ok so lately Ive lost my ability to write riffs and stuff like that.
So what do you guys do to for 'inspiration'? any tips on how to get better?
I listen to a lot of music when I get writers block, and study other peoples work, usally i'll go back to roots of the music i'm trying to make, IE Reign In Blood, Master Of Puppets and Number Of The Beast.
Write lyrics, learn a new song, play a new style, listen to new bands, learn a new technique, learn some new chords, a new scale, etc. If you can't write, use the time wisely and learn...just my way of thinking.
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