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Crashing Sun 02-13-2006 08:30 AM

Your Method
Someone asked if you write lyrics, music, or melody first? Answers do not have to be limited to one or the other. What's your method?


I usually come up with a basic guitar part first and then start singing something over it. Once I'm comfortable with a melody I'll decide if I like what I'm singing about or not. I've written songs based on improvised lyrics before which saves me a lot of work. Otherwise the pain is ready to begin at that point (but what sweet pain it is.) Writing guitar and melodies are the easy parts for me.

Levithan 02-13-2006 11:00 AM

I write the lyrics first...mainly because I cant play guitar that well lol. But I usually have an idea of a melody I want

TheBig3 02-13-2006 03:43 PM

formulaic songwriting sounds like crap.

sleepy jack 02-13-2006 03:47 PM


Originally Posted by TheBig3KilledMyRainDog
formulaic songwriting sounds like crap.


I don't do it in order, if I have a good idea for a song, I write it. If I have a good idea for a melody I write it and same goes for music. I don't see the point of turning a song into a boring generic process like that.

Crashing Sun 02-14-2006 08:43 AM

I'm sure that your songwriting doesn't sound like crap. Feel free to link us.

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