You can use these short music compositions (between 10 and 60 seconds in length for any non-commercial projects that you are working on (e.g., video, animation, presentations, etc.). Just provide a credit (Songs 1 to 14 should be credited to ‘music by longzijun’. If you use Song 15, however, it should be credited to Jessica Yip). To download an mp3 version (hosted on Boxnet), just click the link below the video.
If you are looking for longer compositions, you can visit my free background music page: longzijun.wordpress.com/2010/05/28/free-background-music/. To get updated when new songs are added, you can subscribe to my YouTube Channel.
If you are having downloading problems, please refer to this page for possible solutions: Downloading Problems (Free Background Music Series).
Background Music Songs
Track 15. The Mercury Tale: Music by Jessica Yip (53 Seconds)
Solo anime-inspired piano piece with a gentle melodic feel. Note: If you use this sone in one of your projects it should be credited as “The Mercury Tale: Music by Jessica Yip (2015)”
Download MP3: The Mercury Tale
Download WAV (for higher quality): The Mercury Tale by Jessica Yip
Tracks 13 (17 Seconds) Dramatic and 14 (13 Seconds) Mysterious)
There is a two second sound-effects intro, so the length of the song depends on how much of this you decide to keep).
Download MP3 Version: Short Instrumental Theme 13: Dramatic Intro
Download WAV Version: Short Instrumental Theme 13: Dramatic Intro
Download MP3 Version: Short Instrumental Theme 14: Mysterious Intro
Download WAV Version: Short Instrumental Theme 14: Mysterious Intro
Track 12. Equinox (31 Seconds)
Track 10. Upbeat Jazz Intro (18 seconds)
There are 8 different arrangements of this jazz instrumental
Upbeat Jazz Intro Versions 1-4 (YouTube)
1. Guitar and tuba only
2. Piano, guitar, tuba and drums
3. Clarinet, trombone, saxophone, piano, tuba, drums
4. Female vocals (scat style), piano, guitar, tuba
Download MP3 Part 1: Jazz Intro (Versions 1-4)
Upbeat Jazz Intro Versions 5-8 (Vimeo)
5. Guitar, piano, tuba
6. Female vocals (scat style), piano, guitar, tuba, drums
7. Clarinet, trombone, saxophone, piano, tuba
8. Distorted vocals (electric guitar sound), piano, guitar, tuba, drums
Download MP3 Part 2: Jazz Intro (Versions 5-8)
Track 9. Dreamy Loop (6 seconds)
This is a six-second loop it can used in Vine videos or can be looped to create a longer track (if you are looping it, as is shown in the following sample video), make sure you use the wav or aif formats. If you convert them to mp3 files, they will no longer loop smoothly.
Download 6-second wav file: Dreamy Loop
Download 6-second aif file: Dreamy Loop
Download one minute mp3 pre-looped file: Dreamy
Track 8. Instrumental 08 Orchestral Sunset (Brief Intro): Orchestral, Dramatic (13 seconds)
There is an alternative version with no drums in case you find this one too brash.
Version 2 (Without Drums)
Track 7. Instrumental 07: Soft electric piano then rock guitar and drums (33 seconds)
Download MP3: Soft & Hard
Track 6: Ambient, classical, electronica
Version 2 (19-21 seconds). There is a two second sound-effects intro, so the length of the song depends on how much of this you decide to keep).
Track 5. Instrumental 05: Electronic, in a minor key with a steady beat (14 seconds)
Download MP3: Short Instrumental Theme 05
Track 4. Love & Time: Romantic, melancholy, piano and synth strings (24 seconds)
Download MP3: Love & Time
Track 3. Just Be: Light, pop-reggae with a slightly lo-fi retro feel (40 seconds)
Download: Just Be
Track 2. Happy Virus: Techno Intro (36 seconds)
Download MP3: Happy Virus
Track 1. Short Intro: 12-second electronica for intros
Download MP3: Short Instrumental Theme 01
Most of the above compositions were created as soundtracks for video projects, animation or computer games. Most of the music was played using a Korg MicroX or Korg M50.