Free Instrumental Music: Short themes for intros, outros, credits and very brief videos

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).

The fifteen songs in this Short Instrumental Themes series may also be used for free if you are monetizing the videos on YouTube or are part of the YouTube Red Partner pogram as long as attribution is given (music by longzijun). For more details, refer to the more detailed Terms of Use.

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.

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Preview: Background music tracks 1-23
Preview: Background music tracks 24-38
Return to: Free Background Music Page

Featured Track: Short Instrumental Theme 06

This song is suitable for intros. 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 06
Download WAV Version: Short Instrumental Theme 06

 

Short Instrumentals

To download an mp3 version (hosted on Boxnet), just click the link below the video. If you are having downloading problems, please refer to this page for possible solutions: Downloading Problems (Free Background Music Series).

 

Track 16. Holly’s Theme: Reprise (60 Seconds)

A one-minute soundtrack that combines electronic and orchestral sounds. This is a kind of remix of the middle part of the solo piano song featured in the video. The 60-second version can be heard at 2:54 of the video. There is also a version without drums that can be downloaded. The MP3 and WAV file download links for all three versions are on this page: Holly’s Theme (full and short versions).

Download MP3: The Mercury Tale
Download WAV (for higher quality): The Mercury Tale by Jessica Yip

 

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 song 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)

Gentle groove (130 bpm) with a mysterious feel

Download MP3: Equinox
Download WAV (for higher quality): Equinox

 

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)

Download MP3: Orchestral Sunset
Download MP3: Orchestral Sunset Version 2 (No Drums)

 

Track 7. Instrumental 07: Soft electric piano then rock guitar and drums (33 seconds)


Download MP3: Soft & Hard

 

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.



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63 thoughts on “Free Instrumental Music: Short themes for intros, outros, credits and very brief videos

  1. I’ll be using these as transitions from one activity to another during classes. I’m so excited!

  2. hey! thanks so much for sharing :D this helped a lot~was making a video and couldn’t find a suitable background music :/ really appreciate it!

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  4. thank you very much, we are a new non profit and your music helped a lot, I wish you the best in life

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  7. That one is retired. The YouTube video is online, but it is unlisted, so people shouldn’t be able to view it without a link (but sometimes YouTube shows unlisted videos anyways)

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  11. Thank you! I teach a fitness class called Body Pump and we have specific music tracks that we do different types of exercises to. I be using these for our transitions in between tracks (as something other than silence as people in class are changing their weight bar set up for the next group of exercises.)

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  13. Thanks, longzijun!
    Pretty sure Im gonna use it as intro music from an upcoming series of vlogs about books and graphic novels :)

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  15. Heyy! I love your tracks, I’m thinking of using one of them for a podcast intro(its for a personal thing not for commercial use). All credit goes to you, thank you so much and Goodluck :)

  16. How cool that you are offering this! It seems like it is so difficult to find decent music for something simple on YouTube. You are tremendously gracious and your music is so cool. Plus I love the way you laid out your page – so intuitive

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  20. Hello I would like to use the upbeat jazz intro for my online course, please send me a url where I can pay for it with my paypal account. Thanks

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  23. Hi , I am new here. Tried other sites but they got so many steps involved in clicks to finally download intros. Unlike yours here is a user -friendly where you see what one wanted, test it out with a single click. Then finally download it. End of story. Great work. Thumbs up you all.

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