There is no “right” songwriting method

There is no “right” songwriting method.

George Gershwin preferred to compose is melodies first, which he would then give to the lyricist.

Elton John takes the opposite approach, using a lyric to inspire his melodies.

Paul McCartney uses a variety of techniques, sometimes starting with a bit of melody,sometimes with a few words, and at other times with a rhythm or series of chords.

If you want to write songs, try all these approaches and see what works best for you.

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