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Lyrics or Rhythm

Songwriting
CTown  
22 Jul 2008 13:48 | Quote
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When putting a song together, do you mess around with chord progressions and riffs and write lyrics to fit the tune, or do you come up with lyrics first and find the right rhythm after?

I do both but have an easier time with the former... When the lyrics come first, the rhythem gets in my head and I sometimes struggle to replicate them on instruments. Sound crazy?
Skold  
22 Jul 2008 14:14 | Quote
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I generally write the lyrics while I have an idea for the rhythm and the music in my head.
GuitarBoy666  
22 Jul 2008 14:25 | Quote
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Canada
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For me, it's weird.
It's like,
I write a whole song on guitar one month, then a while later (whether it be a day, weel, month, etc.) I get lyrics and I can somehow fit them into my guitar work. it's kinda neat.

I wish I didn't struggle with replicating the rhythms as well
Skold  
22 Jul 2008 14:29 | Quote
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You can't just borrow rhythms, mate.
CTown  
22 Jul 2008 14:34 | Quote
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I have the opposite problem... Remembering how the notes on a riff I create is impossible for me.
Empirism  
22 Jul 2008 14:57 | Quote
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I do both, usually I made Riff based songs though, but if I have an idea for lyrics, then i write lyrics and do riffs on that, but it almost everytime I have to change the lyrics to fit on that riffs or to song.
Skold  
22 Jul 2008 15:27 | Quote
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@EMP

Too true.
Pager  
23 Jul 2008 10:03 | Quote
Joined: 19 Jul 2008
Australia
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lol....

similar to me but i get a a few riffs together...and then a whole other riff that doesnt fit in with the other 2 and so i think about making those riffs fit in random ways like sum song actualy do, like jumpin strate from one riff to the next with no logical progression but it still sound alrite :D coz the lyrics carry it...

not really helping ya problem am i hehe


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