It’s easy to get stuck in a rut playing the same old licks over and over. A good way out of this is to restrict yourself to limited playing possibilities – like improvising using only one string. When you do this, you can’t play standard licks, so you have to come up with something else.
In this lesson I’ve played a Blues solo using only the second string and to make it even more difficult, I’ve used only the first finger on my left hand and picked all the notes with the first finger on my right hand. Try it out. It’s a great way of coming up with new, more musical ideas.