#1
i have no idea what to do...for about a year and a half ive been practicing on my own and i had one lesson about 3 months ago cuz i got worried i might have developed some bad habits but he said none and he wasnt the greatest teacher so went bak to self teaching myself but for about a month now i feel like ive hit a big wall...i know my blues scale, major scale, pentatonic (all over the neck)...i have no idea what to practice or how to improve...any suggestions?
#2
the best way is to not make duplicate threads in different forums
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#4
have fun, you'll feel like you're making progress, even if you aren't. you'll get better though, and have more fun doing it.
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#5
the best way is to not make duplicate threads in different forums
i get more answers that way =)
#6
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i get more answers that way =)


That may be so but is it necessary to just make a bunch of people mad for no reason?
#8
use less ?'s and !'s


should help you out.
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#9
I also posted in your other topic, but you should try something really challenging.
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#11
hey just play guitar. dont just know the scales, be able to play them to anything. Ive noticed i improve a lot by just taking out my guitar and making riffs up on the scales i know, or using them to jam on other songs. You'll really notice improvements if you just jam and let the music come out of you.
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#12
Sure man! Just expand your horizons, learn more scales, and also arpeggios!

I would reccomend Harmonic Mirors, Melodic minors, Aeolians, etc. Just look at the scales, and play throught the first octave and find some that you like. Here is a good site for scales:looknohands.com

Also, just don't give up! We all hit ruts every once in a while. As long as you have the drive, you will get out of the ruts! And after a while you'll stop hitting them (or at least I did) ROCK ON!
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#14
Quote by pinky_demon
shut the F*** up! just quite playing


Where you telling him to quit playing!?
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#15
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shut the F*** up! just quite playing

that's spam. reported.

and posting the same thread in multiple forums is against the rules, that's why it's bad.
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#16
No i meant quit playing for a little bit, i didnt feel like typing the rest. If he quits for a little (like two days or something) when he plays again he will probably do really good.
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that's spam. reported.

and posting the same thread in multiple forums is against the rules, that's why it's bad.

And a little bit annoying.
#19
it's still reported, and if you're too lazy to type out the whole thing, you shouldn't be trying to answer.
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#20
Quote by pinky_demon
No i meant quit playing for a little bit, i didnt feel like typing the rest. If he quits for a little (like two days or something) when he plays again he will probably do really good.


Stopping for a few days may re-fuel his creative engine, but I think that playing relentlessly will help more.
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#21
Quote by tubab0y
it's still reported, and if you're too lazy to type out the whole thing, you shouldn't be trying to answer.



suck up...I reported you again to!
#22
Why argue about stupid stuff? This thread was meant to help this guy, not report everyone.

Now let's help this guy and quit fighting.
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#23
ok, a real answer:


just go find some songs and REALLY get you going.

the kinda stuff that makes you want to punch a baby in the face

example:


http://youtube.com/watch?v=nCsE1FnlwnA

i looooooooooove that song. i just learned to play it all the way threw and it just makes me wanna learn more and more each time i play it.
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#24
you're the one that gets in trouble if you report something that shouldn't be reported. i wasn't trying to be mean, it's just that you weren't being specific enough to be helpful.

why did i get reported?

oh, and TS, sorry we hijacked your thread.
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#25
Quote by Gundamnitpete
ok, a real answer:


just go find some songs and REALLY get you going.

the kinda stuff that makes you want to punch a baby in the face

example:


http://youtube.com/watch?v=nCsE1FnlwnA

i looooooooooove that song. i just learned to play it all the way threw and it just makes me wanna learn more and more each time i play it.


This guy has a point. Learning other people's songs gives you an idea of what they do, and you may want to try it for yourself.
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#26
Quote by Gundamnitpete
ok, a real answer:


just go find some songs and REALLY get you going.

the kinda stuff that makes you want to punch a baby in the face

example:


http://youtube.com/watch?v=nCsE1FnlwnA

i looooooooooove that song. i just learned to play it all the way threw and it just makes me wanna learn more and more each time i play it.

i think i said something like that too, way back at the beginning. i definitely have different musical tastes than you, though.
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#28
most of SRV's stuff is fun to play. look into some new artists, too. always helps. joe satriani, steve vai, paul gilbert would all be good.

i sound like G3.
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#29
Quote by wuddup92
i need some stuff to learn then...i have to say my favorite guitarists have to be slash, john frusciante, jimmy page, and SRV, to give you some background...thanx for all the help btw


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#30
Quote by tubab0y
i think i said something like that too, way back at the beginning. i definitely have different musical tastes than you, though.



haha, to a deaf man, the poeple dancing to any music look like a bunch of fools


but i'm glad you see what i'm saying, just find a song that REALLY gets you moving.
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amps:
Bugera 6262 212 loaded with WGS veteran 30's
#31
Quote by tubab0y
most of SRV's stuff is fun to play. look into some new artists, too. always helps. joe satriani, steve vai, paul gilbert would all be good.

i sound like G3.


Yngwie Malmsteen has some AMAZING leads too!
(Also on G3)

G3 kicks major ass dude!
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#32
yeah, but malmsteen is a bit tougher.
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#34
Quote by tubab0y
yeah, but malmsteen is a bit tougher.


Oh, of course.
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#35
just keep playing, eventually you'll develop the skills you need, unless you just don't have the talent, then that's a different story.

After you do that, learn some theory and you should be decent.
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#36
Quote by pinky_demon
suck up...I reported you again to!


he didnt do anything, whyd you report him?

and ts work on some of the songs that you dont know by those guitarists that you like
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