JimmyCraig
Dazed and Confounded
Join date: Feb 2012
1,077 IQ
#1
Right I write the guitar parts for the band and everyone gets there parts off of that, I write good stuff I suppose, everyone that hears em loves em so I guess they're good, but I don't know I'm just getting a little bored with it all. What can I do? pursue something new, like a concept album with psychedelic sounding songs, or maybe do something else??? I really don't know.

I play blues rock btw

Thanks for the help
travislausch
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Join date: Apr 2002
6,603 IQ
#2
Run your concerns by the band first? Maybe they'll be more receptive to your concerns than you think.
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Pierre-Claude
Registered User
Join date: Jul 2012
39 IQ
#3
I find myself thinking the same about my music sometimes. Play some other songs for a while and come back to it a couple weeks/band practice later. For some reason we were a lot more eager to play those songs afterwards. It worked for me, it could work for you. If you still don't like what you guys are playing, it probably means it's not that good to start with.
91RG350
At least Microsoft cared
Join date: May 2011
281 IQ
#4
Try, if you havent already

- Write in a new key
- Throw some extended chords in
- Key changes within verses/choruses
- MODES
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AeolianWolf
Tonal Vigilante
Join date: Jul 2009
186 IQ
#5
so you play one genre and you're bored?

i mean, i don't know, it answers itself.
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Hail
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Join date: Jan 2010
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#7
Quote by JimmyCraig


I play blues rock btw


well there's your problem pal
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HotspurJr
Registered User
Join date: Jul 2011
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#8
Quote by JimmyCraig
Right I write the guitar parts for the band and everyone gets there parts off of that, I write good stuff I suppose, everyone that hears em loves em so I guess they're good, but I don't know I'm just getting a little bored with it all. What can I do? pursue something new, like a concept album with psychedelic sounding songs, or maybe do something else??? I really don't know.

I play blues rock btw


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food1010
Bassist
Join date: Jun 2007
1,660 IQ
#9
Quote by AeolianWolf
so you play one genre and you're bored?

i mean, i don't know, it answers itself.
Yep. Being specifically a blues-rock band is going to limit your sound a lot.

Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of different sounds in blues-rock, but you're not going to get them without a wider range of influences.

Take a few weeks off and listen to exclusively different types of music. Learn some jazz tunes, maybe some reggae, funk, soul. Anything different.
Only play what you hear. If you don’t hear anything, don’t play anything.
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