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#3
it's true. I can be in bed and i'm thinking oh i should do this, but i can't exactly go and get my guitar in the middle of thie night
#5
The worst part, IMO, is when you have a great little verse and for the life of you can't write a chorus for it, or viseversa.
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#6
or you write an awesome riff with an awesome lyric and then realize the riff has been done beofre in another bands song
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#7
The worst part is to think of some crazy riffing that sounds awesome in your head, and when you play it on the guitar it sucks monkey balls.

That's failing before you've gotten started...
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#8
In all honesty, I've been really loving what I've been writing. I just think its really good, and I don't want to feel like I'm bragging.
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#9
*Writing something awesome only to realize you inadvertently ripped it off in some way.
*Having suckass lyrics in an otherwise good song.
*Trying to get the rest of the band to play it like you envisioned it.
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#11
i wrote one today and the worst part is coming up with the melody IMO
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#12
I hate it when it takes forever for me to work out how I want it to sound, but can't do it because I'm crap..
#14
Told a girl I had a crush on that I was going to write a song for her over the summer, but you know what? I can't even memorize all 35 basic chords, and school starts... in 4 days..
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*Writing something awesome only to realize you inadvertently ripped it off in some way.
lol, my friends band wrote "fade to black." It was probably the most pitifull attempt at writing music ever, as every riff was copied from metallica songs. And they couldnt write a singing melody, so they just screamed out lyrics without a melody.
#16
I generally love song writing, but as said before I hate when you come up with something and it sounds like another song. Generally then, I just change it around or just alter the tone of it. Thankfully, when the whole band plays together it sounds nothing like a ripoff
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Told a girl I had a crush on that I was going to write a song for her over the summer, but you know what? I can't even memorize all 35 basic chords, and school starts... in 4 days..


I was there once.
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Told a girl I had a crush on that I was going to write a song for her over the summer, but you know what? I can't even memorize all 35 basic chords, and school starts... in 4 days..


Then write a song with 3 chords, there are innumerable songs which are massively famous with only 3 chords (early Bob Dylan anyone?)
#20
one time like a year ago i thought I'd try to come up with one of those really simple riffs that are really memorable and easy to play, but hard to write. I spent like an hour working on a riff, and was like hell yea! this is awesome!

then after playing it a couple of times I realized... hang on.. I've heard that before... I thought for a minute... then "****!! That's ****ing Rock You Like A Hurricane!"

I then looked up the tab (I'd never tried to play it before) and it was the same exact thing, note for note! the only difference was that for that first E5 I was down at the open E5 and the song it's the 7th fret E5 on the A string.


The other thing I hate is I when come with an extremely awesome riff and then I can't get anything to go with it.


And another one that pissed me off was when I came up with this exceedingly fast and difficult thrash style riff and my rhythm guitarist said it sounded too choppy (I think it was cuz he couldn't play it) and He dumbed it down and slowed it down and added some simple power chords for the chorus.... and now it's like our best song.
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it's true. I can be in bed and i'm thinking oh i should do this, but i can't exactly go and get my guitar in the middle of thie night

Why cant you? In one of the guitar mags i was reading there was an interveiw with dimebags old girlfriend. She said he used to get up in hte middle of the night and record riffs on a tape recorder and that he had a guitar and a mini amp and a tape recorder in the bathroom and he would riff whilst dumping.
#24
I got some great advice from a guy who's sold a crap ton of records and written some amazing songs. He said "write something EVERYDAY, from start to finish. Even if it sucks, finish it." He had a foot tall stack of composition books full of songs. Must have been a thousand.
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#25
My problem is writing something and wondering if it sounds like another song. Maybe not one I know well, but I subconsciously was listening to in a grocery store one day or something. But I don't know. I guess that's why it's good to play songs for people you know before copyrighting it.
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#26
^ i usually let my close friends listen to all my songs and i ask them "hey does this sound like any specific song by anybody else?" and if i get resounding no's then its all good. if i get a yes then i'll go listen to that song and see if i can hear it, if i can't hear it then its all good.
#28
...Or getting accused of ripping off a chord progression just because someone, somewhere, sometime, in the history of the universe, once played 2 of those same chords in the same order.

...Or maybe even worse, writing an original riff/progression, only to have somebody tell me some band I never heard of wrote the same thing 10 years ago.
#29
^ i don't think its that hard to write "decent" stuff as long as whatever you're saying is honest. alot of people write fluff that is honestly fluff and they can't admit it to themselves and then wonder why it is that their words suck. accessing the headspace of honesty, thats not the easiest thing initially but once you do it and keep doing it, it gets easier and easier. i would like it to be noted that honest words don't ALWAYS make for the best lyrics, but more often than not they are far more productive and conducive to songwriting than trying to write what you think should sound good.
#30
Unless your Kurt Cobain and you just sing nonsense and yea yea yea and get away with it.^

The other thing I hate is I when come with an extremely awesome riff and then I can't get anything to go with it.

I hear you on this one. I come up with tons of ****in riffs i like and ill tab em into gutiar pro and listen to them and i still like them but i have trouble making whole songs. I want a loop pedal in the worst way so i can loop them and play them loud it sucks jamming ot computer speakers.
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#32
Oh i absolutly agree it conveys feeling and had a poetic quality to it and I like a lot of it but he difinatly (he admitted this himself) just put what sounded good and didnt worry about the meanings so much. Obviosuly some of it had meaning i just mean he wouldnt force meaningfull words if non sense sounded better .

The beatles did this alot too. I was watching Imagine the other day and john lennon was talking to this crazy guy that went to his house that thought john lennon had wrote a song for him. John lennon was like how the hell could i be in your head mate. Sometimes i just sing words that dont have meaning or maybe have different meanings to different people etc.. This movie is awsome to watch. I recommend it to anyone who plays. It shows him making songs in the studio and singing little melodys and then making a whole song out of it. You can tell he just could hear the whole thing before he even played the first note.
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#33
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Writing lyrics that don't sound like bad high school poetry.


Just out of curiosity, can you give me some examples? Or anyone for that matter.
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EDIT : Listen to just about any lincoln park song.^
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#36
man i understand the whole writing a riff and cant ocme up wit hanything to add with it. but im so happy i put a used RC20 on hold at GC i cant wait to pay it off
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that you get totally sick of it cause your brain is playing it 24/7!!!!



That never happens to me. Oh course, everything I write is awesome, so...
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#38
^ riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. pretty sure of yourself aren't you? i guess you've never had to play a part like 100 times to get it just perfect.
#39
Well, he is an ass. Just look at his user title .

Me? Uhh...finding out it sounds too similar to another artist's song. I've only done it once, but I hated it.
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#40
lol Its true. You rehearse is over and over, adding more to it getting it perfect by the end you've played it countless times. Then it hurts to play it again. lol
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