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I've been playing guitar for four years now and lately I have been extremely bored. What are some fun different things I could do to make myself less bored?
#3
Or fingerstyle. I find it very challenging and fun. Plus, you can be self sufficient in the sense of playing harmony and melody, like a piano. Arranging songs yourself is really fun too if you like puzzles.
#6
Join a band.
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#9
usually, it means you're bored of the music you're listening to as well. listen to different things. try composing what you want to hear.
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fingerstyle for sure

Yup. I have my giant classical book around for exactly this purpose

Also base fingerstyle techniques can be pretty useful in a lot of applications
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#11
learn how to play dubstep fingerstyle.
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#12
Learn how to play Jazz-based Dubstep fingerstyle
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That's it TS, try fingerpicking some jazz-based dubstep through some new amp while joining a band in the process.
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#14
Finger a dubstep musician while listening to jazz.
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Or fingerstyle. I find it very challenging and fun. Plus, you can be self sufficient in the sense of playing harmony and melody, like a piano. Arranging songs yourself is really fun too if you like puzzles.


I thought that said pretzels at the end.
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#18
Dive deep into different styles of music. Study theory and try composing for other instruments.

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#19
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stop playing the same shit over and over

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I thought that said pretzels at the end.


I can't imagine how confused you must have been.
#22
Work on some prerequisite or short-term goal needed for any long-term/important stuff.

Become so happy that you want to howl at the moon.

Line up behind random people to form a personal RPG team and start a party everywhere they go.

Run up a tree and play your guitar up there.

Adopt a parrot and teach it to sing while you play; rake in the internet karma.

Bake guitar-shaped cookies and play them.
#24
watch some Fretted Americana videos featuring Phil X. That guy rambles sometimes and I learn some cool shit from him.
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#26
There have been plenty of people suggest things to learn, most of them challenging of course, so I'm going to throw out a couple alternatives.

- Do you write your own material? If not, start! Set out a goal to write an EP or album, and go through with it.

- Sometimes it's a good thing, when you're not feeling as inspired to play, to not force yourself to play when you're just not feeling it.
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#27
change your mind set



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#28
Invent or use new alternate tunings. It's something I've found that helps broaden the musical horizon.
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#29
Pick an entirely different style to play. I'm going to shill for classical finger-style. If you just want to learn some showoff finger-style pieces...

Agustin Barrios - La Catedral
Astor Piazzola - Verano Porteno
- Milonga del Angel
Isaac Albeniz - Asturias (Leyenda)
Francisco Tárrega - Tango

You can find tabs for all of these.
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That's it TS, try fingerpicking some jazz-based dubstep through some new amp while joining a band in the process.


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You should try learning how to play jazz.
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#32
Maybe start spending some time with another instrument (if you have access to one) like Bass or piano.

Maybe also start figuring out how to make/record music digitally. Most of my musician friends are knobs when it comes to using a DAW, but it's a pretty invaluable skill.

OR this

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#33
Learn to play your favorite songs in alternate tunings. Been hooked on DADGAD for a while...
#34
try FAGDAD
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I too thought that said pretzels at the end...
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buy a new hat


For a guitarist, this actually works very well to alleviate boredom, in the "try learning drums" sense.
#40
Learn some Misfits. Easy and fun horror punk.
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