This video features Drifting, the 42nd song in the Free Background Music series. Drifting is a two-minute song built from loops (for the guitar, zither, cello and percussion parts) and tracks I played on a Korg M50 keyboard (the strings, bass, woodwinds and synth parts). It drifts between C minor and it’s relative major (E flat). In this composition, I am mainly focusing on the gentle rhythmic interplay between the instruments. If you like this track, you should check out another of my songs: Ravenchanter (Track 29). It has a similar laid-back acoustic vibe.
Here is a new addition to the Free Short Instrumentals series. I finished this 31-second composition on March 20, which is the day of the Spring equinox (Yay, Spring!); hence the title. This song is mainly built from loops, with the piano part being played on a Korg MicroX. I started with an acoustic guitar base, but went for a jazzier feel with a hint of reggae.
This is a super short (six seconds) theme that can be used in a very short video or an intro. It can also be seamlessly looped (i.e., played repeatedly) to make a longer piece. The following video (I shot the footage at a beach near my home) shows how it sounds when it is looped.
If you are going to loop it, make sure you use the WAV or AIF formats. If you use MP3 files, they will no longer loop smoothly.
Ravenchanter is the 29th song in the Free Background Music Series. This is mainly an acoustic song (acoustic guitar, bass, piano, drums, percussion and woodwind instruments), and it has a hypnotic and mysterious mood.
We continue the featured guest series with Wild Illusion, an acoustic guitar ballad by by Nikolaos Taramanidis. It has echoes of Pink Floyd and a touch of blues, especially in the second half of the song.