i'm curious to read how most of you write your songs. do you pick a key and play it within that scale? can you mix and match any note? or do some just fiddle around and come up with something that sounds cool?
i'm going to be asking lots of newbie questions because its all new to me after all and you guys always do excellent in explaining it to me.
tell me if i have the understanding on this.
lets say i started with a basic drum track like this on loop
hi-hat, hi-hat, hi-hat, hi-hat, (this is the beat count correct? 1234)
snare snare (then have a snare one 2 and 4)
bass bass (bass drum on 1 and 4)
then on my geeetar i wanted to just use power chords
(first measure) F5, F5, G5, - (1, 2, 3, 4)
(second measure) F5 F5, F5 F5, G5 G5, G5 G5 (1&,2&,3&,4&)
(third measure) F5, -, -, - ( 1,2,3,4)
i just come up with this off my head while at work lol probably sounds like shit but trying to make sure i got the right understanding help a newbie out guys
I don't think about it very much TBH. Just play guitar a lot, and when I come up with a cool riff I record it and try to come up with some other stuff that goes well with it not very scientific. Just do what sounds good