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Music or lyrics first?

As a process of developing my songwriting I’ve been thinking a lot of the way I write music and my working routines around it lately. I’ve been trying to figure out how to find a good balance between writing without boundaries and enjoying the freedom of creativity, but same time having a good working principle that enables songs to be completed regularly.

For me it’s really important to keep delivering songs frequently even though they’re not necessarily the biggest hits. As a part of this process I’ve been thinking about the very basics of the working routines when making songs. Which way is better – Music or lyrics first?

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Songwriting studies 101 - Ghosts Welcome - The Songwriting Blog

Song theme: Acoustic percussive guitar riff

Here’s a one song theme that came to my life some time ago. I call it simply “Acoustic percussive guitar riff” since it’s what it is currently. It’s a riff based on a minor -chord with moving bass around it. I added some percussive elements on it to make it more like a songlike at this point, time will tell if the percussive elements are going to be a part of the full song at the end.

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Songwriting with guitar - Ghosts Welcome

Songwriting with guitar

Songwriting with guitar is a very popular way to create songs. It’s easy to get started with and there’s no limits when writing songs with it. I wrote my thoughts about songwriting with guitar. Go read it now!