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Around The Library

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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.

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Kinda laggy walking with alot of pixels :P <3


Biggyzoom responds:

So are you, friend.

what a melody, it shouldnt work....but it does...it so does! got me bopping around on my chair, what a tune!

I cannot give a lesser vote to a track that has just brought me back to my childhood, where I dumped all my friends just to play on my good guy gameboy.
Everything sounds absolutely legit, there's nothing too modern and that's how it should be.
I'm pointing that out, because many lads here on newgrounds sometimes fail to make a pure 8-bit track. That is why this one should stand out and teach them a lesson. ;)

No technical issues found and the melody is spacious, moody and overally it sounds like as if it was made in the past rather than in the future.
You did a very good job in making it real and classic at the same time so there is a big five for you.

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3.59 / 5.00

Nov 27, 2012
6:31 PM EST
Video Game
File Info
4 MB
2 min 53 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.