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.
1. My Free Background Music Series
1.1 Browse by Number and Category
1.2 Preview & Download Background Music: Browse by Style and Genre
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1.3 Browse by Duration (songs listed according to length)
If you are looking for a song that is a cpefiic length, you may prefer to see this list: Free Background Music Series: Arranged According to Duration
2. Other Music Projects
These are other music-related projects that I have worked on.
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
The high school where I work as a teacher has lots of talented musicians. To encourage them to develop their talents, I started this series of recordings, which include original songs, cover versions and original arrangements. The songs are in a variety of languages—English, Japanese and Cantonese—and include some instrumentals.
Occasionally, I work with other musicians. The Musical Collaborations page introduces my work with them. The Experimental Electronica 1984-1989 page introduces synthesizer-based recordings I did in university. I did start creating a series of Backing Tracks For Solos and Improvisation, but I’ve put this idea on hold. At the moment there is one blues track (In C minor, C# minor and D minor) and one jazz track (in D minor).