Ever felt stuck in a rut with your guitar playing?
Some things I hear all the time from students are:
“I always seem to repeat the same stuff again and again.”
“I don’t seem to be improving.”
“I can’t seem to be able to play anything different from what I always do.”
The feeling of being stuck in a rut seems to be caused by 2 things:
1. Limited technical ability.
2. Limited theoretical knowledge.
Technical ability basically determines how you can play things, and theoretical knowledge determines what you can play.
If you have limited technical ability and limited theoretical knowledge – this causes you to play the same things the same way, all the time.
Hence the feeling of being stuck in a rut.
The best way to get out of a rut is to increase your technical ability and theoretical knowledge so you have more things you can play and more ways you can play them.