helloo ive been playing guitar for almost two years, and id just like some advice/help/tips on writing songs on guitar... (i know this isnt the most specific forum in the world to post thisat, but i can use all the advice i can get)
i play rock.
I play guitar too but you dont need any advice to writ a song you just need to write words from your hart and play with the guitar to find the muisic that you want!
Chord progressions are allways handy to give you a basis to work off and not hard to learn if you can play some chords.
Then Chord fills to embelish your progression , pull offs ,slides, hammer on's ect
Then some scales for the twiddly bits.... even basic scales triplet'ed fast enough sound cool
You could try to play by your ear or by your heart and you could be the new Jimi Hendrix (he uses jazz chord progressions) but I think you need first to give your heart the tools to voice itself.
I know nothing of song lyrics apart from some writers write a whole story/essay on the subject at hand and take snippets out of that and re-arrange the order, sorta like below they would be my first three lines to a song made from my short passage above
" you could try"
" hard not to learn"
" you can play"
best of luck
I can go and type out a lot of the theory here, but I'm not going to, It's gonna be a lot of work, and I'm sure you would get just as far with some creative googling.
I am a professional songwriter, and it can be really hard work, but I know from my own work, when i just follow the classic rules, I get something that's nice, but if I don't pour my heart and soul in there, it isn't going to be great, and do you want a nice song or a great song?
Make sure you don't settle, even if you don't find the great guitarriff you are looking for right away, put down your work for a while, go take a walk, or have a smoke or something and start again. Don't stop until everything is right about the song. It doesn't matter in what genre you're about to write a song, make sure that every note is right, every single note in every part.
If you have a good melody, that's nice, but it isn't much without the right chords under them, and those two need to be supported by a great bassline etc. etc.
And don't be afraid to break the rules, experiment. Hook up your microphone to your distortions, try making a drum with coathangers or use kitchenappliances for extra effects...
go on and jam - eventually with your band if youre in one.. that way i get a lot of ideas for my bands songs. we play metal though.
another thing you could do (and alot of people do) is to learn scales.
What kind of music do you want to write?