First of all, before I start I want preface this blog by saying that there is no “right” or “wrong” way to write a song. If you feel something, then write it. If it makes sense to you, then write it. Don’t take every song writing rule to heart all the time or else you will end up with generic music, and the last thing the world needs is another generic song in any genre.
There are a few options when looking to make recordings of your band when you are on a budget. First, you need to decide what these recordings will be used for. If your plan is to make recordings of your bands music to sell and be an album then there is a different road to take than making “demos”.