#1
So yesterday, I wrote this pretty sick stanza of lyrics. I had the melody and everything and I was thinking to myself "holy ****, this song is AWESOME". Today, I decided to try singing + playing with the lyrics and now the song sucks. Whatever made this so great yesterday, I am just not feeling it anymore. What do I do? Take a break or play through it?
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#2
Question: Were you drunk/high/other when you came up with it?
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#3
take a break, i do that a lot with riffs i make im like
OMG TIS TEH AWESOME!!!!!
then when i show my band mates or something im like wai wtf is this ****
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Question: Were you drunk/high/other when you came up with it?


nope. Maybe its just the chords I am playing don't go with the melody? I dunno I am going to experiment a little more, if I can't do anything with it, I am going to stop.

EDIT: I just tried to remember it
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#7
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I just tried to remember it
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You're probably not playing the same thing as you were last night. Download PT and write down anything good you think of.


well I also wasn't playing it with an instrument last night


by the way, who is that in your avatar?
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#9
Quote by WlCmToTheJungle
well I also wasn't playing it with an instrument last night


by the way, who is that in your avatar?

Elliot Reid from Scrubs (tv show)


if you didn't have an instrument that's probably why.
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#11
its Sarah Chalke, who plays Eliot Reed on Scrubs.

yep, I'm a fan.
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#12
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Dr. Elliot Reid from Scrubs. She is played by Sarah Chalke.



right, I knew she looked familiar
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#13
Quote by WlCmToTheJungle
well I also wasn't playing it with an instrument last night


That might be why. There have been many times where I've come up with a beautiful melody, and then I tried to play it with my guitar, and it would just ruin it. Sometimes I've found that playing with an instrument can alter the the melody, thus ruining it. It's a pain in the ass.

Try to remember it the best you can, and keep on practicing the melody before you add an instrument to it. Its really tough, and annoying when that happens. It has happened to me far too many times.
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#14
I used to come up with cool riffs at school and i'd try my best to write them down so i could play them when i got home. They always sounded like crap and i never remembered the original riff.

Get a little recording device and bring it with you. My cell phone has this "Voice Memo" thing so i can record things into it and play it later. Hum your melody and record it with something like that and then when you go to play it you'll have a good thing to go by.
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#15
Recording Device = A songwriters BEST friend. A song you come up with can be played a million different ways, and if you find a good riff or sound chances are you will lose it tomarrow trying to just remember it.
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+1 haha

It seems that sometimes if you are tired or in an odd state of mind you end up writing a golden riff that sounds terrible in the morning. Personally, if I actually think that something is worth remembering and it's not just me, I record it quick. You could just have a mic set up, lots of computers have built in mics, I just throw my 1/4 inch cable from the guitar into a converter and straight into the computer (line in). Quality is terrible but as long as you can remember what you were playing it shouldn't be a big deal.
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