Free Background Music 43: The Sea Withdrew

1. The Music

The Sea Withdrew is the 43rd song in my Free Background Music Series. It is a quiet piano song that switches between major and minor keys. 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’).

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Intro Theme 25 & Osaka Time-lapse Video

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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).

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Intro Themes 17-24: Free Short Instrumentals for Intros, Outros and Credits

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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
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Hokkaido Travel Diary: Photos, Video & Free Background Music 41

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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”).

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Free Background Music 35: Broken (Ballet & Piano Collaboration)

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Our Free Background Music series continues with the 35th song—Broken
— a gentle and melancholy piano ballad about the end of a friendship. As with the other songs in this series, this solo piano piece is free to use for non-commercial purposes as long as credit is provided (music by longzijun). The song can also be used in monetized videos on YouTube that are otherwise non-commercial in nature (as long as the music is credited). You can refer to the terms of use) for more detail.

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Background Music: Electronica, Techno & Trance

These songs are under the broad category of electronica and are more upbeat than those in the chill-out category.

Free Background Music Tracks

The songs may be used for non-commercial purposes; simply provide credit: music by longzijun. You can refer to the Terms of Use for more information. More songs will be added later.

Unfolded (3:56)

A light electronic song that has a few quiet moments as well as a lively section. To download the MP3 or WAC files, go to:

Free Background Music 41: Unfolded

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Upbeat Background Music and Dramatic Themes: Free Instrumentals

Few of my songs can be considered upbeat or dramatic. No matter what I do, when I create a song, it tends to come out a little sad sad and laid-back. These would be the most exciting and happiest ones so far. the songs can be use for free for non-commercial purposes (read the Terms of Use). 

1.Dramatic Themes

Summit by Gary Ames (3:26)

This is a pulsating, energetic orchestral soundtrack (128 bpm). The kick drum comes in after about 70 seconds. This song is part of a featured guest series, and the song should be credited as follows: Composed and produced by Gary Ames. For more information and download links (MP3 and WAV files are available), go to:

Summit: Free Background Music 39

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Soft and Relaxing Background Music: Chillout and Ambient

These songs have a laid-back, electronic feel to them. A lot of my composition fall into this chill-out category. These chillout tracks may be used for non-commercial purposes; simply provide the credit: music by longzijun,  except of course for those songs featured guests. In such cases you should credit the musician who created the work (follow the crediting guidelines on that song’s download page). For more information, you can refer to the  Terms of Use.

Free Background Music Songs

These songs tend to work quite well as background tracks because they are relatively unobtrusive with some songs bordering on ambient.

Dreams (10:40)

This is most popular song in the Background Music series so far. It works well with a wide range of videos. For MP3 and WAV file download links, go to:

Background Music 12: Dreams 

Note: A rapper that goes by the name X’es Evol’i  has used an excerpt of this as an intro in his online album. If you get a copyright claim, you should dispute it. The instructions are here: Disputing Content ID Matches on my Songs.

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