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Beautiful cinematic chill out music with crystal pads, light piano and cellos. Very good for atmospheric films, hypnotic timelapse, travel journey, reflective moments and other.
1:55 , 2:00U, 2:02
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A beautiful futuristic chill track, featuring dreamy synth, warm pads, a bright piano that create an uplifting mood. Ideal for technology commercials, scientific research, corporate presentation, voice-overs, as on-hold music for sophisticated projects, VIP style, etc.
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A relaxing and peaceful, uplifting inspirational acoustic track with an organic and light instrumentation of acoustic guitars, piano, warm string pads and tasteful modern percussion of airy snaps, shakers, and claps. Perfect for TV nature documentaries, nature product advertising or as great background music for relaxation and wellness videos, slideshows, presentations or holiday video footage.
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This is a funky track in a bouncy mood. It features some vintage funk instruments such as e-piano, saxophone, strings and funk guitars. This track would be nice for video game or video about 70ies.
1:54 , 1:58
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This is driving and intense rock music with bright and cool sound. Very energetic and dynamic music for sports videos, films, advertising and commercials, Youtube videos, motivational and powerful projects.
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This is a motivational and inspirational track featuring piano and orchestral strings. Fit for cinematic and romantic projects, dramatic video, documentaries and more.
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Medieval and Celtic track featuring harp, nyckelharpa, and flute. Perfect for medieval and fantasy video games and documentaries.
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Soft piano melodies with nature sounds and noises in the background. This music will fit well for background usage in sensitive situations.
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Inspiring, beautiful and elegant piano solo. Perfect for inspirational videos, presentations, documentaries, films and more.
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A nostalgic, touching, intimate and very subtle musical piece with very emotional atmosphere. Light guitars with piano and orchestral instruments play a beautiful melody. Romantic and sentimental this track will be perfect background audio for any project such as Wedding Videos, Saint Valentine's Day Videos, Love Stories, Sweet and Gentle moments of life.
1:40 , 2:54
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This is deep and futuristic music with nice texture and wide space atmosphere. Main instruments are digital synth, pads, strings, piano, deep analog bass and groovy drum beat. This kind of music will perfectly work for science video projects, travel discovery documentary, business/ corporate presentation or media projects.
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Heroic loop with a choir, trumpet, piano and violin. This determined background music suitable for Memorial day, spiritual videos, historic films, documentaries about Old Empires, civil war battlefields, and more.
1:55 , 2:30
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This is deep futuristic hip-hop track with modern groove and abstract atmospheric sound. Beautiful music for drone videos, cinematic views and landscapes, documentary movies, films, cutting edge technology videos, science videos.
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Beautiful sad to happy piano orchestral classical track with the inspirational, yet patriotic mood. Ideal for cinematic projects, motivational speech, nature timelapses, atmospheric videos, emotional slideshow. Used piano, viola, violins, strings staccato, sub.
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A brooding, contemplative, almost dark track. Works well for healing meditation, spa relaxation, yoga breathing and of course for any documentaries, timelapse and futuristic projects.
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A questioning, intriguing and motivating orchestral piece with a lot of tension and emotional vibrancy. Suitable for dramatic videos, films with a thrilling feel, and breathtaking moments.
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Surreal, relaxed, intimate and beautiful new age/ chill out royalty free music. Suitable for yoga classes, zen meditation, nature timelapse, drone videos, ethereal scenes and peaceful moments.
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A cinematic and emotional solo piano track exuding melancholic and contemplative emotions. Perfect underscore for film, trailers, documentaries and more. Similar to Max Richter and Olafur Arnalds.
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Multiple strings, piano, drums and percussion are combined to create full of emotional feeling music. Good for advertisement projects, bright moments, successful achievements, inspirational narration, or cinematic adventures.
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A heartwarming background acoustic track for use in various media projects. Great for the love story, romantic countryside journey, anniversary wedding video. Very relaxed and laid-back music.
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Powerful, dramatic and inspirational cinematic orchestral cue. Conveys wonder, awe, and majesty. Great for documentaries, trailers and TV shows that need a sense of imagination and emotion. In the style of Hans Zimmer and sci-fi movie soundtrack like "Gravity", "Interstellar", "The Martian".
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Cinematic orchestral instrumental music. Featuring strings and brass, percussions, ethnic elements, orchestral woodwinds, atmospheric pads. Perfect for movie trailers, drone videos, panorama landscapes, documentary projects, and other video production.
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A downtempo track with an angelic choir, a cello solo and chill-out beats similar to Enigma or Gregorian chants. This beautiful background music is great for meditating music, deep relaxation, spiritual visuals, nature landscape videos, etc.
1:51 , 2:09
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Emotional cinematic music with hopeful and inspiring mood. Featuring instruments are piano and orchestral strings. Perfect background audio for emotional journey, romantic love story, graduation, film credits, success story, documentaries, slideshow.
1:35 , 1:50, 1:50U
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Happy Asian springtime music, Chinese New Years Romance, romantic comedy, travel, cooking show. To accompany nature scenes, gardens and water. Beautiful and nostalgic, harvest time, family scenes of joy.
1:35 , 1:40
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Inspiring, beautiful and wondrous cue, with a soft piano and atmospheric synths. Conveys a sense of cinematic mystery and magic.
1:46 , 2:08, 2:13
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An adventurous Middle Eastern track with a mysterious feel. Great for espionage video games, oriental style films or documentaries, Persian history, exotic antiquities, and more.
1:59 , 2:04
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This is melodic and groovy trip-hop electronic music with light and a bit dramatic atmosphere. Wonderful background track for technology videos, science videos, corporate and business projects, videos from drones, travel vlogs, advertisement and commercial projects or similar Youtube and Web-Design videos.
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Acoustic Latin guitar music track with a beautiful and emotional melody that evokes feelings of nostalgia, romance, passion and affection. Perfect background music for Latin American video projects, film, TV ads, YouTube, documentaries, cinematic projects, video projects about Central America travel, and more.
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Magical orchestral background music score with strings, brass section and booming taiko drums. Great to create an adventurous mood for a cinematic project or documentary concept.
1:46 , 1:46, 2:22U
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Changing Winds is a very soft quiet and relaxing track with a peaceful feel. Ideal background music to evoke tenderness, sweetness, inspiration and hope.
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Uplifting and energetic rock music track, featuring catchy electric guitars, bass and drums. Perfect background for commercials, documentaries, motorcycle videos, automobile videos, sports videos, film, trailers, action videos and more.
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This is beautiful, inspirational and light corporate music with atmospheric and beautiful melody. Good background audio for advertising, radio, slideshow, presentations, YouTube, successful business starts, film scores.
1:46 , 2:10
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Orchestral, sentimental background music which starts with gentle piano and air strings. Featuring strings, piano, drums and horns. Perfect for romantic films, St.Valentine's greeting cards, travel documentaries, movie trailers, film scores, TV ads, YouTube videos, motivation stories, big achievements, success and more projects.
1:40 , 2:35
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This is emotional cinematic music with huge space, atmospheric mood and beautiful transparent sound. This track can be perfect background for movies, romantic episodes, love stories, wedding projects, drone videos, travel vlogs, cinematic views such as mountains, hills, birds, landscapes, ocean, plateaus and view above the ground. Main instruments are ambient electric guitar, piano, soundscapes and textures, drums, strings and acoustic guitar.
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Meditative, relaxing, atmospheric new age music. Perfect for a Zen background and projects related to healing, ecology, yoga savasana, mystery, awareness, and mindfulness.
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A cinematic and emotional track exuding melancholic and contemplative emotions. Perfect underscore for film, trailers, documentaries to underscore sorrow. Similar to the Cinematic Orchestra.
1:56 , 1:00, 3:30U
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Moody groove combining electric piano, synthesizers and drums in 117 second loop suggested for scenes of espionage, urban nightlife and mystery. Key of A, 80 bpm
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An emotional, epic and cinematic underscore which starts with solo piano and then a lush orchestra with soaring strings and percussion enters around 0:40. Sounds like Two Steps from Hell.
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This is elegant and motivational track, that will bring a sense of magic and dream to your production. Great for elegant presentations, classy commercials and inspirational videos, documentaries. Instruments are piano and orchestral strings.
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Slightly mysterious melody combining the guitars saxophones and keyboard pads. Suitable for different multimedia projects like documentary, games, background music and etc.
1:46 , 2:16
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This is a dramatic, mysterious and deep cinematic music with suspenseful and dark atmosphere. Good background music for any deep and thoughtful videos, media slideshow, investigation documentary, detective story, and more.
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Electronic background music with a futuristic cold sound. Suitable for modern technology, NASA-like documentaries, robotics innovation, high-tech products, news blocks and more.
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This is calm and quiet track in a neutral mood. It features smooth electric guitars and synths and can be used for travel videos.
1:53 , 0:36, 1:07, 2:00
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Gentle, atmospheric and relaxing traditional Chinese composition with a soothing and warm feel. Featuring Chinese Guzheng Zither accompanied by warm strings, percussions, and other traditional Chinese instruments. Great for healing meditation, a relaxing practice of yoga or thai chi, spa massage, etc.
1:16 , 1:25
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Mysterious atmospheric music in the style of the Lion King soundtrack. Great for videos about travel in Africa, jungle, animals, savanna, people, nature and more. Also perfect for tv, documentaries, advertising and more.
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A soft, gentle symphonic piece inspired by spring and the rising morning sun.
1:25 , 1:33
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Very unique and special atmosphere marimba track. Ideal for any documentary underscore, films, nature, underwater, travel etc.
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This is modern R&B music with beautiful and atmospheric sound. Nice background track for any visuals, science fiction videos, documentaries, technology videos or other media projects.
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Beautiful ice cold strings and a cool, ethereal piano, synth pads and haunting light choirs convey a sense of the unknown, and the wonder and magic of the nature around us. 

Great for documentaries, trailers and projects that need an ambient, otherworldly yet emotional cinematic soundtrack.
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An original cinematic piano track, which is full of hope and emotions. Perfect for film scores, time-lapses, Mother's day, reflective moments, emotional journey, wedding videos. Instruments are piano, cello, viola, violins, flute.
0:57 , 1:00U, 3:50
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Dark Ambient track working perfectly as a background track for any scientific documentaries or research films, space or travel projects and the like.
1:55 , 2:11
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An inspiring and motivational track with an uplifting feel in the classical style. Featuring orchestral strings, cello, violin, viola, basses. Perfect for advertising, success story, cinematic projects, product review, motivational and corporate projects, commercials, presentations, Youtube, film and TV.
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Slowly building up an emotional and inspiring piano with an expansive and wide orchestra. The music has cinematic feel and mood, could also be useful in kinda discovery films.
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An atmospheric, graceful, beautiful orchestral track with rousing strings, horns and synthesizer. Conveys a sense of magic and awe. Great for games, documentaries, space, time and nature projects.
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A majestic full orchestra symphonic track with a grandiose victory's feeling. Suitable for the dramatic moments, the final battle of the good against the bad, glorious victory, or sports highlight compilation.
1:51 , 2:34
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Neutral and universal minimal background for various technological and documentary events, exhibitions, presentations, installations. An excellent choice for your videos and other content.
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Acoustic guitar track with beautiful and emotional melodies that will evoke feelings of nostalgia, romance and affection. Perfect background music for Latin American video projects, film, TV ads, YouTube, documentaries, cinematic projects, video projects about Central America, romantic travel and more.
1:51 , 2:17
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This is electronic chill out music with deep atmospheric sound and groovy beat. This track suitable for drone videos, slow motion videos, resort and hotels presentations, spa promo videos, technology and commercial background music for videos or other similar videos, radio and Youtube projects.
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Orchestral background music which starts with brave adventurous feel, like a ride on the horseback. Featuring strings, piano, drums and horns. Perfect for adventure films, travel documentaries, movie trailers, film scores, TV ads, YouTube videos, and more.
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Dark and anxious hip-hop track with distorted synth and dangerous mood. Perfect for detective TV series, crime drama, CSI investigative reporting, psychological thriller and more.
1:35 , 1:40
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Epic, cinematic and bold orchestral track with lush strings, majestic horns and deep, powerful percussion that conveys the awe and power of our universe and planets. Great for documentaries, trailers, space odyssey or new discovery.
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Futuristic ambient trance music. Ideally for your video game, technological and scientific applications, sci-fi documentaries, space-related projects, serious scenes, etc.
1:03 , 0:25, 3:04, 3:04U
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This is a romantic composition with soft acoustic guitar and somnolent drums. Just close your eyes and imagine a desert island, where you will hide from human hurry. You can use this track for business projects, presentations, like music for websites backgrounds, movies, video, news, podcast, etc.
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This is a symphonic orchestral dramatic suspense music, full of tension and darkness. Great for cinematic action movies, documentaries and games about WWII theme, military thrillers and psychological scenes, battlefields of war, haunting trailers, evil and danger moments and more.
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An atmospheric arabic track with the ambience of a lonely desert.
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A rousing, inspiring orchestral track. Starting off quite mellow, this soon turns into an epic sounding piece, while still keeping a relaxed feel. Ideal for presentations, corporate videos, documentaries, history, games, etc.
1:52 , 3:00
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Space atmosphere background electronic music. Perfect for any scientific projects, hi-tech games, sci-fi documentaries, time counting, and outer space videos.
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Cinematic track with piano, ambient atmospheric textures and lush strings. It has a Thomas Newman vibe and would be well suited for film, documentaries and other cinematic productions.
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This inspiring ambient music featuring relaxing electric guitar with delay effects in the calm but positive and motivational atmosphere. It is great for your corporate media projects, podcasts background music, vlogs, films, slideshows, documentaries, and other motivational videos.
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Easy country music mix of banjo, guitars and flutes. Suitable for rustic scenes, medieval folk fest, early morning in the village, countryside life, travel documentaries, nature videos, and any other kinds of multimedia projects.
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A cosmic chillout track that gradually builds over time.A gentle beat, smooth piano melody, and soft pads form the main body of the tune. Suitable for extraterrestrial life, outer space, science-fiction documentaries, exploration program, planets beyond our Solar System etc.
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Asian music with traditional ethnic instruments, world percussion and orchestral. Perfect for using in oriental movies, documentaries about Japan or China, Tai Chi or Qigong practice, travel videos, other exotic projects.
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An abstract ambient soundscape with digital sound effects. It's made in slow tempo and perfect for sci-fi documentaries, cyber art, illusionary visuals, and others.
1:57 , 2:04
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Sitting by the ocean taking in the gentle movement of the water and being in deep thought. This romantic sentimental melody suitable for TV programs and nature documentaries, inner harmony, peaceful mind, thematic movies, moments of expectation and reflection.
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Epic and panoramic, cinematic orchestral track with beautiful lush strings, horns and atmospheric synths that convey a sense of respect, awe and wonder. Great for documentaries, video games, adverts and trailers.
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A powerful and dynamic middle eastern track, featuring traditional ethnical instrumentation, like saz and driving rhythm section and percussion. Would be great for travel documentaries, film about the Arab world, ethnical trips, political situation issue, the culture of such countries as Turkey, UAE or Iran.
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Tribal rhythms and vocalisms, short notes of pan flute for a full immersion in a wild and exotic environment. Suitable for documentaries and films.
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Evocative female vocalisms, exotic colors and great suggestion in this track that mixes the sounds of the north and south of the world. Suitable in background, for documentaries and films.
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Perfect for film underscore, documentaries, anything needing an emotional and cinematic background. Features a felt piano and lush strings.
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Cinematic and melodic ethnic piece. Suitable for Dervish dance, Middle Eastern journey, oriental style projects, travel documentaries, and more.
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A calm atmospheric piece which will perfectly suit for various projects. Such as all kinds of YouTube videos, nature films, love stories or documentaries or any other media projects looking for elegant and successful mood.
0:44 , 1:51
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Positive inspirational alternative indie rock background. Featuring delayed electric guitars a la Coldplay, as well as a driving bass line and a percussion rhythm in half time which adds a nice little counter-rhythm to the triplet guitar riff. Perfect for motivational and inspiring videos, slideshows, Youtube videos, documentaries, advertisements and more.
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Original, orchestral instrumental, mellow and motivational. Used strings and soft future drums. Ideal music for your corporate projects, product promotion, documentaries, personal projects, visual projects etc.
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Passionate and dramatic hybrid orchestral music track. Will ideally suited for the intense cinematic heroic action, Discovery or National Geography style documentaries with the theme of surviving in the wild nature, adventures hunger games, and more.
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Atmospheric and inspirational music track, featuring soft piano, electric guitar, pads, deep bass and electronic drums. Perfect background for commercials, advertising campaigns, documentaries, TV, YouTube, websites, presentations, promotions and more.
Finding music for documentaries is an underrated task and one that people will not often notice, even when they see the final product. Good documentaries really don’t have any noticeable “music” – they are simply given high marks in storytelling technique and in production. The music doesn’t outshine the interviews or recreations. It doesn’t stick out at all, but instead only heightens the emotions the viewer is already feeling.

Using incidental music for documentary films, you can expand upon a viewer’s interest and naturally occurring feelings (which varies according to the subject matter and the point of interest). On the other hand, choose the wrong style or tempo of music and you can break the mood of the viewer, causing them to lose interest in the documentary.

It is often suggested that the documentary film director should determine what kind of music is appropriate for the film. Too often, a composer is given full creative freedom and ends up making a soundtrack that is wildly inappropriate to the subject, compromising the seriousness of the project.

Music for serious documentaries has to be subtle, climaxing at revelations of the story or strong emotional cues. There shouldn’t be music just to avoid silence. Documentaries are silent by nature, except during interviews and narratives. Music is typically used at the introduction, at the conclusion and throughout the film, when emotional narrative peaks occur. Subtle is the keyword. Music should never overpower the interviewee’s words or drown out the information that the viewer needs to hear.

Another tip directors give in making music for a documentary video is to avoid working on just sections of the film, going cue to cue, and instead deciding upon an entire “score” of how the final soundtrack will play.

If you’re buying music for serious documentaries, rather than hiring a composer, then you still must decide in advance what peaks there are in the final “composition” rather than leaving it up to chance or whimsy. Always consider whether the music is necessary and if it will support the intent of each sequence and scene. There is such a thing as too much music or too little. If you put noticeable music in one sequence but then use no sound at all for thirty minutes or so, this will also be uneven.

Start thinking about good music in the budgeting phase. If you want to hurry up and make the movie, you can always use what are called “temp” background pieces, which you can download as you need. Then you can redub the music later when you can take your time and decide what piece of music is appropriate.

Pay attention to the music—the unspoken language of documentaries.

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