Historical / Retro: 1920-1940'sSuggested Production Type

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To us, musically, this period represents a lot of really great Jazz music, traditional jazz and swing-jazz. Also, piano jazz and blues, including the great works of George Gershwin. The prohibition era, the Charleston and Rag / Ragtime is also something we'd put into this category, as would "Stride" jazz and piano music for Silent Movies.

A cinematic, inspirational and positive music track featuring plucked guitars, piano and orchestra. Timeless orchestral sound. Soaring and heavenly. Very passionate and optimistic mood. Achievement etc. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 90 BPM]

Set of 3 music loops
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This orchestral cinematic soundtrack has a sense of greatness and grandeur, but without going all out. Poignant and graceful, the track has a darkness, but is also filled with awe, amazement and wonderment. The track builds up to a climax around the 01:20 mark. Emotional, soaring, and with dignity and a timeless cinema sound. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 135 BPM]

This track was recorded with a real live orchestra. A strong thematic backdrop to a sweeping historical or emotional journey. Emotive themes unfold within this rich orchestration, punctuated by moments of intimacy. Suggestive of the passage of time, and the traversing of distance. Good for romance, historical drama, dramatic feature, epic scenes and large landscapes. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow, Medium / 0 BPM]

A slowly evolving, optimistic, cinematic music track, featuring simple harmonic plucks accompanied with catchy piano melody. Rising into an inspirational, epic track, featuring orchestra. [Tempo: Slow / 85 BPM]

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This lonely, slide resonator guitar music piece is the epitome of: No prospects, down on your luck, but you still got some pride and you’re still alive. It’s a recording of a single performance with no fixed meter (free time). This is great for country dramas with protagonists battling feelings of despair, loneliness, poverty, fruitless crops, and emotional turmoil. Also, this is excellent music for drone shots or landscapes of large sweeps of country and nature. [Tempo: Slow / 64 BPM]

A very emotional, inspirational, cinematic music, starting with kalimba and piano. Rising into a big orchestral track with wide brass melody. Amazement / Wonderment / Greatness music. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 0 BPM]

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Reflective, emotive piano mood with strings. A rich and developing neo-classical composition. Atmospheric / Wonderment / Heartwarming / Soaring / Touching / Inspirational. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 110 BPM]

A hybrid electronic/orchestral track with a very determined feel and a sense of momentum, pride and substance. Important events / Breaking news / Great strides being made / New and important developments. Olympic, regal, proud and confident. [Tempo: Medium / 105 BPM]

This track is recorded with a real live orchestra. Sweeping, dramatic theme invokes the ageless and timeless, presented in settings that are both intimate and imbued with grandeur. Good for drama, epic romance, sweeping landscapes, stories of uncommon love, and the passage of time. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 100 BPM]

Unpolished and thoughtful, this country banjo track is brilliant for creating a sparse, rural feeling, conveying a down-home, Southern sentiment. This is a recording of a single banjo performance excellent for dramas, travel and cooking shows, and for media set in country environs. Pensive / Banjo / Back Porch. [Tempo: Medium / 82 BPM]

Cinematic, chamber orchestra, storytelling music track featuring piano, woodwinds and strings. Inspirational, elegant and timeless. Stately / Honorable / Graceful music. [Tempo: Medium / 100 BPM]

Set of 3 music loops
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An emotional and contemplative piano & strings composition, full of intrigue, passion and mystery. Serious music / New classical. Artful, Empassioned, Deep insight, Turmoil, Mixed feelings. [Tempo: Medium / 150 BPM]

A classical piano piece with a nostalgic sound and a somewhat thoughtful, contemplative and melancholic mood. Graceful and delicate, this touching piano music also has a slight sense of mystery or perhaps history. An alternative, 'Nostalgic Piano Sound' version is also available. [Tempo: Slow / 0 BPM]

Solemn and reflective background music for drama, storytelling, visuals. Ambient and contemplative. Perhaps memories, or contemplating the future. Also highly suitable for slow-motion footage, scenes of amazing nature. Emotional, deep, thoughtful and introspective. (Stem files available.) [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 101 BPM]

Music with a hurried, urgent, active and bustling feel. Rush, chase, stress, high activity level. Time running out, things being done in a hurry. Neo-classical music, orchestra with piano. [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 136 BPM]

Neo-classical, light cinematic chamber music. Uplifting, beautiful, serene and pastoral. This music has a timeless sound, and a feeling of amazing stories and scenery. Heartening / Cinematic / Delicate / Graceful. (Stem files available.) [Tempo: Medium / 145 BPM]

Kind, sensitive, sweet and warm, this track features classical guitars, violin and cello. Hopeful harmonies and heartwarming melodies that bring inspiration and hope to the listener. Various versions available to create complete soundtrack out of this single composition. You can have just guitars accompaniment to support you dialog or sweeping violin theme with guitar solos or full mix with all elements and more. Suitable for documentary, nature and leisure videos as well as nature travel and relaxing cottage lifestyle. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 96 BPM]

A very warm, delicate, graceful and soothing jazz ballad. Melancholic / Soothing / Nostalgic / Loving Music. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 82 BPM]

An emotional and inspiring music with a dramatic, valiant, achievement mood. Featuring symphonic orchestra with large percussion ensemble. Heroic / Patriotic / Greatness. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 95 BPM]

Set of 3 music loops
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Acoustic, raw and authentic, this country blues music has an upbeat, nitty-gritty, down-home feel. Its arrangement of two acoustic guitars and percussion is brought to life with their distinctive, unpolished timbres and the rhythm of the mid-20th Century American South. The sound and feel of this track aligns perfectly for content set in the country, slide shows, travel programs and documentaries. Early Country Blues / Nitty Gritty / American South music. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 96 BPM]

A determined, rhythmic, neo classical / film soundtrack for drama and storytelling. Dark and pensive, with a sense of building tension, perhaps building up to conflict or trouble. The rhythm is a slow march, and the music builds up slowly, with a sense of mystery, the pressure building. [Tempo: Slow / 104 BPM]

A happy, charming and joyful European music track. Fun, positive, and slightly playful. Great for European vacations and travel, Europe, European culture, cooking, city exploration, history and more. [Tempo: Medium / 78 BPM]

(Please note that Gershwin's compositions are public domain in the EU, but not in the USA. To use this music from within the USA, you need additional licensing from the rights holders. For more information search Wikipedia or Harry Fox Agency). [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 0 BPM]

Nice and smooth bossa nova, latin jazz, with a happy and joyful mood. Flute, acoustic guitars, electric piano, brush drums. [Tempo: Medium / 70 BPM]

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A fun and jolly 'hot club of france' style track with acoustic guitar, accordeon and violin. Playful and whimsical, suitable for comedy, novelty, parody, animation, casual games and more. The accordeon gives the track a French tint, but it's by my means limited to France or French content. It's just suitably quirky, zany and jolly. [Tempo: Medium / 81 BPM]

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Classic jazz style in a laidback swing rhythm. Upright bass, drums, piano, trumpet, sax. Rich, expressive, stylish. A long jazz track that plays for eight and a half minutes. [Tempo: Fast / 142 BPM]

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Uptempo, Los Lobos style Tex-Mex rocker featuring drums, bass, guitars and accordeon. Fast and fun! [Tempo: Fast, Very fast / 135 BPM]

Classic Hollywood movie style, romantic drama underscore. Recorded with a real live orchestra, this is a long track that goes through various stages and can be used for many cues in a retro style romantic movie, historical, classic / film noir etc. of the 1930's-1970's. Many of the different parts and sections are also available as a separate file (See Edit 1, Edit 2, etc.) to make it easier for you to fit this music into your production. [Tempo: Medium / 0 BPM]

Modern vocal jazz tune with swing feel and classic piano, acoustic bass, drums backing. Smoldering full-voiced male vocalist croons lyrics that have cosmic, religious overtones about a laughing Buddha who gives peace, love, and transcendence. Fine jazz piano comping and solo work. Beautiful minor key harmonic structure that sends out a positive vibe. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 128 BPM]

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A wonderfully warm, lush and all live big band jazz track. Very delicate, tasteful and exclusive sounding production, with a feel of old dance halls and concert halls. Old style jazz, classic jazz. A short vocal part appears from around 01:10. Features live orchestral strings, live brass, live piano, bass and drums - with vocals. Smooth and rich. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 117 BPM]

A sweet and pleasant, old-style jazz track that harks back to historical New York or Europe, with a hint of Gypsy Jazz / Hot Club of France style, combined with a laid-back, breezy feel. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 110 BPM]

A romantic composition in a waltz rhythm featuring piano, orchestral strings, upright bass and brush drums. Classic, historical feel, perhaps French cinema or period drama. Elegant and graceful, with a wistful element. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 140 BPM]

Set of 3 music loops
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Uptempo, playful jazz trio. Nice jazz mood for lounge, city life, bustling night, happening people and everything that's cool. [Tempo: Fast / 120 BPM]

Gentle and beautiful solo piano waltz in a classical romantic style. [Tempo: Slow / 0 BPM]

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Six moments musicaux, Op. 16, No. 5 Sostenuto in D-flat Major. Performed live in studio by renowned concert pianist Vadim Chaimovich, exclusively for Shockwave-Sound.com. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 0 BPM]

Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky, Meditation in D Major, Op. 72, No. 5. Performed live in studio by renowned concert pianist Vadim Chaimovich, exclusively for Lynne Publishing. [Tempo: Slow / 0 BPM]

Uptempo jazz guitar trio backs male vocalist. Energetic, fun, and cool. Humorous, poignant lyrics about what its like to be the boss and all of the roles that entails. Also available as an instrumental version. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 155 BPM]

This New-Orleans inspired, groove-heavy music track is in-the-pocket, confident and loose. Slide guitar rides over a catchy rhythm section of piano, acoustic bass, claps and drums. Superb for themes of fun, friendships, family, travel and cooking. Confident / Loose/ On Point Music. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 76 BPM]

An upbeat folk pop song that draws upon vivid imagery. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 130 BPM]

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This encouraging, upbeat guitar music track pays homage to the north Mississippi hill country blues. The single, acoustic guitar plays a sparse melody between bass notes and strumming. Joining the guitar is tamborine, claps, brushed snare and kick drum. This music is great for travel, cooking and web shows, comedy, drama, and rural themes. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 105 BPM]

This banjo-based Americana music track is raw, real, upbeat and conveys a quirky sense of humour. Helping out the banjo, is a steady rhythm section of acoustic guitar, shaker, kick and brushed drums. Perfect music for comedy, rural story-telling, and country travel and cooking shows. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 98 BPM]

This music feels like you are in an off the cuff, backwoods, American jam session. Folksy acoustic guitar plays the main part, with slide electric guitar and far-away vocals speckled in, and steady claps and kick drum. Perfect music for comedy, drama, real-life rural themes, cooking and travel. Raw / In The Pocket / Rural Music. Available with or without the vocal shouts. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 117 BPM]

Festive and fun, this upbeat waltz conveys the Cajun sounds of Louisiana. Accordion, vocals and bluesy, slide dobro trade melodies over a cheerful, steady rhythm section. This is a great music for family or travel themes, and also cooking and comedy. Cajun / Cheerful / Waltz Music. [Tempo: Medium / 185 BPM]

This banjo-based music track is down-to-earth and swampy. Its blues and country influences give it an authentic range that can also touch into the comedic. The opened-back banjo is supported by acoustic rhythm guitar, and resonator slide guitar. Perfect music for country “Americana” dramas and comedies, plus travel and cooking shows. Swampy / Banjo / Country Music. [Tempo: Medium / 119 BPM]

Raw, rootsy, and loose, this acoustic 12-string guitar track carries the spirit of traditional delta blues. Slide is used other the guitar giving it a rough and proud sound, backed up by sparse drums and harmonic drones. This music track is great for rural, relational dramas comedies, and reality shows. Also, it is a great fit for a show’s theme. Slide / 12-string Guitar / Delta Blues Music. [Tempo: Medium / 100 BPM]

Easy, happy, and good-natured, this early country music track is perfect for comedy and light friend dramas. Melodies made with its slide resonator guitar blend nicely with acoustic guitar, drums and double bass. Perfect music for country travel and lifestyle shows. Hopeful / Early Country / Easy on the Ears Music. [Tempo: Medium / 126 BPM]

A soft and delightful jazz piano ballad. A combination of French chanson and 1930's stride style jazz ballad. This piece just makes you want to smile. Easy Jazz / Happy / Restaurant Music. [Tempo: Slow / 78 BPM]

This unpolished, rootsy music track is a single resonator guitar performance. It’s lively and sparse, conveying the authentic tone and some of the idiosyncratic whims of pre-rock Delta Blues. A good fit for dramas, comedies, children’s shows and travel/cooking programing. Rootsy / Resonator Guitar / Sparse Music. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 87 BPM]

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