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That depends on you. Just write first what comes natural to you. If you grab your guitar/play piano and you see that you can work your way in a harmony you like, start with that. If you are thinking some lyrics without having any harmony, write them down. There isn't any specific order in which to do that. Usually when I write a song, I first write the ...


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Great question Dom. I think your best bet is to make sure that the two modes are distinct and separate. This is achieved through rhythmic decisions, register, counterpoint, instrumentation, and a number of other musical factors. If the lines containing the modes cross, the definition of each line becomes obscured, and therefore the harmonic contrast ...


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When writing for any instrument there are a few things to keep in mind : The range of the instrument How the instrument sounds in different parts of it's range The Dynamic Curve of the interments (how loud can it play in different parts of it's range) Articulation and techniques that the instrument can and can't do What is playable for a typical player and ...


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@Shevliaskovic is correct. It's really up to what works best for you. Whenever you have an idea for lyrics, you should write them down. Whenever you find a harmony, melody or chord progression that sounds cool to you, write that down too. You can try to write harmony to match the words you have or write words to match the music you have. If you've written ...



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