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The Way

The Way
by Taurus James
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The Way - reason 4 beat instrumental sample flip piano beat

This is a sample-flip beat video / piano music video combination showing how I create moody instrumental music with a ton of piano improvisation and playing by ear. In the beginning of the video, I flip a sample to make a background beat and then later, I improvise on the piano after figuring out the key the beat is in by ear. I develop the rest of the piano parts and instrumentation into the final song. I mad this beat using Propellerhead Reason 4, the Akai MPD32 and the M-Audio Oxygen8 v2 MIDI controllers.


Check out the question one of my subscribers posted about how to teach yourself piano/keys. "The Way" is a demonstration of my workflow to create moody instrumental music using Propellerhead Reason.

8/20/2009 8:25:11 AM

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


 


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By My Hand

By My Hand is a reflective, sad, introspective and somewhat dramatic music piece I made that can be used as a film music for those ominous and eerie scenes. I feature the piano in this one with a repeating theme of sad introspection because I wanted to express the questioning sorrow I feel at times when death takes someone close. I repeat the theme over a slow and steady backdrop of minimal drums and a changing, looping synth and guitar. The ominous orchestra section darkens the mood of the track, but trumpets later turn the questioning feel into an exclamation.

Instruments: piano (featured), upright bass, drums, strings section, orchestra, trumpets section, horns, cellos

About my notes: It's always funny writing out notes to myself about this Moody instruMental Music that I make. It's even funnier when I read what I write years later. These notes aren't meant to make a whole lot of sense. I'm just trying to capture something about the music at the time that I create it.

Original Composition: This is one of my original compositions. I am playing (or programming) all of the instruments you hear. I used Propellerhead Reason, my computer, and my Yamaha DJX keyboard to produce this track.

Genre: Piano Music, DownTempo, Avant-garde

Mood(s): Somber, Dramatic, sad

Tempo: Slow, Very Slow

I made this one with my mind focused on grieving. I dedicate this one in loving memory of my uncle, Joseph Lockett.

MUSIC Type

instrumental, minimal, original composition

MUSIC Use Suggestions

background, commercial, advertisement, ads, film

MUSIC Tempo

94 BPM (Slow)

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, showbiz, 1950s, places, 1970s, education, action, mystery, crime, las vegas, 1980s, martial arts, running, 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, melancholy, 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 band, brass band, drum line, marching band, rock band, symphonic band, drums, percussion, guitar, bass, world guitar, lute, dulcimer, keyboard, harpsichord, organ, piano, orchestra, hits, stabs, reeds, woods, woodwinds, accordion, bassoon, clarinet, english horn, flute, oboe, piccolo, recorder, saxophone, bagpipes, didgeridoo, duduk, strings, cello, celtic harp, fiddle, harp, pizzicato, viola, violin, upright bass, string section, synth, synthesizer, vocal, a cappella, beat box, child, chanting, choir, Gregorian chant, opera, scat, male, female, vocoder, whispering

 


Important Notice:

IMPORTANT: This song contains a sample. If you purchase a license to use this song, you are responsible for clearing the sample for use in your project. Contact me if you want to license a version of this song without the sample.


 

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weiss1377 - na

i liked the video very much. The sample, the beat (SO GOOD...) and the tutorial.?



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



Zulu Kain (ZK) - na

Word up Man of God, Your flow is hot man, I listened to the sample of ya "To All the Soldiers" Track and I felt ya immediately. Aye Imma hit you up for a colab sometime, but until then. Keep reppin Christ, and live life to change lives. Peace, ZK



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.



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.



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