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Whimsical Orchestra MusicCarousel of Fun
Whimsical Orchestra Music moves as freely and quickly as a merry-go-round and creates a funny, happy, or patriotic tone with magical, quirky instrumentation. Check out SmartSound’s delightful collection of royalty free background music as it revives memories of youth, freedom and fun.

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Published on: May 20, 2015

Ambient Electronic Royalty Free MusicHear without Hearing
Ambient Background Music is ideal for productions in need of a particular atmosphere, emotion, mood or tone. Music innovator Brian Eno declared that ambient music must be able to accommodate various levels of listening attention and must be as ignorable as it is interesting. Ambient music is the type of music you hum along to without even realizing it’s there. Scoring your piece with ambient electronic music could be the hit you’re looking for. Check these scores out.

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Published on: May 18, 2015

Funky Saxophone Music Sax Lovers
The saxophone is one of America’s most beloved musical instruments for the unique intensity it brings to music. Though originally invented to use in classical and military music, you’ll find the sweet and glorious strains of saxophones in all genres of music today as it blends smoothly into jazz, pop, rock, big band, classic and orchestral compositions. Creative saxophonists breathe life into a sax to create a smooth, sultry, raucous or soulful mood. Belgian Adolphe Sax invented the saxophone in 1840 with the desire that it would be the most powerful and vocal instrument of the woodwinds. SmartSound has a few great funky saxophone tracks we think will make your next scene shine.

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Published on: May 11, 2015

Calm Vocal Music Power in Vocals
Vocal choruses add power and richness to a production. If lyrics are relevant for your project, consider background vocals with or without words to enhance films, documentaries, commercials, videos and more. Calm vocal music can steer a production toward success as it won’t interfere with your production. Choose from a range of songs in the expansive SmartSound library performed in varying vocal styles and find the perfect one to suit your needs.

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Published on: May 08, 2015

Quiet Violin MusicQuiet Violin MusicTender Violins

Quiet violin music adds a breadth of tenderness to gentle, heartwarming scenes. Weeping violins ply their lonely, lilting, melodramatic strains in the background of many productions to engage the viewer and listener in a web of quiet gentleness. This tiny instrument’s name is derived from the Italian word “violino” meaning small viola, and in spite of, or because of, its small stature, violins add layers of emotion and poignancy to musical arrangements.

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Published on: May 06, 2015

Country Band MusicPut Your Records On

County Music is often a blend of folk, Western, Blues and country music designed to elicit a wide range of emotions with strumming guitars, rhythmic keys and oh, those strings … banjos, mandolins, violins, guitars and even marvelous harmonica melodies that yield a toe-tapping tune that rolls and flows along. Country music touches the listener’s heartstrings with its saga of love, romance and broken hearts.

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Published on: May 01, 2015

Uptempo Country

Lively Country Folk Music Lively country music with a bit of that folk twang is just the right kind of background music with driving, exciting and fun instruments that can kick up the mood or add a quiet, reflective emotion to scenes. Kick up your heels with the merry little tune All Join In from the album Nashville Pickin’. This fine up-tempo country tune is cheerful and upbeat as its driven by some lively instrumentals.

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Published on: April 29, 2015

Royalty Free Indie Pop Music

Indie Pop lets you reach the final plateau with driving, competitive, The Extra Mile. Sports footage is a natural venue for this track, but it could also follow a hero’s journey in a TV/Film production. Studio orchestra highlighted by clear tones from a bell-like percussion instrument, and piano keep the story flowing in a positive direction.

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Published on: April 28, 2015

Soulful Royalty Free MusicSoul in the Bones
Ray Charles and James Brown had it and you want it; a soulful music background for the production you’ve made your life’s work. Soulful music combines elements of African-American music, gospel music, jazz and R&B but Soul music also emphasizes gospel-music devices, vocalists and a blending of religious and secular themes. It’s evolved from the unique music heard on the 60s musical hit “Soul Train” to the soulful styles and sounds of artists Mary J. Blige and Joss Stone today.

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Published on: April 27, 2015

Slammin Blues Music

The Blues emerged as an African-American art form, rooted in the Deep South and drew on folk songs, spirituals, ballads and later fused traditional African music and European folk music. Blues permeates jazz, R&B and rock and roll and blues shuffles reinforce the trance-like rhythm to form the repetitive effect known as a “groove”. So get your groove on with some blues music that has a bit of slammin’ intensity to it and find the ideal soundtrack for your next project with SmartSound’s royalty free background music.

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Published on: April 24, 2015