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songwriting

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Eric Cioe, Oct 24, 2001.


  1. Eric Cioe

    Eric Cioe Supporting Member

    Jun 4, 2001
    Missoula, MT
    how do you do it? my stuff, i sit in my bedroom, take that riff or two to practise, have my drummer make up a line, then me and him write keys and guitar parts
     
  2. Justin V

    Justin V

    Dec 27, 2000
    Alameda, CA
    I don't really have a system, I just seem to randomly make things up that end up sounding good in my head.

    I usually just write lyrics, with a theoretical tune in my head. Then, I go home and make up a bass line and maybe a guitar part (for some reason, inspiration always strikes while I'm half-asleep first period :p ).
     
  3. Jimbo

    Jimbo

    Dec 4, 2000
    Philadelphia, PA
    i don't really have a system either. but i found that it is usually one of these ways

    1.) i'll be sitting and start drumming or humming and i get an idea i like in my head and keep it playing in my head until i get to a bass and can put it on it. but it usually nevers sounds like what i heard, but i like it better.

    2.) when i'm playing around on the bass i might by chance play something cool, but the hard part is remembering it

    3.) this is the rare one, i'll get a weird sound in my head and then play around on the bass till i get that weird stuff, some of the things i've done are pretty out there.

    but this is just me, i really like to work to chords, but a cool bass riff is always fun :D

    -jimbo
     
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I don't do it much nowadays, but when I was systematically writing songs I would always start by programming a drum part and then build up everything from there.
     
  5. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    don't know how I missed this before. Off to Misc