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    Home Recording a Christmas Album!

    Hi everyone! Just thought I'd share some fun news. It's August 25: Four months till Christmas!

    So, today I am starting to rehearse some Christmas music for solo piano to be recorded hopefully by Thanksgiving weekend. I'm a self-taught keyboardist and I've been playing for about 10 years or so. I'll be recording the music in my "poor man's" studio in my home and I will definitely share them online when they are completed!

    Also, I don't know if I will do this for the album, but I thought that maybe someone in this forum who is a fine lyricist would like to collaborate with me in turning your ideas into an actual song. I've always wanted to write my own Christmas music, but I just don't excel at writing nice lyrics. So... perhaps someone out there would like to work together...??? Just a thought!

    -Jeremy

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    I do singer songwriter kind of stuff and may be able to assist you.

    I have some music recorded, but its all from my heavy metal band. lol

    Just let me know and maybe we can chat about it. Ive been writing lyrics for years and doing music composition and arrangement for years as well.

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    :gingerbread:

    Wow!! Can I do help you, too? it sounds magic..

    Unfortunately, I do not write lyrics or compose music...
    But Im a great listener!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanniclause View Post
    I do singer songwriter kind of stuff and may be able to assist you.

    I have some music recorded, but its all from my heavy metal band. lol

    Just let me know and maybe we can chat about it. Ive been writing lyrics for years and doing music composition and arrangement for years as well.

    Well from a fellow metal head just South of you. I would love to hear some of your tracks/.

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    www.myspace.com/false im the singer and bassist

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    Wow... False = good heavy metal! (I notice DT is one of your band's influences... one of my favorite prog rock bands!)

    I've been to Louisville this past summer for a weekend. I love that place! My older brother is also in a metal band (not quite as heavy) and I actually got to throw in some keyboard parts for their latest album which releases on Halloween.

    Anyway, I'm glad to see some interest in this Christmas song project. Just post any ideas you have or IM me!

    -Jeremy

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    Thank you for the compliment.

    Yeah, Dream Theater is one of my favorite bands ever. Guys pure musicians.
    Mike Portnoy on the drums is a constant masterpiece that keeps evolving.

    You should record some of your piano songs on MP3.

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    Hey have not seen much activity on this post in a while, so just checking to see how its coming along?
    Now wait a minute, Susie. Just because every child can't get his wish that doesn't mean there isn't a Santa Claus.

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    So far I have a song list and the keys for each piece selected: (excluding any key changes)

    The First Noel - D Major
    Silent Night - Dflat Major
    I'll Be Home For Christmas - C Major
    Deck The Halls - G Major
    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - d minor
    White Christmas - F Major
    What Child Is This? - f minor
    O Little Town Of Bethlehem - G Major
    O Holy Night - C Major
    Hark! The Herald Angels Sing - A Major
    Away In A Manger - Bflat Major
    The Christmas Song - Eflat Major
    Silver Bells - Aflat Major
    Angels We Have Heard On High - E Major
    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - A Major
    We Wish You A Merry Christmas - G Major
    It Came Upon The Midnight Clear - C Major
    Somewhere In My Memory - D Major
    O Come Emmanual - e minor

    I've also recorded a few "rough" performances of some of these tracks. If you want, I might be able to host some mp3 samples of my progress... Or we could just wait till I'm finished. I'm open for ideas!

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    Song Collaboration

    I have started a new thread for a new original song project.

    Here's the thread: http://www.allthingschristmas.com/fo...ead.php?t=5842

    So far the music composition is instrumental.

    Give it listen, and if you are interested, I can give you my original piano composition, along with the music sheets for piano parts 1 - 3.

    And the midi track if desired.

    Just private message (PM) me if interested

    I think you would probably like this fun melody.

    Enjoy!
    Last edited by Hardway; 11-19-2011 at 07:20 AM. Reason: additional info

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