Rick Dickert's early musical studies resulted in bronze and silver medals from Trinity College of Music (London) for musical theory exams.
Rick now offers composition and production music for use in television, film, live applications, web animations, ringtones and video games. Styles range from energetic dance/pop grooves to subtle orchestration enhancing dramatic film sequences.
Rick Dickert's tracks draw from an audio palette of vintage keyboards, state-of-the-art virtual instruments, real percussion and real guitars and bass.
Rick's music is inspired by classic rock, traditional jazz and classical composers.
Piano and antique sleigh bells combine for a simple, nostalgic A/B pattern. Suggested for use under narration, happy, feel-good moments or to underscore warm, touching, nostalgic winter holiday scenes.
Automated synthesizers, staccato piano, punchy bass and clipped percussion play 87 second loop of repetitive motifs suggestive of investigative reporting, TV journalism, and news magazine shows. Suggested for main theme, also to underscore scenes of automation, industrial, mechanical action. Key of C, 151 beats/min
A lovely Latin-inspired arrangement, this solo piano piece offers a refreshing touch of simplicity and intimacy. Laid-back guitars, piano, bass, and percussion create a soundscape perfect for scenes of leisure, vacation destination, and romantic slideshows.
This music piece features an arrangement of antique sleigh bells, electric piano, and subtle synthesizer. This track is perfect for underscoring winter holiday images and heartwarming, nostalgic scenes of family and friends.
Upbeat solo stride piano reminiscent of silent film accompaniment. Suggested for underscoring of vintage film sequences, historic settings, period scenes and nostalgic slideshows. Key of G to A to G, 140 bpm
Tango-inspired arrangement of accordion, upright bass and percussion suggested to underscore scenes involving cafes, restaurants, and patios. Also for vacation slideshows, romantic French atmosphere and world travel sequences. Key of C minor modulates to D minor, 136 bpm.
An optimistic and positive country arrangement featuring electric and acoustic guitars, jugs, harmonica and banjo. Ideal for small-town scenes and rural sequences in games or videos, old truck on the dusty road, farm life, funny road trips, etc.
Acoustic guitar, bass, marimba, vibes and percussion combine for an arrangement of blues-inspired riffs suggested to underscore light-hearted scenes, leisure activities and party atmosphere. Key of E, 138 bpm
Piano, upright bass, guitar and drums with antique sleigh bells combine for upbeat swing arrangement in 90 second loop. Suggested to underscore narration of happy, nostalgic winter holiday scenes, traditional Christmas family reunions a la Norman Rockwell and Thomas Kinkade. Key of D flat,117 bpm
Pizzicato strings, piano, and percussion combine for a syncopated arrangement suggested underscoring scenes of mystery, intrigue, and calculation. Also for sequences depicting stealth and misdirection.
House-influenced loop of virtual and analog hardware synthesizers, electric piano, organ and beatbox percussion suggested to underscore club scenes, party sequences and urban night life images. Key of E, 78 bpm
Piano, upright bass and percussion play bluesy patterns reminiscent of traditional jazz. Suggested for underscoring bar scenes, comic relief, commercials and media spots. Also for friendly, helpful public service announcements. Key of A, 134 bpm.
Vinyl-style guitars, mellow saxophone, and vibrant piano give this jazz-inspired composition a casual lilt. Composed in the style of a vintage vinyl recording, it would be equally good for corporate use or casual life settings.
Moody jazz-inspired arrangement of acoustic piano, vibraphone, upright bass, drums and percussion. Suitable for laid-back lounge scenes, cocktail party sequences and fine dining scenarios. Key of F minor, 120 bpm
Laidback bluesy jazz piano, accompanied by upright bass and drums, in 116 second loop suggested for casual lounge scenes, sequences depicting leisure and well-being. Also for public service announcements, slideshows of family and community celebrations. Key of C, 124 bpm
An energetic Latin-inspired arrangement of acoustic and electric guitars combined with bass, percussion and subtle flutes. Suggested for leisurely holiday scenes, vacation montages, restful images, holiday poolside settings, coffee shops, light dinner music, underscoring of narration, public service announcements. Key of D, 119 beats/min
Slow, sad solo piano composition in 82 second loop suggested for setting of a formal funeral music, serious narrative or bittersweet, tragic love scene, also underscoring images of natural disaster relief and calls to donate. Key of F minor/100 beats/min.
Retro rock guitar plays dirty lead line accompanied by clavinet, organ, bass guitar and drums in 68 second loop. Suggested for nostalgic 60s and 70s bar scenes, flashbacks, montages, transitions, altered consciousness and grungy clubs.
Upbeat synthesizer motifs are accompanied by arrangement of synth bass, subtle pads and percussion in 54 second loop. Suggested for media spots, public service announcements, sound design for corporate applications depicting efficiency and productivity. Key of C, 120 beats/min
Acoustic guitars, bass, drums and percussion combine for a laid-back, Latin-inspired arrangement suggested underscoring scenes of leisure, vacation sequences, and social atmosphere. Also for coffee shops, light dinner music, underscoring of narration, PSAs.
Upright bass accompanied by vibes and drums play tentative, jazz-inspired 109 second looped arrangement suggested for scenes of mystery, deduction, sneaky underhanded preparations, criminal activity, reminiscent of 'The Pink Panther'. Key of minor, 5/4 time, 132 beats/min
Flamenco influenced guitar, piano, bass and percussion in laidback loop suggested for lounge scenes, vacation resort sequences and somewhat shadowy ambiance. Also for corporate videos and public service announcements. Key of F# minor, 60 bpm
Rock-inspired guitars, piano, bass and drums play punchy arrangement. Suggested to underscore scenes depicting confrontation and preparation for battle. Also for sequences portraying confidence and swagger. Key of D minor, 136 bpm
Piano, acoustic guitar, upright bass and percussion combine for a laid-back, jazz-influenced arrangement. Suggested to underscore lounge settings, urban nightlife and fine dining scenes. Key of A minor, 138 bpm
Laidback vibes, upright bass, acoustic guitar and drums play bluesy loop pattern with simple melodic hooks reminiscent of traditional jazz. Suggested for underscoring bar scenes, comic relief, commercials and media spots. Also for friendly, helpful public service announcements.
Antique sleigh bells accompany nostalgic piano in relaxed 88 second loop suggested for underscoring of seasonal ecards, slideshows, voiceovers, PSAs and film sequences. Also for feel-good winter holiday scenes a la Norman Rockwell and Thomas Kinkade. Key of D, 60 bpm
Solo stride piano in 77 second loop inspired by piano roll style, suggested for nostalgic scenes, transitions, and early 20th century flashbacks. Also for silent movie sequences and underscoring narration of historic events accompanying vintage video or photo slide-shows of yesteryear.
Horns, piano, tubular bells, glockenspiel and antique sleighbells suggested to underscore nostalgic images of seasonal homecoming, family tradition and heartfelt community gatherings. Also for slideshows, ecards, PSAs, advertising spots and holiday montages.
Piano and strings play slow romantic theme with oboe. Suggested for end credits, love scene, transition or emotional, sentimental, romantic sequences. Also for underscoring heartfelt narration, voice-overs, PSAs.
Drums, bass and electric guitars accompany retro organ, leisurely improvising 12 bar blues solos a la Late Night with David Letterman and The Late Show. Suggested for carefree transition to humorous montage, also for frat parties, keggers, beach, bar, and leisure scenes. Key of A, 112 beats/min
An 82 second loop of sad piano motifs with a quicker animated bridge of subtle optimism. Suggested for scenes of heartbreak, tragedy, natural disaster, underscoring of serious narration, lost love and live theatrical performance use. Key of C Minor, 85 beats/min
Solo piano plays simple, haunting arrangement suggested to underscore scenes of mourning, grief or serious narration. Also for scenes of heartbreak, tragedy, natural disaster relief, lost love, and live theatrical performance use. Key of C minor, 73 bpm
Vibes play jazzy 46 second loop inspired by Pink Panther comedic spy scenes, accompanied by piano, upright bass, and drums. Suggested for media spots, humorous film sequences, underscoring of practical jokes, setups, swindles and acts of deceit. Key of A minor, 115 bpm
Harpsichord, French and English horns, oboe, strings, piano, tubular bells and percussion play 63 second loop of A/B composition mimicking sound of a clock. Suggested for underscoring of scenes depicting precision, professionalism, ritual, ceremony, institutional tradition. Key of C, 106 beats/min
Sounds of player piano, drums, cymbals, organ pipes, marimba and glockenspiel combine for a calliope-inspired mechanical band arrangement. Suggested to underscore fall or state fair settings, nostalgic silent film sequences and nostalgic slideshows. Key of C, 66 bpm
Jazz-influenced arrangement of piano, upright bass, and drums in 82-second loop suggested underscoring lounge scenes, dining sequences and ambiance depicting leisure. Just stay at home and enjoy a cozy ambience.