Some of you already have this down, but for those of you who are creative/inventive guitarists who are losing your ideas to the atmosphere... this is for you: First and most importantly, IF you are a creative / inventive musician and you often come up with composition ideas (cool sounding chords, great chord changes, progressions, melodies, rhythms, etc.) then always have a handy digital recorder beside you while you're playing and use it! Do NOT allow those great original ideas be lost forever to the atmosphere!!! It is SO easy for great ideas to pour out of your creative soul, only to be soon forgotten forEVER. Next most important thing is to have blank chord chart sheets and a pencil at hand to write down how you played some of those awesome sounding chords and changes that you came up with! Each of my recordings is date stamped and numbered for that day (Zoom H4N automatically date stamps and numbers each recording that I make), so I use that number on my written chord charts to match up what I recorded with what I wrote down, making it very easy for me to figure out what I did that sounded so cool... that I had long forgotten about! This is about ALL that I do as a guitarist/composer, and I've got hundreds and hundreds of recordings and countless pages of notes for those recordings. The only 'problem' I seem to have is that I'm so busy coming up with new ideas, that I don't spend much time developing the ideas that I've already come up with - but at least all of my original ideas are recorded for later use and inspiration. I've long-since forgotten 95% of the ideas that I've come up with over the years, but they're all recorded, so when I listen back to the recordings, I'm amazed at all the cool ideas that are just laying there waiting to be developed, that I had totally forgotten I'd even come up with. This sure does keep me busy in my retired years! I do, from time to time, use a looper for development of original compositions and sometimes record tracks in GarageBand, adding bass, drums, and samples of various instruments. Always with my original compositions. I don't play anything written by anyone else. In some ways, that's a negative, in other ways that's a positive.