I really think that artists work much better with limited parameters set on them.
For example: when someone hands me a guitar and says “play something”, I often freeze.
Not because I don’t know anything on guitar but because of the unlimited choices I have.
However, if someone hands me a guitar and says “play a Led Zeppelin song”, that’s easy. I now have a limited number of choices to make.
Creativity is also affected by the parameters that we set up for ourselves.
I really, really think you should read this blog post I made on this topic about a year ago. If you did read it once, it is worth another read.
Recently I did a You Tube video about one way to explore this idea.
It’s mostly for any of you that can solo or at least are familiar with basic pentatonic scales and can play a melody.
And even if you aren’t to that point yet, give it a watch. It might help you get better from wherever you are at in your guitar playing journey.
Here is a great challenge to constrain your creativity within the BB King Zone.
See what you can come up with!
“Sweet Home” backing track starts at 5:52
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