Traded


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Traded

Original Piano, Life Story, Moody Instrumental Music by Taurus M. James

Traded

I'll never understand why you traded your life for mine, but I'm so grateful that you did.

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Song Facts

"Traded" (Piano Freestyle)
Artist: Taurus M. James
Album: moody Grooves
Released: 2014
Writer: Taurus M. James
Label: ITNOJ
Producer:Taurus M. James
Made using Propellerhead Reason with Yamaha DJX as a MIDI controller

 

Piano Improvisation

Thepiano is a "piano freestyle" (piano improvisation), unrehearsed.

This is a method that I use to teach myself how to play piano. I play by ear and I am able to construct basic chords, but I am not able to play chords and melodies at the same time...yet.

The piano freestyle forces me to come up with "melodic sentences" on-the-fly. I find that I am not thinking so much about what note to play on the keyboard. Instead, I'm thinking music "phrases" or riffs comprised of many notes. I can't fully explain how this works, but I think it's like talking. i don't think about the individual letters that make up the words i say, I think about the sentences and just say the words.

I am surprised by what I come up with using this piano freestyle method. The more I use this method, the longer the "melodic sentences" become and the fewer mistakes 

 

Keywords: Traded, Moody Grooves, moody instrumental music

See also...

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Midday Vibe Piano Freestyle Beat Video

Piano Freestyles Video Series - Midday Vibe

Beatmaking tutorial - Piano Freestyles - How to Make Beats - Midday Vibe

Watch me make Moody instuMental Music using Propellerhead Reason 4.01 Akai MPD32 USB/MIDI hardware control surface and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard.

In this video, I'm just practicing - doing a lot of impromptu playing (improvisation) around with a smooth beat I made using Propellerhead Reason.

Moody instruMental Music by Taurus M. James
"Midday Vibe"
Copyright 2010 by Taurus M. James - ASCAP

Time: 6:13

This post is about: piano freestyle, piano improvisation, piano, piano mechanics, ear training, make beats, beatmaking

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Better

Sample flip beat accented with various instrumentation, including: piano, electric keys (Rhodes), strings, horns (trumpets, french horns and trombones)

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Make Beats with Reason: Layering Samples - "Better" Sample Flip Beat

I made this video showing how I chopped and flipped the sample from Darwin Hobbs' "Better Is One Day" from his Worshipper album. In this video, I show how I layer samples in the NNXT device. The beat I'm working on in this video is called "Better" .

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Sunny Days

Piano Instrumental Music, Hip Hop, Original Music

Sunny Days is another one of my piano experiments in making moody instrumental music. (I should just call it piano music, but I'm still working on the whole piano-playing thing.)

My music compositions process was pretty much the same as always. First, I constructed the beat. Then, I developed a chord progression and bass line. Next, I developed melodies through piano improvisation. Finally, I wrapped the whole thing with orchestral instrumentation.

The final result of this piano-featured instrumental music reminds me of an interesting cross between part of the "Sesame Street" theme song and "Can You Stand The Rain" by New Edition (produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis).

My Favorite Part is the piano. The different expressions I came up with in the two verses are pretty cool, and the way I changed the mood in each verse is nice, too. Like a lot of my moody instrumental music, this song has a big ending that contrasts the beginning verse. You gotta listen to the whole song to get the changes.

I named this song "Sunny Days" because the music reminds me that storms and cloudy days don't last forever. I want to encourage people who listen to this moody instrumental to really appreciate the sunny days in life. Troubles don't last always. Dark storms give way to "Sunny Days".

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Snow

This is a "piano freestyle" over an epic, cinematic, moody instrumental sample flip beat I made featuring Van Morrison's Snow in San Anselmo.



 

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What People Are Saying

andrew silway - India

Thank you so much for the music. They are great!



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.



weiss1377 - na

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



Jonathan Ustin - na

Completely answered my question. Great demonstration of your work process. Really tight beat too. Thanks much.?



Asha' J - USA

Keep in Christ bruh!! I love the music!!! You are the best!!!! You know how we do!!



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