#1
I play alot of heavy-metal/screamo/grindcore headbanging music annndd...

i have this bad habbit of just wanting to put it in drop d and rock out
and play bar chords.. and i hate myself for it because it limits my
playing ability. Ive been playing seriously for about a year now. so

Does anybody have any suggestions about new styles or techniques
i could borrow?



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#2
Learn more complex chords? Try just learning 1 extra shape or position for a new chord every day. And then you can go back to your old ways of playing powerchords safely in the knowledge that you've learnt something a little more complex that day. It's something at least. And chords are pretty fundamental for almost everything.
#4
Good ideas...

Im also working on my sweep picking.

I can move my fingers fast enough, and the pick as well, but I cant sync them
together to hit the notes on time... its just somthing that takes alot of practice
and will come in time i guess.



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#5
Sweep-picking is a tough thing. Both hands should move at the same speed (SLOW) until they both know where they're going. I did simple three-string sweeps then four, then five. I'm still working on all six myself.

This is from a song called, "Silent Night Bodom Night" by Children of Bodom, it was one of the first sweep-like things I learned. Took me about 3 weeks to actually get the muscle memory, then another few months to get it up to speed.

|----15-19p15-------------14-17p14-17-|-15------------------------|
|-17----------17-------15-------------|---------------------------|
|----------------16-14----------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------------|
|-------------------------------------|---------------------------|
#6
when you play your bar chords throw in some licks on the higher strings... opens up some possibility.
#8
Quote by yeahyeah5150
I play alot of heavy-metal/screamo/grindcore headbanging music annndd...

i have this bad habbit of just wanting to put it in drop d and rock out
and play bar chords.. and i hate myself for it because it limits my
playing ability. Ive been playing seriously for about a year now. so

Does anybody have any suggestions about new styles or techniques
i could borrow?


Well the reason you have that habit, is because the bands you listen to have that habit as well. Try some some different styles. Funk, blues, jazz, classic rock.... whatever. Just something different. Youll learn new things, and develop new habits.