Alexandrite

is creating Symphonic Metal/Rock covers

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Amethyst

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$1
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Thanks! You will get:
  • early access to my music and videos
  • access to patron-only feed (work-in-progress updates, draft versionsbehind-the-scenes videos, etc.)
  • an opportunity to suggest songs for me to cover
  • a postcard with a handwritten message from me once in a while😉


Aquamarine

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$3
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Thanks a lot! You will get:
  • an opportunity to vote for our next themes and songs
  • chord charts (lyrics with chords)for the songs I release
  • all from $1 tier reward

Topaz

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$5
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Thank you so much! You will get:
  • mp3 download of every new cover right after its release
  • all previous Patron benefits

23

patrons

$275

per month

About Alexandrite

Hey, guys! Welcome to my Patreon page!

I'm Alexandra Revontulet and this is my project Alexandrite (ex-Revontulet, ex-Rainheart Symphony). We create Symphonic Metal covers and original music and usually release them in sets of four.

With the amazing support of our patrons, we've released several cover sets (Finnish Rock, Rock hits of 1990-1995, Classical Arias, Dark Lovesongs to name a few) and an original EP "Songs of Summer". Recently I also have started experimenting with different formats. In 2020 I made 10 videos for The Lockdown Set based on requests from my patrons here. In the future, I'm also going to explore the "quick cover" format where I make a random simple song I liked in a couple of days, just to keep things fresh and interesting!

Of course, I'll work on my original music as well! And if you decide to join me here, I will show you how I make a song from the very beginning! But let me tell you how I usually do it...



Writing an original song is a very delicate process that can take from a couple of hours to a few months or even years, so we won't focus on that here. Hopefully, you'll have a chance to witness it later😉

If we're talking about covers, the first step is choosing a song (and you can help me with that if you're a patron). After the songs are selected, I start creating symphonic arrangements. That means that I analyze the original melody, chords, and arrangement and adapt everything for different orchestral instruments as if a real orchestra played it. So, there are usually from 10 to 20 instruments and each one has its own part.

Usually, at this point, we would start rehearsing the song with the band (it takes several weeks to perfect everything), but in the last year a lot has changed in the world, and so I do everything at home by myself now. Anyways, no matter if I film alone or with the band, filming a video can take up to 16 hours of shooting or even a couple of days.

When filming is over and recording is done comes the most difficult part - mixing and mastering and editing of the video. I do it all myself (at least for the time being) and on average I spend four or five 12-hour workdays on making one song and video for it.



I spend all my time and energy working on the songs and videos hoping that you'll enjoy them, and that goes double for the original music. Your support, appreciation, and feedback show me that people care about what I do and it inspires me to create even more! And, as a token of my gratitude, I'm eager to offer you some special rewards that include:
  • early access to videos,
  • behind the scenes content,
  • work-in-progress updates and draft versions,
  • opportunity to suggest and vote for future covers,
  • mp3 downloads of every song and its orchestral/instrumental version,
  • your name in the credits at the end of our videos,
  • video message/greeting from me,
  • unique postcards and other small physical rewards from time to time 😉
All you need to do to get these benefits is choose a tier that you like and become a patron! Patreon is a platform where I upload exclusive content for my subscribers. You can directly pledge any amount of money to back my project starting from one dollar per month. You can change the pledge or cancel your subscription anytime you wish, no hard feelings! :)

My dream is to make a living from my music because it is my very life. But in the end, it's not about the money, it's about bringing some Light and Love into people's lives. As Stephen King said,
"You will entertain people, which is the greatest gift a man or woman can have. You’ll make them laugh, cry, gasp, think".

I'd like to say thanks to you for taking your time to read it, and to every patron who has already joined us, and to everyone who is considering becoming our patron!  Even if you can't support us financially now, you still can share our videos on social media and it helps us a lot 🙂

Thank you so much!🖤
Alexandra
Goals
23 of 25 patrons
More original music!
Writing and producing original music is a very complicated and challenging process. By becoming my patron and supporting my music you're showing me that there are people who care about it and want me to create more. This is truly inspiring🖤
I will work and release my original songs more frequently when we reach this goal!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 294 exclusive posts
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Writings
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Videos
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 294 exclusive posts
8
Audio releases
106
Images
8
Polls
121
Writings
95
Videos

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