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Old 04-24-2012, 01:04 PM
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I used to start with the lyrics first, but I found that the music comes a lot easier and steadily to me than the lyrics, so I have a dearth of music with no lyrics. Usually I'd say that I write music then lyrics, but frequently nowadays I write both at the same time.

Basically my method nowadays is I have a few lyrical ideas, and a few musical ideas floating around in my head, and then I just randomly become inspired and bang it all out in about 15 minutes. It happens a lot now.

I'd just say keep at both sides of equation separately until they start to work together, and practice writing songs. I have lots of songs I've written that I don't think I'll ever play for anyone just because they are more like practice and I don't think I could memorize that many songs. Then you just take your favorite ones and roll out with those ones.
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:21 AM
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So there ARE people who can do both at the same time. Hahaha. I've done them both simultaneously a few times myself, actually. However that usually requires that I have already decided what exactly I want the song to be about before I even start writing it and my lyrics usually have a lot of details. Thanks everyone for your input.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:06 AM
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When you write a song, do you write lyrics or music first or both at the same time?

In general I tend to go music first which I think is the more popular method.


I enjoy writing lryics first. Sometimes I just write with no intation to make a song because its pratice and its also good for the mind if you use proper grammar technics or poetry technics.

Sometimes I find something cool on the guitar though and then I write lryics for it but I find it sounds better when I make the music for the lryics instead of lyrics for the music. Music is meant to set the mood for the lryics or so what I've noticed and been told.
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I have always created the music first, then picked words to fit it.
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