#1
So ive been playing guitar since i was 8 with my dad in his oldies band. I love to play guitar but I feel like im stuck? i can basically play anything i put my mind to. I have a good ear. But idk were to go? i can play scales and stuff i play songs from bands like circa survive, paramore, greenday a wide variety but idk im getting tired of just playing songs i want to be able to write songs and make solos and stuff im doing alright with the soloing ive been working on righting little riffs and stringing them together im learning to read music but idk i just feel stuck i feel im not as good as i could be. any ideas?
#2
Play with other people.
Do you feel warm within your cage?

And have you figured out yet -


Life goes by?
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#3
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Play with other people.


i tried that but i cant find serious musicians i can find lots of kids who want to play metal and arent very good but im not interested in playing metal
#4
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i tried that but i cant find serious musicians i can find lots of kids who want to play metal and arent very good but im not interested in playing metal


Latch on to anything you can to get your name out there man.

But what theory do you know? The songs you can play analyse what's happening in them musically, learn the structure, what the artist is doing, all that jazz so you can have reference in writing your own music.
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So ive been playing guitar since i was 8 with my dad in his oldies band. I love to play guitar but I feel like im stuck? i can basically play anything i put my mind to. I have a good ear. But idk were to go? i can play scales and stuff i play songs from bands like circa survive, paramore, greenday a wide variety but idk im getting tired of just playing songs i want to be able to write songs and make solos and stuff im doing alright with the soloing ive been working on righting little riffs and stringing them together im learning to read music but idk i just feel stuck i feel im not as good as i could be. any ideas?


Learn music theory - you're perfect for it. You're hungry and creative, and Music Theory can break the sky wide open for you!

Best,

Sean
#6
Learn Theory

As for song writing, its like practicing youll get better at it every time you write a song. So just write one, even if its 2 minutes long, and there are some parts you dont like.

"Commit and Summit" my theory teacher would always say, once you write it you can always come back and change it up down the road.



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Learn music theory - you're perfect for it. You're hungry and creative, and Music Theory can break the sky wide open for you!

Best,

Sean


thanks man ive been learning some theory on my own! and im taking a music theory class next year so im pretty excited for that