Discover how I created my album 'Freedom', and how you can do the same.

With step-by-step walkthroughs, music theory/lyrics/orchestration breakdowns, and much more, you'll learn exactly what I went through when putting this project together, and take a deep dive into the story and music of each song. 

 
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Putting together an album is a BIG task.

 

As musicians, creating music we love is something that gives us fulfilment and purpose. From the initial idea to a polished final master, creating one song can take a lot of effort and commitment, as I'm sure you know. 

Now take that, and expand that over 8-12 songs. It can definitely be a challenge, and it may not be for every musician. From setting up your home studio, to countless recording hours, precise edits in multiple takes, mixing & mastering, and finally release, it's a project that requires a lot of attention and care.

So why do we create albums in the first place? 

We create albums because they tell full stories. They capture our creative vision and stylistic tendencies, and we can express ourselves authentically in a way that shares who we truly are to our audience. 

'Freedom' is my debut album that combines my lifelong influences with fresh musical & lyrical ideas.

 
 
Growing up, I was always around classical music and education, enabling me to understand what I was listening to and playing on the piano. As I grew older, pop and musical theatre came into my life, and the power of telling stories really stood out to me.
 
In January 2021, I began working on the album, and by the end of August, I released it to the world. 'Freedom' really is a story about self-belief, positivity, hope, love/friendship, and gratitude. 
 
But as more people started to listen and enjoy the music, I received many questions, including:
  • What was the full process like?
  • How did you choose which chords to use
  • Do your melodies or chords come first? 
  • How do you write in various styles?
  • What's your process for writing effective lyrics? 
  • How did you plan out the album, and what costs did you have in creating it? 

These are all wonderful questions, and I'd like to share my exact process with you.

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Discover the entire process behind the making of my debut album, including planning, writing, orchestration, mixing/mastering, and release. 
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"If you ever wanted to write songs in the style of Disney animated films, this class is for you. Chris does a through job of giving historic, melodic, harmonic, orchestration and structural perspectives that build the classic Disney framework. 

Using some of the most popular Disney songs, Chris gives concrete examples on how these songs create the emotional underpinning that enhances the animation. Additionally, he applies these principles as he walks you through his own Disney influenced composition. 

Highly recommended for composers at all levels!"


- Wayne (student)

Inside the course, we'll discuss:

 

The Entire Album Making Process

Whaat goes into planning an album? What kind of costs and considerations do you have to think about when it comes to putting a body of work together? You'll learn exactly what I went through to make 'Freedom' the best it could be.  

 

My Lyric Writing Framework

Powerful songs are all about telling powerful stories. Not only will we cover rhyme schemes and patterns, but we'll explore deeper messages and how I come up with fresh lyrical ideas.

 

Music Theory Breakdowns

One of the most frequently asked questions I received was: "How did you come up with your chord choices? What makes music sound emotional?" Not to worry, we'll dive into this as well.

 

Orchestration & Arrangement

Not only do we need to come up with musical ideas, but we also need to bring those ideas to life through production and virtual instruments. I'll take you behind the scenes of every single song's arrangement, so you'll see my decision making process when it comes to deciding which instruments to use, and why I use them.

FREEDOM: Behind the Album is organized into 3 main sections!

 

 

Section 1 – The Overall Process

 
  • How 'Freedom' came to be - initial ideas
  • My main influences, including pop, rock, and musical theatre
  • How I recorded my vocals (in my bedroom!)
  • A look into the theming and message behind each song, and how I chose the track listing
 

Section 2 – Lyrics and Music Theory

 
  • The 7-step method I follow for creating a strong lyrical message in each song
  • Traditional rhyming schemes used to create powerful lyrics
  • My favourite modulation techniques for emotional transitions
  • How I draw from personal experience and stay authentic to myself  
 

Section 3 – Arrangement & Orchestration 

 
  • How I use the string section as the foundation in many of my songs
  • My favourite way of using woodwinds as an added texture for additional expression
  • How I layer different samples for a beefier sound, especially in the poppier numbers
  • How I use the instrumentation to support the lyrics and message of each song
"WOW is all I can say! Christopher has done it yet again! His new songwriting for animation course is 2nd to none.
 
Christopher offers one of the most comprehensive systems of taking the student from start to finish through the beloved world of Disney music. From the classics of yesteryear to the Disney music of today, Christopher weaves a very clear and effective thread for the student to follow and then ultimately implement into their own work. Whether it be song analysis, to melodic, harmonic and orchestration techniques this course leaves no stone unturned!
 
The best thing of all is you get to see how Christopher applies these concepts as he composes live in his DAW. If you were to take this course, pair it with his Cinematic Music Creation course, and really put them into practice, you'd be well on your way to becoming a top flight professional composer.
 
Who knows, maybe you can save your money for music school and give it to Christopher!
 
He is the real deal, a wonderful instructor and a badass composer in his own right! I wholeheartedly urge you to grab this course now; you will not be disappointed!
 
 

- Brett Epstein (ESPN, CBS, TNT, FOX SPORTS, CAPITOL RECORDS) 

So how much does this course cost?

 

Traditional music programs at university can cost over $8,000/year, as mine did! Online courses are another option, but I've seen some being sold at $3,000 apiece
 
Private lessons and coaching can run you upwards of $150/hour, which I've had when going through my musical studies, so those don't come cheap either.
 
I want to make this course as affordable for you as possible, so when you join today you'll have access to all the material for one payment of $97! 
 

 

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Join FREEDOM: Behind the Album today!

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Don't forget...it's 100% risk free.

 

I’ve packed a lot into this course because not only do I want you to create the music that I know you can make, but I want to guarantee that you don’t fail.

And to make it a no-brainer deal for you I’m giving you a 60 day 100% money-back guarantee with your purchase today.

That’s right: Go through the course, follow the steps, put in the work, and if you don’t love it in the first 60 days of your purchase, send me an email and I’ll refund you immediately. No questions asked, no hard feelings.

If FREEDOM: BEHIND THE ALBUM doesn’t work for you, I’d much prefer for you to take your money and invest it where you will be happier and get results. 

 

Also, if you join today, you'll receive 2 incredible bonuses:  

Bonus 1 - A Private 60 Minute 1-on-1 Piano Lesson with Me 

 

Nothing is better than personalized teaching and feedback, especially as a beginner. At any point in your piano journey, simply contact me to set up your private remote lesson and we'll set it up! We can explore topics like:
  • How you're feeling your progress is going, and where you may be feeling stuck and need some additional feedback
  • How to bring out the expression and musicality in your performances
  • Personalized repertoire to keep you engaged and playing music you enjoy
  • And much more! 

Bonus 2 - Advanced Tips for Higher Level Playing

 
While the course delivers the fundamentals behind piano playing, I wanted to give you some extra advanced tips that can help you with more difficult repertoire, should you come to it. We'll discuss: 

  • How to perform and perfect large leaps around the piano
  • My method for quick trills and repeated notes
  • How to develop a consistent weight and control across the keyboard
  • Why relaxation is the key to performing effortlessly

Some common questions:

 

Will I have lifetime access to the course?

Absolutely! Once you sign up, you’ll have lifetime access to the material, no matter what. Even if I update the course with new material, you’ll receive it at no extra cost! 
 
 
How long will it take to go through the material? Is it self-paced? 
 
The course is entirely self-paced, meaning you’ll have access to all the material as soon as you sign up. You can go through the videos in any order you’d like, although I’d recommend you to watch them in order for maximum results and to make sure all the bases are covered. You could binge it all in an afternoon, or spread it out to prevent information overload! It’s all up to you.  

“Chris applies his in-depth, engaging approach from Cinematic Music Creation to Disney-style music with fantastic results.

He walks you through examples of actual Disney songs and shows where and how specific techniques produce that 'Disney sound'. But my favourite part is where he takes you step-by-step through creating an original Disney-style song from scratch, applying all the techniques he taught from chord progression sketch to final mix.

His energetic, positive, and encouraging delivery made it easy to stay engaged. At the end, you will not only have all the tools you need to create music with that distinctive magical flavor, but also a stronger foundation in musical theory.

If you want to unlock the Disney/Pixar sound, this is the best and most comprehensive course yet at an unbeatable price.

I still have a lot of content to go through, having just scratched the surface, but I look forward to every minute!”

Mathew Kong (composer, songwriter) 

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PLATINUM

$347

BEST VALUE

  • All 5 core modules of the Piano Skills for Composers and Songwriters program with step-by-step training
  • Included sheet music and further resources to study from and reinforce what you learn
  • BONUS: A private 60 minute remote piano lesson (via Zoom)
  • BONUS: Advanced techniques for the intermediate-advanced pianist 
  • BONUS: Piano Skills for Orchestral Mockups
  • BONUS: Sightreading Lead Sheets vs. Classical Music
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There are 2 types of people.

 

Some composers remain frustrated with their workflow. They can't get their ideas out onto the piano, and have trouble playing what they hear in an efficient manner.

Others play with ease, keep their inspiration flowing, and are simply able to get their work done in less time with better results.

Which is more appealing to you?

It can really start to weigh on us when we feel overwhelmed by the daunting task fo learning a new instrument, and all the technique that comes with it. 

But it absolutely doesn’t have to be this way!

If you truly understand how to play the piano by understanding the fundamentals first, then putting them into practice consistently, you will become a better pianist and composer. Guaranteed. 

Imagine a year from today...

 
If all this program did was help you play the piano confidently, gain hand independence and improvise beautifully on the spot, would it be worth it? To be able to sit down, think of an idea and instantly play it on your keyboard like it's second nature? 
 
This is all possible if you understand how to approach the instrument, learn the fundamental techniques required for smooth playing, and develop a determined mindset! 
 
Let’s do this together. Join me inside and I’ll show you exactly what to do! 

Join the course today!

PLATINUM

$347

BEST VALUE

  • All 5 core modules of the Piano Skills for Composers and Songwriters program with step-by-step training
  • Included sheet music and further resources to study from and reinforce what you learn
  • BONUS: A private 60 minute remote piano lesson (via Zoom)
  • BONUS: Advanced techniques for the intermediate-advanced pianist 
  • BONUS: Piano Skills for Orchestral Mockups
  • BONUS: Sightreading Lead Sheets vs. Classical Music
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