#1
hey peeps...

I am really interested in writing my own song, although most of the time I play along to green day, my chemical romance, fall out boy and guns n' roses...

so yeah...

i play bass and guitar just so u no..

I would be really grateful, from all of you that do write your own songs, if you could provide some tips...

thanks... :P
#3
Yeah, Couldn't agree more really.. It is just a case really of saying whats on your mind or playing whats at your fingers.. Start writing some lyrics or just write a basic chord progression and see what words you can get to work over the top.. Theres no set way to do it, just od it however feels natural..
#4
Learn theory, analyse some songs with theory, borrow a "melody writing" book from your local library, study counterpoint. Do this in this order.


How to actually write a song:
Write a singing melody
Write fitting lyrics
Write a guitar part
Have the drums/bass follow the guitar
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