#1
I've come across a problem recently. I'm having troubles writing music that I find expressive. I can play fairly well, well enough to copy nearly everything I'd like to (which is very little), and until recently I could express myself quite well too. The problem I'm having now is that I'm really only able to write and improvise blues guitar.

It kind of makes sense, because that's what first really got me into playing guitar, and that's what I've worked on the most. I listen to a lot of music though, and I've been unable to put together anything that I find overly interesting lately.

Anyway, I'm done ranting. What do you do when you find yourself writing the same things over and over again? I've tried listening to new music, learning different types of music, taking a break from playing, but nothings really helped.
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#2
I would say just start getting names of bands from your friends and doing some digging. Like look at opening acts for bands you like. Myspace is great for gettting some new music, and you can go through a lot of it fast.

good luck, I would just say try to find something new that doesn't seem like work. something else you can have fun with
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#3
Basically get into more genres. And just listen, really listen.
You can listen in a writers perspective, or a listeners. I did the latest first, and I couldn't understand why I couldn't write something like it, then I did it in a writers perspectice, analyzing song structures, phrasing, etc. while enjoying it.
Of course sometimes you want to listen, just to listen (like when working out or something), but doing this really helped me.
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#5
open your mind and listen to something you never have before. blues, classical, flameco is good.
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#6
dont stress over it. in time more will arise. take a break and get into new things

for me, i cant sit down and write a song. songs just pop into my head while living my life and im like, ok, what song is that, who wrote that, is that my creation.

trick is to capture it, write it down or something