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20 of the Best Royalty-Free Percussion Music Tracks

Percussion music offers a powerful and infectious way to heighten the drama and interest in your multimedia projects.

In this tutorial, I’ve compiled a list of the 20 best royalty-free percussion music tracks to be found at AudioJungle. 

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1. Latin Percussion Carnival

This energetic and catchy track brings the sounds of Brazilian samba to your project. The track incorporates a variety of percussion instruments to keep things interesting. Comes in three versions: long, medium and short for your convenience.

2. Stomp and Claps

With rhythmic hand clapping backed up by drums and stomping, this track is great for adding dramatic emphasis to various areas of your project. It comes in five versions of varying lengths.

3. Dances of India Class 2

This track has a wonderfully laidback quality with hypnotic percussions that take one to both the Arabian peninsular and certain regions of India. A great choice for travel and food videos or just for bringing a touch of Asia to your projects.

4. Percussive Energetic

This upbeat track uses a range of percussive instruments as well as stomps and some clapping to create a dynamic track that is perfect for action, dance or sports projects. 

5. Kicking the Dumpster

Clangs, bangs, and clinking metallic sounds make up this medium tempo, energetic percussion track. The industrial, urban sound with a tribal touch would work well for videos, presentations, and games.

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6. The Epic Drums

This is a powerful and punchy drum track which will bring high cinematic drama to any project. Particularly suited to action scenes, cinematic epic trailers, and video games.

7. Percussion

Available in short, medium and long versions, Percussion is a hard-hitting percussion track that is bound to heighten the sense of action, adventure and anticipation in your next project.

8. Oriental Percussion 2

Oriental Percussion 2 uses a range of percussions popular in Middle Eastern music, like the darbuka and the dumbelek, and it combines them with hanging drum, hand bell, and other instruments to create a wonderful Middle Eastern accented sound. Great track for travel videos or projects where you want to capture the flavours and sounds of Asia. 

9. Cinematic Chase Percussion 

A strong action drum and percussion ensemble track, Cinematic Chase Percussion brings an intensity and dynamism to action scenes.

10. Hang Drum Background 

The beautiful sound of the hang drum has a meditative and reflective quality that complements instructional, travel, beauty, food and other types of videos where the emphasis is on the visuals of the project. This track comes in four versions of different lengths. 

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11. Evolution

This track has an experimental, modern, dystopic quality that can work as background music for a contemporary clothing fashion show or a very cool club. It could also complement the action in a futuristic video game or movie.

12. Cinematic Drums 

A classic cinematic drum track, this powerful and catchy beat will work well in any action, performance or dramatic project.

13. Pursuit

A hard-hitting percussive track that, as its name suggests, brings to mind the drama and terror of pursuit, Pursuit is ideal for accompanying a piece of action or a high-tension scene. 

14. Tribal Jungle

Tribal Jungle blends the sounds of percussion, natural sounds found in a jungle and a range of other percussive instruments to create a fast-paced, high-energy piece.

15. Relaxing Drums

Featuring wood, metal and taiko drums beating out a slow and hypnotic melody, Relaxing Drums is a great track for instructional, documentary and travel videos as well as video games.

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16. Modern Percussion

This fast-paced, dynamic track uses strong toms and energetic hits to create an exciting soundtrack for trailers, teasers, TV and film productions, and promotional videos.

17. Action Drums

This dramatic track starts off with four movements of a lone drum punctuated by silence before building to an energetic display of drums and cymbals. 

18. Percussion Street Wars

An exciting track featuring a combination of various percussion instruments in an edgy arrangement, Percussion Street Wars will bring a bright and dynamic note to your next video project.

19. The Game Music

Finger snapping, hand clapping and the use of a single drum beat make up the bulk of the sound on this track, which can be used in commercials, dance and a wide variety of video types.

20. Percussion and Drums From Africa

The use of the marimba and the kalimba in combination with drums, shakers and the log drum give this track its distinctly African feel. The track is great for travel, documentary and food videos as well as other projects that could benefit from an African flavour.

Conclusion 

These 20 royalty-free percussion music tracks are just a small selection of the thousands of tracks available at AudioJungle, so if none of them quite fits your needs, there are plenty of other great options from which to choose.

And if you want to improve your skills creating and or editing your own music tracks then check out some of the ever-so-useful music and audio tutorials that Envato Tuts+ has on offer.