In some ways we all have the same big "problem" when it comes to arranging a song. This seems to be very often the most iinhibiting factor for producing our song.The most common dilemma songwriters may have is what instruments to use or when is a good time to pull that instrument in the arrangement,maybe this part is simple or that too complicated,and many more questions like these, that often seem an obstacle to get things done.You might have the picture in your mind how your song is,but you're having trouble putting the things in order.I hope these tips help you get started and apply them to your workflow in your home studio.
WRITE DOWN YOUR ARRANGEMENT IDEAS
First of all you have to think the structure of your song.Once you play your song to your guitar or your keyboards,try to think what your song is going to be like.
You have an intro, a verse maybe a bridge and a chorus.All these have to be in the right order.Your right order.How many times intro is going to be repeated,when the bridge comes in, how many choruses are going to be played before the solo of a lead guitar maybe and all these things like that.Decisions that you have to take before pressing the rec button.