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Flo

Piano Freestyle Funk Jazz Groove by Taurus M. James

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Piano Freestyle Funk Jazz Groove by Taurus M. James



The Story

Flo is the track that started this whole Moody Grooves collection. I came up with the idea of making a collection with the same beat (structure) after creating this track. I wanted to see if I could develop a collection that changes moods while keeping the same pace.

So much of what I make here on TaurusBeats.com has such a heavy emphasis on the BEATS, I wanted to make the actual beats less important. The challenge is to make each song interesting enough on its own to keep the collection as a whole from being boring.

The Video

Here is the video of the piano freestyle parts I created.

The Setup

I'm using my trusty Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as the trigger/control surface for the software devices in Propellerhead Reason. I tend to use the NN-XT Advanced Sampler in Reason the most because it allows a great amount of control and it has a vast and diverse instrument range.

I use the ReDrum and DrRex devices in Reason to create the drum patterns. Again, I trigger everything with the Yamaha DJX.

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

Music Info

NO Samples
Artist: Taurus M. James
Album: Moody Grooves
Released: 2012
Writer: Taurus M. James
Label: ITNOJ
Producer: Taurus M. James

3/24/2012 8:54:59 AM

 

Keywords: Flo, Moody Grooves, moody instrumental music

See also...

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False Hope

I'm experimenting more and more with my piano improvisation and this track features an interesting direction that my piano play is taking. Lots of short notes and a less concern for coherence in the verses.

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Through the Storm

Genre(s): Hip-hop, Beats
Mood(s): Intense, Urgent, Angry
Tempo: Mid-Tempo 96 BPM
Other Descriptions: bangin' beat inspired by Team ELOHIM!


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Sunny Days

Piano Instrumental Music, Hip Hop, Original Music

Sunny Days is another one of my piano experiments in making moody instrumental music. (I should just call it piano music, but I'm still working on the whole piano-playing thing.)

My music compositions process was pretty much the same as always. First, I constructed the beat. Then, I developed a chord progression and bass line. Next, I developed melodies through piano improvisation. Finally, I wrapped the whole thing with orchestral instrumentation.

The final result of this piano-featured instrumental music reminds me of an interesting cross between part of the "Sesame Street" theme song and "Can You Stand The Rain" by New Edition (produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis).

My Favorite Part is the piano. The different expressions I came up with in the two verses are pretty cool, and the way I changed the mood in each verse is nice, too. Like a lot of my moody instrumental music, this song has a big ending that contrasts the beginning verse. You gotta listen to the whole song to get the changes.

I named this song "Sunny Days" because the music reminds me that storms and cloudy days don't last forever. I want to encourage people who listen to this moody instrumental to really appreciate the sunny days in life. Troubles don't last always. Dark storms give way to "Sunny Days".

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Quest

Quest

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Traded

Traded

I'll never understand why you traded your life for mine, but I'm so grateful that you did.



 

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What People Are Saying

Stephen Moody - na

heh man... I finally put a few tracks up. check em out and let me know! by the way... how have things been going on your end? The Soul on Fire cuts are hot man!



Terrell K. - United States

Taurus I just wanted to say what's up. Loving all that I've heard of your work so far. As soon as I get to settle down at home I will be contacting you more. Thank you for what you are going to do with your calling before hand! HA. May you always be blessed and continue to bless.



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.



Ricon Carter - USA

What's good fam ? Yo I replied about that track earlier "When Im Gone". Man I need that joint super bad. I kept listening to it over and over and I already got a song wrote for it. Its about my grandmother that died while I was holding her hand and how I was rebellious but she continued to pray for me and I didn't give my life to Christ until after she passed. Man its mad emotional I was crying while I wrote it. Please get back at me fam. Grace and Peace - Ricon



Reggie Graham - na

RE: The Upper Room... Great music! Stay with Lord.



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