Originally Posted by kettles
Anyone got tips on how to go about writing songs? I'm mostly talking like metal/hardcore/punk type stuff. I have no problem coming up with actual parts like riffs and melodies, but I really struggle with structure. Are there any formulas or techniques that can help me to get on the right track to get full song structures put together?
When I think about most of my favourite bands/songs, most of them have quite basic structures, but they all seem to flow so well. Like the parts they have written are perfectly matched to each other.
Any other useful bits of wisdom from people who write songs are welcome too!
As musicians we tend to admire players that can play really difficult parts. If you look at most of all of the successful hits - they are simple. Pick which way you want to go. Its hard to be simple – IMO – but it is successful.
On the writing end look at MasterWriter software – really cool – helps you with ideas.