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Englishman

Sometimes, I like to take songs from my favorite artists and make something different with my sound. "Englishman" is a great example.

I spent a couple of hours trying to re-create the original "Englishman in New York" by Sting. I was satisfied with everything except that saxophone! (Sax is always a hard one to deal with in the digital realm.) After I got a decent re-creation, I slowed the track down from 104 bpm to 96 bpm and created the beat.

When I "re-create" parts of existing songs, I actually go through and manually re-create each part that I can hear, as close to the original as I can. It takes awhile, especially since my "musicianship" is not the best and I only know how to re-create "by ear" (what I hear). In all, it is a great exercise in listening and focusing on specific instruments, sounds and parts within a song when so much is going on within it.

This is another one of my "for fun" tracks. I can only hope that Sting wouldn't be angry if he heard it. :->

Keywords: englishman in new york, sting

What People Are Saying

Gerald Dunton (bxinmd) - US

Good stuff brotha.keep banging for Jesus. I liked the beats,seems like U been doing this for a while. Keep it up. God Bless



KhanChuz - na

super hot bro. !!! keep doing what you do. you got mad skills. i'm glad your on the right side! The Christ Side! thats "how we do it". Christ side for life! Thanks for the blessing. and may God bless us both according to his will. amen!



Marina Muravyeva - na

Hi Taurus, Thank you for your comment about "Silence. I like your "Heartwashed"! Very nice sound and music. Marina



shervin - holland

your site is geting better



Andy D - UK

Taurus - ur stuff is the *ting* man i'm tellin ya. I also learned that your a drummer - me to! When I was a kid I used to play around with the piano/keyboard in the 80's/90's (26yr old now). But I can't read music - I play by ear, just like you. You hit the pads & keys, (i gotta mpd32 to!;) in the same manner as me - it flows. I reckon we can play steel drums - even tho we never have! or maybe you have - i don't know! I'm luvin your youtube flix - keep em comin dood. Peace bruv Andy D, birmingham UK.



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