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What is my “don’t know what to write” method

by Larry

Remember that old tip, in english class, where if your stumped on what your going to write, you’re instructed to scrawl “I don’t know what to write” over and over until you get past that block and continue with your writing.  I’m working on a couple of projects and on all of them, I’m stumped, can’t move past that one line or chord. 

Which leads me to the my question, “what is the guitarist version of ‘I don’t know what to write’?”

 I’ve tried recording writing, down the progressions, learning new tunes, etc….   The only two things that have helped a bit was to hum the melody over the chords or run it over and over again in my head.  I try to do this in order to hopefully polish these skills nad move on.  My best friend tells me that the reason why I’m so stumped is because I try to get it perfect and I won’t move on until it is, which is partially true.  He also says that I need to treat it as a rough draft that will get polished soon enough. 

Anyway…  I’ll keep pluggin’ away.

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