Acoustic - The lead instruments in this music category are typically acoustic guitar and piano. The tempo and mood can range from slow and romantic to bright and energetic. Choose this style when you want to convey warmth, simplicity or sincerity.
Adult Contemporary - 45 is the new 20. Okay, maybe not, but the music young boomers are into is a lot hipper than anything their parents listened to. Many of these tracks reflect that “mature but mildly edgy” sound.
Classical - Successful. Timeless. The best in its class. Those are some of the terms associated with a company that represents itself with classical music. Choose an elegant string quartet, a powerful orchestra, or a beautiful solo guitar or piano.
Corporate - This style of music communicates strength, stability and tradition. Think annual reports, sales meetings and 50-story headquarters and you can almost hear the trumpets, French horns and driving tympani.
Country - Arguably, America’s favorite style of music! Choose from the fun and friendly sound of today’s young country, a harder-edged country rock, or the more traditional feel of bluegrass or Texas swing.
Easy Listening - Best suited for an older, more conservative audience, Easy Listening music often features slower tempos and lush arrangements with strings. Solo instruments include flute, piano and smooth electric guitar.
Jazz - Choose from today’s smooth jazz guitar and sax sounds...a small combo with piano, bass and a horn...a swingin’ big band feel...or a fusion piece. Jazz is one of our more popular styles of music. It can say style, sophistication and, of course, cool.
New Age - Light and airy, moody and futuristic, or somewhere in between, our New Age selections feature keyboards and other electronic instruments. While the tempo can vary, the percussive sounds and beat are often subtle.
Specialty - This music defies categorization. It can be quirky, funny or downright odd with unusual lead instruments, such as kazoos and tubas. It might be dramatic, it may be of another era, or it might serve as the stereotypical sound of a nation or culture.
Urban - Inspired by today’s hip-hop grooves as much as the soulful slow jams of decades past, the tracks in this category can vary greatly in tempo and intensity. They put out a vibe that’s best received by a younger demo.
Young Pop - Want to appeal to that younger crowd? Then check out the sample tunes here - from sugary sweet to streetwise to spicy Latin-flavored sounds. This is the way to go when your company is fun, energetic, and ready to change the world.


"I'm on hold [on the Library's system] and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the music! I almost got up from my chair and did a jazz dance! Awesome."
- Rhonda B. Sewell / Media Relations Coordinator / Toledo-Lucas County Public Library

 

Acoustic - The lead instruments in this music category are typically acoustic guitar and piano. The tempo and mood can range from slow and romantic to bright and energetic. Choose this style when you want to convey warmth, simplicity or sincerity.
Adult Contemporary - 45 is the new 20. Okay, maybe not, but the music young boomers are into is a lot hipper than anything their parents listened to. Many of these tracks reflect that “mature but mildly edgy” sound.
Classical - Successful. Timeless. The best in its class. Those are some of the terms associated with a company that represents itself with classical music. Choose an elegant string quartet, a powerful orchestra, or a beautiful solo guitar or piano.
Corporate - This style of music communicates strength, stability and tradition. Think annual reports, sales meetings and 50-story headquarters and you can almost hear the trumpets, French horns and driving tympani.
Country - Arguably, America’s favorite style of music! Choose from the fun and friendly sound of today’s young country, a harder-edged country rock, or the more traditional feel of bluegrass or Texas swing.
Easy Listening - Best suited for an older, more conservative audience, Easy Listening music often features slower tempos and lush arrangements with strings. Solo instruments include flute, piano and smooth electric guitar.
Jazz - Choose from today’s smooth jazz guitar and sax sounds...a small combo with piano, bass and a horn...a swingin’ big band feel...or a fusion piece. Jazz is one of our more popular styles of music. It can say style, sophistication and, of course, cool.
New Age - Light and airy, moody and futuristic, or somewhere in between, our New Age selections feature keyboards and other electronic instruments. While the tempo can vary, the percussive sounds and beat are often subtle.
Specialty - This music defies categorization. It can be quirky, funny or downright odd with unusual lead instruments, such as kazoos and tubas. It might be dramatic, it may be of another era, or it might serve as the stereotypical sound of a nation or culture.
Urban - Inspired by today’s hip-hop grooves as much as the soulful slow jams of decades past, the tracks in this category can vary greatly in tempo and intensity. They put out a vibe that’s best received by a younger demo.
Young Pop - Want to appeal to that younger crowd? Then check out the sample tunes here - from sugary sweet to streetwise to spicy Latin-flavored sounds. This is the way to go when your company is fun, energetic, and ready to change the world.


"I'm on hold [on the Library's system] and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the music! I almost got up from my chair and did a jazz dance! Awesome."
- Rhonda B. Sewell / Media Relations Coordinator / Toledo-Lucas County Public Library