Pretty much every musician I've ever talked to about the subject has told me they've struggled with constant improvement on their instrument.
Of course, there are many ways to break out of the ruts we find ourselves in, but I recently heard Arlen Roth give an incredible piece of advice on the subject.
Every time you pick up the guitar, play at least one thing you've never played before.
Sounds simple. But I challenge you to give it a try.
I've kept this tip in mind over the past few weeks, and I'm here to tell you that it works! When you force yourself to play something new every time you grab your guitar, it instantly puts you in a creative frame of mind.
How can you take the licks, riffs and tunes you already know and do something new with them? What keys or areas on the fretboard are still unfamiliar to you? Maybe spend some time there.
The possibilities are endless. Now go grab your guitar and do something you've never done before.
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