#1
No need to tell me, this kind of thread comes up all the time and the number one answer always seems to be PRACTICE. Ive been playing for almost three years. Now i can improvise pretty good play chords and all of that stuff without problem. I just feel like im in a funk and just cant get out of it. I find myself playing the same chords or the same riffs over and over again. You know how it goes, im sure everyone goes through it from time to time. Any tips or hints guys or girls?
#3
Listen to something completely different. try different techniques and learn songs.

Last rut i had, i seen a flamenco song and branched into that for a bit and now im doing a whole two handed tapping thing learning lots of songs that use it.
#4
Not just learning new chords, try to listen and analyze other styles of playing, that way you can get a feel for some things you could be trying yourself. Try different, out there chords, chords that you don't see too often. For instance, if your style of playing is metal, then try some punk, or classic rock. If you have a pretty general style of music, then look at some extremes such as classical music, or jazz. Look at those types of styles and get a feel for what they are doing, that way you can do it yourself. Not just that, you might discover, that you have a love for new styles of music!
#5
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Not just learning new chords, try to listen and analyze other styles of playing, that way you can get a feel for some things you could be trying yourself. Try different, out there chords, chords that you don't see too often. For instance, if your style of playing is metal, then try some punk, or classic rock. If you have a pretty general style of music, then look at some extremes such as classical music, or jazz. Look at those types of styles and get a feel for what they are doing, that way you can do it yourself. Not just that, you might discover, that you have a love for new styles of music!


QFT +1 thats exactly the advice i was going to give
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#6
Like Dimebag said. "Just take a step back and listen to how f**king good guitar sounds" then think of all the stuff you keep repeating and try different styles and make a mental not not to play that riff and if you think hard enough you will eventually get some new ones.

You can also learn some songs you like and sort of frankenstein those riffs into a new cool one.
#7
Listen to music you wouldn't normally listen to.
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#8
Listen to music your dont normally listen to and instead of forcing yourself to be creative, just relax and listen to other bands and learn some covers.
Join a band and play a mixture of covers and your own stuff. It helps/
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#9
#10
You`re probably limited by your lack of music theory. Practice that, learn what notes should fall on what chords, and what chords compliment each other. There are plenty of sources for that all over the internet.

If you can just pick up your guitar and make up something unique, you need some theory practice.
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