Let’s imagine your future video or animation work. What if this time you are going to create something dynamic and spectacular? Like a tense chase or motor stunts scenes. If so, this playlist is for you.

Today we are talking about action musiс. It is all about specific features aiming to thrill a viewer with powerful shifts. Let’s take a closer look at these features.

Rhythm

The more a track focuses on rhythm, the better feeling of action it gets. The melodic storyline might even be reduced. Why? Because a couple of electronic loops can be more than enough.

Brass and percussion

As for the rhythm, there is always a strong beat. And we have known it since ancient times. Warriors used brass and percussion instruments to convey information in this way. Nowadays, it can be anything from a classic drum kit to controller pads.

Orchestration

But the more music developed, the richer it became. Often action music goes with wind and strings. These instruments enrich a track, making it more powerful.

Contrast

As the form of high contrasts action needs a dynamic range. Light percussion can turn into bass drums and back. Also, composers like to boost these accents by layering sounds. They appear between different parts of a track to hit the major accents more.

Playlist of the week: action music

What is this music for?

The name speaks for itself. It fits everything connected with an active storyline. It may be:

  • Videos made with action cameras or drones
  • Sports
  • Fights
  • Travels
  • Race

Don’t worry about the right compositions. They are already waiting for you in the playlist here. Pick a soundtrack below or explore more at Fugue.

Emmraan — Break The Rules
Simon Jomphe Lepine — Boom Boom
AleXZavesa — Inspiration Future Bass
Grey March — Grey March
Draganov89 — Triumphant Victory
Earmake — Flying High
Nargo Music — Cinematic Dubstep
Vermos — Dark Love
Nargo Music — Action Trailer

About the author: Lisa Zelenskaya, music producer at Fugue.

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