Here's a gentle, rhythmic, and lively one I made specifically for background music. Like my sentimentalDaytime TV track, this one has a very benign sound, but this time there's a little percussion and even a bit of voice added to the mix.
Here's a very breathy, somber piece with softshakuhachi woodwind overlay. This started as a somewhat generic piano project but turned into an interestingly wistful and reflective thing. Sounds almost like a track Nobuo Uematsu might have done for a Final Fantasy game. Pull out your photo albums and get nostalgic!
Here's a meditative little piano composition I put together after listening to the haunting soundtrack composed by Gustavo Santaolalla for the film Babel. This one ended up part Philip Glass and part Debussy, particularly in the second half with its suspended chord clusters. I intended to turn this snippet into a longer sonata, but I may have to leave it as is for now!
Here's one for stock videos that need a very sentimental sound. This is basic piano with some light backing strings to give it a bit of extra sugar. This one is slightly cheesy, but sometimes cheese hits the spot. Features major-key piano, strings, and a happy, emotional feel. This would sound great in a daytime TV series or as backing track for a biography interview.
Another nice piano jazz piece here to complement Old-Time Ivories. This one takes on a quicker pace and a more modern flavor, adding a ride cymbal track and full drum kit toward the end, but it's still pretty laid-back.
Here's a nice live piano composition I wrote in the mellow vein of Nobuo Uematsu's Balamb Garden theme (from his Final Fantasy VIII soundtrack). Suspended, dreamy major chords give way to a more tense and determined minor-key break. Dual-tracked piano adds a nice atmospheric effect to this reflective little piece.