#1
How can i get fresh new ideas/phrases into my playing and improvisation?
My old ideas are getting...well, old. And i keep repeating myself. I need new ideas.
Should i make em up by composing more? or waht?

thanks
#2
Play 'answer phrases' to your (and/or other player's) phrases
Quote by razorback91
Im sorry, I just don't see how you could argue that hardcore isn't metal. That just seems arrogant to me.

Yes, its its own kind of metal, but its still metal.
#3
Expose yourself to new kinds of music. "Copy" phrases from other instruments like saxophone or whatever. Even drums (for exploring new rhythmic patterns - Got this tip from Paul Gilbert)!
Two bands I'm obsessed about : Coheed and Cambria.
#4
Composing more is a good idea.
before you do, map out all the notes you can use.
and consider all your different solo techniques.
arpeggios, hammer ons and pull offs, bends, and most importantly I'd say... Phrasing.
A lick can have a totally different vibe from a slight change in phrasing, or just one different note.
On playing the Paul Gilbert signature at the guitar store extensively, my missus sighed:
"Put it down now, It's like you love that guitar more than me!"
In Which I replied.
"Well it has got two F-Holes!"
#6
use your voice to create phrases over a backing
Quote by razorback91
Im sorry, I just don't see how you could argue that hardcore isn't metal. That just seems arrogant to me.

Yes, its its own kind of metal, but its still metal.
#7
Quote by Ibarshall_X
How can i get fresh new ideas/phrases into my playing and improvisation?
My old ideas are getting...well, old. And i keep repeating myself. I need new ideas.
Should i make em up by composing more? or waht?

thanks


LISTEN & learn new things. You need to get more in there.... if you expect to get something out.
shred is gaudy music