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Flo

Piano Freestyle Funk, Smooth Jazz Groove by Taurus M. James

Piano Freestyle Funk Smooth Jazz Groove by Taurus M. James

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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

"Flo"
Artist: Taurus M. James
Album: Moody Grooves
Released: 2012
Writer: Taurus M. James
Label: ITNOJ
Producer: Taurus M. James
Mad using Propellerhead Reason with Yamaha DJX as MIDI controller

3/24/2012 8:54:59 AM

 

Keywords: Flo, Moody Grooves, moody instrumental music

See also...

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Building Music With Basic Parts Video Series Part 7

Make Music with Reason: Building Music With Basic Parts (Part 7 of 7)

Building Music With Basic Parts Part 7

Learn how to make instrumental music using Propellerhead Reason and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as a controller.

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

In Part 7:
- Final Result walkthrough
- Layering instrumentation
- Music structure

Time: 4:40

Propellerhead Reason Making Music With Basic Parts Video Series Part 7

This post is about: instrumentation, layering, reason, propellerhead reason, yamaha djx, layers, make music, instrumental music, basic music parts, instrumental, layering instruments, instrument pattern, technique

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Silly Me

Silly Me is a RnB Hip-Hop Bounce Groove Sample Flip Beat Produced by TaurusBeats.


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Better

Sample flip beat accented with various instrumentation, including: piano, electric keys (Rhodes), strings, horns (trumpets, french horns and trombones)

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Make Beats with Reason: Layering Samples - "Better" Sample Flip Beat

I made this video showing how I chopped and flipped the sample from Darwin Hobbs' "Better Is One Day" from his Worshipper album. In this video, I show how I layer samples in the NNXT device. The beat I'm working on in this video is called "Better" .

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Lost Friend

Lost Friend

Making friends is hard for me, for many different reasons. So, when I lose a friend, it hurts like this.

Picture a child in the woods looking for his lost friend and asking all the (personified) elements of nature if they have seen his friend.

Original Piano, Epic, Cinematic, Life Story, Moody Instrumental Music by Taurus M/ James

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Diary

Okay, Diary is a break from the concept of this collection because it does not have the same beat or beat structure as other songs in the collection. This is one of those "spur-of-the-moment" tracks that I created after hearing the original by Alicia Keys. I just wanted to see if I could lay some of my own keys on the track.

Hey, if I don't do these experimental piano beats, I'll never find out what I can do.



 

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What People Are Saying

Maluson - Belgium

Hey Taurus, i told u i would listen to ur beats, man, they're bangin, so funky.
Keep doin what u do, u do it well, no doubt.
I hope we could have the opportunity to work together. As soon as my new 'sounds' are online i'll hit u up with it.
Much appreciation for your listening on my page.



paxilz - USA

great music!!!!!!



Eddie Konczal - na

Beautiful version of "Mary Did You Know" - great job!



Chris Stewart - USA

I'm a upcoming rapper from fayetteville and I would like to work with you.



Uprightvideo - na

I sent you a message a while back but never got a response. You are probably the main reason I gave up my Mpc 2500 and went with Reason and the Mpd 32....I'm still making music with the combo....thanks Taurus. :-)



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