#1
im a novice guitar player. ive been playing since christmas 2006. i dont have real expensive equipment and nothing fancy but im slowly upgrading my gear. lately i have had the urge to create my own music and write my own songs. i dont know where to begin i keep getting ideas in my head about lyrics or instrumental pieces to add. before i can get a pen and paper i forget it or i only remember some of it. i have soo many ideas its crazy. i dont know where to begin. what instrument should i start out with or should i start with lyrics or both? is there any advice i could get with this?
#2
I always write poems... then I try to put them to music, but it doesn't work. So I think I'm just going to take lines from the poems and put them into a song. I think I might start trying to write a song first, on guitar, then write the lyrics. I think it's easier.


But just keep a notebook for your ideas. Thats what I have. Its filled with scribbles and unreadable lines that I write down in the middle of the night in the dark.
#3
dude if u get a cool riff or lyrical line in ur head, just build off it in ur head or start playing it on ur guitar before u try to write it down. it will be easier to remember what it sounds like. if ur gonna start with anything, try to start with guitar. i find it easiest to build off of it when im writing something. it kinda sets the whole thing.
#4
Do whichever you have the idea for initially, it will inspire the other instruments. I generally do lyrics or guitar first, and then bass/drums.