Just a quick overview of the way I do song construction using Cakewalk Guitar Tracks Pro software. There are some cases when I get the opportunity to have a real live drummer do the complete drum track from start to finish like with my Hey Joe covers, but generally I use Smart Loops (a type of acid loop) which are very convenient are actually recordings of a pro drummer’s work broken into segments.
Here’s an instructional video on House of the Rising Sun. This is an old folk tune made famous by the animals. Chords, scales and improv. This video shows you how to do it. www.LearnHowtoPlayGuitar.com