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Instruments :: June 29, 2015

Vocal Music

SmartSound's Royalty-free Music with Vocals & Lyrics section gives you that opportunity to showcase up-and-coming musical talent in your own productions

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Published on: February 13, 2016

Dreamy Keys
Inspiring Piano Music adds a touch of hope, romance, wonder, intrigue and even danger to musical scores. Inspiring piano music can lift a hero, an Olympian or a cartoon character out of a challenging predicament. Piano music adds a beautiful layer of complexity to any production, whether piano, keys or synth, whether part of a classical orchestra or keys in a rock band—there are so many beautiful forms of background piano music that can be matched with a variety of scenes or projects.

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Published on: September 30, 2015

Lyrics add layers of complexity to many scenes and often times edgy vocal music adds the pop that a scene lacks.

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Published on: September 28, 2015

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

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

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

Somber Piano MusicPiano for the Soul

Composers know how to evoke many moods with their piano-inspired compositions as the ivory keys always seem to enhance and complete an opus of any greatness. First named, “un cimbalo di cipresso di piano e forte” (a keyboard of cypress with soft and loud), we can thank the Grand Prince Of Tuscany’s Keeper of the Instruments, Bartolemeo Cristofori for assembling in the early 1700s what we know of today as a piano. The touch of a pianist controls volume and expression and brings an elegance and richness to every production. SmartSound has an extensive selection of background music—from piano solos to full-scale orchestral productions.

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Published on: May 04, 2015

Powerful Drums Royalty Free MusicDelight with Drums

Thrilling and gentle scenes call for powerful background drum music as it allows for steadily rolling drama. Whether the light touch of a hi-hat, gentle brushes with cymbals, side-sticking a snare,or railing on tom-fills, powerful drum music can light your production up or tone it down. Cyrano de Bergerac could pull off an acoustic guitar solo while reciting poetry but we think adding drums would have sealed the deal.

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Published on: April 15, 2015

Exciting Vocal Music

Looking for Vocal Excitement?
Trek right over to the track When you Run From Me for some exciting vocal music from the incredible Nova Page and 21AD whose indie-pop songs let projects soar with their infectious and dramatic punch. Nova Page’s vocal lyrics have been heard as jingles, in commercials and marketing campaigns. Check out the entire album but be sure to give a quick listen to When you Run From Me for a stellar indie cut that’s driving and energetic with emotional vocals and pulsating electronics.

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Published on: April 03, 2015

When it comes to Instrumental Royalty Free Action Music, SmartSound has an incredible selection that will give your production that punch you’ve been looking for. Perfect for movie trailers and video games, this selection provides an astonishing combination of heavy percussion building up to orchestral finishes that delivers that action packed scene you have always wanted in your project.

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Published on: February 11, 2015

Big Band Blast Royalty Free MusicBig band music developed in the 1920’s when bands of 10-25 musicians, including a string section, played danceable jazz tunes with sweet, romantic melodies. Big band sound became an important part of morale during World War II in the 1940’s when big bands often entertained the troops overseas.

Royalty Free Big Band Music both reprises past hits from the biggest big band era (1930’s and ’40’s), such as in Big Band Blast, but also offers modern versions sprinkled throughout other albums.

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Published on: January 14, 2015

New Age Royalty Free MusicNew Age Royalty Free Music is one of the genres that truly is relatively recent in development, tracing its roots only back as far as the 1960’s and 1970’s. It often includes the use of classical instruments, such as acoustic guitar, flute and harp, as well Eastern instruments—sitar and tamboura.

The tone of New Age music is almost always in the direction of relaxation, tranquility, and optimism for the future. Often used in yoga classes, meditation, massage, it embodies the spiritual search for serenity as a way to deal more effectively with life.Dancing Reflections, from the Lifestyles-New Age album, echoes that mellow inspiration, but with a definite beat and an intriguing deeper tone built in to give it an earthy, Latin-esque feel. Nature, Home Video and Travel will benefit from this sensual song from the Strata series.

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Published on: January 07, 2015

Smartsound's Royalty Free Music by Indie Artists lean heavily on electric and acoustic guitar styles, and Indie Spirit kicks it off with a collection featuring various levels of intensity. Punchy, Alternative Rock track Dances With Peppers could star in your next Indie or Short Film. It’s bluesy tempo belies its confident stance, a big and jangly rock track, that puts its foot down.

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Published on: November 05, 2014