#1
so iv been writing for a few months now and been playing bass for almost 2 years. when im with people i dont really have a problem putting music together but when im at home trying to put somethign to my lyrics i wrote i have the hardest time ever!

in my head when im writing the song i can hear the bass, guitar, drums, w/e, but when i actually try i just draw blanks. could any1 give me some kind of advice as to how i can get the music in my head and get it to my bass? ty
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#2
When I originally started writing music I would simply 'hum' the song outloud and then record it - I would play it in a loop and then learn the notes on my guitar (or bass) and wouldn't stop until I got the riff I was humming down.

After a while I could just think and play what I was thinking (granted nothing ridiculous).

Dunno if that's at all helpful but keep at it.
#3
I have this problem too. I've had some success with writing bass lines, then putting lyrics to them, by humming along to the bass line, then words eventually come to me.
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#4
Work on ear training, whether by doing what That_Dude suggested, or by learning traditionally. Taking a music theory course, if it's possible for you, would be recommended. Working on transcribing by ear helps a bunch.
#5
thx guys. and i wish i could take a theory class, but im already doing something else <_< damn welding lol
There is a saying in poetry, "show me, don't tell me." here you are announcing everything, like an announcer to a sporting event. "Dave has the ball. Dave passes the ball. Dave picks his ass."

~Zanascross

XD epic win