#1
Hello,
I seem to have a bit of a problem. I have a great book for guitar, but i cannot seem to find a motive to force myself to learn theory. I can read tablature and feel that i have developed a dead end in my music both in originals and in playing covers. Can somebody tell me what I can do in order to reverse all the terrible damage I have done? I feel like I should be expanding as a musician more than I am at this pace.
#2
Im not sure if im gonna gelp you in any way, but sometimes youve gotta wait for inspiration. Take a break from guitar for a while (but dont forget about it!), and start playing again when youve got an urge to play. Works for me on piano.
#3
Quote by amaranth_todd
Im not sure if im gonna gelp you in any way, but sometimes youve gotta wait for inspiration. Take a break from guitar for a while (but dont forget about it!), and start playing again when youve got an urge to play. Works for me on piano.


I wish i could but it is kind of a daily obsession type thing as of this point. Lyric writing has replaced writing stories also for me. What can i do?
#4
Quote by 1120
I wish i could but it is kind of a daily obsession type thing as of this point. Lyric writing has replaced writing stories also for me. What can i do?

Do you have a guitar teacher? Because if you dont my suggestion is to go and find one.
#5
I used to have a guitar teacher but finances wouldn't allow me to have one anymore...
#6
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#7
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To TS;

THe answer is this, if you learn that, you can broaden your musical knowledge. If you feel like you have to force urself, then don't do it.

Making music is a choice, do something else if you need to force it.

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#8
Lol does that valmpone guy just post random how-to's? XD

Anyway, learning theory will help your songwriting and improvising a lot, which will get you out of that dead end. That's some pretty good motivation eh? =)
#9
Instead of just trying to learn theory generally, which is a huge topic, why don't you just pick a little bit to focus on that you think will help you? Like, instead of saying you're gonna learn theory say you're gonna learn how major scales work, and don't worry about anything else til you've got that down - then you can incorporate what you've learnt into your playing before you tackle something else. That way you're only doing manageable chunks and you'll be able to see the impact of what you've learnt so you'll feel like yolu've achieved something, instead of just learning it for the sake of it... sorry that turned into a bit of a ramble hehe
#10
Quote by 1120
Hello,
I seem to have a bit of a problem. I have a great book for guitar, but i cannot seem to find a motive to force myself to learn theory. I can read tablature and feel that i have developed a dead end in my music both in originals and in playing covers. Can somebody tell me what I can do in order to reverse all the terrible damage I have done? I feel like I should be expanding as a musician more than I am at this pace.


You haven't done any "terrible damage". Where "to find a motive" is inside
yourself. So that's where to look. Inspiration is "in the spirit". Generally people
wait for this to "happen" to them, but spirit is something you HAVE. You only
need to wake up to it.

You have to make some effort on your own to do this. It's possible to have help
doing this, but it is unlikely to come from an internet forum.
#11
Thank You for all your responses everyone, this has helped me a lot.