Whats up. So one thing I've come to notice in my writing is that I am very often deferring to what I call a "1 to 2 and 1 to 2" chord progression, there's probably a much more legitimate name for this. In a basic sense it involves doing a chord or riff based on one note for either a whole measure or half a measure, then going up or down to another one for the same amount of time. It doesnt sound bad, but I just do it way too often, even if I am doing a complex riff it is still based on this progression. I dont know a lot about theory and would like to know any tips and techniques people have for making different or more interesting progressions. Here is an example of what I'm talking about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo7pV3MDac8 It can either be for a half measure like this or for a whole measure, and it can be either chords or riffs but I am still am doing this too much. When I try to attempt something different it works out sometimes but I feel as if I dont really know what I am doing. I dont really know theory in a way that I can apply to this.