posted on Sep, 21 2008 @ 02:09 PM
for me, i usually wite the guitar parts firsts, because i usually change the rythm around alot before i am finally happy with it, plus sometimes its
good to add on to something good, to make it better. so guitar first for me, but every now and then i have some really good lyrics and i can put
guitar to it.
so either way you do it, your golden, but you really do have to have the want to do it. or you will get side tracked. probably the best thing to do is
listen to music, as you are writing music.
try studying a little on musical theory, i had to. i am pretty much self taught, ya know, the kind of guy that always thought scales and names of
notes were worthless. man, i was WRONG.
i have been playing for about 12 years, i started writing stuff about 2-3 years ago, about the same time i started paying attention to scales and what
for me, i play heavy metal type music, crunchy sounding guitars, but i also have learned alot of chords, so i like a softer variety of music as well.
i also play in a band, i mainly play leads, but i write alot of rythm' guitar also.
what kind of music are you writing? do you have knowledge of scales at all? that is a main ingredient in writing music, guitars always follow some
sort of scale.