This Cross


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This Cross

Original Piano Moody Instrumental Music by Taurus M. James

New music sample from the Heartwashed CD collection

This Cross is a piece that focuses on the intensity of emotions involved when following Christ in a faith walk.

More space is used in the piano solos, which are intentionally anti-climactic.

The high violin part provides an antagonistic feel while the contrasting, low cellos give the foreboding element.

I would really love to have Nuttin But Stringz and Miri Ben-Ari do this song. It would be so awesome to have true violinists do this song! Maybe one day.

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This is Moody instruMental Music from the Heartwashed collection. Heartwashed is also known as Heartwashed: Exodus to Genesis. This collection of Moody instruMental Music contains my attempts at making avant-garde music. (That sounds cool - avant-garde...oooooh.) Avant-garde is defined as:

"new and unusual or experimental ideas, especially in the arts, or the people introducing them."

Hey, I'm just making music as it comes to me. This stuff tends to be more "in-your-face" and rough, but the emotions are heavy and a bit raw. The instruments attack hard, but the music allows the feelings to run deep. I think I have some good mood changes in this collection.

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.

MUSIC Type

piano, instrumental, minimal

MUSIC Use Suggestions

background, commercial, advertisement, video game

MUSIC Tempo

94bpm (Medium 81bpm - 110bpm)

MUSIC Themes

nature, religious, fantasy, movies, mystery, crime, drama

MUSIC Moods

repetitive, robotic, mechanical, catchy, dramatic, dark, uneasy, disappointed, introspective, lonely, reflective, passionate, sad, depressing, melanchoiy, melodramatic, strong 

INSTRUMENTS

symphonic band, drums, percussion, guitar, bass, keyboard, piano, orchestra, strings, cello, viola, violin, upright bass, string section 

Genre: Cinematic, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film)

Mood(s): Cinematic, Dark/Mysterious, Dramatic, Eerie/Ethereal, Impassioned, Intense/Foreboding, Moody, Reflective, Sad, Somber, Suspense/Terror

Tempo: Slow 85

Other Tags: piano, strings, preview

 

Keywords: This Cross, Heartwashed CD, instrumental music, mental music, sad music, somber music, piano music, violin music, foreboding music, intense music, avant-garde, experimental

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Moody Instrumental Music The Soundtrack of My Life

Moody Music Instrumental In Telling My Life Story

When I started making instrumental music, I had it in my mind to tell my life story through the progression and development of my music journey. As a child, I was considered to be "moody" and "deep". I create music to reflect these two characteristics.

My Moody Music is Instrumental in Telling My Life Story and I make music as a form of therapy to help me master my thoughts and feelings. Some people write in a diary or journal. I create moody instrumental music.

TaurusBeats Is About Life Story Music

TaurusBeats.com has evolved over the years, from a small, private area showcasing a handful of music tracks, to a growing network of aspiring musicians and producers with a deep passion for telling a life story through music.

As i have grown in my life, I recognize others on this music journey and the similar struggles with life and expression. Although my eyesight is diminishing now, I see the beauty of each Life Story I have been blessed to encounter on this journey.

TaurusBeats is more than beat making and music production. TaurusBeats is about helping others on this life journey to "strike a chord" and "connect emotionally" with someone else in order to positively inspire, influence and impact lives through music.

TaurusBeats is about Life Story Music.

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Ethereal Hope Sample Flip Beat Video

I call this one Ethereal Hope.

This is my flip for a challenge on FutureProducers.com. The challenge was that the samples were provided 'already chopped'. Everyone flipped the same chopped samples in some very different ways. Check it out here.

Ethereal Hope - Reason 4 Beat Instrumental Sample MPD32


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Genesis

Genesis takes me back to the beginning - the start - and brings to my mind the thoughts and feelings that come with starting over. The violin is the main voice in this song with a running piano melody throughout as the backdrop.

The violin laments while the piano keeps the track in motion. Trumpets provide accents and exclamations of determination while the angelic vocals try and provide a comfort to the deep hurt expressed by the violin melody.

 

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Melancholy

I was experimenting with the idea of more of a dialog between musical instruments. The violin and piano move around each other in a way to give this piece a chill factor. Plus the low strings give the haunting/somber feel. All of this over a New York style beat.

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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.

 



 

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What People Are Saying

jjcue3 - na

Hey TaurusBeats just letting ya know you are inspirational man. You say your a drummer and not a pianist..........damn dude, you rock dem keys pretty gooooooood! All the best to you man and I gonna keep on listening!



Paul Scott - USA

wow i like your site. i'm really impressed at all your music and ability.



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. :-)



gospa rap theme records - na

hey wazup..love the banging beats man..even the remix to lean back, and the song how we do it...keep it up for god god bless...peace G.R.T productions



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



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