James Family visits replica of Noah's Ark
I am moving TaurusJames.com to a new home. So, you may see some issues with the website for a little while.
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I did a video talking about my life-changing experience at Camp Classen with my daughter this past weekend. The video features one of my new songs "Quest" from my upcoming "Moody Grooves" collection of Moody instruMental Music.
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Here are videos showing how I was inspired to create Moody Instrumental Music from a simple bass progression played on a MIDI keyboard.
I get inspiration for my Moody Instrumental Music from many places. Sometimes, the most basic thing triggers the creativity in me. This video series shows an example.
Building Moody Instrumental Music from Basic Parts Video Tutorial Series by TaurusBeats
I love to make beats with Propellerhead Reason 6. I also enjoy making videos that show how I make beats and Moody instruMental Music. The videos are my way of sharing my experiences and discoveries in my music-making journey.
Country Music Guitar Sample Flip Remix Video by TaurusBeats
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
Part of my praise and worship.
Overcomer is a track from the Vision Collection.
This is one of my piano freestyle videos. This is what I do to train my ear and develop keyboarding skills.
One of the most rewarding things for me when I make Moody Instrumental Music is what I call the "learning journey." I didn't start out knowing how to make beats, produce music, play piano or keyboard, use Propellerhead Reasonn, use the Akai MPD32, record videos, or create beautiful music from the rough ideas in my head. My "learning journey" is what has allowed me to do all of what I do musically. The journey has been long - more than a decade now - but my music clearly prooves that the journey is worth it.
Taurus Makes a Beat Midday Vibe Piano Freestyle Video Moody Instrumental Music by TaurusBeats
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I just finished posting the first Propellerhead Reason video tutorial session - "VIP Session 1: Chop and Flip Samples" - on TAURUSBEATS.COM! This is my first attempt at providing detailed video tutorials about how to produce music using Propellerhead's Reason software and hardware control devices like the Akai MPD32 and M-Audio Oxygen25.
Propellerhead Reason Video Tutorial Session 2 Available at TaurusBeats.com!
I just finished posting the second video tutorial session - "VIP Session 2: Sample Flip w/ Reason NN-XT + MPD32" - on TAURUSBEATS.COM! This VIP Session features the making of my Moody instruMental Music track, "Grace To You".
I started doing piano freestyles over popular music a few years ago as a way to train my ears and improve my ability to play by ear. This time, I'm playing along with Mobb Deep - Shook Ones Part II.
This is just something I do to have fun and work on my ear training. I am not a pianist at all and I don't know how to play piano like a pianist. I just try to make the keys play what I hear in my head.
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.
I use JW Player 5 as the media player for websites I build.
I'm usually pretty good at detecting phishing scams sent to my email account, but this one got me to click the link. Here's what the email looks like.