At the age of a 8 I wrote my first poems. Then it was until I was 11 that I just started singing the lyrics I wrote and since I couldn’t play any instrument (I couldn’t afford any) I just memorized the melody. I kept doing this until I was 15 years old when I bought my first guitar and I started to put some chords. (I’m still memorizing the melody). Then when was 20, I bought my first cassette recorder and I started recording all the songs that I had written and music that I had memorized. Years later I bought me a 4 track cassette recorder and I started doing mixes, adding bass, keyboards, strings; played with “ping pong” or bouncing tracks. I had lots of fun. Lyrics come naturally and melodies just flow out when I grab my guitar and start playing.