rig 3 and much more :p

When I'm bored I mess around in Guitar Rig and try to construct different tones, and effects.
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