#1
So I've been playing guitar for nearly 3 years now, and I still feel like a beginner of sorts. Lately I have been practicing at least a couple hours a day, sometimes up to 5, but sadly I don't feel like I'm that much better at guitar.

I only took formal lessons for about 6 months when I started, and then I have been learning on my own from then, most of my practicing is of learning new songs from tabs.

I started learning theory in hope of making the best of my time while playing guitar, I'm wondering if anyone else has some suggestions?
#2
play different types of music. I have learned that by doing this it will open up much more options. I progressed into playing metal from playing classic rock like ac/dc and led zep. I think most players on this website that turn to playing metal started with classic rock or pop rock and got bored. I have then gone from metal to jazz to blues to different playing styles like slide or finger picking. Hope this helps. i feel that with guitar you need to be open minded and don't just go down one path.

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Last edited by iceh88 at May 23, 2010,
#3
Definitely take formal lessons again, but look for someone that really knows their stuff.

To capitalize on what iceh88 said, take formal lessons from someone in a different genre (i'd consider myself a hard rock guitarist but i take lessons in jazz)
#4
Quote by somemaycallmeti
Definitely take formal lessons again, but look for someone that really knows their stuff.

To capitalize on what iceh88 said, take formal lessons from someone in a different genre (i'd consider myself a hard rock guitarist but i take lessons in jazz)


How do you find a good teacher, and generally what is a reasonable price? I'm a student right now, and I've also been considering taking vocal lessons, so money is definitely an issue at the moment.