It depends on what I am trying to accomplish here again. I like to set myself up for something uncomfortable. For example, I'll start by saying I want a write a song that Kenny Chesney could sing. Then I want it done in 30 minutes or less.
Other times, I just pick up the guitar and let it flow... either way, it's fun!
Post by 469roadking on Sept 20, 2010 21:48:44 GMT -5
I write mostly faith based songs and instrumental stuff. In our band the singer writes most of the lyrics but on the songs that I do write lyrics on, it usually happens pretty fast if it's going to. I don't try to push it out. It works better for me if it just flows. Instrumental stuff is usually alot slower. I like parts to simmer a while and then start stacking them together in a way that makes sense. As far as style, I'm probably like most everyone else. The sum total of my influences and how I find to put them together. Very interesting thread. Thanks for posting it.
Post by lessonsthatrock on Sept 22, 2010 12:43:04 GMT -5
Very cool. Nice to hear other people's perspectives. I'm mostly into progressive metal, so I feel it really frees me up to tell the story I want to, without the constraints of time, key signature, beat, standard A/B formatting, etc.
My motivations change like the wind, sometimes it is a chord or chord sequence, sometimes its a word or a thought or a phrase. Once it gets into my brain I keep at it until it gets out. I find that writing a song with a message is always easier because you are more invested in the process. Like RK I write mostly contemporary Christian Music. They seem to write themselves. Takes me about 3 weeks from start to finish. I write all the parts at the same time. My problem is too many words and not much space to put them in. When it all comes together it is a real joy. When it is appreciated by others that is what it is all about. ;D