I've discussed this topic with a lot of musicians and I've heard so many different answers, I've arrived to the conclusion that there is no 'right' or 'wrong' approach to writing music. However, I've noted that most great songwriters share some common traits, for example: an interesting style, good sense of the shape of a song, good sense of melody and harmony, and excelent arrangement skills. But there are many ways to get to the same place. So, I would like to know how do you write your own music? Do you write lyrics or music first? How do you compose your melodies? Also, in your opinion, how important is the role of music theory and harmony in the composition process? Finally, feel free to share some of your own compositions!
I'd like to hear your responses!
updated by @josephlopez: 26 Apr 2018 14:57:05