Tunes from the 'Write a Song' class
Bradley & friends
In my 'Write a Song' course, I discuss songwriting with the kids, playing some examples of successful tunes, then we take about 25 minutes to create a song of our own. The results, thus far, have been awesome!
Lullabies for Hank
Sleepy time soundtrack featuring soothing vocals & a blend of acoustic & electronic elements.
Although I have been making family friendly music for over a decade, this is my first collection of lullabies.
These tunes were all created from melodies & lyrics (mostly silly) that I made up for my son, Hank, during our 2am feeding/hang out sessions. Many of those melodies & lyrics were forgotten immediately, but some I remembered & turned into full productions for this collection.
To the soothing vocals, I added a combination of acoustic & electronic instrumentation to provide the perfect soundtrack for a relaxing sleep.
I hope you & your little ones enjoy these lullabies as much as Hank does.
Thank You, Bradley
Let's Make Some Music
Music made for children, but happily tolerated by adults! This is Bradley's 2nd Family Album.
'Let's Make Some Music' is Bradley's 2nd Children's Album. It contains 11 original songs & 2 traditional favorites!
Bradley's twin brother Brandon is, again, all over this album. If you hear a banjo, it's him! If you hear a melodica, it's him! If you hear some background shouting, it may be him! Brandon also wrote Track #3 'Flea'.
Bradley wrote 9 new original songs for this album & also included 2 of his traditional favorites: 'Froggie Went a Courtin' & 'All Around the Kitchen'.
The song 'Lots of Dinosaurs' was inspired by Noah's Story at www.singmeastory.org Sing Me A Story is a wonderful organization, so please visit their website & support them & their wonderful partners!
Songs for Shirley (& Other Children)
Songs written for children and happily tolerated by adults.
-As most of you know, I've been a songwriter for a long, long time. Up until last year, I'd written exclusively for an adult audience. Here is the story of my foray into writing music for children & their families.
In the fall of 2007, I decided to write a few songs for my niece Shirley's 2nd birthday. I had written many songs, to this point, but had never attempted to write songs for children, so I wasn't sure how I would fair. I finished 3 songs, before her birthday arrived, & I presented her a cd of guitar/vocal recordings of the songs.
Shirley's (& her parents) reaction was positive enough that I decided to write another batch of songs. By christmas I had finished 5 more songs. I made guitar/vocal recordings of the 5 new songs in addition to 2 favorites from my own childhood (a long, long time ago).
Throughout 2008, encouraged by Shirley's parents & all four of her grandparents, I added more instrumentation to each track. I played most of the instruments myself, but recruited my twin brother Brandon (Shirley's father) to play banjo on several of the songs. I then begged the talented Shannon Bowers to sing with me on 'There's a Hole in the Bucket' (another childhood favorite) & the album was complete.
note to buyers: The 1st run of duplication for this album was a short run done through Discmakers. On short run duplications, Discmakers uses cd-r's. I only mention this because some consumers prefer to be told upfront when they are purchasing a cd-r. I assure you that the quality is top-notch. The recording, mixing, & mastering are all very high quality, & the packaging, presented in a thin jewel case, is beautiful.
thank you, bradley