I know many of us have different reasons why we play but for those that wish to compose, how do you go about it?
Did you go from having a solid grasp of jazz standards, and begin to improvise and then reharmonize pieces to the point that you’ve interpolated your own piece?
Or is the process of composing free from yet subconsciously structured with jazz theory and varying ideas?
Explorations of the creative process for how people create is really intriguing to me, feel free to share!
Do you build from smaller fragments such as, motifs, melodic lines,