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My Personal Creative Process Map for Songwriting and Music Production (Dwight McNair Cohort B July 20, 2019) Step 3 Hook/Chorus or Refrain starts to surface

Step 1 Develop the Beat/Meter/Tempo/ Rhythm

Step 2 Words/Story/Pictures

- find the beat in the body

- get a full body sense of it

- how does the rhythm fit and feel around

-what is the story idea

-what words/lyrics appear (fall from my lips)

-match the lyrical rhythms

the beat

- how fast or slow?

Step 5 Hum/Scat / SingMelodic Ideas/ Phrases/Melismas/ Step 6 Improvise/Experiment with sounds & melodies

Step 4 Synthesis (put beat, tempo, lyrical rhythms together in spoken word or rap form

Step 7 Go Back to Story Idea/Words/Lyrics & move into verses, choruses, tags and refrains form and structure appear

Step 8 Play Melodic Ideas on Keyboard

Step 11 Share with the World

Step 10 Test/Evaluate/Judge/Collaborate

Step 9 Experiment with Chords see what Harmony is emerging

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My Personal Creative Process Map for Songwriting and Music Production by Dwight McNair  

My Personal Creative Process Map for Songwriting and Music Production by Dwight McNair  

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