#1
Whats the impotance of writing music as opposed to improvising everything and then turning that into a song?
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#2
if you can come up with a quality song, the way you go about writing it doesn't matter.
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#3
Yngwie once said "Improvisation is the genesis of composition" or something along those lines.

I used to do so that I made a backing track, improvised over it, recorded it and then called it a song. Nowadays, I write the themes and a lot of other parts but I still improvise some parts on the spot when I'm recording. I think I get better results this way and it's easier to change things and revise the songs later.
#4
Well I've found that as *shudders* Yngwie said, composition starts with Improv. Personally, though, whatever riff I write never seems to fit any other riff I have written, and if I am to weave them together into some coherent song then I have to sit down and go through a quite analytical process of modulating keys and such...just linking chords together so that killer riff in Bb sounds good with that riff in E.

*shrugs*

You can do about anything if you know how to link chords together.
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#5
Improvisation is instant composition. Only... In a pre-written composition you can erase, add, alter things and all that stuff.
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