#1
i'm in a rut right now. i dont know what to practice. i started some alternative (hawk nelson) but it wasnt really exciting. i tried other stuff but it didnt work for me. i did a7x and it had good sounds that i liked, but, hey im not that good. ive only played for five months. any suggestions??
#2
Um...

You've given us no guidance.

Practice chord changes? Scales? Improvising with (and without) scales? Tapping? Sweeping? Harmonics? Muting? Learn songs that you like?
#3
wups my bad. i staarted scales recently (not very fast) and arpeggios (dont do well) i dont like using chords much. i do use pwr chords tho,

i gess my problems is that i hav a slow left hand.
is that enough?
#4
Just learn songs from bands you like, any techniques you need will be picked up from there.
#5
i cant play a7x. i can play the afterlife intro al right ( maybe not th solo and arpeggios)
the other bands i listen to have no good stuff.
thx for the help tho Ill look at the othr stuff
#6
And regardless of whether you like them, practice chords. No-one will take you seriously as a guitarist if you can't play chords

Power chords, are ok...in extreme moderation, but like, play a A5 and then like an Amaj7 (still a fairly simple chord) and the fact that one is rich in detail and sounds interesting in comparision will blow you away.... it did me anyway
Adam
#7
Oh God, there's your reason... Hawk Nelson isn't exciting, and they're from my town, which also is not very exciting. I see a correlation; do you?

Anyways, I say practice what you like. Theory can't hurt you, but not doing it won't really matter... perhaps it will in the long run.
#8
rush has some pretty crazy rhythm parts that are fun as hell to play
but its a bitch to figure out how to finger some of their chords