i am having trouble thinking of cool guitar parts


Senior Member
ok i can make songs easy for drums since i play non stop but i cant even think of guitar parts. how can i think of cool parts lol dumb question i know


Start listening to a wide variety of music and start by learning other things. After getting reasonably good at the guitar, I struggle with writing, but when it comes, it comes really well. Just be patient.


Platinum Member
I just mess around and come up with licks/riffs. I'll try to play scales in a different way, invert chords, try some new voice leadings, etc. Usually I'll come up with a thing or two and build a song around that. If I can put a melody or lyric to it right away, then all the better!

Jason Schenk

Junior Member
I am a drummer but, I love the git-fiddle. It seems that I ALWAYS have one in my hands. When I'm watching TV I'm pickin'. When I'm on the phone, I'm pickin'. When I'm doin' the horizontal bop... well I guess I'm not pickin' then...

I guess what I'm trying to say is that if you wanna be creative on the guitar you gotta spend some time with it. It takes practice just like any other instrument.