1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
     
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

Writting Music - Tips??

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by not quite Flea, Nov 30, 2001.


  1. not quite Flea

    not quite Flea

    Oct 19, 2001
    NZ
    My band are trying to write some of your own music, i know theres no set way to do this, but someone said you start with a bassline??
    Has anyone got any tips??

    (our style is kinda...Korn/Deftones feel if you can imagin?!?)
     
  2. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland
    There are loads of ways of doing it - I'm not sure that there is a right and wrong, but sometimes some ways are easier.

    Our band have written songs where the lyrics came first, the singer had a melody and we worked around that for the music. We've also had a cool riff, developed the riff and found lyrics that had already been written to suit it! We've also found a good riff by jamming (by accident) and then written lyrics to fit the tune.

    Sometimes the ones that sound good are the ones that have come together quickest - they just sorta gelled!!

    Try lots of ways, try to get everyone having a go at inputing something and see what happens. Above all else have fun! :D
     
  3. I can't help you there, it's been ages since I writt anything