Free Music Backgrounds – Improv Music For All Occasions

There are lots of time when a little incidental music is just what you need for your website, your video or a host of other projects that might require instrumental music. Whether you want a short snippet or a full length composition, finding free music backgrounds can be quite a job.

Background music means a lot of different things, for some people it must be strictly instrumental, while others will allow some soft vocals. Ultimately the music must support the images, be they a website or video or film, and not upstage them. The mood of the music must properly match the visual images, however this is of course in the ear of the beholder. For example, soft flowing music could be juxtaposed against images of war or loud thrashy music could accompany peaceful images, if that was the desired effect.

Some of the best background music is created by improvisational musicians. During improv music sessions the players are allowed to let the rules go and become one with the groove. Improvisational music creates some of the most free flowing and creative background music available.

Improvisational music is also often used in healing therapies. The healing and calming powers of music are still not completely understood, but the results can not be denied. There have also been links to improvised music and increased creativity. These are two traits of background music that would only benefit your project, whatever the medium.

But unless you know a group of improvisational musicians willing to let you use their material that still leaves you searching for free music backgrounds. Well there are many musicians out there, thanks to the Internet, that would be happy to lend you their music for only a musical credit.

Sometimes finding these musicians can be tough, but there are a few websites that allow you to listen and download free music backgrounds and songs as often as you like. You still need to sift through the material to find what you need, but the sifting is free and so is joining the website, which is a requirement for most of these sites if you want to download any of the free music they provide.

Ultimately you will know the right music for your project when you hear it, but keep in mind any musical backgrounds are just that, backgrounds. They are there to enhance the visual subject matter and not to take away from it. A good watermark for a piece of background music is if it can be played alone and still hold your attention without demanding it.

The Internet has made music of all kinds available worldwide. Not only pay sites such as iTunes or gray area sites like Lime Wire or Kazaa offer music to the world, but now there are sites like Acid Planet that provide a place for musicians and listeners to come together in the free enjoyment of music. Please remember, when you use free music backgrounds or songs, give proper credit to the musicians or group that are so freely allowing you to use their music and never use copyrighted material without first getting proper authority to do so.