Royalty free Ragtime music

  • Laid-back and carefree track, featuring Jazzy stride solo acoustic piano that creates a happy-go-lucky mood. Perfect to create a slightly retro feel for voice-over narration, a vintage film noir movie, nostalgia, and relaxation.

    A cool and trendy mix of old school hip-hop, chillhop, and even ragtime. Creates a really high spirit and will work nicely as a background for different kinds of projects. Fits perfectly for YouTube vlog, street fashion, travel video, urban and street lifestyle, food festivals, youth advertising, photo slideshow, cute video, etc.

    Imagine to watch a funny scene from a silent movie of the 20's. You can hear from an old radio playing a piano that plays a ragtime song and suddenly everything turns in black and white!

    An ironic, quirky and charming piece featuring pizzicato strings and clarinet. Perfect to suggest a sense of curiosity, extravagance or confusion in comedy sitcom, bizarre situations, dramedy show, children content or any project that needs a funny touch.

    Cheerful and lighthearted ragtime loop featuring piano, toy piano, ukulele and bells. Perfect for kids casual games, happy pets videos, sweet comedy, rustic lifestyle, children ad campaigns, or old-time movie scenes.

    A funny and bouncy ragtime tune with a playful mood and groovy bass line. Sounding naughty and playful. Suitable for comedies, children related productions and funny commercials. Featuring an upright bass, baritone saxophone, violin, beatboxing, piano and mouth trumpet. Colourful music to compliment your humorous production.

    This was created as a cool soundtrack for those black and white scenes with an old film effect in your video projects. The piano playing a classic ragtime tune was slightly detuned and equalized to give it the sound of an old recording. Also, vinyl noise and a movie projector sound were added for authenticity.

    A dark fantasy and artistic track, with 'Tim Burton' atmosphere and mixed feelings! 'The Bad Clown' will travel you in a magic world where darkness and fantasy reigns. Are you having fun or you just starting to get scared? Ideal for Halloween Videos, Dark Fantasy, and Black Comedy Films.

    An old school traditional Ragtime music with honky-tonk piano leading in a bit Charlie Chaplin like style. This royalty-free track has a funny and entertaining atmosphere which is perfect for cooking shows, master classes, theatrical performances, circus video, presentations and TV programmes. This background music can be used in «silent movie» videos, circus videos, foolish and quirky videos as well as children videos or more on your choice. There are 3 versions included: 1) Full track; 2) Piano Solo; 3) Seamless loop

    This melody in the style of ragtime uplifting and fills us with joy and light. Think about Charlie Chaplin and silent movies.

    Funny and positive vaudeville music with an uplifting and humorous atmosphere. Main instruments are violin, acoustic guitar, banjo, upright piano, electric bass, bells and drums. This quirky and playful royalty-free tune will be perfect as a background for cooking shows, Italian cuisine presentations, food and beverage videos, circus shows, comic scenes, comedy videos, children games, silly and cheerful videos or more.

    This track gives you a great opportunity to wish "Happy Birthday" in a unique way! A bouncing piano plays the most famous melody in the world with a rag-time style.

    Light and bouncy, featuring piano, in the style of Ragtime, that creates a bluesy and fancy mood.

    A 'jazzy' version of Jingle Bells, one of the most classic Christmas songs, performed by a jazz trio band, featuring piano, brush drums, and upright bass. Ideal for: Christmas films and movies, Xmas trailer opener, Christmas and New Year presentations, holiday commercials and advertising, vlogging and Christmas family videos.

    Solo piano retro style composition influenced by blues and jazz. Ideal for vintage projects and connoisseurs of "vinyl records". This underscore is great for smoky bar scenes, cocktail parties, silent movies, cultural events, and light-hearted social sequences.

    A unique tune with a great sense of humor and full of rhythm in shoes of tap dance. Suitable for animations and comedies, caper story, magic show, cooking video, vintage cinema, Harry Potter like movie. Featuring strings, muted piano, and various junk percussion.

    Jazzy duet playing and elegant music, great for backgrounds and ambient situations. This music is easy listening and smooth. Great for evening bar scenes, art gallery events, coffee ads, theatre intermission, carefree scenes, etc.

    Jazzy piano music, silly and comical. This music is happy, optimistic and positive. Great for comedy short film, black and white silent films, old-time salons, cartoons, kids show, Chicago of 1920s, etc.

    Joyful and lively, featuring piano rag-time, banjo and jazz rhythm section creating a colorful and fun mood. Perfect for tap dance and vintage scenes, comedy show, black and white movies, silent movie, pantomimes, theater performances, and retro-style TV commercials, etc.

    Playful and fun tune reminds music of cabaret or silent film. Think about Charlie Chaplin and silent movies.

    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

    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

    Theme from the early twentieth century. Old-style piano is good for underscoring narration of historic events accompanying vintage video or photo slide-shows of yesteryear. Think about Charlie Chaplin and silent movies. Classic 1930s music track.

    A fun, easy going simple tune full of positive energy and cheerful melody. Featuring piano and clarinet. Perfect for positive corporate videos, animation and games.

    Simple and easy listening jazzy piano music. Great music for backgrounds, silly, old, funny, retro projects. This track was recorded in a grand acoustic piano

    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.

    Very fun and playful jazz themed version of Jingle Bells. Ideal for background in children's videos. The main melody leads with piano. Has a playful fast tempo beat.

    "Lounge Cocktail Party" is a jazzy track orchestrated with double bass, piano and drums. This track is good for romantic scenes, receptions, lounge and cocktail parties, Woody Allen style movies, oldies and much more.

    This is a funny and comical track. Great for comedy and humor scenes, cartoon and animation videos, funny youtube videos, kids and children projects, amusing and playful backgrounds and much more. Orchestration: piano, bass, drums, ukulele, percussion, xylophone,

    Piano jazz music, bouncy and happy. This music is medium tempo, traditional and acoustic and will fit well for background music, cocktail, bar, restaurants, and others.

    This is a funny and comical track. Great for comedy and humor scenes, cartoon and animation videos, funny youtube videos, kids and children projects, amusing and playful backgrounds and much more. Orchestration: piano, drums, bass, tuba, percussion, ukulele

    Old school boogie music with rock beat and drive. Honky Tonk piano with some old vinyl record effects at the beginning and full band instruments starting then. Perfect background music for old silent movies style such as Charlie Chaplin etc.

    Fun and easy melody, which is well suited for video games, children’s TV show, comic shows, videos or background, etc. There is also loop version of the track.

    Easy piano blues, bouncy rhythm, simple and light. Great music for ambient situations and background usage.

    Clumsy piano music great for comedy and cortoon. Jazz, old style, medium tempo.

    Rhythmic Jazzy Piano. Traditional jazz, old jazz, swinging piano. This music is graceful and bouncy with improvised piano melodies.

    We are in the 20s and the notes of an old piano tell us about a tricky and dangerous story of the gangster in the streets of New York. Think about Charlie Chaplin and silent movies.

    Play with me is a Joyful, playful children's track. With percussion, piano bells and marimba and orchestra in a very Funny and Sweet mood. Can also be for a children's stage show, clowns or circus act, puppet show etc. Kids fooling around, babies and cartoon, games, Podcast and commercials.

    Bouncy and funny loop with twisted melody. Good for comic, energetic and active moments.

    Who doesn't know this song? One of the most popular Christmas song in the world. So here there is a new piano rag version to get happiest your Christmas time!

    That is a bouncing piano old-style from the early fortieth century. Good for the underscoring narration of historic events accompanying vintage video or photo slide-shows of yesteryear.

    That is a funny and animated funk track with piano, electric bass, and drums, with different sections and dynamics. Perfect tune for funny scenes and videos. Great for poker gameplay, casino, lounge settings, trendy events, parties and celebrations.

    Funny, happy, graceful music recorded on piano. This jazzy music has a touch of comical feeling and will fit for old, humorous, traditional situations and commercial projects. Surprise ending. Like in Charlie Chaplin movies.

    Happy instrumental track featuring organ and piano. Very rhythmic and positive this music is like "Herbie Hancock" playing a piano groove accompanied with cool organ melodies

    Cool blues track, medium tempo and easy listening. Left hand play a constant rhythm and right hand play sensual bluesy, jazzy melodies.

    A western themed comedy melody combining De-tuned piano, fiddle, tuba, guitar drums and occasional banjo. Very quirky and useful for animation or comedy scenes. The melody contains rural elements which suggests farm life and cowboy elements.

    Theme from the early twentieth century. The old-style piano sounds like in saloon or in silent film. Could work great for Charlie Chaplin comedy, fun facts or children stuff.

    Solo piano trades light jazz riffs with simple alternate chord melody. Suggested for minor key cocktail piano scenes, selfish film sequences, depictions of corporate efficiency and underscoring of espionage. Key of G minor, 89 beats/min

    Traditional jazz tune, very happy, graceful and bouncy. This solo piano music is like a pianist playing stride piano alone in a bar. Intimate sound and great improvisations. Think about Charlie Chaplin and silent movies.

    An upbeat fun packed comedy background track featuring Detuned 1920's piano, banjo, claps, drums and occasional harmonica creates a fast, quirky and lively cartoon or animation themed background track. The melody suggests a funny character in a state of panic or quickly trying to assemble something with time running out. Very useful for comedy and animation projects with a slight rural Farming or western edge.

    Medium fast chicago electric blues swing Bb, drums, double bass, piano, electric organ, no melody, typical riff, with ending

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Ragtime music is a uniquely American musical phenomenon that enjoyed a lot of popularity towards the end of the 19th century and into the first two decades of the 20th century. This style has its origins in African-American communities this style is defined by syncopated melodies over a marching beat as the accented note in a measure falls between the main beats. Needless to say, that this leads to a unique and complex offset sound that excites the listeners.

Ragtime is the predecessor of jazz in the US before 1920. Back then, it was extensively used in entertainment and movies thanks to its energetic sounds that can perfectly blend with all types of images. It is mainly known as the extension that came to life from the European classical music and the African syncopation. And, its most famous pioneer is Scott Joplin also known as the “King of Ragtime”.

Ragtime piano music was firstly criticized by a lot of people, especially classical musicians, at that time and it was thought to be a “poor playing. However, it soon gained a lot of popularity because no own can resist its dynamic notes and energetic melodies. The ragtime music style was first played using string instruments like guitars or banjos. Yet, after it was no longer criticized but rather be seen as an innovative playing, it was published as piano music.

Ragtime piano music

Ragtime piano music is a complex phenomenon that only music masters can play. Imagine playing the piano? Is it difficult? Now imagine playing the piano while each of your hands plays something different. Impossible, right? The left hand playing the piano represents the rhythm section of the melody playing a succession of base notes and chords.

Do you feel like dancing when listening to ragtime? You most likely do because that’s its purpose. The sounds of ragtime are so dynamic and energetic because they are supposed to keep you on a high note and make you want to dance.

Needless to say, the ragtime music style played a major role in influencing modern music. Its powerful rhythms and energetic syncopations can still be recognized in some of today’s melodies. The main genre influenced by ragtime is jazz which’s foundation is, in fact, ragtime and its dynamic piano notes and succession of sounds.

Even today, ragtime music can have a powerful impact when used as background music to keep the audience invested. You can still hear it in tv shows, movies, cartoons, even talk shows, or any other type of entertainment in the online such as explainer videos or animations.

Although it has joined the music scene more than a century ago, ragtime music isn’t expected to become unpopular any time soon simply because it makes your heart and body want to dance. Whether you want to learn more about this music style or want to create an entertaining online video and need energetic background music, you can choose from a wide selection of melodies and buy ragtime piano music.

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