Within the earlier articles on this collection I discussed the primary two conditions to efficiently selecting tracks for an album: firstly having a central theme for the album, and secondly offering selection. I cautioned that in offering selection you need to be cautious not to go too far, as an excessive amount of selection can break the unity established by the central theme.
This brings us to the subsequent idea I would really like to talk about: style.
“Birds of a feather flock collectively.” Do not ever overlook this saying, particularly once you’re selecting tracks for an album.
There are lots of genres, i.e. classes of music at present. Usually lovers of a selected style, class, are very partial to music from that style, and sometimes reluctant to pay attention to music from one other style. So, for instance, lovers of Rock can be eager to pay attention to rock music, however would in all probability not pay attention to Jazz or Rap in any respect.
If such an individual picked up an album and noticed 2 or 3 Rock numbers on there, however the remainder of the tracks have been from genres resembling Jazz, Opera and so forth., do you assume he/she would purchase it? In all probability not! Who would pay the worth for a full album when there’s solely 2 or 3 tracks on there they favored?
Only a few individuals would! The identical holds true if lovers of Rap picked up the album: they see 2 or 3 tracks they like, and the remaining is “junk” to them.
So, though you’ve gotten a central theme, as an example love, and regardless that you might discover 20 numbers that match the theme, you need to significantly contemplate scratching numbers off the listing that don’t match collectively, that’s, are of roughly the identical style.
I stated “roughly, as a result of nothing is forged in stone. So, additionally, the “boundaries” of genres are usually not rigidly outlined and you could discover Business Rock numbers that may be acceptable to a Pop viewers.
There are all the time exceptions. When you compiled an album of “The perfect music of the century”, seeing because the theme is “music of the century”, and never “rock music of the century”, chances are you’ll discover, ought to discover, music of various genres on the album.
However ask your self: would you purchase such an album and play it, when a lot of the tracks are music genres you do not even pay attention to? There are a couple of individuals who have a much less outlined listening choice and who would pay attention to genres miles aside, however they’re the exception.
Usually you’re involved with mass attraction, until you have been serving a specialist market, and subsequently would contemplate common Joe’s perceptions.
Subsequently, to be protected, I might advise you to keep properly inside the boundaries of a style when selecting tracks for an album.
Subsequent time I’ll talk about another elements now that you’ve a number of tracks that match the theme, present selection and are from the identical style.