All posts by Betsy Randall

What Should You Write First? Music or Lyrics

July 31st, 2018 by

Write music lyrics firstIf you are confused on whether to start writing lyrics or music first, you are not alone. Many musicians are still struggling with this issue too. The thing is you can choose to write either of them or both at the same time. You can write your lyrics without any musicals or after composing the music. You have to select a strategy you feel suits you. You can also experiment with various approaches to know the challenges and advantages. (more…)

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