Can anybody give me hints on writing songs/riffs? This is my downfall on guitar. PLEASE HELP!
It depends on what kind of music you play, for me, I play heavy rock and I like to have a nice,clean, acoustic riff w/ melodic vocals then have a very very distorted guitar for the chorus's and have a shred solo during the bridge.
What type of song are you trying to write? Like what genre?
Write something that fits the genre or doesn't stray too much away from it, use whatever theory needed ( metal uses dissonance for example ), pick a scale and start writing.