Sometimes it’s great to set yourself a challenge and put yourself out of your comfort zone as it can result in more creative thought and playing and also show you areas that need work.
So I decided to challenge myself not to practice to any tracks at all this week. I did this so I can improve how I’m ‘making the changes’ and also work on my phrasing. It also forced me to use more chords during my soloing.
Challenge yourself this week. It could be something as simple as “I’m going to use strictly alternate picking” “soloing on two strings” or “I’m going to solo only using notes within the first five frets”.
Have a go and let me know your progress or ask for any help with problems you run via direct messaging here or on my Facebook page.