San Pedro


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San Pedro

Genre(s): Easy Listening, RnB, Fusion, Adult Contemporary

Mood(s): Happy, Reflective, Romantic, Mellow

Tempo: Mid-tempo 95 BPM

Other Descriptions: smooth, relax, drive, experimental, preview, piano

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San Pedro is an instrumental music track that I made to remember my temporary stay in San Pedro, California.

My wife and I arrived in San Pedro, California, on Labor Day weekend in 2003. After a long drive from Layton, Utah, we entered what was to be our new, temporary home. San Pedro was a nice place for us to transition from life in Utah to life in California.

Who/What inspired me to create this song?

My observations of the people and the city itself served as the main inspiration for this song. Our stay at Fort MacArthur placed us in a location near the heart of the city. I became very acquainted with San Pedro since I was unemployed at the time and searching for a job. No matter how difficult the day's job search was, I was able to come back to a pleasant San Pedro. This helped to make the transition more bearable for me.

When did I create this song?

I created this song one Saturday morning while looking out of my window at the development of another San Pedro day.

Where did I create this song?

Our first TLF (Temporary Living Facilty) quarters - a small room with many large windows that remained open for air circulation.

Why did I create this song?

I wanted a "marker" of my time spent in San Pedro. I realized that this was a big transition in our lives as a military family and I was moved by the comfort that San Pedro provided.

How did I create this song?

Using Reason 2.5 on my PC and my Yamaha PSR keyboard as a MIDI controller, I created the song using overdubbing as the technique. When I completed all of the parts to my liking, I started the arrangement process with thoughts of a mello tune in mind - something you can drive to. I started with the accoustic guitar parts first. Then, I created the bass guitar and drum parts. Finally, I created the piano and horn parts.

Other Notes:

San Pedro starts with an accoustic guitar that I use to identify the main theme of warmth and friendliness. The guitar is later combined with trumpets in the bridge of the song to provide a little bit of a festive break from the main movement of the song. The drum and bass parts are simple and supportive and don't change once they are introduced. I use the piano to voice a simple melody that lightly sits on the accoustic guitar's main theme.

Dedicated to the people of San Pedro, CA. Thanks for your hospitality.

-Taurus

MUSIC Type

vocal, instrumental, remix, a capella, minimal, sample flip

MUSIC Use Suggestions

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

MUSIC Tempo

94bpm (Medium 81bpm - 110bpm)

MUSIC Themes

world, international, wild west, nature, horror, relation, shopping, fashion, party, sports, 1920s, american history, tropical, kids, sci-fi, technology, 1960s, biker, punks, high class, , religious, holidays, farm, rural, fantasy, movies, christmas, entertainment, showbix, 1950s, places, 1970s, education, action, mystery, crime, las vegas, 1980s, martial arts, runnung, fitness, driving, road trips

MUSIC Moods

abstract, repetitive, robotic, mechanical, scientific, futuristic, sparse, atmospheric, ambient, dreamy, elegant, graceful, ethereal, heavenly, hypnotic, lush, magical, panoramic, pastoral, shimmering, swirling, trippy, builds, grows, busy, catchy, dramatic, adventurous, angry, dangerous, dark, eerie, haunting, evil, sinister, fearful, mean, tough, mysterious, ominous, paranoid, scary, stealthy, strange, weird, suspenseful, uneasy, earthy, organic, emotional, anticipation, anxious, childlike, demure, disappointed, heartwarming, introspective, lonely, nostalgic, reflective, poignant, sentimental, thoughtful, energetic, aggressive, driving, lively, hi-energy, rowdy, urgent, wild, frantic, erotic, naughty, raunchy, sexy, fun, comical, humorous, drunken, whimsical, insistent, Positive, optimistic, bright, carefree, happy, joyful, inspirational, uplifting, satisfied, contented, upbeat, punchy, quirky, relaxed, laid back, lazy, peaceful, calm, romantic, passionate, sensual, tender, sad, depressing, melanchoiy, melodramatic, strong, anthemic, bold, confident, determined, epic, majestic, noble, dignified, patriotic, powerful, sophisticated, victorious

INSTRUMENTS

brass, bugle, french horn, trombone, trumpet, tuba, horn section, big bamd, brass band, drumline, marching band, rock band, symphonic band, drums, percussion, guitar, bass, world guitar, lute, dulcimer, keyboard, harpsichord, organ, piano, orchestra, hits, stabs, reeds, woods, wooswinds, accordion, bassoon, clarinet, english horn, flute, oboe, piccolo, recorder, saxophone, badpipes, didgeridoo, duduk, strings, cello, celtic harp, fiddle, harp, pissicato, viola, violin, upright bass, string section, synth, synthisizer, vocal, a capella, beat box, chikd, chanting, choir, gregorian chant, opera, scat, male, female, vocoder, whispering

Keywords: San Pedro, Final Hour Music

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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.



Randy Lovett - na

Hey James, my name is Randy Lovett I first stumbled across your instrumentals late 2007 while working in Ohio. I just recently recieved an email for moody music and couldnt believe you were there. I couldnt remimber your name to get to your sight. i had been wanting to hear those instumentals all this time. Your tracks are very inspirational. Your are very talented. What are your greatest accomoplisments from your talent? Who have you been able to meet and work with? Hope to hear back soon, Peace...Randy



Marina Muravyeva - na

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



Kamikahze - na

Where are you located? Also what would it take for you to produce some tracks for an urban hip hop gospel album?



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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