#1
Pit monkeys, I has a problem. I'm in a musical rut and I can't break out of it, it's like I play the same thing just in different key, and it's really beginning to make me angry. Any ideas?
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#2
im also in a rut.
It really sucks.
I really want to break out of mine also,
But im not sure how to.
When I try to create something new, its bland and unsatisfying.
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#3
I find that watching guitarists on youtube brings out the competitive spark in me, making me want to get better than them.

Try learning new songs, or a new scale to improvise with.

Maybe also try listening to some new bands/guitarists.
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I find that watching guitarists on youtube brings out the competitive spark in me, making me want to get better than them.

Try learning new songs, or a new scale to improvise with.

Maybe also try listening to some new bands/guitarists.

Aye. You just need to find something the motivates you.
#7
same thing happens to me. try listening to different types of music and practicing slow chord progressions and riffs
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#8
listen to ALOT of different kind of music, imo that is what makes a good musician, one that has at least some technical knowledge of their instrument and they are influenced by many many styles of music
#9
yes try to expand your musicl taste. i used to be pure metalhead, not to say that i am not anymore lol, but now i listen to classical, blues, rock, punk, goth, emo, folk, jazz, techno. and anything else that has guitar or piano. and know i am the best guitarist i know. that and the fact i practice 6 hours a day. lol
#10
I did the same thing. I pretty much always played in E minor. Loved the hell out of it and kicked ass, but I pretty much always played the same thing. I simply moved to the E major. And, because it's a different pattern, I played different.

My assumption: You are playing in one scale, all the time. Move to something completely different. Try to work on your modes and expand a little bit.

If not: Listen to new music. Every since I got into Steve Vai and Satch, I play a lot different.

I was in a box: I was pretty much sticking in a single box with the Em scale. Find that scale ALL around the fretboard and move around in all the boxes. It's fun to crawl around the neck!
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