Sad music intensifies the emotions in movies, documentaries but also radio plays, e.g. after a disappointment, a tragic loss or a separation. Sad music is often associated with hopelessness and despair, but also helplessness. The music is usually characterized by a dragging, slow tempo and sad-sounding harmonies in a minor key.
Often the harmonies are played by a soft piano in support with strings. This supports the effect of sad music. On this page you will find a wide selection of sad and melancholic royalty free music.