#1
When your are writing a vocal melody for a song, what do you personaly do?

Do you write the melody first? do you come up with a chord progression and write a melody to fit it? I would like to hear some of your methods.
#2
chord progression->melody->lyrics
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i'm not so good on it but i do
what name->lyrics->chords->other stuffs.
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#5
One thing you have to know is everyones going to be different.


Personally, Ill write lyrics in bits and pieces than ill come up with a progression on guitar. From there, in my mind ill come up with melody's for parts in the song that could use some more expression. Than when I feel I have a good grip on what I want, I'll try it vocally. It's just something your going to have to try in a sense. There is always more than one melody for any lyrical bit, it's all preference.
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One thing you have to know is everyones going to be different.


Personally, Ill write lyrics in bits and pieces than ill come up with a progression on guitar. From there, in my mind ill come up with melody's for parts in the song that could use some more expression. Than when I feel I have a good grip on what I want, I'll try it vocally. It's just something your going to have to try in a sense. There is always more than one melody for any lyrical bit, it's all preference.

Very true. I have noticed when I am writing a song if I just sing over the progresion with the lyrics I have writen, the melody almost works itself out. So I guess my question is, do all of you actualy write a melody, or just sing what ever seems to fit?
#7
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chord progression->melody->lyrics


This.

I should really try different ways though, I just find this by far the easiest.
#8
ill write guitar music. write tons of words,
then play the guitar part, sing some of the words and you'll find a tune that fits, it just kind of clicks together.