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TaurusBeats aka Kid Kikit

Learn about my earlier music journey experiences as Kid Kikit
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TaurusBeats and The Upper Room A Gospel Jazz Band

Learn about my experiences as The Upper Room Gospel Jazz Band Drummer.
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TaurusBeats Music Collections Free Streaming Available To Members

TaurusBeats Music Collections Free Streaming Available To Members

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TaurusBeats Poll Questions

This area of the website is where I will post a question.

Interview with Taurus James

Taurus M. James is genre-bending composer and drummer for the Gospel Jazz band, The Upper Room. He is very skilled in musical programming and arrangement and his music combines elements of Jazz, Pop, Classical, New Age, World, R&B, Hip-hop and Electronic.

What Music Media Format Do You Prefer?

Do you buy CDs? Or do you get most of your music online through MP3 downloads? I know there are some producers and beatmakers out there who still prefer digging in the crates for the best vinyl (records).

What do you prefer?

Do You Care About DRM (Digital Rights Management) In Music?

Since I started making music back in 2001, I have been following the whole 'DRM and music' discussion. This topic still draws out a lot of different opinions. The opinions vary based on many different factors, but the overall feeling I get when discussing this topic with friends in the music industry is that it is a good idea, but it has been terribly implemented. 

What do you think? Is DRM in music wrong? Is it even a problem at all? Would you buy DRM (or 'copy protected') music?

 

How do you discover new music?

I'm online for a large part of the day, mainly because of the work I do as a Web Developer. I find great new music just by surfing online and reading forums and blogs. I don't spend time at record stores like I used to when I was a DJ. Back then, I would spend hours digging through vinyl. Now, I spend hours surfing through pages.

How do you discover new music? Radio, friends, online, record stores?

Why I Do What I Do...

I like to keep things simple and to the point. These are the reasons why I do what I do.

Outbursts from My Soul

"One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire." - John W. Foster

"I set myself on fire and people come to watch me burn." - John Wesley

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Do You Subscribe To A Music Subscription Service?

Music is everywhere. I was just thinking about how much we are saturated with music everyday. Almost every commercial/advertisement has music in it. I was on the metro (subway) yesterday and it hit me...Even the warning about the doors closing has a little chime before the vocal warning.

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The Upper Room Marco Munoz Saxophone and Keys

The Upper Room Marco Munoz Saxophone and Keys
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How To Have Effective Band Rehearsals

How To Have Effective Band Rehearsals Plan Prepare Perform
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My Drummer Bio

My Drummer Bio Taurus M. James The Upper Room Gospel Jazz Band
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Links For Gospel Jazz Music Artists Who Need Help

Links For Gospel Jazz Music Artists Who Need Help
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My Gospel Jazz Music Ministry Experiences

My Gospel Jazz Music Ministry Experiences Taurus M. James
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Gospel Jazz Music Website

Gospel Jazz Music Website for Gospel Jazz Music or related topics
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Musical Ear Training

Musical Ear Training For Musicians
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2016 CMA BANG SHOW ROUND 1 CRITIQUES

2016 Computer Music Academy Bang Show Beat Battle Results and Comments
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How To RAP: It's HOW You Say It!

How To RAP: It's HOW You Say It!
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My Thoughts On Sampling and Making Sample Flip Beats

My Thoughts On Sampling and Making Sample Flip Beats by Taurus M. James
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Made It To Virginia!

Made It To Virginia
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Moving To Virginia!

Moving To Alexandria, Virginia
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TaurusBeats Drummer Bio

Taurus M. James Drummer Bio TaurusBeats
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Inspirational Music from My Inspiration

Inspirational Music from My Inspiration
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Some Quick Questions For You...

Some Quick Questions For You...
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DZHENOU

Does He Know You
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Help Me Feed The Children!

Help Me Feed The Children!
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Announcing... TAMILYN JAMES!

Announcing... TAMILYN JAMES!
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TaurusBeats Music On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 120

TaurusBeats Music On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 120
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TaurusBeats Music On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 119

TaurusBeats Music On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 119
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TaurusBeats Music On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 117

TaurusBeats Music On There Can Only Be One CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 117
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TaurusBeats Music On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 116

TaurusBeats Do It All Again Hip Hop beat Phife Dawg Tribute On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 116
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TaurusBeats Music On CMA J Dilla Tribute 2016

TaurusBeats Music On CMA J Dilla Tribute 2016 Weekly Homework Podcast 114
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TaurusBeats Music On CMA Bang Show 2016 1

TaurusBeats Music On CMA Bang Show 2016 Episode 1
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TaurusBeats Music On CMA Bang Show 2016 2

TaurusBeats Music On CMA Bang Show 2016 Episode 2
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TaurusBeats Music On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 105

TaurusBeats Music On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast #105
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TaurusBeats Music On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 121

TaurusBeats Music On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 121
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TaurusBeats Music On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 123

TaurusBeats Music On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 123
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TaurusBeats Music On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 118

TaurusBeats Music On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 118
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Xzibit - Thank You (Live On Letterman 10-05-06)

I've been a fan of Xzibit since I copped his "Paparazzi" cassette single back in 1996, when I was finishing college at UCCS.

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TaurusBeats Music On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 124

TaurusBeats Music On CMA Return to the Classics - Weekly Homework Podcast #124
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Who is Kid Kikit?

Who is Kid Kikit? TaurusBeats aka Taurus M. James Rapper Alter Ego
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TaurusBeats Music On CMA Weekly Homework Podcast 101

TaurusBeats Music On CMA Make Up Assignments - Weekly Homework Podcast #101 - Last Days
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TaurusBeats.com is about Helping Others

TaurusBeats.com is about Helping Others
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TaurusBeats Music to Inspire and Encourage Growth

TaurusBeats Music to Inspire and Encourage Growth
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TaurusBeats Music Production with Propellerhead Reason

TaurusBeats Music Production with Propellerhead Reason
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Life Is A Journey Music Is The Soundtrack

Just a thought about the Life Journey and How to Live Well
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Farewell Tasherre Risay Founder Computer Music Academy

Tasherre Risay Founder Computer Music Academy
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20211107 Live Session

Early morning Facebook Live Session processing emotions with a piano freestyle while making moody mental music to HEAL and HOPE.
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LIVE SESSION 035 STILL WONT LET ME GO 20210503

TaurusBeats Live Session - Making a beat in Reason Studios 11 Suite
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Live Session The Ride 2021

Live recording Session Making a Beat using Reason 11 Suite (Propellerhead Reason ) : MEMORIES Groove Beat Instrumental ( TaurusBeats)

 

What People Are Saying

Edward Samuel - India

This site has good instrumental music

andrew silway - India

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

David S Mohn - na

Thanks for listening to my music. I just listened to your 2 tracks. They are great.

Stephen Moody - na

heh man... I finally put a few tracks up. check em out and let me know! by the way... how have things been going on your end? The Soul on Fire cuts are hot man!

Rosalind McDaniel - USA

Continue to bless others with the gifts God has blessed you with!
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