Fun with Video Game Music…

Guess what…the two biggest song requests this semester are both Nintendo video games: Super Mario Bros. and Pokémon. I have to admit that until 5 minutes ago I didn’t know that Pokémon originated as a video game. Now this post ties together nicely.

You might think video game music isn’t serious business, I would disagree. Firstly, it’s significant for the simple fact that gaming is possibly, if I hazard a guess, one of the most common ways kids (and adults) listen to music. And furthermore, the music is interesting and in the case of Mario Bros., quite challenging.

If you’re thinking of a career in music, I think composing music for video games is as promising a field as any within the music industry as a whole.

Pokémon Theme

Song Challenge Task:

Get your 10 points this week by demonstrating your ability to play any four measures of the Pokémon Theme. 

Pokémon Theme Ukulele
Pokémon Theme Guitar
Pokémon Theme Bass

Super Mario Bros. Ground Theme

Advanced Song Challenge Task:

Get your 10 points this week by demonstrating your ability to play either the treble clef part or bass part of the Super Mario Bros. Theme.

Super Mario Bros. Guitar
Super Mario Bros. Bass

Good luck!

Neil

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