I was just wondering how people here begin writing a new piece of music. Do you begin with a chord progression, and write some melodies for it? Do you do it the other way around? Do you start with the basic melodies, and then go back and add orchestral color? What kind of process to you tend to go through to make a piece complete?
Do you look for inspiration from a story, an emotion, a memory, or perhaps somebody else's music?
I'm just curious to find out how some of you begin creating a new piece of music.