Well guys, I am in a rut. I dont really know what to do.
First I will start with I have never taken any lessons, I am completely self taught.
I know my basic chords and a few scales, and I have even taken a Music theory class when I was in school.
I wouldnt call myself a novice, maybe one step up from there.
Basically I dont know how to make my own music. Is there some guide to what sounds relatively good together or do I need to just keep playing with until I find my own sound?
I havent played with many people, considering I dont really know how. For example, I was playing with my cousins band, nothing serious, While they were jammin away on their respective instruments I just kinda stood there. I didnt know where to go or even what to do. I felt like an idiot.
I dont have a problem with playing, I can generally play most of the songs I have tried to learn(through Tabs).
I just feel like I am missing something. All the things I have learned arent meshing together or something.
Can anyone give me some advice on how they took their guitar playing to the next level?
Yoshiaki Manabe, Mike Einziger, Josh Homme, Dave Grohl.
There are a few more but I'm too lazy to name.