HOW DO I PROGRESS?
I’ve reached a stage in my playing where I’m really not sure how to get better, or indeed if I have the ability to do so. Like, I’d suspect, many of your readership, I’m in my 40s and have been playing bluesy, rocky, poppy stuff for 10 years or so. I’ve got a pretty good handle on theory (thanks to brilliant guys like Phil, Shaun, Pete Callard and, in days past, Guthrie and Dave Kilminster) and I can find my way around the neck okay. I’m in a half-decent band doing covers, but we write and play a few originals for fun too, so I should be more than happy.
The trouble is, I don’t seem to have any real ‘flair’. My playing sounds dull and boring, like I’m