The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37823   Message #529195
Posted By: mooman
16-Aug-01 - 10:37 AM
Thread Name: Tunes rule OK? Or chords?
Subject: RE: Tunes rule OK? Or chords?
Bit of both with me.

When playing a melody instrument, e.g. a mandolin, I always start from the melody point of view when, for example, composing a new tune.

On the other hand, when composing on the guitar, I tend to work from chord progressions, usually in open tunings, from which a decent melody may later emerge if I'm lucky.