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post Jan 9 2008, 07:13 PM
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Hey I was wondering,
I am writing songs for an album. My style is based off of Megadeth (Dave Mustaine overall) and I have 2 down. My question is, do I write the riff and then fit the lyrics into it or should I fit the riff into the lyrics? It is easier to do the later but I always find that they seem to all sound alike.

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post Jan 9 2008, 07:17 PM
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Interesting question!
I think creating chords over the lyrics gives more melodie, but is more difficult than creating the chords first. Probaly both ways are fine..

Edit : Sorry Pavel for commenting first

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post Jan 9 2008, 10:43 PM
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Hey I was wondering,
I am writing songs for an album. My style is based off of Megadeth (Dave Mustaine overall) and I have 2 down. My question is, do I write the riff and then fit the lyrics into it or should I fit the riff into the lyrics? It is easier to do the later but I always find that they seem to all sound alike.

thanks


There is no rule for that. When i was in a band we were usually first writing music and lyrics came afterwards. Sometimes we did the other way around.

Can't help you with making stuff "same" - it depends on your imagination - i can just advise you not to follow the metal genre that strictly, that way you can put some other style riff in and it will sound totally killer smile.gif


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