#1
I need a little bit of help here guys. I didn't really no where to put this thread either...sorry if its in the wrong spot.

I've been playing for two and a half years, taking lessons the whole time. I play about four hours a day. My problem is, I'm just not improving anymore and my teacher doesnt help. I'm stuck in the same spot. If you give me a tab I can play the song, but I never learn anything new. Should I find a new teacher since this one doesn't seem to be helping me get any further? Is there books I can buy to help improve my theory?(tablature form) All I pretty much do now is play with this one guy and we just solo back and forth. Also I seem to be doing the same riffs over and over again. What can help me improve my creativity? I just need help to further myself in guitar.

Maybe I should take some classical lessons to switch things up a bit?

Any help would be great.
#2
If your teacher isn't teaching, then he isn't doing his job and should be fired.
Classical lessons are a great idea. If that doesn't kick-start your playing, nothing will.
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#3
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If your teacher isn't teaching, then he isn't doing his job and should be fired.
Classical lessons are a great idea. If that doesn't kick-start your playing, nothing will.


That's what I thought, classical has to help. Cause right now all I'm doing is building up my speed. I don't care how fast I'm able to play, if I'm not learning anything more then how to play fast what's the point.
#5
And another thing. U said theory like it's the same or similar to tabs. It's really not. Try learning some basic piano theory. That will open up your guitar abilities and songmaking skills.
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#6
It's probably worth having a conversation with your current teacher before moving on to someone else. Explain that you feel like you need to work on new material. Sometimes there is a lapse in communication that can easily be cleared up. If that doesn't help, then definately get a new teacher.
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#7
I have had four different teachers. The reason being is that I outgrew, for lack of a better term, each one. My last teacher told me that he couldnt even teach me anything else. I figured that I had nothing else to learn, then I found my present teacher and he has tought me more than all the last three combined. So what you have to do is just find a better or more knowledgable teacher.