One of the things that make Music Audio Stories special from other audio stories you may have heard, is the strong themed original classical music behind the narration. Unlike other audiobooks, the music continues throughout and is an essential part of the stories. If you listen carefully to the stories, you will notice that the music is phrased with the narration and character voices, making it almost seem like songwriting rather than your standard audiobook. Most of the scores are orchestral but at times, other instruments, such as electric guitars, banjos and drum kits are included. Music Audio Stories also introduce a variety of music genres, styles and instruments to children.
Songs feature in most stories to aid with the lessons being taught. They have been described as “insanely contagious”!
Sound effects add to the atmosphere of each adventure and we strive to create movement as much as possible when we are producing stories. We include traditional Foley methods. Not everything you hear is prominent in the mix of our audiobooks. There are a few subtle sound effects in the background to listen out for!
There are stories which feature the sounds of New York City, villages, forests, farms, Space and even an Ice Hockey game! This aspect of the creation process is really fun and stretches us to use our imagination! Often, we look around the studio for unusual objects to create sounds.