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Funky Royalty Free MusicFunky Royalty Free Music is all about the beat and groove, with the accent on danceable smooth. It de-emphasizes melody and harmony, with bass and drums predominating, and electric instruments thrown in. James Brown is called the father of funk; when he originated the style in the late 1960’s he took elements of jazz, soul and R&B, and streamlined them to create the funky sound that’s still just right for any scene needing a cool boost.

Check out Smartsound’s Slam Funk, for the gamut of what funk is about. Friend or Funk, billed as funk for the new millennium jams R&B Band with Organ breakdown to punch up Product Videos and On Hold music. This pulsating track is slick and edgy. Pump up action and chase scenes with Funk Proof—driving guitars and piping hot organ give the track a punchy Motown vibe.

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Published on: July 24, 2014

Homespun Guitar Royalty Free Music AlbumSmartsound’s Royalty Free Guitar music covers some big territory, with no less than four albums highlighting Guitar music.

Homespun Guitar features the dreamy, contemplative moods evoked with the clear lines of acoustic guitar. Country/Folk Ballad The Way you Smile, creates a quiet, soothing background for Biography and Spoken Word/Narration. Touching, tender scenes get the right ambience through piano/strings duet.

Easy-going, carefree Wellness, joins piano and acoustic guitar for a light, positive outlook.

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Published on: July 16, 2014

Indie Country Just like Country Rock found a lot of fans in the Boomer College years for its ability to blend two popular sounds, Indie/Country music from SmartSound expands the reach of both genres for the 21st century.

Electric Guitar warbles around with genuine Country Twang for Aesthetics: New Rock. You’d almost swear there might be pedal steel in there in this amiable outing. The steady beat cruises along with some mandolin tweaks chiming in from time to time; a perfect background for road trip scenes that heat up towards the middle then taper back.

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Published on: July 14, 2014

Brady HarrisSmartSound Country/Folk Vocals are a select, but earthy collection, starring primarily Jesse Smith and Blind Optimism, Josh Eagle and the Harvest City, and Brady Harris.

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Published on: July 11, 2014

Interestingly enough, the number of tracks answering to both Classical and Orchestral among the SmartSound stacks is relatively small. However dozens of songs in the Classical department, played with full orchestra, could easily take their place in productions needing Classical Royalty Free Orchestral Music.

Leading the pack, as appropriate, is Richard Strauss’ Zarathustra from album Cinema Standards, arranged by Ron Sorbo. Immediately recognizable from its use as theme music for the Apollo space program, and in the greatest movie of all time, 2001, A Space Odyssey, (Can you tell I’m prejudiced?) this theme makes a fantastic intro for stories of epic proportions.

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Published on: July 09, 2014

World musicAs usual music transports viewers wherever you want them, faster than anything, except the sense of smell. These examples from SmartSound’s collection of Royalty Free World Music demonstrate how you can make them feel almost-at-home with a recognizable ethnic sound, or disorient with rhythms and instrument too general to immediately pinpoint.

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Published on: July 07, 2014

Find multiple Royalty Free Country Music posts here!

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Published on: July 01, 2014

Patriotic Royalty Free MusicRoyalty Free Patriotic Music music isn’t limited to just the old favorites, like Sousa march Stars and Stripes, though Smartsound does feature a very lively, dignified version, thank you very much, or vintage Yankee Doodle Dandy. It also brings the spirit of America alive with regional specialties like Dixieland, ragtime, marches and folk music.

Album American Spirit gives you a robust sampling of American favorites, making this collection a perfect background for political, holiday, and historical projects.

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Published on: July 01, 2014

Royalty Free Country Music features catchy upbeat rhythms, ballads and barroom blues. Contemporary Country goes to town with Southern, confident Beer Bottle Blues, a no-frills gritty guitar jam that kicks back and wails it for a biography or any scene needing the good-times Country/Folk feel. Tasty funk guitar licks strut through the nightlife scene with Down Home Funk, in a fresh country-soul blend.

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Published on: June 18, 2014

Home Cooking

It's the soundtrack for strolls down big city streets, the sunny deck of a private pool at a Miami resort, a pensive moment on an isolated California beach. A warm saxophone sets the tone, a piano answers and perhaps an acoustic guitar interrupts the conversation.

It's smooth jazz and very few musical styles have the ability to create a distinctive backdrop for so many different scenes. If your next production calls for musical accompaniment that can be both unobtrusive and filled with personality, consider one of SmartSound Inc’s distinctive royalty free smooth jazz collections.

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Published on: June 17, 2014

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