Words or Melody: Which Comes First?

When people ask some of the most famous songwriters whether they prefer to start composing the melody or writing the lyrics to the song they’re working on, chances are the answers they’d give would vary. Some would say that they come up with melodies while playing around with different chords on an instrument, while others find inspiration to write a song beginning with the words. Contrary to what many people believe, there is no definite formula for writing songs. What works for one song writer may not work for another. Creating one’s own process in writing songs is a very personal thing. Some people go through a process of trial and error to find a way that works for them, […]