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Wonder if you guys can advise me. I’m having a go at songwriting and as I always ignored any kind of theory in my younger years I am now paying the price for that decision. So when I write guitar solos for a song, I’ve always used the Blues scale (caged box system), major and minor positions etc. This has always worked for me when there’s already been a track for me to play over I.e. melody and mood/sound etc. However, I’m starting from scratch, coming up with the chord progression etc.
So my question is when writing do you just play around with the major scale to come up with a melody etc. Maybe embellish the chords later with nicer chord extensions etc. I suppose one has to be aware of Modes - ol’ god I’ve said that word. Just wish I can fully use and understand them
What would your usual processes be in songwriting etc.