Originally posted by Rapidfyre
Thanks, but what if my friends cant go there? We work better together.
I write a lot of songs. I start off either with lyrics I want, or the guitar I want and work the other side. I practice the song, and bring it to my buddies at the garage. The drummer gets a beat, the bass gets his thing going... and the lead guitarist comes up with more.
Someone might grab the harp, someone might sing back up vocals.
You just get some ideas and practice practice. Once we're done with that, or grow tired we usually fall back on a song we've downloaded lyrics and tabs for.
Sometimes I'll come up with a rhythm on the spot, and the same thing happens. We usually don't record any of it, but when we do I use a simple camera and download it the next day at the shop.
In other words, just do it.