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How do you write?

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Mezzie  
21 Oct 2011 18:33 | Quote
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So how do you guys write? Do you right you lyrics first then music? music then lyrics, either or?...I usually find myself strumming my guitar and singing lyrics off the top of my head and write different parts for it on different days. i never seem to try and finish a song in one day, it just doesn't happen for me like that. I have three main songs i'm working on and they're soon done. hopefully i will let you see them sometime in the future. 1 about high school, A happy song about a girl, and 1 more i guess you could call A sad song but not really about a girl... I'm 16 what do ya expect! haha
BodomBeachTerror  
21 Oct 2011 19:37 | Quote
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Usually I come up with a line or two in my head when I'm sitting around or at work, Then when I can I start playing something on my guitar put the lines in and work around it. Usually I can finish a song in one sitting.

I don't have any set way of doing it, thats just usually how it happens
gshredder2112  
21 Oct 2011 20:48 | Quote
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Mezzie says:
How do you write?


With A pen...
V3N0M3333  
21 Oct 2011 21:04 | Quote
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gshredder2112 says:
With A pen...


this is not the gs2112 that i know.....-1 :\
DarkRiff  
21 Oct 2011 21:21 | Quote
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I usually write music first then lyrics.
It's just easier for me.
Domigan_Lefty  
21 Oct 2011 22:36 | Quote
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Lyrics will hit me. I'll think of a "theme" then get hit with the lyrics to two or three songs. I'll type them as they come to me (on my iPod under notes) then add minor details later. I will then read through them, and delete ones I don't like. Then I sing them out loud. Once I have the lyrics memorized, I will start making a guitar part by playing on an unamplified electric guitar. Once I find some rhythms I like, I mess with distortion or the lack thereof (lately everything has been clean with a slapback delay).

So far, in 3 years of writing my own stuff, I have one full song, one song of just vocal/guitar/bass parts, and 4 songs of just lyrics. I trash 90% of the songs I write. I get very picky with my guitar parts too, I let imperfections slide in the lyrics, but if I can't get a good rhythm guitar part, the whole song dies.
Mezzie  
22 Oct 2011 06:58 | Quote
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gshredder2112 says:
With A pen...

I guess a little sarcasm was needed... lol
gshredder2112  
22 Oct 2011 09:54 | Quote
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Take no offenwe mezzie, I was just playin around
haha
Mezzie  
23 Oct 2011 10:47 | Quote
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Haha, i thought so gs. Just reading words off the screen it's kind of hard to know "How" your saying it :P So at that how do you write?

@ Bodom: You can finish a song in one sitting! I guess for some people it's easy... I get rather picky about what i say
gshredder2112  
23 Oct 2011 14:44 | Quote
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Well mezzie, Writing is a very odd subject for me.
Its usually done over long periods of time.
I usually write lyrics whenever I get inspiration
Which could be any random time. I write em down in a notebook
and just let em sit for awhile.

For guitar, I'll just play,and play until I come up with
something creative, not rushing creativity.

Then when I get that new guitar part, then I crack open
my lyric book, and play that guitar over some of the lyrics
see what works. If it aint happenein, Then back to the drawing
board.

Drums,keys,bass etc comes later, at the very end.

\M/(*-+)
gs2112
BodomBeachTerror  
23 Oct 2011 19:17 | Quote
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Mezzie says:
@ Bodom: You can finish a song in one sitting! I guess for some people it's easy... I get rather picky about what i say


Yeah. I usually write in one or two sittings, but that doesn't mean I can pump out 3 songs in a day, sometimes I sit down and I can write a song. Sometimes I sit down and I can't write a single thing. It's not taht I'm just writing things randomly, they all mean stuff. Things just build up in my head and then they just pour out into words


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