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Taurus M. James aka TaurusBeats
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Mood Music
Moody Instrumental Music
by TaurusBeats aka Taurus M. James
Made using Propellerhead ReasonĀ 
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Study Break Sample Flip Beat Video

Here's a video that I made during one of my "study breaks", while taking seminary classes.

In the video, I make a sampled hip-hop beat using Reason 4.01 and the Akai MPD32. I guess some people would call this a "freestyle beat" because I'm really just making the beat as I go, but I call this just playing around.

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The Hammer Piano Freestyle Sample Flip Beat Video

Piano Freestyles Video Series - The Hammer Sample Flip Beat

Beatmaking tutorial - Piano Freestyles - How to Make Beats - The Hammer Sample Flip Beat

Watch me make Moody instuMental Music using Propellerhead Reason Akai MPD32 USB/MIDI hardware control surface and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard.

In this video, I'm just practicing - doing a lot of impromptu playing (improvisation) around with a smooth beat I made using Propellerhead Reason.

Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James
"The Hammer"
Copyright 2014 by Taurus M. James - ASCAP

The Hammer Piano Freestyle Sample Flip Beat Video Part of the Make Beats with Propellerhead Reason Video Series and the Piano Freestyles Video Series

Time: 10:21

This post is about: piano freestyle, piano improvisation, piano, piano mechanics, ear training, make beats, beatmaking, sample flip beat

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Still Relevant Sample Flip Beat Video

Still Relevant - Sample Flip Beat

Still Relevant - Reason 4, sample flip beat, instrumental music, sample flip hip hop beat

Beatmaking video - Sample Flip Beat - How to Make Beats - Still Relevant Sample Flip Beat

Watch me make a Sample Flip Beat using Propellerhead Reason Akai MPD32 USB/MIDI hardware control surface and the M-Audio Oxygen8 USB/MIDI keyboard controller.

In this video, I'm making the sample flip beat using Propellerhead Reason.

Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James
"Still Relevant"
by Taurus M. James - ASCAP

Still Relevant Sample Flip Beat Video Part of the Make Beats with Propellerhead Reason Video Series

Time: 10:00

This post is about: sample flip beat, Still Relevant, sample flip, Nancy Wilson, flip this sample, propellerhead, flip a sample, reason, beat, sample flipping, instrumental, sampled, hip hop, Akai, mpd32, m-audio, oxygen, flipping samples

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Chill Saturday Piano Freestyle Beat Video

Piano Freestyles Video Series - Chill Saturday

Beatmaking tutorial - Piano Freestyles - How to Make Beats - Chill Saturday

Watch me make Moody instuMental Music using Propellerhead Reason 4.01 Akai MPD32 USB/MIDI hardware control surface and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard.

In this video, I'm just practicing - doing a lot of impromptu playing (improvisation) around with a smooth beat I made using Propellerhead Reason.

Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James
"Chill Saturday"
Copyright 2010 by Taurus M. James - ASCAP

Time: 6:24

This post is about: piano freestyle, piano improvisation, piano, piano mechanics, ear training, make beats, beatmaking

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Midday Vibe Piano Freestyle Beat Video

Piano Freestyles Video Series - Midday Vibe

Beatmaking tutorial - Piano Freestyles - How to Make Beats - Midday Vibe

Watch me make Moody instuMental Music using Propellerhead Reason 4.01 Akai MPD32 USB/MIDI hardware control surface and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard.

In this video, I'm just practicing - doing a lot of impromptu playing (improvisation) around with a smooth beat I made using Propellerhead Reason.

Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James
"Midday Vibe"
Copyright 2010 by Taurus M. James - ASCAP

Time: 6:13

This post is about: piano freestyle, piano improvisation, piano, piano mechanics, ear training, make beats, beatmaking

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Soul On Ice Sample Flip Beat Video

Here I am making the Soul On Ice track.

Soul On Ice Sample Flip Beat Video

I started out with the sample and trying to figure out how I was going to use it. At first, I was going to do a hip-hop track at around 94 beats per minute, but while playing with the sample, I was hearing a faster tempo with a piano solo. So, that moved me into the contemporary jazz genre.

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J Dilla Are You Listening Piano Freestyle Beat Video

Piano Freestyles Video Series - Dilla Are You Listening

Beatmaking tutorial - Piano Freestyles - How to Make Beats - Dilla Are You Listening

Watch me make Moody instuMental Music using Propellerhead Reason Akai MPD32 USB/MIDI hardware control surface and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard.

In this video, I'm just practicing - doing a lot of impromptu playing (improvisation) around with a smooth beat I made using Propellerhead Reason.

Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James
" Dilla Are You Listening"
Copyright 2014 by Taurus M. James - ASCAP

Time: 5:26

This post is about: piano freestyle, piano improvisation, piano, piano mechanics, ear training, make beats, beatmaking

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Shook Ones Cover Piano Freestyle Beat Video

Another Piano Freestyle

This time, I'm freestyling over the Mobb Deep instrumental "Shook Ones"

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POLISHED Sample Flip Beat Video

Make Beats with Reason: "Polished" Sample Flip Beat

This is one of the sample flip beats in my latest Moody instruMental Music collection "Stirred Not Shaken" and you can download it at TaurusBeats.com.

Watch me flip the sample and then add the piano parts and the rest of the instrumentation.

I'm using Propellerhead Reason 6.5 and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as a controller to trigger all instrument sounds in Reason. I'm showing you how to make Moody instruMental Music using Reason as I create another one of my Moody instruMental Music creations - "Polished".

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The Changing Sample Flip Beat Video

Here I am using the AKAI MPD32 USB/MIDI PAD CONTROLLER to trigger sounds in Propellerhead Reason devices while making "The Changing". This track contains a sample from George Benson's "The Changing World" - the sample Common used for "I Used to Love H.E.R.".

The Changing - Reason 4 beat instrumental mpd32 oxygen8 sample

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New Life Sample Flip Beat Video

In this video, I am using the AKAI MPD32 USB/MIDI PAD CONTROLLER to trigger sounds in Propellerhead Reason devices while making the track "New Life". I am really hyped up about this track because of the ending. No matter when I play this one, the orchestration in the ending always hypes me up.

New Life - Reason 4 beat instrumental mpd32 oxygen8 sample

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J Dilla Are You Listening Piano Freestyle Introduction

Piano Freestyles Video Series - Dilla Are You Listening Introduction

Beatmaking tutorial - Piano Freestyles - How to Make Beats - Dilla Are You Listening Introduction

What is a Piano Freestyle? This is an introduction to this video series showing how I practice on the piano developing piano mechanics and ear training.

Watch me make Moody instuMental Music using Propellerhead Reason Akai MPD32 USB/MIDI hardware control surface and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard.

In this video, I'm just practicing - doing a lot of impromptu playing (improvisation) around with a smooth beat I made using Propellerhead Reason.

Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James
" Dilla Are You Listening"
Copyright 2014 by Taurus M. James - ASCAP

Time: 7:59

This post is about: piano freestyle, piano improvisation, piano, piano mechanics, ear training, make beats, beatmaking

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Shine Forever Sample Flip Beat Video

Shine Forever - Reason 4 Beat Instrumental sampled rnb hip hop

Here I am making the Shine Forever track.

This is another one I would love to have guitarist, Curtis Price, play on.

Now you can Look, Listen and Enjoy!

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BETTER Sample Flip Beat Video

Make Beats with Reason: "Better" (Finished Sample Flip Beat)

This is the finished sample flip beat called "Better". Watch this "How To" video to see how I layer the samples in the track:
http://youtu.be/GwSGk2e7ykA
Sample from: watch?v=4NkFQTCojws
"Better is One Day" by Darwin Hobbs

Sample Facts

Better is One Day
Artist: Darwin Hobbs
Album: Worshipper
Released:
Writer:
Label:
Producer:

Layering  Samples - Propellerhead Reason Beat Making

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Calling Sample Flip Beat Video

Calling features a sample from the great Al Jarreau.

This sampled hip-hop beat was done in Propellerheads Reason 4.01, using the Akai MPD32 USB/MIDI controller.

Shouts to my man Orlando Smith for this one!

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Je Suis Amor Sample Flip Beat Video

Je Suis Amor - Sample Flip Beat

Je Suis Amor - Reason 4, sample flip beat, instrumental music, sample flip hip hop beat

Beatmaking video - Sample Flip Beat - How to Make Beats - Je Suis Amor Sample Flip Beat

Watch me make a Sample Flip Beat using Propellerhead Reason Akai MPD32 USB/MIDI hardware control surface and the M-Audio Oxygen8 USB/MIDI keyboard controller.

In this video, I'm making the sample flip beat using Propellerhead Reason.

Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James
"Je Suis Amor"
by Taurus M. James - ASCAP

Je Suis Amor Sample Flip Beat Video part of the Make Beats with Propellehead Reason Video Series

Time: 10:00

This post is about: sample flip beat, Still Relevant, sample flip, Nancy Wilson, flip this sample, propellerhead, flip a sample, reason, beat, sample flipping, instrumental, sampled, hip hop, Akai, mpd32, m-audio, oxygen, flipping samples

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Let's Go Beat Breakdown

This post is about: beatmaking, beat making, drums, layering, drum layering, propellerhead Reason, akai mpd32, m-audio, oxygen8, midi controller, instrumental, beat, moody instrumental music, go go music, washington, dc, chuck brown, future producers

In this video, I show how I made the drum and percussion elements of the track, "Let's Go", and talk about Go-Go music as an influence on my life.

Moody instruMental Music track made using Reason 4, the Akai MPD32 and M-Audio Oxygen 8. This is Moody instruMental Music with a little "Go Go swing" to it.

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A New Day Sample Flip Beat Video

In this video, I'm using the AKAI MPD32 USB/MIDI PAD CONTROLLER to trigger sounds in Propellerhead Reason devices, while making a sample flip beat I call "A New Day".

A New Day - Reason 4 Beat Instrumental sampled hip hop

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NINA Sample Flip Beat Video

"Nina (Timbaland style)" Sample Flip Beat - Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James

This is one of the piano sample flip beats in my latest Moody instruMental Music collection "CMA Beats" available for you to download here at TaurusBeats.com.

For this sample flip beat, I'm using Propellerhead Reason 6.5 and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as a controller to trigger all instrument sounds in Reason. Be sure to check out my Reason Beat Making Video Tutorials, where I show you how to make Moody instruMental Music and sample flip beats.

Nina - Moody Instrumental Music - CMA WHA 42

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Ethereal Hope Sample Flip Beat Video

I call this one Ethereal Hope.

This is my flip for a challenge on FutureProducers.com. The challenge was that the samples were provided 'already chopped'. Everyone flipped the same chopped samples in some very different ways. Check it out here.

Ethereal Hope - Reason 4 Beat Instrumental Sample MPD32

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Souled Out Sample Flip Beat Video

Souled Out - Sample Flip Beat

Souled Out - Reason Beat Making, sample flip beat, instrumental music, sample flip hip hop beat

Beat making video - Sample Flip Beat - How to Make Beats - Souled Out Sample Flip Beat

Watch the Soul Traing Dancers groove to the Sample Flip Beat I made using Propellerhead Reason and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as a keyboard controller.

I made the beat in response to Daniel Licious FLIP THIS Vol. 4 -Can I get with 'ya? I made the video just for the heck of it. I love Soul Train and I just wanted to see what it would look like with the Soul Train Dancers groovin' to one of my beats.

Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James
"Je Suis Amor"
by Taurus M. James - ASCAP

Souled Out Sample Flip Beat Video Featuring Soul Train Dancers

Time: 10:00

This post is about: sample flip beat, Still Relevant, sample flip, Nancy Wilson, flip this sample, propellerhead, flip a sample, reason, beat, sample flipping, instrumental, sampled, hip hop, Akai, mpd32, m-audio, oxygen, flipping samples

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Introduction to Moody Instrumental Music By TaurusBeats

A brief introduction to who I am (Taurus M. James) and why I make Moody Instrumental Music.

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Flo Piano Freestyle Video

Flo - Moody Instrumental Music

Flo - Make Beats w/ Reason, Yamaha DJX - Recording Piano Parts

Beatmaking video - Moody Instrumental Music - How to Make Beats - Flo

Watch me make moody instrumental music using Propellerhead Reason and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as a controller.

Here's a quick video of me recording piano parts for "Flo" - a Moody instruMental Music creation I'm working on for the Moody Grooves collection.

Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James
"Dlo"
by Taurus M. James - ASCAP

Time: 10:00

This post is about: Flo, Moody Grooves, moody instrumental music, piano, dance groove, instrumental music, how to make beats

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Floetic Piano Freestyle Beat Video

Piano Freestyles Video Series - Floetic

Beatmaking tutorial - Piano Freestyles - How to Make Beats - Floetic

Watch me make Moody instuMental Music using Propellerhead Reason Akai MPD32 USB/MIDI hardware control surface and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard.

In this video, I'm just practicing - doing a lot of impromptu playing (improvisation) around with a smooth beat I made using Propellerhead Reason.

Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James
"Floetic"
Copyright 2013 by Taurus M. James - ASCAP

Time: 5:14

This post is about: piano freestyle, piano improvisation, piano, piano mechanics, ear training, make beats, beatmaking