Abstract World Music
Big cities are often loved for their diverse music scenes; especially world music which can be heard in every club and on every street corner. World music transports listeners to lands of mystery and intrigue, but when an abstract effect is added to it, well, now you’ve got some seriously awesome abstract music from around the world. Uniquely creative, world music always adds an element of surprise as unusual or uncommon instrumentation unites this genre.
Musical GenreGenre :: February 08, 2012
Abstract World Music
Pop it Like it’s Hot
Edgy pop music is the way to go when productions require a driving, energetic or wild beat. Pop music is often eclectic or borrows elements from other music styles including rock, urban, dance and Latin, though there are common elements to pop music. Edgy pop music can be bold, raw, jagged and dissonant, and employ repeated choruses, melodic tunes and hooks to catch the listener’s ear and draw them into the song. Edgy pop music is great for youth culture, romantic sitcoms, viral videos, promotional videos and high-energy ads.
Fantasy comes from the Italian word “fantasia” and fantasy music was originally created as orchestral musical scores which were primarily improvisational and whimsically inventive. Instrumental Fantasy music pays tribute to the magical idea of music rather than to a particular genre of music allowing it to become the backdrop for fabled tales in fictional worlds with supernatural phenomena and mythological themes.
Magic in the Moment
Music which creates a sense of magic, wonderment and awe, or suspense, mystery and intrigue is often used magnificently in many creations. People enjoy being surprised, watching scary movies and not knowing what’s around the corner. Magical instrumental music with its varied and complex instrumentation sets the stage for compositions which are gripping, powerful and dramatic—but also gentle.
Patriotic Music is hopeful music; filled with reflection, drama and triumph. Devotion to one’s own country and sense of nationalism runs deep as evidenced by the multitude of America-themed songs on the newly released album American Spirit. American Spirit, and the others mentioned here, embraces uplifting, orchestral marches with poignancy and majestic intensity. Heroes, heroines and those who have lost their lives come alive in Patriotic Music with beautiful, touching music scores thoughtfully composed. Sweeping solemnity and joyous celebration combine to form Patriotic Music—ideal for dramas, marches, memorials, tributes or documentaries.
Let Freedom Ring
Herald the arrival of Independence Day with the album American Spirit and let freedom ring! One of the most recognizable songs on the album, America the Beautiful, is sung in sports stadiums and many other venues around the country and is enjoyed for its dignified, stately and patriotic theme. The USA has her own brand of specialty music with fan favorites like marches, Dixieland, folk and ragtime. This album is ideal for historical productions, documentaries, political projects, tributes, biographies or any project needing a traditional, patriotic theme.
Poignant Military Music
Military-themed music is often heard during tributes, memorials, marches, biographies, documentaries and a host of other events. Military music is known for deep, brooding and poignant musical tributes which honor solemn, yet often inspirational and heartwarming occasions. Hearing military music often causes the listener to touch their heart, bow their heads, stand quietly or salute the ever-present flag. The music is hopeful, triumphant and emotional.
The urge to travel to exotic, mysterious places is like the call of the mythological Sirens—dangerous and beautiful sea creatures who lured merchant ships with their enchanting music. Once that music is heard, the desire to take action follows so if you’ve got scenes in your production requiring music for travel videos, documentaries, biographies, narratives or corporate communications then consider Instrumental Travel Music that’s as powerfully compelling as that of the Sirens.
Produce a perfect score for your masterpiece with SmartSound’s extensive collection of Heartwarming Orchestra Music. Heartwarming orchestral music evokes a broad range of emotions with music that can be moving, hopeful, and heroic thanks to soaring strings, rousing keys and dramatic brass and woodwind sections. Whether you need a soundtrack that’s delicate and pensive or calm and elegant, these selections just might beguile you.
Carousel 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.
Hear 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.
Quiet 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.
Put 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.
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.
Soul 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.
- Background Music
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- Sports Music
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- Video Game Music
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