#3
Well.. I have never written a single note out of a piece of paper with lyrics on it... On the other hand... I have never successfully written lyrics to a piece of paper with notes on it...

Do what feels more natural. Sometimes, I reckon that the music comes from the mood of the lyrics and vice versa.
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#4
I usually make my music first because to me, it's alot easier to compose than to make a bunch of words that usually have to rhyme, make sense, and all that. Making music is easy if you follow a scale because it contains certain notes that you have to hit.
#5
i write lyrics easier, but i have to have a guitar in hand in order to get a sense of what i'm writing. then after i finish the lyrics i spend forever trying to figure out a melody and chords to go with it. i'm not exactly very good at guitar, so finding chords that i know is pretty hard.
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#7
Music is much easier for me to write. I can't write lyrics with a song in mind either; but, as a consequence, I find it hard to fit them to a song as well.

So yeah, I'm just generally **** with lyrics.
#8
i think its more easier to put the lyrics first..and then the music,.lyrics is like writing a poem..it comes from the heart and soul..
#9
I'm always writing lyrics, but I can write more when there's music. So I always have music playing then write, or if I can't get any music (IE, work...) I just jot some stuff down.
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#10
i believe its easier with the music first..
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#11
i sorta do both at the same time, as well as one way, AND the other.
i think from that iv learnt not to really even worry about what comes first.

i write lots of poetry in my spare time and at school.

often ill come up with a riff, and try some over it, and it will work great.


often, i write a nice song, then play it, and improv sing words over it, and make a song like that, stop starting and writing it down alot.

whatever works, just try it all, well DO it all. they all make diffferent songs.
#12
I've recently "found out" that if I write the lyrics first, then everything turns out great. If I start writing, the rest just unfolds right in front of me.
#13
I've tried writing music first, but then i can't think of any good lyrics to put with the music. Think i will try writing the lyrics first for a while and see if that works better.
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