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Energetic Instrumentals go beyond featuring guitar, piano, percussion and offer up trumpets, horns, trombones, flute, clarinet, piccolo, oboe, tube and more. The music is vital and sprightly, sometimes funny and comical, but always uplifting with a somewhat spontaneous feeling. Energetic music lends power to scenes; it brings action, hope and drama and it’s fun to listen to!

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Published on: September 25, 2015

Soft Guitar Music
Soft guitar music adds intimacy and serenity to scenes yearning for tranquility. Indulgent, soothing guitars offer the ideal background music for beautiful, calming or relaxing scenes as well as intimate, romantic and meditative scenes. Gentle acoustic guitars, coupled with piano and light percussion deal a sentimental hand to tender scenes. Soft guitar music fills in the dialogue’s blanks with mystical, soothing or spirited tenderness as gentle guitar strings express dramatic and emotional stories.

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Published on: September 23, 2015

Oh Happy Day

Billboard music chart toppers often include music with a happy theme thanks to happy music’s ability to inspire, motivate and captivate an audience. Sensing happy music in the background allows the viewer to identify with a scene’s mood. There isn’t a movie made that doesn’t contain happy music at some point in the soundtrack.

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Published on: September 21, 2015

Kick up the Fun

Oh, what fun it is to hear rollicking music that is zany and whimsical—music that’s catchy, carefree, energetic and completely silly. Lively and boisterous music is ideal for spirited and amusing scenes, cooking, travel or home videos or better yet, introduce a lively play with it and dial up the antics.

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Published on: September 18, 2015

Smooth Music
Calm background music influences romance, western, Indie, outdoors, World and even ethereal scenes. Calm music is often serene, tranquil and relaxing. It leaves the spirit unruffled and feeling at peace. Though it’s not meant to instill suspense or intrigue, calm music can also precede scenes of absolute terror surprising viewers with the quick dramatic switch and be surprisingly effective.

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Published on: September 16, 2015

New Album GFGF

Inspired by the highly popular Food Network show, Diners Drive-Ins and Dives, GFGF (short for Great Food, Great Friends) gives you the ultimate palette (pun intended!) of rousing, fun rock tunes. Ideal for almost any type of project, these tunes are so toe-tapping they’ll turn your movie into an instant party of good friends. Use Sonicfire Pro’s Mood Mapping technology with these tracks to easily create different textures that follow your scene’s transitions perfectly.

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Published on: September 15, 2015

Screams Are Us
Movie producers love when viewers rip a scream or two out, grip the armrest, or otherwise squirm in their seats when viewing suspenseful scenes. And, contemporary tricks allow viewers to be more a part of the scene than ever before as special effects, 3D and more draw them into the drama, emotion and action. Suspenseful music is found in all types of productions, whether for a few moments or entire scenes. Keep your viewers intrigued with the seat-of-the-pants suspenseful music found only in SmartSound’s customizable music library.

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Published on: September 14, 2015

Consider thrilling and intense music when scoring scenes with drama and rising emotion. Intense background music offers a panorama of emotional cues as it moves seamlessly from tender, romantic intensity to poignancy and thrilling greatness.

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Published on: September 11, 2015

Sad memories are food for the soul and scoring scenes with sad music often lends an air of tragedy or depression to it. Unless there are a bunch of robots in your audience, scoring scenes with sad music might elicit a tear or two along with lonely, helpless, tender or even apocalyptic feelings.

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Published on: September 09, 2015

Tropical Grooves
There’s something so happy about Tropical Music; it sets the heart on fire and the feet to moving with grooves and jives, and shakes and wiggles that just come naturally. Tropical music is fast, slow, soft, sensual, upbeat or other-worldly; it’s not all just Latin or Caribbean music, but it is all danceable with its natural liveliness.

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Published on: September 07, 2015

Slow it Down

Meditation music is ideal for creating earthy, ethereal or mystical themes for scenes needing background music specifically designed to enhance a quiet, delicate or touching moment.

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Published on: September 04, 2015

Starta Series - Thrive

A strong, well-produced album of tracks all created with the intent of taking your audience to a brighter, more fulfilling, engaging and happier place. Thrive offers a striking variety of styles under the rubric of its singular focus – from simple acoustic guitar-vocal driven tracks to jangly guitar styles to fully orchestrated themes with inspiring horns and soaring strings – and everything in between, this one album covers a lot of stylistic territory!

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Published on: September 02, 2015

Specialty Music is meant to be different, to add a dimension of the unusual, unreal or surreal as it snaps, crackles and pops with musical fireworks. Specialty Music is often riddled with special effects or instrumentation not generally heard in pop, contemporary, disco, Western or other forms of music. Consider the use of cellos, xylophones, synths and soaring strings which all add richness to a soundtrack not found with classical piano or acoustic guitar.

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Published on: August 31, 2015

Zydeco Is Us

Admit that you love Zydeco music with its rich rhythms and melodies. Zydeco music is meant to keep your feet movin’ and your body groovin’ as accordion, guitar, violin, mandolin washboard, squeezebox, percussion, drums and more triumphantly unite and blast out of the gate with confident intensity. You’ll find Zydeco influenced music in country, contemporary, Western and even earthy music as it benefits many types of scenes.

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Published on: August 28, 2015

Composing a bright, cheery tune for an earthy, outdoorsy or even a world scene is a snap with Leisure Music soundtracks. Leisure music bounces along with a cool, refreshing vibe that wins the heart of all who hear it. Leisure music creates a warm, comfortable backdrop for many scenes.

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Published on: August 26, 2015