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Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:06 am
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Gringoamericano says...

Well, I've been writing slightly comedic poems about very serious subjects for the past few months. I've tried coming up with music to go along with them, but I got nothing.

Do musicians write the music first, or the lyrics?

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Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:34 pm
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Karzkin says...

Usually musicians write music, then hire a lyricist ;)
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Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:38 am
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Pigeon says...

^ That's not always the case.
For a lot of musicals, for instance, lyrics might be written first and the music is left to whoever produces the musical, or written separately.

If you want to write lyrics and have them put to music you just have to find someone else who works in the same way and get them to do the music. :)
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Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:39 am
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Snoink says...

For me, I write the music first and then write the lyrics.
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Audy says...

^ Same. Can't do it the other way around, lest the lyrics sound forced :/

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