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This is Around The Library, an original 8-bit jazz piece. It follows a simple ABA structure and tries to comply with my recently obtained jazz knowledge such as the theory behind functioning dominant chords and the use of melodic minor scales but here it's amalgamated into one bleepy bloopy bit of 8-bit fun.
I always try to keep the 8-bit-ness as true as possible, emulating and working around the restrictions of old 8-bit hardware. The hardest part of the song to make was working to the 3 note polyphony limited to real 8-bit music as jazz musicians typically like their extended chords of 4 notes or more plus a melody and a bass line at least. Compressing all that into 3 notes is the challenge here so the harmony has to be very much implied.
I made the song using Logic 9 and the trusty YMCK Magical 8-bit plug-in.