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The Music Theory Behind Metroid’s Iconic Soundtracks

Metroid music is stylized so perfectly that you know what you’re listening to the moment the notes hit your ears.  8-bit Music Theory’s video explores the musical theory behind Metroid’s music across multiple games down to the melodic structures, chord progressions, and key signatures.

As an artform, music elicits emotional responses, and Metroid soundtracks are no exception.  With a traditional music theory lesson centered around Metroid, learn how the music is orchestrated to enhance the gameplay of the series. These pieces become more than just a soundtrack, but an element of the environment itself as a “living thing” in the game.

Let us know what musical themes and theory do you enjoy the most in Metroid games!


Source:  8-bit Music Theory