i am bussy making a song, i have the intro you can hear it at Purevolume , i hope you don't completely hate it...

but i wanted to make the real song a bit like the beginning of don't cry, but when i try stuff it just sucks or is as good as the same as don't cry.

can someone plz help me start a riff or give sugestions to get me going?

my gear? LOL

V-tone pack (the cheapest i have seen ever, but it works for me)
and to record my also cheap headset
Try starting on an open G and improvising... thats how I always go about it. You cold use another string or whatever... try using pentatonics to improvise with
Originally Posted by jajp001
White man came (Cumming noise)
Across the sea (Wow!!!)
Brought us pain (Right in the eye, it was)
And misery ( Points to pregnant sister)
Run to the hills, iron maiden
dont worry about it we all sucked when we first started.

here do this: http://josh.middlepath.com/memnoch9615/Pentatonic.gif

experiment with that pentatonic stuff

experiment with this major scale : http://cyberflotsam.com/images/Music_Maj-1.gif

try to hand pick each note and you will come up with something... the more you play, the more you learn the fret board. I have a friend who hardly can read tabs but he has been playing since he was 5 and he has the fretboard memorized and plays better than most classical guitarists i can name off the top of my head. He can hear a song and replicated it instantly becuase he has a musical ear and knows where to put his fingers.
but if i go into scales, should my intro not be in the same scale, and for if make another song, is it better to stay a whole song in the same scale?

thx for all the reactions