Recording a Gospel Album – Nathaniel Bassey

Recording a Gospel Album

If Music is the food for the soul, what food are you feeding off?

Music is Art, Music is powerful, Music is deep, Music is an expression, Music affects moods and changes atmospheres. If you don’t believe me ask King Saul how he felt when David played for him.

Making music especially Gospel is not for the Fame, Money or Accolades. These things do follow however, gospel music is a ministry pointing people to the risen King JESUS!

The article below shows 10 tips on recording a gospel album by worship leader NATHANIEL BASSEY.
Nathaniel Bassey - Making an Album

‘‘Shalom saints, just felt a need to share some personal ideas on recording your gospel album. Now, these are not rules set in stone. They are essentially personal principles I live by, and can be of help to anyone out there”.

 Step 1 :: BE LED (Romans 8:14)

Nathaniel’s first advise is that you must be led by the spirit of God.

Everytime I get a word to do something, I embark on it with an assurance knowing I have the backing of heaven. In this place, there is a divine provision and assistance.

pathway

Step 2 :: RECORD WITH A CLEAR PURPOSE
These two reasons should be the main reasons for recording a gospel album
1. To glorify God.
2. To minister, bless and impact lives.
Fame, Accolades and Money should never be the basis. Any album that meets these two criteria will always make money but money should never be the focus
clear purpose

Step 3 :: BE DIRECT AND HAVE A FOCUS

Have you ever picked up an album and you really can’t place a style or genre of work? A lot of albums from this part of the world lack a clear musical identity. Have a clear sound, have a clear focus from the beginning till the end. You create more power with focus

“If you sound close to Sir Ebenezer Obey then don’t try singing like Marvin Sapp. Your grace works in your place.”
focus
Step 4 :: GET THE RIGHT PRODUCER

There are a lot of good producers out there but not all can help express what you have in your heart. You need someone you can express yourself to articulately during sessions.

Prayerfully look for that producer who you would have the right synergy. The right person most time isn’t a big name.

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Step 5 :: BE PRAYERFUL

Spend time praying before, during and after the recording. Remember, it is a gospel album and it is a spiritual project with a clear objective.

I remember a number of my studio recordings were worship sessions. Sometimes, we had to pray in the spirit extensively before tracking. We have had people so overwhelmed they wept and just fell because we had a strong presence in the studio. People tend to feel the same presence in the recordings like we did feel in the studio.

prayer

To be continued Next week………

 


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Mr Kore

My name is Mr kore (everyone calls me that). I am a firm believer in the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. A light to a dark world sharing love with simplicity and humility.

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