Hey Delta, as thenewgreen mentioned I have a fair amount of songs/ song parts recorded and have been at it for 17 years or so. I think a passion for music is a good start towards creating it. When I was 15 I got an acoustic (strings were really high and it hurt to play) and every day I would sit and try to play Cure, Smashing Pumpkins and 70's tunes. Five years later I got a four track, a snare and a basic vocal mic, that I still use for my drums. Like thenewgreen, I would just experiment with my equipment, I would use my voice to make cymbal sounds, I would hit allen renches together to get hi pitch sounds and I would also use my acoustic as a drum. I was so excited to record and I was so obsessed with music that I recorded everday. I would write originals that sounded like the bands I was into. Writing in the style of your heroes will only make you better and soon you will find your own sound. For me that took 10 years. Within my first years of recording though I shared my stuff only with my parents and brother and no one else. My recordings were mine and I was happy to be the only one who heard them. I created music to fulfill and satisfy my own mind and I think thats a good way to approach it. Get good at your instrument/ instruments, experiment with your recording equipment, mimic a style/ styles , find your sound and share! For me, this journey with creating and recording music has taken 17 years, from the time I got my four track recorder until the time I first shared my music with someone outside my family. Record music to amuse yourself and not to share and I really do feel you will find your sound! Stick with it and I hope to one day hear your music!