Music

This section includes articles about music as well as my own songs and my collaborations with others. Music has been a lifelong interest of mine. I am not a naturally gifted musician, a highly skilled performer or a fantastic and prolific composer, but I do love music and am happy to just get involved with music-making.

Latest Song: The Hidden Path (Background Music No. 32)

 

1. My Background Music Series

These songs in the background music series are instrumental tracks that I’ve created that you can use for non-commercial purposes; simply provide the credit: music by longzijun (see the terms of use). The short instrumental themes can also be used on monetized videos on YouTube as long as credit is provided. You can preview and download the tracks on the following pages. To see how other people are using the songs, you can go to the Your Videos, My Songs page where you can find an index of videos sorted by category.

Browse by number and category
Browse by style and genre
Browse by Duration (songs listed according to length): Free Background Music Series: Arranged According to Duration

 

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You may like to subscribe to my YouTube channel (zijun01) to receive updates when new songs are added to the various collections

 

2. Other Music Projects

These are other music-related projects that I have worked on.

Experimental Electronica
1984-1989

Collaborations with other Musicians

Pop Music by Students: Originals and Covers

Ambient nature sounds

Ambient Nature Sounds

Music Articles

Music Articles

To keep the number of links on this page under control, the music articles (including articles on J-Pop, J-Rock and Chinese musical instruments are listed here Writing Page: Music Articles

 

 

40 thoughts on “Music

  1. Dude, I have been using your music for documentaries and stuff, thanks for the wonderful compositions and I hope you make more. Greetings from the Philippines!

    Oh btw, don’t worry I give you credit for the wonderful music still.

  2. Hello Lonzijun,

    I would like to give kudos to your music composition “transect-no solo” of which I non-commercially (with credits) used for Leo Villareal’s “Buckyball” which is currently on exhibit at the Madison Square Park, NYC. http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/things-to-do/calendar/mad-sq-art-leo-villareals-buckyball

    I went past by the square on January 16, 2013 and can’t help but noticed and be amazed at the 30 ft. structure. Being inspired by Villareal’s work and as a fellow artist, I videotaped just a portion of the structure to expressed my interpretation on this beautiful artwork. Since I’ve seen the ‘forest’ (the 30 ft.spherical colored lights structure) from afar, I concentrated on the ‘trees’ (the close-up intricate color light synchronization) as my self-resonation of the “Buckyball”. With this magnificent artwork, I have to pair it with an equally sublime music on a specific synchronized beat. Lo and behold, I came across your beautiful music. I came up with a tribute via this videotape and uploaded this to youtube – Madison Lights 2013_NYC:Lifeline of Existence. This is my interpretation — http://youtu.be/3wb3tWAaC8Y

    Hope you enjoy my video of this two beautiful art pieces (sculpture and music). Thanks for the work that you do. Please feel free to direct anyone to this youtube link, if you so desire, and email me if there is anything I could be of assistance. Thank you.

    Ricardo Catalan Jr.

  3. hello Zijun, this is shankar from India, and i made a short film for competition and can i use your one of music as a background music. If it’s possible please let me know.

    thankyou
    wait your reply

  4. Simply amazing work u have going on here!! I have subscribed and would definitelly promote ur work anytime I can. ur music is just fantastic!!

  5. hi zijun
    i found your website from youtube. I would like to ask your permission if i can use one of your composition dream 12 for my school presentation ..

  6. Great intro music. Thank you for making it, and sharing it. You totally rock!

  7. Great music, thanks for sharing it. I used it in my video, Please, say if credit is ok. This is my first video without words, I hope next videos will be in better quality (in maybe with your music again…)… :-)

  8. Hi, the use of music is fine. Are you teacher? I am one as well. Have you ever thought of doing English versions of the videos? That would be quite easy with the wordless ones as you would only need to change the opening slide and create an English title and video description.

  9. Yes, I am math teacher.
    What do you teach?

    And yes, I have thought to make an English version. I wasn’t sure if I should do it in the way you suggested or simply add English title in the beggining slide (that is, to have both titles, Croatian and English, on the same slide) and put both titles (Cacroatian and English) in the Youtube-title…
    The second version would be easier for me (one video edit and one upload), but your version would be more clear for users… I will think more about it, but first I must to make video better (better lights, no shakes etc.).
    Also, my English isn’t perfect, so it is a little problem for me to make fine descriptions…

  10. An English teacher. The reason I suggest a separate English version is that for many people, if they see a language besides their mother tongue (or English) in the title, they will not even think of viewing a video. A half-Croatian title scare away most potential viewers.

  11. I have one more question.
    I made new version of video about parallel lines, with better quality.
    Here I used your music again. It was too short, so I made two copies. However, the pause between these two musics doesn’t sound good (to me), so I cut the end of the first copy and the beginning of the second copy, and tried to connect it more likeable.
    Is it allowed?
    Here is the link http://youtu.be/emnMKiKnSKw
    and connection is around 2:10 minutes.
    Do you allow it?

  12. Hi Longzijun. I’m an AP English/Music/Film teacher in Kona, Hawaii. Can you send me an email? I have a question about permissions. Thanks!

  13. Hi! I just found your amazing website and music – I’m starting a youtube channel to go along with my Lifestyle blog and would like to use your music. When you say non-commericial, would that be included? I do get paid a tiny amount on the blog from ads …just wondering :) thanks ~
    Robin

  14. If the video themselves are monetized (or advertising something), that would be commercial. If the videos are something informational (e.g., a cooking demo) and are then posted on your website blog, which gets some advertising revenue, I would call that non-commercial. Does that make sense to you?

  15. Hey you have some great tracks here! I have used one of your compositions to promote my video at:

    I have credited you in the description. Would you like me to mention you in any other way?

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  19. I love your work and am really happy to have found it. I do guided visualizations and I have a similar style that meshes with your music. I am happy to give you credit on anything I do.
    thank you for your generosity!

  20. Hi Zijun, thanks for sharing your works! I really like them all. I used some for my short movie project at school. I will surely give you a credit at the end of it. Bravo! God bless!

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  22. Amazing blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping to start my own site soon but I’m a little lost
    on everything. Would you suggest starting with a free platform
    like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there
    that I’m totally overwhelmed .. Any suggestions?
    Bless you!

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