Music

Ricky Molina writes music for personal listening enjoyment as well as for sync projects (commercial ads, business marketing, film and tv, video games).    You can also find some of Ricky's music in sound libraries as well.  

A) For non-commercial purposes, please click on either the iTunes or Google Play icons.  Thank you.

B) For non-exclusive commercial use (which includes sync media like your YouTube, Vimeo videos, film, commercial ads or your web sites), or for business marketing (radio spots and store music), please click on the Nimbit icons below to purchase and download tracks.

C) For exclusive agency projects (where the number of sync or audio plays exceeds 10,000) - please contact Ricky via email at Ricky@RickyMolinaProductions.com for details.  

ORCHESTRAL ARRANGEMENTS, CINEMATIC SCORES, INSTRUMENTALS, AMBIENT MUSIC

Daniella's Song

Daniella's Song was composed and arranged as a ballad for Daniella Mass, an incredible vocalist from Colombia. Daniella has appeared on America's Got Talent and musical TV productions all over the world. Composition Notes - Music Theory:  the song is written in the key of A major, and slips in and out of relevant minor and dominant chordal/arpeggiated harmonies. The piano, winds and the guitar trade off on the chordal arpeggios. There are rising and falling dynamics, with the song rising to a tutti finale.

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Tags: scenic wildlife, relaxation music, orchestral arrangement, instrumental piece, beautiful nature videos, music for meditation, healing nature relaxation, zen music, yoga music, sleep music, calming music, study music, chillout music, stress relief.


Weight of a Whisper

Weight of a Whisper is a bossa nova composition, with latin music rhythms, written in the key of E major, with some quartal harmonies and a break in Em9. Originally written as a latin instrumental or ballad, the song has a flowing melody, with a tenor sax taking the lead and a jazz guitar leading the break and providing harmonies. The song is written at 120 bpm, but it is a soft jazz bossa number.  There are some flamenco overtones, with the castinets and percussion adding some spice.  The inspiration for this piece was a jazz guitar comping lesson that I took a while back.  The lesson showed an interesting formation of an Emaj9 chord around the seventh fret, which I toyed with and started connecting it with a descending Amajor formation around the fifth fret.  The highlight of the piece occurs with a transition from E major to a diminished ascending passage ultimately ending back at the tonic.

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Tags: bossa nova, flamenco, flamenco guitar, latin music, musica latina, flamenco dancing, latin rhythms, latin beats, latino grooves, orchestral music, soft jazz, jazz retro, orchestral arrangements, latin instrumental, boleros, salsa, samba, easy listening, castinets.


City Lights

City Lights by Ricky Molina

City Lights features a melodic guitar lead over a beautifully orchestrated bed of supporting string and horn parts, with a steady percussion development throughout. The melodic guitar lead is sweet and memorable, ideal for a country-sentimental mood or scene. It is written in a major key, but surprisingly does not sound overly sweet, due to unexpected chord changes in the middle sectoins of the piece.The song is reminiscent of Mark Knopfler's arrangements or Chet Atkins solo guitar style.

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Tags: melodic, country ballad, harmonic, dire straits, mark knopfler, chet atkins, country melodid guitar solo, easy listening, sentimental, reflective music, string section, instrumental, orchestral arrangement


Knights Prepare for Battle

Knights Prepare for Battle - Epic Battle Scene Music

Knights Prepare for Battle is a cinematic epic piece written for a battle scene. The knights are preparing for battle, and they engage in fierce fighting. The music ends with a climactic tutti, as the action scene ends. It is written in a minor key, but has a lydian tonal sound, especially at the beginning. There are storm and snare drums but they are not overdone. Horns, winds and string sections also help build the tension in the second half of the piece.  The rhythmic pace of the piece is set by pizzicato double bass and viola parts, with percussive interjections made by timpanic storm drums, woodblocks, tambourine, triangle, ratchet effects and harp for the build-up to the battle scene. 

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Tags: epic battle scene music, orchestral music, action film scene, knights on battlefield, king arthur, knights templar, game of thrones, medieval battle scene, jousting, music for video games


Prelude for the Nobel Laureate

The Nobel Laureate - W.B. Yeats et al

The Nobel Laureate - W.B. Yeats et al

Prelude for the Nobel Laureate is an orchestral piece with classical guitar, strings, woodwinds and a horn section. It is written in the key of G major with a slow tempo (andante). It was written and arranged by Ricky Molina in May of 2017. The melody interchanges between classical guitar, strings, horns and finally with flutes. ​This music is perfect for rest and relaxation, for work, for study, and for those who love to hear beautiful melodies and harmonies.

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Tags: orchestral music, music for relaxation, classical guitar, chamber music, music for meditation, music for stress relief, harmonious melodies, string arrangements, music for guitar and flute


SONGS WITH LYRICS

Right Here at Home

Right Here at Home

Right Here at Home is a retro latin bolero song (with Cuban-style influence) that I wrote many years ago and decided to re-record it with a slightly different sound. Originally, it sounded like something from Rodgers & Hammersetin's Oklahoma, until I decided to add more of a latin flair to it. The song is written at 105 rpm, and begins in the key of B major - and modulates twice, first to C# and then to D#.  It has a spanish guitar instrumental and the percussion is distinctly Cuban. There are piano fills and a horn section to round things out.  It's a happy, easy listening song, and fun for kids and adults who may be familiar with Disney's Lady and the Tramp.



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Always Mine

Always Mine by Ricky Molina

Always Mine is a melodic country ballad that mixes a melancholy personal relationship experience with a melodic feel in a major key. In that sense, the song is bitter-sweet, and the song captures this sense as well.  The song features Anna Volpe on lead and background vocals.  Anna's beautiful harmonies support the chorus melody nicely.  There is also a sweet,melodic, western-style guitar solo midway into the song.  The lyrics are available by clicking on this link.    

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COMMERCIAL AD MUSIC, MUSIC FOR MARKETING

Island Vacation

Island Vacation is commercial ad music perfect for a touristy travel commercial. The piece was written in C major, which provides a perfect backdrop and ambience for a fun-filled get-away type of vacation offer. It has an upbeat reggae rhythm, but in this case the drum kit doesn't dominate the rhythm. Instead, the rhythm is strongly supported by the staccato electric guitar and piano stabs as well as by the ukelele strumming and the kalimba itself (which carries the melody). 

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Tags: reggae, island music, carribbean music, vacation ad music, tourism, travel, island getaway, commercial ad music, sync music, royalty free music.


Fast Sportscar Commercial

Fast Sportscar Commercial Ad Music

Fast Sportscar Commercial Ad Music has a techno synth arpeggio groove - it starts out in a minor key, with a steady reggae beat, then glides into a major key. The piece is rounded out with special effects that support the concept of a fast sportscar. The targeted musical demographic is for a young-spirited adults seeking a bit of excitement and fun on the open the open road.

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Tags: sportscar spot, fast car music, sync music, techno synth, reggae music, reggae beat, techno groove, techno beat, little red corvette, mazda miata, cool driver, red convertible, mazda sportscar, ferrari, porsche carrera

Ascent Assent

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Ascent Assent is an upbeat melody that's perfect for a commercial ad, marketing or for a corporate presentation with a positive, inspiring motivational message. The melody is played by a plucked nylon guitar with reverb and is supported by harmonic synth pads. The groove gets you going at 120 bpm and is comprised of shakers, handclaps, and ethnic/world drum kits, fused together in a tasteful and not overbearing manner. The highlight of the piece is its climbing motif, which has a motivational air about it. The rhythmic groove is also supported by layers of acoustic guitar strumming and arpeggiating.

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Tags: upbeat ad music, inspirational music, motivational music, confidence, commercial ad music, sync music, royalty free music.


CHILDREN'S STORIES

Ellie

Ellie by Mike Wu Music and Narration by Ricky Molina

Ellie by Mike Wu Music and Narration by Ricky Molina

Ellie is a book written by Mike Wu for Disney - it's an inspirational story of an elephant who was not aware of her talents as a painter. When Walt the zookeeper announces that the zoo will have to close, the animals get upset and think of ways to spruce up their home so as to keep visitors coming. Somehow, Ellie stumbles upon her hidden talent as an artist. Ellie becomes a big hit and her fans start coming to see her artwork. 

By listening to the music together with the video, your child will learn how different instruments of the orchestra can be used to support character and plot development!

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