One of the first things I do when edit my GoPro videos is I browse for GoPro Music ideas. I ask myself how I want my video to feel, what “vibe” I want it to have, and stuff like that. Sometimes finding background music can take forever though! In this post, I put together some of my favorite GoPro background music tunes for Summer. Bookmark this post so you can come back to it! I’ll update it as I find more free GoPro music and paid GoPro music. Deal? This post contains affiliate links.
Let’s start with free background music, shall we?
Free GoPro Music
If you’ve read my post on background music, you know that Incompetech is my favorite place to get free GoPro music. Here are links to some of my recent favorites for summer!
- Tech Live is pretty cool, a little funky, but still laid back (free)
- Sunday Dub is another laid back groovy sound (free)
- Surf Shimmy is pretty rad… and sounds exactly like you think it should (free)
- Laser Groove is another cool one (free)
Meredith Marsh is a blogger, YouTuber, and podcast focused on motivating awesome people to create awesome videos–GoPro videos, family movies, vacation highlight reels, or business + marketing videos
Choosing the right music–whether you’re playing DJ around your friends, or doing something more serious like working on a video for a client– can be a hard choice. Our tastes in music are subjective and sometimes difficult to explain. People might like a song or artist for a variety of reasons, but that isn’t to say that consensus is impossible. The sections below explain different ways of analyzing musical candidates and connecting them to your video.
Genre, Instrumentation, and Dynamic Range
You should base your genre, instrumentation and dynamic range choices around the concept of the video. Consider the scene’s qualities and ask questions like: is it fast or slow, fluid or cinematic? Does the video have a defined pace that builds to a head?
Genres and instrumentation are closely tied and also vary depending on period. Contemporary genres include modern pop music, electronic music, rock, and hip-hop. Older genres include and are not limited to: classical, jazz and classic rock.
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Make Your Edit Sound Dramatic! – Using Sound Design To Make Your Video Sound Intense
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