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“‘Seahorse’ A Rocking, Musical Fantasy Under The Sea” By Ty Curtis

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Ty Curtis

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit the animals of the sea? Well saddle up that seahorse because we’re going on a Sea Animal Adventure. Sound like fun? Well there’s more. We could gallop along the ocean plains as we explore the deep blue sea. We could swim through sunken pirate ships, and then jump the coral reefs. We’ll hear the cool blue waves overhead as they rush to the shore. And down here on the ocean range we’ve got our friends; who could ask for more. Yippee ki-yay! With my seahorse, I’ll gallop the plains of the sea. And all my good friends can gallop with me.

How’s that for imaginary fun? Well that is gist of our personalized child’s song called “Seahorse.” It is the first song of our album of personalized children’s music called Sea Animal Adventures. “Seahorse” is an exciting song. This musical production was recorded with a full band of impressive musicians. The Hammond B3 organ rakes many times during the song to suggest the breaking waves of the sea. The melody of this song has the feel of a classic rock song with a softer edge for children. While I was writing this song, I found myself including typical words that are associated with horses and cowboys. I used words like saddle, gallop, and jump. What I found to be really cool was that many features of the ocean floor had names that would work superbly within the song. The ocean has plains and ranges. It has rifts and ridges. Those are all words that could be used to describe the geographic details of the western United States. The imagery was wonderful for this song. I included a few more descriptive details like kicking sand up off the bottom, and leaving hoof prints on the turf. Once the song was completed, all that was left to be added was the imagination of a child. Then we had just the right ingredients for an exciting, musical fantasy.

“Seahorse” was the ideal kickoff song for our personalized children’s music CD. Children naturally love fantasy stories. In this song we have taken fantasy and combined it with the names of children which are included throughout the song. The outcome was incredible.

The daddy / daughter vocal duo of Ty and Emily Curtis worked well for this song, as well as for the other melodies on the Sea Animal Adventures CD. Emily’s youthful voice provided a rich tapestry of background vocals throughout the song, while dad laid down the main vocal track. Sometimes you can feel it in the studio when the music is turning out well. This was definitely one of those times.

You can hear “Seahorse” for yourself when you visit us at ChildsPlayMusic. We think you’ll agree that it is a great inexpensive gift for the children in your life. Come see us today!