I've been playing guitar for almost two years now, and I feel like I've hit a dead end. I don't know what I should be doing. Almost all of my playing consists of playing random, made up leads along with CDs. I suck at learning new songs. The biggest problem is that I can't find new stuff to learn. Even with songs I *know* that I could play, I can't learn because it's so hard for me to actually understand what I'm seeing on a tab- I know how to read tabs, but can't really figure where to put it in the song. I'm incredibly frustrated because I don't know what I should be doing. I don't have the money to get lessons or even buy more music, and I don't have any idea what direction I want to go in. I kind of like jazz, but haven't found many artists I like. I don't like metal, and though I enjoy classic rock in general, most of it bores me, even stuff that I pretend to like. The sort of music I want to play is rock- I hesitate to say "alternative", since that evokes images of stuff like Nirvana (whom I also don't like), but I would describe the sort of music I want to play as some sort of indie/alternative thing but with actual guitar parts beyond just rythym One of the few bands that I enjoy and has a music style I actually want to play, the pillows, is a really obscure Japanese band that none of you have ever heard of. I know it sounds like I'm rambling, but I just don't have any clue what I want to do. I love guitar, and playing it, but I feel so lost right now that it's extremely discouraging to my playing. What should I do?