Hey UG,

I've been playing for at little over a year now, and I'm feeling as if I'm ready to start writing some simple songs. But when i go to get started, I feel like my playing doesn't advance in any way so i end up with the same crap over and over. I'm trying to write in the two pretty basic styles Pop-Punk/Emo(think Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Paramore) and a king of refreshed version of 80s style rock (think Bang Camaro)

I know all of the basic major, minor, and pentatonic scales but it feels like i dont know much else.

Can Somebody Please Tell Me What I Can Work On To Forward My Playing, and Give Me Some Tips On Writing In Those Styles.

I Know It Seems Like Alot to ask but if someone can help with anything please do so