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7 Tips to Get You Out of that Guitar Rut

Tuesday November 6, 2018. 05:48 PM , from Learning Guitar Now
I have heard so many people tell me that they feel like they are stuck in a rut with their guitar playing and they don’t know what to do to get out of it.
In this blog post I want to give you 7 tips to help YOU start getting out of that guitar rut so many people seem to end up in.
Before I go into these tips, let me just say that I find myself in these ruts as well. I know how frustrating it can be, and I think that all players eventually find that they are in a rut of one form or another at many times during their lifetime.
Knowing how to get out of these ruts can be a determining factor in whether or not you keep advancing as a guitarist.
Here are my 7 Tips to Getting Out of a Guitar Rut.
1.  Start Listening to Different Styles of Music
Sometimes when  we want to learn a particular style of music, we immerse ourselves in that one style completely.  This is a good thing, but at some point you may feel tired and uninspired from learning and listening to the same stuff all the time.
I have read that Jimi Hendrix was a big fan of classical music, and I think it really shows in his songs.  His compositions are very well arranged and have many creative guitar parts. It seems that all these guitars naturally just flow together like a guitar orchestra so to speak. Hmmmm…
If you’re learning blues guitar, try listening to some country, classical, or pop. You may find inspiration through these genres that will give you some new ideas for playing the blues. I guarantee you will find that blues scale in every type of music. I often made a game out of it and even remember hearing the blues scale in a Jennifer Love Hewitt tune. Oops!! Did I just say that?
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