0

Does anyone know what genre of music is this example: very quiet background music. Also, what instrument is used to make this kind of music? Thanks in advance

  • This sounds more like a notification sound (those used on PC/smartphone for notifying the user), not music. May we know the source of this "music"? – Andrew T. Jul 27 at 16:34
  • You're right it was a ringtone (android). – Adam5 Jul 27 at 19:56
1

Instrument: sounds like a violin, plucked (pizzicato). Example from YT.

The sample is only a few seconds long, hard to determine genre. "Incidental music" as genre, perhaps - could image it ending a scene or linking two scenes.

The sample would be described as a Sting, "short musical phrase, primarily used in broadcasting and films as a form of punctuation" - although you didn't ask this.

0

These are pizzicato strings, which is what you call an instrument that is usually bowed (violin, cello, viola) being plucked instead. It gives a softer, but more percussive sound than a bowed string. This particular clip sounds like a couple of violins being plucked together.

It's impossible to identify a genre based on only two notes, and pizzicato strings are used in a variety of genres, from classical to jazz to pop, but perhaps you're thinking of something like this song ("Pizzicato Strings"), which is from a subgenre of "easy listening" called "elevator music".

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.