#1
I know this sounds incredibly big headed and stupid, but i try playing songs now and they just aren't a struggle anymore.
So i need some suggestions because i won't improve if i keep playing songs that i don't find a challenge?

Suggestions?
Also should i go for a new genre, play metal/rock.
#2
Play Mudvayne's "Dig" and "Under My Skin."

Play Victor Wooten's "A Show of Hands."


Actually, go write songs with other people. Unless you want to be a cover bassist, you should be honing your ability to write with others as soon as you're competent enough to do so.
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#3
Get some new inspiration, learn some more complex stuff.

Jaco Pastorius, Larry Graham, Les Claypool, Michael Manring; try competing with them. If you can then start teaching.
#4
Progressive music.

Or singing and playing.

Try that.
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#5
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Progressive music.

Or singing and playing.

Try that.

Prog


Metropolis part 1 - Dream theater
Dance of eternity - Dream Theater
Anything from yes (Roundabout, close to the edge are good start)
Anything from king crimson from Levin era!
#6
When I get bored I always just go and learn a whole heap of new theory, then apply it.
Works every time.
#7
learn to play classical thump with a banana.
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#9
Black Dahlia Murder has some challenging, fun stuff. Statutory Ape has a great warm-up riff.

Also, play with a band.
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#10
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Black Dahlia Murder has some challenging, fun stuff. Statutory Ape has a great warm-up riff.

Also, play with a band.

backed. Bart Williams us a sick bass player
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#11
Play Viraema or Monumental Torment some difficult stuff. Im still trying to get it after a couple of months.
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#12
Protest the Hero, Dream Theater, or for something very different, Primus.
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#13
Switch styles. If you play finger, try pick or slap. mess around with some different amp settings. A new tone might inspire new music (does for me sometimes). The only "dead end" for musicians is being dead! haha.
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#15
Learn a new technique, play scales in 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, 7ths, octaves, 9ths. Practice circle of 4ths with major/minor/dimished/major7/minor7/dominant7/halfdimished/fullydiminished7 triads (1, 2, or 3 octaves)
Do it slow, work your way up, mark your progress. Strive for at least 5 clicks more a week.

Start a journal, mark down what/how long you practice every day.
Switch up whatever you're doing.

You've reached a plateau and you don't know what to do. It happens to all of us, just work through it and you'll find a week where you'll absorb so much information and your playing will get better and better, then you'll plateau again.

Playing an instrument is easy. Being a musician is tough. Always striving to be a better player/musician is a monster.
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