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Creating Audiobooks

Making Music

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”!

Producing Sound Effects

Sound effects add to the atmosphere and excitement of each adventure and movement is created in each production. Traditional Foley methods are also included. Not everything you hear is prominent in the mix of the audiobooks. There are a few subtle sound effects in the background to listen out for!

There are stories that 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!

Writing Stories
Each story has an original theme. Several stories are tailored for different seasons throughout the year. The stories are ambitious, highly engaging and every scene is filled with wonderfully detailed observations. Music Audio Stories are uplifting stories that inspire children to follow their dreams and never give up on the goals they want to achieve.
Inventing Characters
All characters featured in Music Audio Stories are based on insects and animals and their adventures. The narration, voiced by me, Anna-Christina, is in perfect phrasing with the music. Most of the characters’ voices are performed by Adie Hardy, but I am fortunate enough to have special guests do voice-overs for me now and then. They include talented actors from TV, film, theatre, and musicians. Characters really come to life when the actors voice them.

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