How do you do it? How much is intuitive (like music that is already in your head or that you come up with on the as you go) and how much is („mathematically“) planned beforehand?

I’m not an expert, but I know that there are „rules“ (when it comes to harmonies, cords and so on) that explain why certain music sounds good, evokes certain emotions or doesn’t work.

So I was wondering, if these rules explain why something „works“ retrospectively or if you use these rules beforehand to plan what you want to achieve with your music.

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