i am a fairly good guitarist and i mainly play stuff like august burns red, parkway drive etc.. but when i write riffs i usually just go on guitar pro or tabit and make tabs from that rather than sitting there with my guitar and playing stuff and recording them straight after.... i just think of some riffs in my head and write them down.....
anyone do the same?
I do exactly the same and thought I was the only one... I find it easier to work with GP, because I can try out unusual chord progressions or other stuff that wouldn't come to me when just playing.
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