A Stinger is a very short piece of music that begins and ends within a matter of a few seconds. They are not like a music-loop which is made for looping around and a round to create a never ending piece of music. A "Stinger" has a beginning, a middle-part, and an end. It's not made for looping.
Stingers can be used for many purposes (splash screens, logos, highlights, underlining a point), but the most common use of Stingers is in the transition between scenes. Look at an episode of "Friends". Every time the story moves from one location to another, we see a little shot of the new location, and the music plays a "Stinger".
Strong, steadfast, yet delicate. Persistence with beauty and melodic elegance. Impressionist. Arpeggio ending with touch of dissonance. Mellow. Smooth. "We will outlast this trial and emerge unscathed." Keyboard Sounds, Stingers
A funky bass and a synth play over a swinging drummer filled out by an echoing synth line and filtered drum rolls. A slow intro builds up to the full theme. A determined journey a moment of personal realisation, an alien plant buds out of its pod and raises up into the air. Instrumental, Science Fiction Music, Sci-Fi Action Moderate
Calm, soothing ending to times of trial and adversity. The peace comes from knowing that, in the end, all will be well. Love, grace, and strength comes from accepting challenges and seeking guidance from above. Keyboard Sounds, Stingers
A collection of standard, even cliché ending phrases that will bring your production to a secure, definite, happy or sad conclusion. Four short slow and smooth melodies played on a Fender Rhodes keyboard, rendered with three different sounds per melody. All files are normalised to -1dB. Synth Loops, Synth loops
A racing heartbeat leads into a dramatic string melody with tympani, very emergency room stuff. An ambulance on a mission to take the casualty to the hospital, an orchestral race against time to save a life. Exciting driving powerful high-energy, trying to beat the clock. Medical Drama, Action! Instrumental, Dangerous Music, Edgy Music
Rocky stinger features massive semi live rock drums, powerful chugging distorted guitar, driving bass, warm synths, orchestra hits, special fx and synth fx. Great as the theme to tv news/breaking news programs, opening theme music for radio news programs, video games, action film trailers. Keyboard Sounds, Stingers
Full orchestra accompanied by drums and strings commences with a forshadowing of the terrors of war that is to come. Suitable for any war theme or military action, documentary on the results of war, breaking news, History Channel, film/TV instrumental, or a climactic beginning or ending to a drama. Instrumental, Military Music, Battle Commencing Orchestral