#1
I havent written a decent riff in a while and I want to know how you guys write your music. Does it come out of nowhere or do you do something special to get inspiration?
#2
Mine usually come out of nowhere when i'm jamming. Other times i'll just sit down and think of a tune i have going in my head, and then play it out.
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#3
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#7
I pick whatever scale i'm in to at the moment, and try to write a riff in that key. I use chromatics a bunch, not as much as dimebag or anything, but it just adds that extra flavor that I like...Pretty cool stuff. But sometimes, just like everyone above me, you know, from just jamming.
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#8
I find a whole lot easier to create new riffs and solo licks while I'm jamming with other people. It just comes out so much better!

Don't know why, really... (and I play a lot to backing tracks, just ordinary 3 or 4 chord backing tracks)
#9
i make something up in my head, that conveys what feeling i want, then apply it to guitar,
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#10
1. Pick up the guitar
2. Thrash the **** out of it
3. Put it down for 5 minutes
4. Thrash the **** out of it again

*Ideas enter head*

5. Quit thrashing the **** out of the guitar and work with these ideas until they sound good and fit together structurally.