Feels Good | Smooth James (2005)

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Feels Good

Original, Smooth Jazz, Groove, Piano Moody Instrumental Music 98 bpm

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by Taurus James (TaurusBeats)

Original, Smooth Jazz, Groove, Piano Moody Instrumental Music 98 bpm

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The Story Behind "Feels Good"

Genre(s): Easy Listening, Funk, Soundtrack (Television theme, Film), Piano Music
Mood(s): Chill, upbeat, Happy
Tempo: Mid-Tempo 98 BPM
Other Descriptions: piano, strings, preview, smooth jazz, riding music, feel good music

Smooth James Smooth Jazz

My love for contemporary jazz and Smooth Jazz has grown a great deal over the years and I have started to think of it as "Grown-Man HipHop". Smooth James is my collection of jazzy, piano moody instrumental music and it isthe start of a different musical path for me.

This Memorial Day weekend was great. The weather was beautiful. Plus, we celebrated our daughter's first birthday with a pretty big party for a 1-year-old. Some family flew out here to Cali from Alabama. With all of that, I got to thinking, "Man, it sure feels good."

That's when I turned on my DAW, started Reason, sat at the keyboard and put together this nice little "feel good" track. This is feel-good music for a nice ride along the PCH (or a nice long stretch of scenic highway, wherever you are) on a sunny afternoon.

I just wanted a "playful" piano over a steady acoustic guitar rhythm, upright bass and simple, head-knoddin' drum beat. I added some strings (cellos and violins) for an added feel-good effect.

I hope you feel good after listening to this one!

Oh, yeah! Please remember that I'm a drummer not a pianist, guitarist, bassist, cellist or violinist.

Enjoy!

- Taurus :-) 5/30/2006

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What I Used to Make "Feels Good'"

I used my Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard as a keyboard controller for Propellerhead Reason. I connect the DJX keyboard to my PC via a MIDI cable. Inside Reason, I use the NN-XT Advanced Samples for the Grand Piano sounds.

MUSIC Type

instrumental, smooth jazz

MUSIC Use Suggestions

background, commercial, advertisement, ads, road trip

MUSIC Tempo

94bpm (Medium 81bpm - 110bpm)

MUSIC Themes

driving, road trips

MUSIC Moods

Positive, optimistic, bright, carefree, happy, joyful, inspirational, uplifting, satisfied, contented, upbeat, punchy, quirky, relaxed, laid back, lazy, peaceful, calm, romantic

Instruments

drums, percussion, bass, keyboard, piano, strings, cello, viola, violin, upright bass, string section, horns, horn section, trumpets

 

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Keywords: feels good, smooth james, original, smooth jazz, instrumental music, feel good music

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What People Are Saying

Adolfo - USA

Man...All I can say is WOW!!! I can't believe what you have here! I am deeply moved by what you create and thank you so much for sharing! Awesome!

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. :-)

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.

Sergion - Poland

HI!! its again me... i checked Your web again after long time.. and im really happy that i did it!! your new songs... ARE MORE THAN AMAZING!! when i listen Your music... i feel like ... (impossible to write how i feel) but i love this feeling... very thx You for Your music... im going to listen it all time smile :) greetings from Poland my friend wink ;)

paxilz - USA

great music!!!!!!
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