Watch the Pack of Lies online guitar lesson by Mimi Fox from Jazz Performance
This is an original tune of mine with a complicated introduction and a strong groove once the head starts. Many students wonder how to start writing their own music and the trick is to let the music come from your heart/soul first! Life experiences are the best source of inspiration. You can also integrate new harmonic/melodic concepts that you are working on into your original pieces. Sometimes beginning students find it helpful to take the chordal structure of a standard piece and write their own (new) melody to it. The other thing to do to generate ideas is to take the melody of a standard piece and re-harmonize it by putting new chords to it. However you begin composing, it's important to listen to great composers and draw inspiration from them.