Musical Themes in Games

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Music reinforces certain ideas or actions. This week, take a look at the various musical themes in games and how they serve as motifs in the soundtrack of the game.

Motifs are little musical themes that represent an idea. This video looks at several games from the earliest to some of the most recent and examines the various themes within them. Like the video? Check out some other great videos on Major Third’s youtube channel!

The intro music is by me. Most of the music is mentioned based on the game it comes from.
Other music in the video includes:
“Super Mario Bros 2 Overworld Theme” covered by The Altered Beasts
“Tristram Village” by Matt Uelmen (from Diablo & Diablo II)
“Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048″ by J.S. Bach (as performed by the London Philharmonic)

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