- I usually write the lyrics first
- I usually write the music first
- Not a songwriter
Most Helpful Guy
As a drummer, when I've been in bands, it's always been very hard to start with a beat... I'll play something and it just sounds like a beat, typically nothing more. But once some good music is written that I feel I can connect with, the drums come very naturally.
Whether it's simple or a little more technical, good musical backing allows a beat to "come into its own."
If there's a good vocal melody too, it can actually enhance the drums even more because you can kinda "play off" the lyrics and the phrasing and it can help with accents and fills. Once everything comes together, it's fun... it's an awesome feeling when you finish writing a song!
Just another perspective though... :P
Most Helpful Girl
the lyrics come first for me.