#1
My band recently decided that we should write songs and do our own thing. I was curious whether it would be more influential to practice as a band writing the song together or work on writing the melodies and riffs away from practice. I just wanted some input on which way would be the most constructive for a practice session. Thanks for the support. !
#2
Do both, Set aside some of your practice session for a jam/improv and if anything good comes up, remember it, and use it. But also work on riffs/melodies in your own time at home. Lyrics you can do by yourself, just putting it to music with be the harder part.
#3
Make riffs and stuff on your own, then play them at practice, they will lead onto jamming and improvisation which in turn, becomes a song.
#4
Do both, coming up with lyrics, riffs etc. at home is great, but if your serious about writing make time at practice to work on writing songs.
#6
just try and remember the cool stuff, that was my problem i'd forget everything. :P
No major projects so far, will update that as soon as something real starts to take place. :P
#7
whenever i jam with my friends i leave a recording device going so that if we come up with anything good i remember it.

band practice/jamming is good for really getting idea's flowing.
however i find it easier to refine the idea's when im by myself.

good luck
#8
What my band does is we all write songs (just lyrics) and then pass 'em around. We give our input, advice, ideas, and just work out a beat and see how we can get it to sound.
Have a good one,
Phoenix