I thought it might be interesting to talk about how people come up with interesting ideas for songs, either words or music. Anything that seems to enhance your creativity or get you in the zone? Where do you mainly create your songs and how often do you write? What process do you use? Lyrics first or melody first or both together.
I write almost everyday a little. I am always collecting ideas and song titles which I keep on my computer using a program called Microsoft Office One Note. I can index it and it helps me be able to find it rather than looking through pages and pages in notebooks. I get lots of ideas when I’m driving in the car (these I temporarily write in a little notebook or record on my phone to transfer later to the computer). Sometimes when I am talking to people they will say a phrase that’s interesting or when I’m reading a book or something. I usually write lyrics first because I’m better at that than the music part. Many times when I try to go to sleep after working on a song, then phrases just start coming into my mind and I’m up and down writing them down. Just wondered what everyone else does?