San Pedro

 
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San Pedro

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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



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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I'm improvising on the piano (as I do on all of my piano-featured tracks). This means that nothing is written. It's a "freestyle" on the piano. Nothing new, really. Jazz pianists do it all the time. Only thing is, I'm not a pianist at all. Making beats with Reason allows me to make the beat  first and then do the piano improvisation afterwards.

I named this one "Weakness" because I used the guitar from the first few seconds of the song  "Kryptonite". My style of flipping the sample chops/slices makes for some pretty interesting musical creations that bend genres, while still heavy on the Hip-Hop.

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Deena - na

Dear Taurus,
I was searching on the internet to find out how I can possibly learn how to compose music. I write alot of lyrics but have the slightest clue on how to create music for them. Anyway I came across your website in the search engine and after listening to all, I mean every instrumental on here, I just had to tell you WOW!!! Your music is so heartfelt. Absolutely beautiful. And I must say very inspiring!!. Hopefully someday I can find a way to let myself be heard through music. Good Luck in all you do.

Sincerely Deena



Edward Samuel - India

This site has good instrumental music



KhanChuz - na

much love homie. I see I'm not the only one in the H-Town putting it down for the G O D! Christ Side!! God Bless you Brother. keep doing it. I see you got a cut called How we do it.I got a track call How we do it. Peep mine and let me know what you think. Jesus Is truly King!!!!



angie wize - USA

Hello, I am angie wize. I was online looking for music and I heard samples of your work. Love it, so far. I'm looking forward to hearing more.



VTine - na

I received your information from your sis. KayJay, I'm the one she spoke of that would be emailing you ref. a friend of my newphew trying to push some music. Just wanted to try and help him out. Thanks PS nice music you have there.



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