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Magic in the Music

Music Audio Stories challenge our skills, not just as composers but as editors, sound designers and mixers.

Adie Hardy and Anna-Christina composing music and the score to Music Audio Stories at the recording studio image

One of the things that make Music Audio Stories special, 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, 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 based but sometimes, other instruments are included, such as guitars, banjo and drums. Music Audio Stories also introduce a variety of music genres, styles and instruments to children.

One of the particular skills I've noticed Adie and I both have is an ability to tell a story within the music we create. Maybe it's because we both stem from rock bands and being songwriters gives us an insight into how to lift a lyric, or in this case, a story to another level in atmosphere and emotion. Writing the scores to our Music Audio Stories is so much fun! Each story is like a mini movie! We draw on many different influences, styles and genres to achieve the right feel for each scene created in a story.

We are both incredibly adaptive musicians and the process of making music for our stories has allowed us to be as expansive, as we wish to be. Another aspect we love to explore is the crossing and merging of genres of music. I'm good at orchestrating, Adie's a unique guitarist, and so we like to experiment with these two types of sounds.

We also like to add different styles of music, for a specific scene, we don't normally get to write, such as the disco music at the end of The Big Apple and our "Urban Dog Track" which became Tyler's theme tune in our story Jimi & his friend Joe.

Have a listen to some samples of our stories here Audio and Video and visit our Shop for our latest downloads.

We absolutely love every step of producing Music Audio Stories! Enjoy listening and following us on this amazing journey.

💚 Anna-Christina

Further Reading

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