#1
I need some help; I want to compose a piece for my girlfriend without any lyrics, just guitar. I am not sure how to start writing music but I've been playing for two years now and it'd be nice if someone could help me. I don't know any theory except for some scales and chords. I'm having writers block on guitar and I can't think of anything.
Quote by NGD1313
Yes, my mom walked in on me getting my carrot skinned.

So I freaked out and flipped the vegetable tray.

There was ranch everywhere.
#2
good love songs are in g.
"Then I saw that there was a way to hell, even from the gates of heaven."
-John Bunyan
#4
use like a EM7 progression and base some riffs on that chord, and maybe switch to b minor, then c then g.
"Then I saw that there was a way to hell, even from the gates of heaven."
-John Bunyan
#5
Use the major scale, maybe the lydian mode for some parts of it. Use major chords and the authentic cadence. This would give you a pretty "happy" sounding love song.
#6
any explanations for someone who doesn't understand some of the things you guys just said?
Quote by NGD1313
Yes, my mom walked in on me getting my carrot skinned.

So I freaked out and flipped the vegetable tray.

There was ranch everywhere.
#7
bump
Quote by NGD1313
Yes, my mom walked in on me getting my carrot skinned.

So I freaked out and flipped the vegetable tray.

There was ranch everywhere.
#9
heres the first chord

E)-3-
B)-3-
G)-0-
D)-2-
A)-2-
E)-0-

the second

E)-3-
B)-3-
G)-0-
D)-2-
A)-3-
E)---

the third i a g, if u dont know that than you shouldnt have joined this site dude i mean come on. and heres the fourth

E)-3-
B)-3-
G)-2-
D)-0-
A)-x-
E)-2-

mess with those and throw in a

E)-2-
B)-3-
G)-4-
D)-4-
A)-2-

just play around with that strusture make it sound good. listen to the song on my mp3s if u need some help.
"Then I saw that there was a way to hell, even from the gates of heaven."
-John Bunyan
#10
I know chords but "Use the major scale, maybe the lydian mode for some parts of it. Use major chords and the authentic cadence. This would give you a pretty "happy" sounding love song." I dont understand that.
Quote by NGD1313
Yes, my mom walked in on me getting my carrot skinned.

So I freaked out and flipped the vegetable tray.

There was ranch everywhere.
#11
Quote by matteo cubano

*random chords*


Sounds like something by City and Colour, and totally unoriginal.

There's a nice progression for the chorus of Mellotron Scratch by Porcupine Tree (Deadwing, 2005):


--0--1--0--3-------
--3--1--1--3-------
--2--0--0--0-------
--0--0--2--0-------
-----1--0--2-----
-----------3---

Dsus2
Bb6add9
Am7
G
Last edited by Avedas at Mar 25, 2008,
#13
Quote by Gorre
I know chords but "Use the major scale, maybe the lydian mode for some parts of it. Use major chords and the authentic cadence. This would give you a pretty "happy" sounding love song." I dont understand that.


You need to learn the major scale if you don't already know it. An authentic cadence is a V-I chord movement and I won't try to explain the lydian mode if you dont already know the major scale.