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Here is a calm and smooth soul/hip hop instrumental.
You’ll hear a nice piano and a few string instruments backing it up. During the verse, the piano has as “wah” effect on it.
The drums have a nice simple groove to them.
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Tempo: 95 bpm
You ever been walking and it just started raining on your head? You didn’t forget the umbrella, did you?
This is a song for that kind of day.
Electric guitars and stuff.
Tempo: 76 bpm
Not sure why or how I came up with this idea, but I decided to put a heart rate monitor in the beginning of this. Sometimes I hate to force the direction of the song by using certain effects, but I thought it sounded kind of cool.
This is another piano instrumental. It’s pretty steady throughout, so I hope it doesn’t get too repetitive.
There are some crazy vocals in the hook that for some reason I decided to add at the last minute. The vibe is a little more mellow, but then the vocals are crazy, so I hope it fits. You’ll see what I mean…
Let me know what you think.
Anyway, thanks for listening.
Tempo: 84 bpm
It’s me again, and I’m back today with another cool hip hop instrumental.
I’ve been working with pianos a lot lately, and this time is no different.
No special effects in this song, only a fairly straight-forward arrangement, with the verse sections varying slightly. There is a bridge-like section after the second hook, where the beat breaks down and then comes back in.
There’s some bass in there, so watch out.
I hope you enjoy!
Tempo: 80 bpm
Here’s another page from my journal. The second part to the Thoughts and Rain instrumental. Just a few thoughts of mine as we sat down for a bite to eat.
The video is slightly different from the actual journal entry.
The wind is picking up tonight. It’s breezy but we decided to hang out at the cafe anyway.
We’re regulars here.
It’s Thursday and a band is here. I’m not sure of the name.
Just guitars and stuff, no words or anything. They sound ok…
Behind us, a few idle conversations and laughter.
Besides the breeze, everything is calm here.
Perfect for her and I. And the wind, I guess…
Strange because we usually talk the entire time. You know, everything about nothing. That kind of thing.
This time we couldn’t find the words.
Sometimes it happens like that…
Speechless, all I can do is stare.
The pretty eyes across from mine…
How you set my mind free…
Thanks for listening.
Tempo: 65 bpm
It’s me again.
So here’s a very simple and slow instrumental for you. It certainly can pass as hip hop, but is really bordering on the rhythm and blues genre.
In this song you’ll hear some brass instruments in the back, which are pretty steady throughout the song. The horns lay the foundation, while a faint guitar and rhodes piano play over top of that. There’s a couple of music box tones in there somewhere.
During the hook sections you will hear a synth worm lead come in, which is what sets it apart from the other sections.
Simple and effective.
Tempo: 68 bpm
This is a bright hip hop/rap instrumental with a rolling drum break. Over top of that, we have a sparkling rhodes piano, backed by a bright acoustic piano. There are several layers of strings along with a filtered synth pad. During some sections you’ll hear a brass horn, usually at the end of a verse or hook.
There is some bass in there, which is a very deep sub tone. I threw a few other bits in there to help with the feeling, so I hope you enjoy!
As always, thanks for listening.
Tempo: 84 bpm
It’s me again, this time with an older sounding, lower quality soul instrumental. I’ve been sitting on this one, very hesitant to upload for you all.
There is a lot more going on here than it seems. This was put together with lots of bits and pieces. The drums were the toughest thing to put together, and I’m still not fully pleased with how they turned out. You can see in the picture just how many tracks were involved.
Anyway, the main melody was done with a keyboard, providing that old-school feel. This was backed by a funky bass line and a few female vocals here and there. The verse sections are very minimal, with only the bass going and a synth pad “slicer” effect. Weird stuff, but I thought it sounded cool. You can be the judge of that.
I’m not happy with the mix on this, but frankly a bit tired of working on this song. So, take this as-is.
Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy!
Tempo: 85 bpm
The video is an illustrated travel log of our journey from the south, up the east coast of the United States.
Her and I love to travel. This last time we literally drove through 5 states. We saw lots of things along the way.
I always love to go with her, even though sometimes I can’t.
And when I can’t go, I send my love instead.
Tempo: 88 bpm
This was an experimental jam session we put together for fun. We challenged ourselves to use instruments not typically used in hip hop. To be honest, I’m not even sure this is hip hop. I wasn’t going to share this at first, but I decided to go ahead and post it.
In this song you’ll hear a steady acoustic guitar, a live bass guitar, a latin trumpet section in the beginning, along with another latin brass section in the middle, a brief cello piece in the background, and a live harmonica that takes the song out. The drum break is live, and includes several fills to help break the beat down in some sections.
While this instrumental may not be perfect for song writing, it’s a great piece to listen to. Enjoy!