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First, I was unsure whether to put this in here or in the "learning guitar" section. I apologise in advance if this needs moved to there.

 

So I'm interested in finding out what you guys and girls do with your guitar when you're not playing Rocksmith. Obviously some of you will play with bands and whatnot, but I'm thinking specifically when you're in your house.

 

Basically, I've been learning guitar for about 8 months now, maybe a little more, and for the most part it's all been through Rocksmith. When I pick up my guitar, I instinctively head over to the PC and put the game one. If I can't play Rocksmith, I'm generally at a loss with what to do.

 

I've been learning some theory and I can play a few riffs, but after about 10 minutes or so I just end up playing random nonsense or maybe a few scale shapes, and then put the guitar back. 

 

So what about you guys? Do you work on songs or learn some tab? Watch youtube videos and brush up on theory?

 

Sorry, if this is a little vague but I'm just after a little inspiration

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Since i wrote music i mostly use it either while writing or when recording when it's not on rocksmith but sometimes i just like to play randomly to find new interesting riff...

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I'm newbie too with guitar experience out Rocksmith. When I play in Session mode I can't really play nice stuff, but sometimes I just grab mine Acoustic guitar and play something based on chords and random arpeggio. Sometimes I just play songs from RS by memory and then improvise or loop song till I get bored or switch to another.If you got pedals just experiment with presets and you'll find that you play much longer than with amp on clean.I'm much better at guitar stuff, Can you play "Knocking on heavens door" by Bob Dylan (Rhythm) out Rocksmith?Or "I go with the flow" by QOTSA (rhythm) out RS?I can and can play it and other songs too :)

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I do struggle with retaining a lot of the stuff I play in Rocksmith, although some bits do stick. I can play 'Breaking the law' pretty much by memory now, which is nice. 

 

Little licks from songs like 'Carry on my wayward son' or 'Mississippi Queen' too, but I tend to forget most of what I've been playing on rocksmith, I suppose there's just too much choice for a newbie like me :p

 

I've just got a new amp which has some presets loaded into it, so I need to experiment with that more. Mostly I think it's just increasing my creative potential, learning arpeggios and more scale patterns

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I came across the same situation a few months back, I only play on rocksmith.

and without the prompts I forgot what came next.

 

I used my phone to record the screen as I played on some of my favorites. then I take my phone to say the beach or a park with my acoustic guitar and play there. it has really helped me playing in a different situation, now with some songs I just use it to remember the lyrics.

 

It has really helped me improve my playing as well.

 

personally I would love it if some better guitarists would do the screen caps for a bunch of songs specifically but for now I am happy with what I have.

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Thanks guys.

 

I think it's just a matter of knowing where to start. I done a lot more theory work last night (I posted about it in the learning guitar section) and that's given me something new to think about and some new ideas that I can mess about with.

 

The last week or two has seen me get quite disheartened by not knowing what to really do outside rocksmith. Knowing I'm not the only one, and getting some new ideas, has renewed my inspiration quite a bit, so thanks!

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