Poll: When you write a song do you make the lyric or music first.
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Lyrics
9 30%
Music
21 70%
Voters: 30.
#1
When you want to make a song do you write the lyrics first or the music.
I personally make the lyrics first I dont know why.
Then i try to sing it in a cool way and then i search for cool riffs.
How do you do?
#2
I always write the lyrics first. Of course, there is no substitute for just aimlessly diddling around to get the riffs though.

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#3
personally i wrote the music first, but generally lyrics are written first.
#4
i usally write the guitar part out first and try to make lyrics around the riffs
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#5
You're supposed to write the music first, but I rarely do. I get the best results when I write them both at the same time.
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#6
i write the music first for guitar, then i come up with a bass and drum until i have a good song, then i add lyrics in.
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#7
i write music first, but i keep in mind the sort of tone and theme that i want the lyrics to have. then piece the lyrics around it. but i can do it the other way if i wanted to.
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#8
Quote by hoobariffer87
You're supposed to write the music first, but I rarely do. I get the best results when I write them both at the same time.


who told you that.

Theres no right or wrong way to do it. Great songs can be produced either way round
#9
Quote by hoobariffer87
You're supposed to write the music first, but I rarely do. I get the best results when I write them both at the same time.

, supposed to... but yeah, that can work the best, but I can't ever get that to happen. I tend to concentrate on one thing. If I tried to do both, I'd have to mediocre halves of a song.

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#11
lyrics, then i get inspiration around those lyrics to make good riffs
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#12
I write the lyrics and think up of riffs to go with them in my head while I write. Then, if I can remember everything, I work it all out on my guitar.
#13
i write several songs at a time and then i plan words for one of them, i see which one the words suit best
#14
I have no lyrics.
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#15
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I have no lyrics.


Same, voice hasn't completely changed yet, so I won't be singing.
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#18
I generally write the lyrics first, then use the guitar to help convey the lyrics
though sometimes, the guitar parts just come to me first
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#19
I do a bit of both. If I come up with a good riff, I build and expand on it but usually I write lyrics first. I can't write melodies though, I just make them up first time I put the lyrics and music together.
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#20
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I have no lyrics.

haha... yeah, usually the lyrics, but it really depends on whether or not the song is instrumental.