Once you’ve gotten over the initial struggle of learning to play, it’s time to start writing. If you are struggling with or are stuck with the process of writing music, there is a way that has always been inspiring, to me at least.
What you’ll need is obviously recording software of your choice, which can record at least two separate tracks. Plug in your guitar either directly into a computer or through the guitar amp connected to your computer.
If you don’t have any material written, look up some guitar scales – any scale will do, you can even pick more of them and then combine them. The idea is firstly to create a rhythm riff using the notes from the scale. Make it as simple as you want as it isn’t that important and record it.
Now you’re going to record another track with the previous one playing in the background. The fun part starts as you’re making a song with two guitars. It doesn’t matter whether your intent was to make a song with one or two guitars; the goal is to draw inspiration from combined tracks which will give you an idea of how to continue with your song.
Play with this for a while, try using different scales or no scales at all. Try to align and keep both tracks in-time, of course. After the rhythm and solo guitar combination, you can add another guitar track to create some harmonies. Adding drum tracks may also help as they will add weight and edge to the song. All these tracks will definitely help in finding your inspiration for that perfect guitar riff or solo that you are trying to come up with.
Add as many tracks as you want; you can also add some background music such as the wind howling, fire crackling or rain falling. And remember, as long as you are enjoying the process of making music, something amazing is bound to come out of it!