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Wtf do you do, all my riffs are starting to sound the same to me? I recently starting cutting out some of the repetitiveness im my riffing like pedallying on the low e or a and it seems to be helping.

What do you guys do?


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Wtf do you do, all my riffs are starting to sound the same to me? I recently starting cutting out some of the repetitiveness im my riffing like pedallying on the low e or a and it seems to be helping.

What do you guys do?

I like to pedally on my shimmel lapper with murkin slizzle. That helps.




Sorry. I'm bored.


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Take lessons.
Learn something out of your comfort zone.
Transcribe a solo.
Take lessons.
Build a library of all the licks you know, then try not to play them.
Evaluate some jazz charts.
Take lessons.

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I grab a guitar magazine with transcriptions and take chords/licks from them that look different than what I would usually play. Not necessarily band/songs I like either.

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Buy stuff.

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Nothing gets the creative juices flowing like a new Tele... :lol:

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JiveTurkey wrote:
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Nothing gets the creative juices flowing like a new Tele... :lol:

Or a modeling accessory Image

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JiveTurkey wrote:
itchyfingers wrote:
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Buy stuff.

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Nothing gets the creative juices flowing like a new Tele... :lol:

Or a modeling accessory Image

Oh I wasn't pointing any fingers, and if I was, more of them would be pointing back at me! :hi5:

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itchyfingers wrote:
JiveTurkey wrote:
itchyfingers wrote:
JiveTurkey wrote:
Buy stuff.

/thread.

Nothing gets the creative juices flowing like a new Tele... :lol:

Or a modeling accessory Image

Oh I wasn't pointing any fingers, and if I was, more of them would be pointing back at me! :hi5:

He's not in this thread so we're safe :whistle:

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Do you have a pretty good understanding of theory and harmony?

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RUBATO wrote:
Do you have a pretty good understanding of theory and harmony?



Not really, got any ideas on a good place to start?


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I like to improvise to the radio. Especially, to unfamiliar music; it really helps improve my creativity and it's fun... and you can't rewind like, with YouTube... radio keeps you on your toes.

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I would learn your major scale, understand it to its full potential (Learning scale degrees, chief qualitys, etc.) Then get into the modes of the major scale. Modes are always a good place to start

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