Moody Instrumental Music and Propellerhead Reason Tutorial Videos

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Walk By Faith

Walk By Faith is one of my heart-felt experimental piano tracks with dark orchestration to try and capture the feelings I had as I read the book of Acts and followed the transformation of Paul (Saul) to an Apostle of Christ.

Original Piano Music by Taurus M. James; Moody Indtrumental Music

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Posted in Warrior Music



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Bounce Back

Bounce Back (also known as Bounce Back From It) is a repeating piano theme that bounces on top of a steady beat. This abstract, repetitive, robotic, mechanical, and somewhat dramatic music piece can be used for commercials, advertisements, or film music for those scenes showing actors building something or strategically planning and constructing. It might even work for a car chase.

I feature the piano repeating theme that doubles later in the verse to express going from working solo to having a little help building a project. I have the violin as an announcer backed by an underlying orchestral string section for the chorus, which sounds a little eerie and dark, but adds an urgent feel to the track.

Instruments: piano (featured), violin (featured), upright bass, drums (light), strings section

Original Composition: This is one of my original compositions. I am playing (or programming) all of the instruments you hear. I used Propellerhead Reason, my computer, and my Yamaha DJX keyboard to produce this track.

Genre: Piano Music, DownTempo, Avant-garde

Mood(s): Somber, Dramatic, Romantic

Tempo: Medium, Mid-tempo

MUSIC Type

instrumental, film music, minimal, avant-garde

MUSIC Use Suggestions

exercise, fitness, running, dancing, party, background, commercial, advertisement, ads

MUSIC Tempo

94bpm (Medium 81bpm - 110bpm)

MUSIC Themes

world, international, nature, horror, relation, fashion, sports, sci-fi, technology, high class, fantasy, movies, entertainment, showbiz, education, action, mystery, crime, las vegas, martial arts, running, fitness, driving, road trips

MUSIC Moods

abstract, repetitive, robotic, mechanical, scientific, futuristic, sparse, atmospheric, ambient, hypnotic, catchy, dramatic, angry, dangerous, dark, eerie, haunting, evil, sinister, fearful, mean, tough, mysterious, ominous, stealthy, strange, weird, suspenseful, uneasy, insistent, quirky, melodramatic, strong, anthemic, bold, confident, determined, epic, majestic, noble, dignified, patriotic, powerful, sophisticated, victorious

INSTRUMENTS

drums, percussion, bass, piano, orchestra, strings, cello, viola, violin, upright bass, string section

1184 Views


Posted in Heartwashed



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Ease The Pain

Piano Instrumental Music, Sample Flip, RnB Hip Hop

Lisa Fischer killed the original song and I fell in love with her the first time I heard her on that track (especially that long high note riff she does near the end - wow).

I still love the track to this day so I combined my "Moody instruMental" flavor to Lisa's track and came up with this.

This is one of my "epic tracks" that I use for reflection and thinking.

Listen and Enjoy!

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Posted in Bad Bull Beats



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Genesis

Genesis takes me back to the beginning - the start - and brings to my mind the thoughts and feelings that come with starting over. The violin is the main voice in this song with a running piano melody throughout as the backdrop.

The violin laments while the piano keeps the track in motion. Trumpets provide accents and exclamations of determination while the angelic vocals try and provide a comfort to the deep hurt expressed by the violin melody.

MUSIC Type

experimental, instrumental, avant-garde, minimal

MUSIC Use Suggestions

background, commercial, advertisement, ads, film, movies, exercise

MUSIC Tempo

94bpm (Medium 81bpm - 110bpm)

MUSIC Themes

world, international, nature, horror, relation, sports, american history, sci-fi, technology, high class, religious, holidays, fantasy, movies, christmas, entertainment, showbiz, places, education, action, mystery, crime, martial arts, driving

MUSIC Moods

abstract, repetitive, robotic, mechanical, scientific, futuristic, sparse, atmospheric, ambient, dreamy, elegant, graceful, ethereal, hypnotic, magical, panoramic, pastoral, busy, dramatic, angry, dangerous, dark, eerie, haunting, evil, sinister, fearful, mysterious, ominous, scary, stealthy, strange, weird, suspenseful, uneasy, emotional, anticipation, anxious, disappointed, introspective, lonely, reflective, poignant, sentimental, thoughtful, insistent, romantic, passionate, sad, depressing, melancholy, melodramatic, strong, bold, confident, determined, noble, dignified, powerful, sophisticated, victorious, hurt, low, mad

INSTRUMENTS

brass, trumpet, horn section, big, drums, percussion, bass, piano, orchestra, strings, cello, viola, violin, upright bass, string section, synth, synthesizer, vocal, female

1149 Views


Posted in Heartwashed



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Rollin (v2)

RnB Hip Hop Beat, Sample Flip, Story Rap

Here's another one!

I'm in a hurry now to get these beats posted because I start my first class in seminary Monday, January 12th. So, yeah, I'll be preoccupied with some major reading. But the Moody instruMental Music will still make it's way to TAURUSBEATS.COM.

This one is dedicated to my man, Icy Lee from the GPC (General Population). Congrats on that Lt. Colonel promotion, bruh! Keep Rollin'!!!

Listen and Enjoy!

This is a remake of Amerie's song that I did in Reason 4.01.

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Posted in Bad Bull Beats




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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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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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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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Chocolate Sun Sample Flip Beat Video Series Part 2

Make Music with Reason: The Making of "Chocolate Sun" (Part 2 of 5)

Chocolate Sun Sample Flip Beat Tutorial Part 2

Learn how to chop and flip samples using Propellerhead Reason and the M-Audio Oxygen25 USB/MIDI keyboard controller.

In this video, I show you "How I Reason" by covering the following:

In Part 2:
- Propellerhead ReCycle 2.1
- Optimizing sample selections using WAV editor
- Normalizing vs. Maximizing in Soundforge
- Choosing highest quality songs to sample from
- Using Recycle to make the "chops" (sample slices)
- Recycle's Envelope and Transient Shaper features
- Manual slicing vs. using Recycle's "Sens" feature

Time: 15 minutes

This video is about: sample chop, sample flip, flip a sample, chop a sample, sampling, music sampling, Sample Chopping, Sony Soundforge, Propellerhead, ReCycle, sample Flipping, Propellerheads, Reason, software Akai, MPD32, Pad controller

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Closer Sample Flip Beat Tutorial Video Series Part 3

Make Sampl Flip Beats with Reason: Making the Sample Flip Beat "Closer" (Part 3 of 6)

Closer Sample Flip Beat Part 3

Learn how to make sample flip beats using Propellerhead Reason and the M-Audio Oxygen25 USB/MIDI keyboard controller.

In this video, I show you "How I Reason" by covering the following:

In Part 3:
- Propellerhead Reason 4
- Slicing Samples in ReCycle 2.1
- Propellerhead ReCycle 2.1 Autoslice feature
- ReCycle 2.1 Transient Shaper
- Loading Samples into Reason 4 NN-XT Sampler
- Using MPD32 with Reason 4 to act as a "poor man's" MPC (Fake MPC Feel)
- Select Zone via MIDI feature in NN-XT

Time: 13:59

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