#1
I play guitar and bass, and i have no problem coming up with songs on those instruments. But when I sit down and think of things, nothign great comes. Also, sometimes lyrics just come to me when I least expect it, and I have no place to write them down. So i forget them, and go back to sitting around for hours coming up with nothing worth continueing. How do I come up with lyrics to match what I have just written on guitar/bass? And how do i remember what I just thought of.
#2
You need to write tabs mate! It's easy to do, just get yourself a folder/file and keep it all in one place, eeeasy. I'm in a very similar situation to your at the moment, me and my pet bassist have been writing some black metal riffs for just guitar and bass, but no doubt when I add a vocalist and a drummer to the band, I'll have to re-adapt the whole song to fit them in. 'Tis a tricky business, no doubt there. What sort of style are you playing?
Gear;
- B.C. Rich Warbeast Bloodbound
- B.C. Rich NT Zombie 5-String Bass
- BOSS GT-10 Multi Effects TANK!
...In other words, I'm taking a giant dump on fender owners who use pods.
#3
I can play as many genres as i can think of. It just depends on the emotion I'm trying to get out of the song. If it's angy, I'd probably write in a more metal-based style, or whatever genre/style I'm trying to put out from the song.
#4
Here is what I do and recommend: start out with your chord/scale progression and your main riff(depending on the genre).

Then find out the melody and syllable count that you are looking for in your lyrics. Next, just grab a pencil and paper and start playing your progression... keep the melody in your head and write down anything that comes to you.

Also, I find it hard to write lyrics for a completed instrumental... you're going to need to tweak it or writing for it will be a pain in the ass. If you're trying this, I suggest breaking down the instrumental into the basic riff and progression and starting from there.
#5
Quote by decayingdave
You need to write tabs mate! It's easy to do, just get yourself a folder/file and keep it all in one place, eeeasy. I'm in a very similar situation to your at the moment, me and my pet bassist have been writing some black metal riffs for just guitar and bass, but no doubt when I add a vocalist and a drummer to the band, I'll have to re-adapt the whole song to fit them in. 'Tis a tricky business, no doubt there. What sort of style are you playing?

You are so transparent and obviously full of ****. You've been playing FIVE MONTHS. Lol!
#6
Quote by gtmom
You are so transparent and obviously full of ****. You've been playing FIVE MONTHS. Lol!


Is there something wrong with you, mentally?

This is one of a ridiculous number of slurs you've put out against me... why? Don't you have any friends?!
Gear;
- B.C. Rich Warbeast Bloodbound
- B.C. Rich NT Zombie 5-String Bass
- BOSS GT-10 Multi Effects TANK!
...In other words, I'm taking a giant dump on fender owners who use pods.