3 Strategies for Writing Songs inside a Band Environment
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1. Jamming out. This is probably probably the most fun ways to write a song. If your band is great at improvising this will probably come easiest. Get a band members together to get a jam session. Ensure you have a recording device so you can remember what you are all playing right now you understand you've some song material. This method may take a while but is frequently quite rewarding since every band member reaches place in their own creativity completely immediately. If you're writing a complete song, you'll likely want a minimum of 2 various parts or even 3 parts to your composition. After you have produce one part, begin with another jam to create another part. You'll usually see the other parts come easier because they are now base off another part.
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2. Follow the lead. In every band, there's one or more member who produces some solid ideas or even two. Should there be three, that's better yet. It may be a guitarist or keyboardist who is available in with a riff or two, or perhaps a bassist who is available in with a few groovy basslines. It may be a drummer (although I have seen rogues more regularly) who brings some really nice drum patterns and changes towards the table. When a member has a part or parts to a song, it's useful to jam to it and also have the others write their parts around that theme or groove. This can be a bit easier compared to the jamming out method because there is already something solid to groove on.
3. Overdubbing. This really is another way I have seen used. I've used this technique too. The whole process of this usually gets underway with some general improvised and is constructed from ground up. For example, the first part from the writing process will consist of merely a drum and bass groove. Following your rhythm section has been established, a guitarist will have and record to the rhythm track. Following your guitarist, the keyboardist will join and record his groove into the track etc. This can be similar to the last method however it allows each musician a little more time to consider as the parts just before his are being laid down. This obviously is best suited when all members of the band have been in the studio together as well as the overdubbing process happens over the span of a few hours.