I am currently in a band be we are just playing covers and screwing around so I would like to start making my own instrumental songs. Stuff like Satriani and Vai make. I know my theory pretty well, I can solo and write riffs but my problem is song structure. Does anyone have tips on how to put several pieces together to make a song?
There are several song "structures". A common one is ternary form, which consists of three parts, ABA. A being minor, and B being relative major, or the other way around. I tihnk that's how it goes. It was used in a lot of classical music.