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Moody Instrumental Music by Taurus M. James Sampled Music, Remixes and Cover Songs
"Human' was a 1986 single from British synth-pop band The Human League. The song was actually written by U.S. R&B producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
All I Am - Human - Music Video by Taurus Beays
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I like to make Moody Instrumental Music on Saturday mornings. Sometimes, I start out the morning with playing around on the keyboard until I play a chord or melody that catches me and inspires me to develop more of a song. I call this my exploration and discovery process for making music.
Since I don't start with any musical pieces in my head (the way I normally do), I just make time to "explore" and "discover" music using this method. Rather than try to develop entire song ideas using this method, I just try to get the basic parts - the "foundation" - of a song captured in Propellerhead Reason. This way, I can always come back to the track later and develop it.
In this video, watch how I start out with two very basic 4-note piano chords and build a basic song idea. The bass and drums are added to the piano to create a "chill" song idea - something to lounge to on a nice Saturday morning.
The end of the video catches some of my improvisation on the basic idea. Usually, when I improv or "freestyle" on the track (with the piano) I can develop a real feel for the song idea, making it easier to build a complete song later.
Music Video on How to Make Beats: Laying Down Basic Music Ideas by TaurusBeats
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When I make Moody Instrumental Music, sometimes I "sample" or use parts from an existing song or musical piece. My goal in sampling is to take parts from a piece that I love and build a completely different musical piece that leaves the listener saying, "WOW, you got that result from those sampled pieces?!"
The way I do this is by "wrapping" (not rapping) the sample with my own instrumentation. I create different musical patterns with the sampled pieces (called "flipping the sample"). While I flip the samples, I can hear (in my head) all of the instrumentation that I want to wrap the sample pieces in. When i finish the sample flip patterns, I go back and create the instrumentation that I heard (in my head).
In this video, watch how I make a sample flip beat and instrumental music using Propellerhead's Reason software, the Akai MPD32 and the Yamaha DJX MIDI keyboard. This video takes you into my thought process about sampling, "chopping and flipping" samples, and I give you tips on how to make music.
This video catches me on one of my "happier" days, in which my overall "moody-ness" level was low. Plus, I had just finished downing a can of Mountain Dew. So, I'm a bit more animated in this video.
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When I make Hip-Hop beats using Propellerhead Reason, I use Propellerhead ReCycle to "chop" the samples. Here is a question I got from one of my YouTube subscribers about chopping samples in ReCycle and creating bass sounds in Reason.
How To Chop Samples with ReCycle and get Clean Sample Chops Video Tutorial by TaurusBeats
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These are 5 Quick Tips To Help You Make Music and Make Beats Better.
Even though I have been making Moody Instrumental Music and Hip-Hop Beats for more than a decade, I am always looking for ways to make my music and beats better. I am my worst critic when it comes to my music. So, no matter how good my music sounds I always think to myself, "How can I make this music better?" Over the years, I have come up with a few things that have really worked at helping me make my music and beats better. Here are Five Quick Tips To Help You Make Music and Make Beats...Better.
5 Quick Tips To Help You Make Music and Make Beats Better by TaurusBeats
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Making Moody Instrumental Music is fun and relaxing for me - it is my therapy at times when I have high stress from other areas of my life. After more than 12 years of making Hip-Hop beats and instrumental music using Propellerhead Reason Software, I have seen and used a few tools that helped make the process easier and more fun. The USB/MIDI controllers are great tools to enhance the music-making process allowing you to have more fun while making bangin' Hip-Hop beats and moody music. Here are three reasons why you should buy a controller with both, MIDI AND USB capabilities.
3 Reasons To Add USB MIDI Controllers To Your Home Music Studio
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It's called "Bedlam" and I'm playing all of the instruments on the track.
Listen and enjoy!
Bedlam by TaurusBeats from the Westward Moody Instrumental Music Collection
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This is a Video Introduction to TaurusBeats, Moody Instrumental Musician. I make moody instrumental music and I help music producers make more music in less time with better results.
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WGAL features seniors benefiting from the services of Music & Memory in action. (Posted with permission from WGAL.)
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Piano Freestyle - Moody InstruMental Music bt TaurusBeats aka Taurus M. James
Back from a much needed vacation, I was inspired to do a few new songs. This is one of them.
In this video, I'm recording some "freestyle" (impromptu) piano parts for the song and listening to how I want to arrange the song later.
Flo - Moody Instrumental Music by TaurusBeats (Taurus M. James) Made Using Propellerhead Reason
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