Cold Suns Piano Music by TaurusBeats
"Cold Suns" is the latest part of my musical story. This song expresses my deepest feelings about meeting great people and then having to be separated from them.
Church Drummer Challenge - Lion And The Lamb
This week's Church Drummer CHallenge includes music from Bethel Music - Lion And The Lamb. This is a new song for me to learn to play as a church drummer.
Church Drummer Challenge - Lion And The Lamb Taurus James Playing Drums for Grace Crossing Church Beavercreek Ohio
How to Make Beats Laying Down Basic Music Ideas
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
Church Drummer Challenge - Because He Lives
One of the songs for this week's Church Drummer Challenge - Because He Lives by Crowder. Taurus James Playing Drums for Grace Crossing Church Beavercreek Ohio
Days End - Original Moody Instrumental Music
Days End - Original Moody Instrumental Music by Taurus M. James (TauurusBeats) Piano Freestyle
Slideshow/Video of our vacation trip to Salt Lake City/Ogden, Utah (just before we moved to Alexandria, VA). Featuring "Days End" - Moody instruMental Music created with Propellerhead's Reason 4 software, Akai MPD32 and M-Audio Oxygen8 v2.
Days End Music Download Available