This video features the 25th song in the Free Short Instrumental Themes series: Sonicide. The visuals are a time-lapse showing Osaka. There are four different versions of the song, ranging in duration from 20 seconds to 36 seconds. This track is based on an excerpt from the middle part of Sonicidence (Song no. 27 in the free background music series).Read More »
This video features the 17th to 24th songs in the Free Short Instrumental Themes series. The songs in the video range in length from 6.5 seconds to 34 seconds and are suitable for use in intros, credits, outros and very short videos. These tracks are mostly synthesizer-based compositions. For each song. two versions are available. For most of the songs, the second version is a little faster and is one semi-tone higher. The tracks are listed below:
- Intro 17 (synth & beat) 0:34 & 0:32
- Intro 18 (gentle & melodic) 0:10 & 0:09
- Intro 19 (bubbly synth) 0:07.5 & 0:07
- Intro 20 (aggressive: piano, guitar, war drums) 0:13 & 0:12
- Intro 21a (perky synth & percussion) 0:08
- Intro 21b (perky synth) 0:08
- Intro 22 (techno attack) 0:09 & 0:08
- Intro 23 (evolving sounds) 0:20 & 0:18
- Intro 24 (synth & drums) 0:17 & 0:16
1. The Music
This video features the 41st song in the Free Background Music Series and is the second video in my Travel Diary series. As with the other songs in the background music series, this song can be used for free in non-commercial projects and in YouTube monetized videos (that are otherwise non-commercial in nature) as long as credit is provided (“Music by longzijun”).Read More »
In this video, I continue the Featured Guest series with this beautiful original piano instrumental by Kate Kwok. The song—entitled Tale of the Forgotten Forest Kingdom—is the 40th song in the Free Background Music Series. As with the other songs in this series, this song can be used for free in non-commercial projects and in YouTube monetized videos (that are otherwise non-commercial in nature) as long as credit is provided (“Music composed and performed by Kate Kwok”).Read More »
In this video, I continue the Featured Guest series with this song by Gary Ames. This pulsating dramatic intrumental—entitled Summit—is the 39th song in the Free Background Music Series. As with the other songs in this series, this song can be used for free in non-commercial projects and in YouTube monetized videos (that are otherwise non-commercial in nature) as long as credit is provided (“Summit; Composed and produced by Gary Ames”).
This solo piano instrumental—Somewhere Deep in the Sea—is the 38th song in the Free Background Music Series. As with the other songs in this series, this song can be used for free in non-commercial projects and in YouTube monetized videos (that are otherwise non-commercial in nature) as long as the following credit is provided:
Somewhere Deep in the Sea
Composed and performed by Jessica Yip
Produced by longzijun
In this video, I collaborated with a pianist, Kate Kwok, and five dancers from around the world—Haruko Kasai (Japan), Hope Gemmell (America), Applee Official (The Czech Republic) and Sarik Karichashvili and Mariam Barbaqadze (Georgia). I composed the song, Kate Kwok performed her piano arrangement and the dancers did their own choreography to the music. I hope you enjoy the video.Read More »
Here is my new song and new music video. This video is a collaboration with Juliana Payson, who supplied the original video footage of her swimming, dancing underwater, experimenting with synchronized swimming skills and doing other kinds of workout routines. Through her YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/Onnaloves), Juliana has been documenting and sharing recovery methods and fitness training after having hip-replacement surgery.Read More »
We continue our student music series with Kate performing her own arrangement of Misty Road (안갯길) from the original soundtrack of the hit Korean television series Love in the Moonlight (구르미 그린 달빛, which has the literal translation of ‘Moonlight Drawn By Clouds’) The original version is sung by Ben (벤) and can be viewed here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrceHhXYkIA
Note: This song is NOT part of the free background music series as we do not own the copyright to the composition.
Kate is a Form 6 student at SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School. She created the arrangement by ear (i.e., nothing is written down), so sheet music is not available, but we plan on contacting publishers this summer to see of they are interested in releasing a score of her version. She is now preparing to take her public exams, so her music life will be on hold for a few months. However, she plans to record two more arrangements of songs from the same series—Moonlight Drawn by Cloulds—after she finishes her exams.
This is the fourteenth song in our music series featuring students at SKH Lam Woo Memorial Secondary School in Hong Kong. The purpose of this series is allow students to share their love of music while helping them develop their talents as performers and songwriters (and arrangers!). To view the whole series. featuring originals and covers in English, Cantonese and Japanese, you can go to: you can go to: Student Music: Originals and Covers. Kate’s other videos in this series include her arrangements of Feast of Starlight (from the soundtrack to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug) and I Vow to Thee My Country and her cover of Taylor Swift’s Breathe.
Composition: Misty Road (안갯길) (Love in the Moonlight OST Part 4)
Music composed by Jinyoung (진영) of B1A4
Piano arrangement by Kate Kwok
Piano performance by Kate Kwok
Recording and video by longzijun
Subtitles of the lyrics are available in Korean (Hangul) and English (click on CC below the video to select subtitles or click on the settings/gear icon to choose between English and Korean lyrics). The song is a wistful ode to memories of a former romance. Although the passage of time can dull pain and assuage heartbreak, it will also lead to happier memories starting to blur and then fade away. The misty road of the title serves as a metaphor for this kind of fading memory. In ‘Love in the Moonlight’, the song is associated with the story of the second lead male character, Kim Yoon-sung, who is played by actor, singer and producer Jinyoung, who composed the song.
Regarding this arrangement, I particularly liked the way in with Kate used a variety of techniques in the right-hand part—single-note melodies, octaves, chords and two-note harmonies—to create a variety of different timbres and moods. I am looking forward to hearing her upcoming arrangements.If you like her performance, you can leave a comment on the video to show your support.
Return to Student Music: Original Songs and Covers
Our Free Background Music series continues with the 35th song—Broken