Video Game Music Theory 101

Video game music is a hugely important part to many of our lives. It has underscored some of our fondest memories from childhood, from hearing the credits theme to Super Mario World as you beat it for the first time, or perhaps being terrified by Sephiroth’s battle theme “One Winged Angel” from Final Fantasy VII. Underneath the surface of these great pieces of music lie simple notes and rhythms which all work together to create the soundtrack of our memories. Video game musicians FamilyJules, insaneintherainmusic, Sab Irene & 8BitMusicTheory present a live video game music theory session, where we’ll dive deep into some fan-favorite video game tunes and explain exactly what makes them so great & memorable from a theoretical standpoint. No music theory experience required, we’ll make things simple as possible for you!

Panelists

FamilyJules, insaneintherainmusic, Sab Irene, 8BitMusicTheory