#1
Ok. I know this sounds bad, but I'm kinda getting bored of doing the same type of things on guitar. I need something new and fun to do. Can anyone reccommend maybe a technique or a metal/rock song of sorts that is quite enjoyable cause I'm running out of things to do on my guitar. I just find myself doing the same things all the time.

Sorry if this may be in the wrong place - couldn't think of a better place to post this.
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#2
what kind of techniques do you currently know?

ever tried sweeps or tapping?

also, i found jazz surprisingly enjoyable when i tried it. give that a go.
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Ever picked up an acoustic? Fingerpicked? There is some fun stuff to do there. I go through my electric/acoustic phases where I don't play one or the other for about a month.
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#5
I was also getting bored, so I started picking up my acoustic more often and started tapping and slaping, I still dont have it down completly but I like it...
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#6
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That right there is your problem; look at new genres that you don't listen to most of the time and learn songs from them, it should re-interest you in playing and you'll learn new things that you can take back to rock and metal when you go back to playing that.
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#7
Play some bluegrass...

Like mentioned above, there are LOTS of different kinds of music. Dont limit yourself to the same old, or it will get boring. Plus, the new stuff you learn can be integrated into your favorite genre further enhancing your sound and uniqueness.

You get out what you put in....
#8
Learn some classical. It can easily be applied to Metal. Hell, pretty much every solo Randy Rhoads played with Ozzy was classically influenced.

Then theres Jazz. Which is prominent in Progressive music.

Or hell, you could even try blues. Heavy Metal is pretty much rooted in Blues.

All three of those styles are fun to learn and play, and can be applied to Rock/Metal. Boom, instant boredom cure.
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#10
I picked up my classical/acoustic guitar and started looking for finger picking songs, and they are sooo much fun

Also my electric ain;t workin at the moment so... Like they said above try music you don't normally listen to and try that.
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#11
Learn some songs, Learn music theory. Start jaming with friends ext ext ext.
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#12
Yeah, we all run into this problem. When this happens to me, I either learn a new song, try to work up a classical song, or make some of my own stuff.
#13
Blues, blues, blues. Its so refreshing. Also Ive been trying to learn how bands with one guitarist, like The Black Keys, sound so full. Try to make your guitar sound like you and a bassist jamming out. Ive always wanted to learn how to play the spoon guitar too. Its ridiculous. Look it up on youtube.
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Play some bluegrass...

Like mentioned above, there are LOTS of different kinds of music. Dont limit yourself to the same old, or it will get boring. Plus, the new stuff you learn can be integrated into your favorite genre further enhancing your sound and uniqueness.

You get out what you put in....

+1 Whenever I get a little tired of something I play some "Sugarfoot Rag" by John 5. I love how he combines metal with bluegrass. Sounds awesome!!!
#15
I love playing the intro/solo to Welcome Home by Coheed and Cambria. Def. my favorite song to play.
#16
learn theory it will help you immenesly in whatever genre you play
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#17
awesome guys thanks for your help. You also should know this right - (Maybe I should have posted this earlier) :

I'm on grade 4 (maybe 5 my gitar teacher hasn't told me) on finger picking classical guitar.
I like metal music- -maybe I should open up to some new stuff
I play jazz in the school jazz band
I'm in the muisic class at school so I am learning theory all the time.
I'm in a band - sort of - with a bunch of my friends - haven't got together in a while

^There is some great stuff in the thread. I'll check some of it out. Thanks for the help guys
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#18
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awesome guys thanks for your help. You also should know this right - (Maybe I should have posted this earlier) :

I'm on grade 4 (maybe 5 my gitar teacher hasn't told me) on finger picking classical guitar.
I like metal music- -maybe I should open up to some new stuff
I play jazz in the school jazz band
I'm in the muisic class at school so I am learning theory all the time.
I'm in a band - sort of - with a bunch of my friends - haven't got together in a while

^There is some great stuff in the thread. I'll check some of it out. Thanks for the help guys


Try looking into bluegrass, latin music, blues and just about anything else you can put a guitar into, if you play jazz then you have the theoretical knowledge to play just about anything but just try branch out stylistically and you should get your enthusiasm back.
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#19
try getting in aband n jammin, try improving with more techniques, maybe learn some theory, n y not try a new instrument? like a piano or mandolin or something, i pcked up harmonica(im crap) as a side thing if i dont feel like playing guitar.