Horror music with an edge driven by special effects, unusual instrumentation or unique compositions is perfect for instilling an enhanced level of fear in your viewers. Move them to the edge of their seats with edgy horror music that’s bold, competitive and fiercely stylistic.
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More Holiday Royalty Free MusicGenre :: December 19, 2013
There’s something sinister about eerie and somber music that sets the heart to pounding as pulsating, dangerous music fills the listener’s ears with ominous, dramatic and haunting music akin to the mythological Sirens’ songs.
Bands in stadiums across America frequently feature the opening four notes of The Addams Family theme song with dramatic chords dominated by a harpsichord. Melodramatic finger-snaps, a triangle, wooden block, a slide whistle, a duck call and Lurch’s voice punctuating the lyrics were all used to simulate dramatic horror music back in the ‘60s. Though sports fans have replaced the finger-snaps with shouts of DE-FENSE, the familiar music sets the stage for the intrigue and suspense that follows.
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.
Royalty 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.
Everyone loves festive Christmas music. If you’re producing a holiday-themed movie, television show or pilot, commercial or video piece, sprucing up the soundtrack with the spirit of the season is a must.
At SmartSound, we’ve created a comprehensive royalty free holiday music library. You’ll find all your Christmas favorites as well as our own unique renditions of timeless yuletide songs. Whether you want a classic sound or a more contemporary feel, our Christmas music collections run the gamut.
How can Jingle Bells not have made it into Smartsound holiday music blog posts yet? The time has come to trot it out, so to speak, since the rollicking, easy-going version of this cheerful holiday standard from album Christmas Treasures is just the ticket for sending the upbeat urban cowboys around the line dance floor. Rockin’ Holiday Royalty Free Music with a county feel…
For example, traditional Christmas carol, “O Come All Ye Faithful” was originally published in Latin - (“Adeste Fidelis’) in 1743, and the words may have originated in the 13th century. This joyous Christmas staple comes in an easy rock arrangement that manages to sound modern, yet ancient at the same time—the electric guitar, sax, and drum brush come together in what sounds like an instrument you’ve never heard before—fluffy oboe?
From our Royalty Free Holiday Music section the album Holiday Magic features 21 tracks that capture the thrills and energy of the holiday season. A large selection of royalty free Christmas music is complemented by many other classics of the holiday season like Auld Lang Syne and Deck the Halls.
Traditional Christmas songs are well represented in SmartSound's Royalty Free Christmas Music, especially in album Christmas Treasures - Silent Night, with Strings and Sax, and Holiday Magic — 12 Days of Christmas. Check out the ethnic-flavored arrangement of We Three Kings, a calm, orchestral version.
For something different to back up your Christmas scenes, SmartSound brings you numerous offbeat tracks that evoke the season with fun departures from traditional. One of 21 tracks on Holiday Magic, sprightly Two More Days relentlessly chimes out the unbearable anticipation of young kids waiting for Christmas day.
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