#1
Hello, I've recently entered the whole songwriting phenomenon, and I've hit a snag. I can usually write a bit of music (a few chord progressions with a melody) and maybe a few lines of lyrics, but I can't seem to put the two together. Now I realize that there's no one way to write a song, and asking "how do I write a song" is downright juvenile, but does anyone have any songwriting tips or methods that they have found to be very effective?

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#2
Personally I tend to write music then based on the emotive nature of the music get a theme for lyrics, then write them to fit the music.
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#3
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Personally I tend to write music then based on the emotive nature of the music get a theme for lyrics, then write them to fit the music.


I do pretty much that.
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#4
I like to write lyrics first, then figure out a nice way that I can sing it - then match the keys of my voice to guitar or whatever instrument. Once the chords and song key is established I'll try to write interesting riffs to fit into the vocal patterns.

I've tried to write guitar first then sing to it, I just end up getting frustrated due to my lack of singing abilities. haha.


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