I play mathy prog metal. I'd always do one on one with whoever was going to be most technically challenged by it (nothing I write is in 4/4, I just can't do it). Once something solid was together, I'd show it to the third member... whoever was most likely not to "get it" when it was just a bass line.
If all I had was a segment, I'd get that down and be paying close attention to the vibes/ideas that my collaborators were going for. Sometimes I'll just be like- that's what I got, where do you think it should go? Let's try a A, B, and maybe C...
In your case I wouldnt stress about complete songs. Sometimes just one good bass-driven idea is all a song needs.
Communication... ya'll need to do that and hopefully no one is all touchy or a control freak. I don't work with fools like that.
Cirrus 5 / Mesa Bass 400 / D180 / BDDI / Mesa PH Cabs
Last edited by chaosMK : 11-29-2012 at 08:12 PM.