3 years is an embarrassingly long time to let pass on without any updates on this blog. But hopefully this will cheer up my fellow music theory nerds aching for geeky posts about compositional techniques in video game soundtracks: I've been appearing on Overclocked Podcast with a segment called Between the Lines. I was invited by Stephen Kelly to put together a segment similar to my blog posts, in audio form. And I have to say, I've absolutely fallen in love with this new format of talking about music theory!
I put together about one episode per month, and with the help of Stephen's mad editing skills, it's been MUCH easier to keep up with my hobby of dissecting video game music. Not only is it much faster for me to record my speaking voice than to edit these blog posts, but I think it's also easier to discuss and demonstrate examples within the episode. While I could create sheet music for visual examples on this blog, it was always a little awkward and time-consuming to put together audio to go with it. Stephen is a HUGE help in slicing and editing all of the audio examples together in the blog posts, and I can sing or speak counting/motives/etc. when illustrating points about rhythm, melody and so on. Here are the casts I've done so far:
My hope is that as I create these episodes, I can post visual examples of sheet music here to go along with the audio. It's going to depend on how much free time I have, but bottom line, I'm really glad that I've been able to continue my blog on the podcast! So for now, I'm going to be updating this blog with links to the episodes, and hopefully, occasionally some sheet music to go along with it. Thank you so much to Stephen and the Overclocked Podcast crew for having me on the show, it's been such a blessing to be able to continue this really fun and fulfilling hobby with their help and support!
Thanks again for reading everyone :) Looking forward to updating soon!
Video game music was what got me composing as a kid, and I learned the basics of composition from transcribing my favorite VGM pieces. These are my thoughts and discoveries about various game compositions as I transcribe and study them. Feel free to comment with your own thoughts/ideas as well!