|UserSoundoffs 179Album Ratings 597Objectivity 67%Last Active 11-20-19 10:30 pmJoined 07-28-12Forum Posts 99Review Comments 5,372
|Learn theory, then learn how to forget it. |
|start writing immediately and don't worry about lack of theoretical knowledge, you can put a song together with chanting, single guitar note plucks and percussion where you tap the strings or the surface and never ever think about such things as chords or transitions. and record yourself singing a lot so you get used to the voice you have instead of the ideal one you hear singing your songs :))) don't feel ashamed about playing over a backing track or anything either, sampling stuff is cool, anything can add character to a tune|
|just play a little and try to make a song of the ideas you come up with, also ^|
|write a part, and then after that insert another part|
|theory isn't necessary but it helps if you want to understand what "works" in the traditional sense. especially if you're looking to incorporate more jazzy or generally complex harmonic/rhythmic stuff.|
otherwise I would say a great start is to learn how your favourite musicians write their music. learn to play along to their songs using tabs at first and then try to pick parts out by ear. you'll get a feeling for how other musicians are doing it this way.
last but not least, break the rules.
|Theory is good to know, but the best advice as mentioned here already is to start playing along with songs you like. Download some tabs, and play along with the parts, you'll get better at playing and will have fun in the process|
|I would say you should get that guitar and learn some songs and techniques before you start writing at all.|
|make music with breakdowns or don't make music|
|the song Freebooter|
|modes, chords, scales and tabs|
|buy a ukulele & post ironic covers of mumble rap on youtube|
|"write a part, and then after that insert another part"|
This and then add a drum beat to that