Not really sure if this should be posted on another board... But I was curious, how do you other bassists go about writing your tunes? With or without a band it doesn't matter... If you are in a band, do you: All work together on it... all write seperate parts... or do you have a 'song writer' If you are that song writer, what do you generally have in mind first when writing? Through my experience, I first tried just writing a bassline, then putting chords over it and making a drum beat, but then It gets difficult to write a melody... Just recently, I've been getting melody's and riffs in my head, and I try to replicate those using bass and guitar... I am in a band, our guitarist (who is pretty damn bad) thinks that one person should write all the parts, and send it out so everyone can work on their own individual parts. I think we should all work together on it with just a basic outline of what we want to hear So, I have not been all that successful with these methods (let alone tried that last one out), so I was wondering, what sparks the magic?