Original Album: Short Stories

smrr00 original piano album composition

A few years ago, when I wrote my first song, 'Waiting For A Rainbow', I had a dream. That one day, I could write and record my very own piano album, and share it with the world. Two days ago, this dream finally came true.

The production of this album has been quite a long process. I intermittently write songs or melodies, some completed within a short time and many left hanging. Every year I write 'record an album' in my list of resolutions but I was always too tired, too lazy, too afraid. Was it going to sound nice? How was I going to record? How was I going to sell it? Was anyone even going to buy it? I asked too many questions and never really tried to find the answers.

Until last year. Hubby made it a point to remind and push me every now and then to do something about it, be it writing or recording. He researched equipment, distributors, pricing etc. and gave me ideas and feedback. Slowly, I started gaining motivation and began writing more and more. It was frustrating at times, I remember re-recording the same song over and over again till I got so sick of it I gave it up for a few months. But finally, I have an album as a result of our efforts. I couldn't have done it without you, hubby! (He eventually became my photographer too.)

This album is really special to me, not only because it is my first, but also because it is so me. When I listen to these songs, the style, the techniques, the chords, they reflect me.

The album is now available for purchase from the following stores:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/short-stories/id740032703
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Short-Stories-Melissa-Ting/dp/B00GJCDZ0A
CDBaby: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/melissating
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Melissa_Ting_Short_Stories?id=Br7ms6fsyeeonf4mwy7cjuzx2cm&hl=en

Prices will vary from store to store and from country to country so please check out all links. CDBaby is the only store where I can control the pricing, so as far as I know, it is currently the cheapest. It is also available on Spotify, iHeartradio etc.

I am in the process of finalising all the sheet music for my songs, which I will post up here for free. Please check back in the near future for the download link!

Thank you so much for your support! I will be grateful for whatever you do, a like, share, listen, purchase, be it part of or the whole album. :)

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