Good one Adi!
Here are a couple of melancholy pieces that may suit. Although the second one is short, I may be able to extend/loop the arrangement or perhaps build a new bridge between the two pieces.
Louis Cole (FunforLouis) is a Youtuber with a big following. He uses this type of music in his daily videos. You will see in the description of the item in the link below, that he is always looking for this type of music to use and gives a credit. He usually takes it from Soundcloud. No payment I presume, but you will get some exposure. It might be worth considering submitting a track or two.
Nice find. Thanks
Many congratulations Benji. Are you telling me you were out in public in that outfit?
Another nice one Flossie.
Thanks for this Tim
Not sure what tempo you are after.
I have had three hard rejects for “composition/arrangement” since I started here and they were all a complete surprise to me and I still can’t fathom it. I just put them to one side.
On the other hand, my soft rejects have all been for reasons that sound reasonable to me. On one of these, poor qualtiy samples were cited. I then purchased a commercial library from a large player and it was still held for review but subsequently approved, I think because I quoted the name of the library. If it was rejected again, I would have surely sent the comments to the library supplier.
This is probably not the place for policy comments but I think that some, if not all, hard rejects should be moderated by another reviewer.
Many years ago, I wrote a song where I thought I had truly nailed it. One day, in a taxi, I heard the opening two lines of the melody on the radio. It was by a well known group. I shunted it to one side for years, but the rest of the song was (to me) so good, that I reworked the opening and ended up with something quite usable and unrecognisable to the original, still within the chord sequence that inspired the song.
I now wonder whether I did subconsciously copy the start or whether it fell out as the most obvious from the chord sequence I used.
Conversely, an older song of mine was returned from a music site (not AJ) with the comment that the melody of the closing line of the chorus was ‘remarkably close’ to that in the song …..xxxx. While I can hear the similarity, my song predated that one by 5 years. So, if mine had been published and played, then the shoe would have been on the other foot, even though an artist of that stature would not copy from me.
Bottom line is that some melodies do fit some progressions very well in western music. We can also be inspired by what we have heard and later reproduce it or something sinilar.
Take a look at the cases for “My Sweet Lord” (recognisably similar), and, on the other end of the spectrum, “Land Down Under”(still don’t get it)