#1
Hey, I've been playing guitar for a while now (around two/three years) and I just began to dabble with creating my own solos (i usually stick to writing chord progressions and cool riffs)

My problem is this: whenever i go to create a solo, i revert back to one shape which i cant seem to stop using, this limits my sound alot and i was wondering if there was anything i can do to break this habbit or if there are any other shapes i could use rather then the one im currently using.

Example of the shape i keep using...

E------------------------12-14------------
B-------------12--14----------------------
G-------13---------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------

Can be played anywhere...

E------------------------1-2---------------
B-------------1--2-------------------------
G-------2----------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------


Yeah I know, its basic, and its not very interesting, but i cant seem to stop using it for some reason.....

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being..."


~ C.G. Jung
#4
Quote by wasp2020
The "Hopscotch" method:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=K_qw03-3gFg

It's basically for the pentatonic scale, but it should still be very helpful.

(also a written part of it here: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=342376 )



Hey, thanks, much appreciated. Quite helpfull actually.

"As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being..."


~ C.G. Jung