This post is all about my personal songwriting process. For the sake of this discussion, this is for my "artist" music, not for music for sync. I know everyone has different approaches, so I wanted to share some of mine. Almost all of the time I start by writing the music for the song, not the lyrics. I like to have an idea of the different sections of the song, and the overall vibe before putting words to it. The vibe of the music helps me to figure out the lyrical content.