I've been playing guitar for a few years now. I play mostly metal and rock stuff. I'm at the point where im confident in my rhythm abilities but not my soloing. I also want to start writing some of my own stuff and maybe get a band together. Honestly my top goal is to be able to play professionally, like in a band. I know this requires a lot more work than im putting in right now so im hoping to make that change soon. i want to work harder and i want to get better and i want to be able to play my own stuff as well as tons of other songs. My problem though is that up until this point all ive been doing is playing songs through tabs on the internet and reading up on some guitar players and their techniques while trying to play them. So im at this point where im kind of stuck. what other stuff should i start playing? should i get lessons and if so from where? what do you guys recommend? any answers or feedback would be helpful.
thanks a ton
Seanbabs on here is a fantastic choice and he gives the first lesson free, but if you find that you need more direct interaction than Skype can offer, find a reputable local teacher and at least put a few months in. Bare minimum, lessons will break you out of your box and get you moving along again.