Making happy and upbeat music track that will work as a royalty free background music for videos, advertising, commercials, etc. Learn how to do it in 18 minutes! How To Make Happy Upbeat Music Track in 18 minutes? To start you don't really need many instruments. The very basics of it are an acoustic guitar strums, bass guitar, kick drum (and some snare), percussion (shaker and tambourine), pianos, glockenspiel and you're pretty much set up to start making music! Everything was recorded in Presonus Studio One 4, which I highly recommend.