'I Always Play The Same Things...'
First of all, everyone 'always plays the same things'. Even the greats rely on licks once in awhile. Some people make a career out of them. But if you're playing jazz and improvising, I would bet most of us have had this thought a few times about our playing. So, what to do about it? Here are a few things that have helped me over the years: 1) Stop playing guitar! - That's right, put down the axe. Sometimes a little break is all that is needed to gain a fresh perspective on t