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writing

Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by stagger lee, Jan 25, 2005.


  1. stagger lee

    stagger lee

    Jul 11, 2004
    i've been writing some pieces for my exams in the summer. it's mostly basic stuff with a few odd bits here and there to make it more interesting.

    The way i've been writing them is by coming up with a chord progression on either guitar or keys, then writing the melody around it. This method has worked quite well for me but i was wondering how other people go about writing tunes.
     
  2. Marc Piane

    Marc Piane

    Jun 14, 2004
    Chicago
    I usually do it the other way. I write a melody then harmonize it. I find I write more tunes that way. I jot down melodic ideas I have where ever I am then harmonize them when I have a chance to get to a piano.