Not meaning to reiterate myself too much. But this is the wrong idea to have about writing songs with other people IMO.misterMagoo wrote:But sometimes I will bring a riff in, and the drummer will start playing something which fits, but it doesn't convey the mood that I'm going for properly.
Lot's of times I'll bring ideas to practice with ideas in my head, but I don't tell them to anyone really. And trust me, I have them, I'm a drummer of 16 years. I even play drums in another band. Anyways, it's usually something sort of general, a chord progression or whatever. But usually we'll just jam on one idea for an hour until it all starts to flow. Sometimes even my original guitar part disappears and I end up playing something else. By the end everything is just flowing and feeling totally natural.
Now, the band I play drums in is easy. Everyone in the band is just really great at their instruments. So, someone will come in with a song that's already written and we just throw it together. Maybe makes some edits to the structure, but it's super easy. We already have six songs after three practices and we're tight on them. It's odd how easy it's working, but it's a really laid back situation. We don't really think about the songs too much. We just play them.