San Pedro | Final Hour Music 2 (2003)

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San Pedro

original, Happy, Reflective, Romantic, Mellow, guitar, piano, instrumental music 85 bpm

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Genre(s): Study Music, Easy Listening

Mood(s): Happy, Reflective, Romantic, Mellow

Tempo: Mid-tempo 95 BPM

Other Descriptions: smooth, relax, drive, experimental, preview, piano

The Story

San Pedro is an instrumental music track that I made to remember my temporary stay in San Pedro, California.

My wife and I arrived in San Pedro, California, on Labor Day weekend in 2003. After a long drive from Layton, Utah, we entered what was to be our new, temporary home. San Pedro was a nice place for us to transition from life in Utah to life in California.

Who/What inspired me to create this song?

My observations of the people and the city itself served as the main inspiration for this song. Our stay at Fort MacArthur placed us in a location near the heart of the city. I became very acquainted with San Pedro since I was unemployed at the time and searching for a job. No matter how difficult the day's job search was, I was able to come back to a pleasant San Pedro. This helped to make the transition more bearable for me.

When did I create this song?

I created this song one Saturday morning while looking out of my window at the development of another San Pedro day.

Where did I create this song?

Our first TLF (Temporary Living Facilty) quarters - a small room with many large windows that remained open for air circulation.

Why did I create this song?

I wanted a "marker" of my time spent in San Pedro. I realized that this was a big transition in our lives as a military family and I was moved by the comfort that San Pedro provided.

How did I create this song?

Using Reason 2.5 on my PC and my Yamaha PSR keyboard as a MIDI controller, I created the song using overdubbing as the technique. When I completed all of the parts to my liking, I started the arrangement process with thoughts of a mello tune in mind - something you can drive to. I started with the accoustic guitar parts first. Then, I created the bass guitar and drum parts. Finally, I created the piano and horn parts.

Other Notes:

San Pedro starts with an accoustic guitar that I use to identify the main theme of warmth and friendliness. The guitar is later combined with trumpets in the bridge of the song to provide a little bit of a festive break from the main movement of the song. The drum and bass parts are simple and supportive and don't change once they are introduced. I use the piano to voice a simple melody that lightly sits on the accoustic guitar's main theme.

Dedicated to the people of San Pedro, CA. Thanks for your hospitality.

-Taurus

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, driving, road trips

MUSIC Moods

repetitive, earthy, organic, insistent, Positive, optimistic, bright, carefree, happy, joyful, satisfied, contented, upbeat, relaxed, laid back, lazy, peaceful, calm, romantic 

INSTRUMENTS

drums, bass, piano, strings, brass, guitar

Keywords: San Pedro, Final Hour Music, study music, piano, guitar, original

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pandapoonmonster - na

Nice. I just started makin beats on reason 4 with an axiom 25. Still have alot to learn but i hope to be as good as this soon. Music is life, keep it up.

B. - germany

you are really talented greetz from germany

CotsiosFX - na

RE: Mary Did You Know... wow !!! not even one comment for this fantastic music ?????? it really gets you when the drum-beat comes in ... you did an excellent job, 6 stars from us !!! good luck in the contest smile :)

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.

Loretta Landers - USA

Keep up the good work that you are doing in the Ministry and the Music business.
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