A ‘jam’ if you will
My question is, how do you go about approaching songwriting with other people. On your own I couldnt give a shit because you probably don’t understand yourself particularly well. However when you involve other people, it becomes a social interaction which requires some thought about how you make it work.
All bands I’ve been in, the best songs have come about from everyone in a room making noise, something clicks between two of the people liking a particular idea, then play variations of that idea for like an hour, then talk about which bits worked and try and make something of it.
I had a ‘jam’ with someone a little while back and it wasn’t going particularly well, but one guy started suggesting things like restricting a particular instrument to two notes or a particular rhythm. Was interesting and surprisingly resulted in the most satisfying bit of the evening.
Anyway, I know we are all unique fragile artists whose amazingness might be cheapened if the nuts n bolts are talked about, but I’m interested to know what other people do to try and keep things interesting and not get stuck in a rut.