Emotions flow through us when we start to talk about Christmas. From childhood the only celebration that I had properly is Christmas. Due to our family struggles Christmas was something that everybody came together and celebrated. In this article let’s look at the process of making a Christmas album.
Number of songs
1.Number of songs
The first thing to consider is how many songs do you want to add to your album. Is it going to be a 10 song album or a 5 song album? Do you want to release a single or a whole album? These questions have to be answered so that the work we do is structured and doesn’t waste time.
Usually, modern-day albums have 8-10 songs. But albums have died almost 60%. Nowadays you can see more and more singles being released rather than albums.
Once you have fixed the number of songs you want to release. Make sure that you allocate one week for each song.
Let’s say you want to release 5 songs make sure you have 5 weeks to work on each song. In this case, you should be starting your album work even before November.
Most people miss out on these minute details and end giving up.
When it comes to Christmas songs we can do them in different genres of music. Usually, Christmas music seems to be jingles and a sometimes slow waltz or even country type music.
Knowing which genre you want your songs to be will help in writing the lyrics better. You can get creative with this.
I have seen people taking lyrics from one genre and converting it into another. It’s fun and entertaining. Yeah making music is entertaining.
While selecting your genre make sure to have some reference tracks for each type or genre of music you are trying to write.
Once you have selected the genre for each song let’s move on to the next step
Cover songs are nothing but versions of a song that is already a classic. If you made a remake of jingle bells then it’s a cover song.
original is nothing but making something completely new.
The advantage of doing a cover is that it will reduce your time significantly.
Writing an original will be hectic at first but if you are thinking to make music as a full-time career then you should definitely do originals.
The more mistakes you make now will help you to fix them in the future.
4. Writing lyrics
If you have chosen to make cover songs you can skip this step. If you are adventurous to spend time on making an original song this is the time to invest in some notebooks and pencils to start writing your lyrics.
I would advise listening to a lot of Christmas songs first so that you can get some ideas about how to make the song interesting and how you can sculpt it.
If this is your first time writing songs then it’s going to be hard. The song you write will feel so casual, but don’t worry every hit song is simple and repetitive.
Now is the time to choose how you are going to produce music for your songs. It doesn’t matter if it’s a cover or an original song. If you know to play the guitar or piano, this will. Be easy and simple.
If you don’t know to play then I would Advice you to outsource a producer who can help you with making music.
If you have basic knowledge of the piano or guitar that is enough as well.
This is something that is unavoidable. If you are working with a music producer who had his own gear then you don’t have to invest any money into this .if you don’t have any gear you need to really invest in this.
The basic instruments include
This is nothing but an external sound card that converts digital audio to analog audio and analog to digital. It is used to connect your microphone to your laptop.
This is the device through which your vocals or musical Instruments will be recorded.
Maslin JE is a Music Producer/Composer Who has been working in the Music Industry for over 10 years. Having an evolution from being a church keyboardist to becoming a full-time entrepreneur he has gained an abundance of experience in music production and entrepreneurship.