How To Create An Instrumental

TaurusBeats: taurusbeats - Beats, Music, Videos, Tutorials by TaurusBeats
Skip to MenuSkip to NavigationSkip to Main Content

How To Create An Instrumental

Watch how to create an instrumental in this video tutorial series The Making of Even Still.

 

Watch how to create an instrumental in this video tutorial series The Making of Even Still.

My Propellerhead Reason Tutorial Videos will help you quickly Learn How To Create Instrumental Music while walking you through the techniques and tips I use to make Moody Instrumental Music.

Learn How To Create and Instrumental With Propellerhead Reason Tutorial Videos by TaurusBeats

Like Comment Subscribe
image for How To Create An Instrumental
Image for How To Create An Instrumental – Taurus James aka TaurusBeats

This video series shows how to make beats in Reason.

Videos: 5

Time: About 38 minutes

In this video series, I walk you through how I made a beat, from start to finish.

This video series is one of my Reason Beat Making video tutorial series, showing how I create my Moody Instrumental Music ans sample flip beats.

"Even Still" is a smooth groove beat that I made using Propellerhead Reason. You can find the beat in the collection "Moody Grooves" and download it.

This Reason Beat Making Tutorial has no samples or sample flips. This is an original composition and you watch me put together the piano parts and perform most of 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 - "Even Still".

Making Beats using Reason - Even Still

 

Make Music in Reason Tutorial Video Even Still Part 1

Learn how to make beats in Reason and use the Yamaha DJX as a keyboard controller. Video 1 of 5

Make Beats in Reason: The Making of "Even Still" (Part 1 of 5)
Even Still - How to make beats in Reason - Part 1

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

In this tutorial video, I show you How to make beats in Reason by covering the following:

In Part 1:
- How to use Propellerhead Reason 6.5
- How to use the Yamaha DJX as a MIDI controller
- How to use the Yamaha DJX connected to Reason via MIDI
- How to setup piano using multiple NN-XT devices
- How topPlay piano "by ear"
- How to develop piano parts without knowing how to play piano
- How to come up with a melody
- How to structure a beat

Time: 6 minutes

This video is about: Reason Beat Making, how to make beats in reason, Propellerhead Reason, Yamaha DJX

 

Make Music in Reason: The Making of "Even Still" (Part 2 of 5)

Even Still - Making Moody instruMental Music using Reason - Part 2

The Making Of Even Still Video Series Part 2

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

In this tutorial video, I show you How to make beats ins Reason by covering the following:

In Part 2:
- How to use Propellerhead Reason
- How to Record a piano melody
- How to Record piano chords

Time: 6 minutes

This video is about: Even Still, instrumental music, Propellerhead Reason, software, Yamaha DJX, piano

 

Make Music with Reason: The Making of "Even Still" (Part 3 of 5)

Even Still - Making Moody instruMental Music using Reason - Part 3

Learn how to chop and flip samples using Propellerhead Reason and the Yamaha DJX as a keyboard controller.

In this tutorial video, I show you how to make beats in Reason by covering the following:

In Part 3:
- How to use the piano to create other instrumentation (flute, piccolo)
- How to use the piano roll in Reason
- How to change note octaves
- How to create a bass line
- How to add piano layers
- How to hear other parts while developing instrumentation
- How to record what you hear in your head

Time: 10 minutes

This video is about: Reason beat making, Propellerhead Reason, how to make beats in Reason, Yamaha DJX, piano

The Making Of Even Still Video Series Part 3

 

 

Make Music with Reason: The Making of "Even Still" (Part 4 of 5)

Even Still - Making Moody instrumental Music using Reason - Part 4

Learn how to Make Music using Propellerhead Reason and the Yamaha DJX as a keyboard controller.

In this tutorial video, I show you How to make beats in Reason by covering the following:

In Part 4:
- How to add percussion elements to develop the rhythm
- How to  Add drum elements
- Listen to final result

Time: 6 minutes

This video is about: Reason Beat Making, Propellerhead Reason, software, Yamaha DJX, piano

 

Make Music in Reason Tutorial Video Even Still Part 5

In this final part of this How to make beats in Reason series, TaurusBeats records piano freestyles to for the beat Even Still.

Even Still - Making Moody instruMental Music using Reason 

In this video, I am recording piano freestyles (improvisations) over the finished beat. These piano freestyles are unrehearsed, real-time captures of what I hear in my head at the moment.

I do not edit my piano freestyles for mistakes. I think of the piano freestyle like a rap freestyle in a cypher (back in the day). Recover quickly when you mess up and get so good at it that people hardly notice your mistakes.

This method (piano improvisation) is a tremendous help to me in so many ways. Piano freestyles help me THINK MUSICALLY, in verses, choruses, etc. They also help me with timing and inticipation.  My ability to move around on the keys has also improved. Even my drum playing in live gigs has improved because of this practice.

I show these piano freestyles to encourage other beatmakers to try the same. You may be like me. I never trained as a pianist and never had lessons. But I had a desperate desire to learn how to transfer the music I hear in my head to people's ears.

Even Still Walk-Through Video Tutorial

In these videos, I walk you through the making of the track, from start to finish.

"Even Still" is a smooth groove that I put together after reflecting on my life with my wife over the last 20 years. I gave this track the title because I was inspired by the thought that although 20 years have passed for us as a couple, our love continues to get better.

This is one of the tracks on my Moody instruMental Music collection "Moody Grooves" and you can download it at TaurusBeats.com.

No samples or sample flips in this one. You get to watch me put together the piano parts and perform most of 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 - "Even Still".

Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud etc. and I'll see you there! =)

Download Even Still - Piano Freestyle Moody Instrumental Music by TaurusBeats

Even Still by TaurusBeats

Photo by Jamie Davies on Unsplash

 

More TaurusBeats Piano Freestyles

TaurusBeats Piano Freestyles

Thank you for your support.

Grace and Peace!
Taurus M. James

"Even Still"
Moody instruMental Music 
Copyright 2013 by Taurus M. James
All Rights Reserved.

Keywords: How To Create An Instrumental, Propellerhead Reason, Tutorial Videos, video tutorials, instrumental music