And I don't mean noodling as a derogatory term, I mean it as playing for leisure, jamming around just for the sake of it, versus actually hunkering down and writing songs? Are they separate processes for you, or does one inform the other? Like how often are you noodling around and it then becomes a song? For some reason, I find when I'm playing through an amp, I'm almost never writing music from that. That always seems to just be me enjoying the sound, playing for fun, not really thinking too critically and mostly just playing stuff I already know with maybe a couple things that surprise me. It's usually a separate process, I'll actually sit down and have a writing session, and 95% of the time I'm writing music plugged into software with headphones. Just the way it works for me. Maybe I feel more free to mess up and try things and come up with more inventive parts by trial and error when I'm the only one that can hear me.