September 22, 2017. No comments.
"Which comes first the music or the words?" Fay asks me in the podcast this month. I mumble something about how I usually sing around an idea until it takes shape, and then I hone the melody and the lyrics from there. However, the song for September was different. I wrote the tune on my big harp and then added the words later. For me this is a much more difficult process. I often approach songwriting from the point of view of the lyrics and the phrasing and melody they suggest. The rise and fall in natural speech translates into [read on]