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This podcast is for people who enjoy games, love music, and want to know more about how their favourite songs work. Each episode, we’ll focus on one piece of music from the video game corpus, and talk about one musical concept found in that piece. Our first series takes a deep dive into the music of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

This podcast is for people who enjoy games, love music, and want to know more about how their favourite songs work. Each episode, we’ll focus on one piece of music from the video game corpus, and talk about one musical concept found in that piece. Our first series takes a deep dive into the music of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
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This podcast is for people who enjoy games, love music, and want to know more about how their favourite songs work. Each episode, we’ll focus on one piece of music from the video game corpus, and talk about one musical concept found in that piece. Our first series takes a deep dive into the music of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Episodes

16 - Traditional Japanese Music in King Dedede's Theme (Smash for Wii U)

5/10/2019
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Join Dan discover the wonders of the Japanese instruments, the Shakuhachi and the Shamisen, and the work of Japanese music duo HIDExHIDE! ---------- Resources for the episode: Info on the Shakuhachi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpJPnCaIy80, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOqaK7Ci2Us Shakuhachi music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsihxORASks, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmRPECd9Yig Shamisen music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJouzJgQHtg,...

Duration:00:20:23

15 - Quotation in Super Mario's Jump Up, Super Star!

5/4/2019
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"Join Dan as he discusses how quotation is used by all kinds of artists, including Tchaikovsky, Sonny Rollins, Yoko Shimomura, and Naoto Kubo!" - Dan I was certainly inspired this episode by Kenley Kristofferson's podcast Into the Score, from his episode where he discusses the Super Mario RPG soundtrack and Yoko Shimomura's use of quotation. Check him out! https://kenleykristofferson.com/ ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at...

Duration:00:21:56

14 - Disco in Persona 5's Beneath the Mask

4/26/2019
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Join Dan get groovy with the addition of Joker to Smash! JOIN THE CRITICAL CAUSE CHARITY STREAM! Starts June 15th at noon, I will be joining at 9pm CDT! All information here: https://criticalcause.org/ Bass Cover of Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0jsBAaeEVw Rhodes Music used in the episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3Zom0wPRg0 ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and...

Duration:00:20:29

13 - Extended Guitar Techniques in F-Zero's Mute City (Brawl)

4/19/2019
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Join Dan as he does his darndest to shred some guit-box for y'all! Relax Alax on C. Falcon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ6Ke-HJ2cs ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/overtone-warpzone/message

Duration:00:18:00

12 - Flamenco in The Legend of Zelda's Gerudo Valley

4/12/2019
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Join Dan on his journeys through southern Spain and the Gerudo desert! ---------- Rasgueado examples: Sledge Azem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcXtI7nG9yI Buleria: Justo Fernández "El Tuto" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V86zYV3QXnk ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/overtone-warpzone/message

Duration:00:14:44

11 - Death Growl in F-Zero's Car Select

4/5/2019
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Join Dan in his regrets for picking this as a podcast topic! Research: Polyphonic - The Surprising Origins of the Death Growl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnQamJtPNOQ Andrew Hatch - Harsh Vocals: A History http://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2017/01/19/harsh-vocals-a-history/ ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:13:29

10 - Lydian Mode in the Super Mario Galaxy Theme

3/29/2019
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Join Dan travel to a galaxy far, far away, and discover the mystery of the #4 from the Lydian mode! ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/overtone-warpzone/message

Duration:00:17:28

9 - Cuica in Donkey Kong's Map Page / Bonus Level

3/22/2019
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Join Dan learn that this particular video game sound is not just a person furiously moving a McDonald's straw up and down inside their cup! Behind the scenes of Cuphead’s recording: https://youtu.be/v6h1vM9W2NM Cuica sounds: Fabiano Salek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmlK94QvwiA ---------- Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! Send in a voice message:...

Duration:00:14:47

8 - Overcoming SNES Limitations in Donkey Kong's Stickerbush Symphony

3/15/2019
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Join Dan as he fanboys over David Wise! (Thanks to Jesse B on Facebook for the episode suggestion!) Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! ---------- Nerdwriter1 video on How Music Was Made On Super Nintendo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvIzIAgRWV0 Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/overtone-warpzone/message

Duration:00:12:31

7 - SNES Sound Hardware in F-Zero's Mute City (and more)

3/8/2019
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Join Dan relive his youth through this classic system and see how it worked! Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! ---------- Adolfo Baez Mario Paint Composer cover of the Smash Ultimate Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlbr_orPki8 Mario Paint Composer: http://www.mariomayhem.com/downloads/mario_paint_composer_download/ Retro Game Audio Podcast:...

Duration:00:16:06

6 - Dynamic Music in Street Fighter II's Ryu's Theme

3/1/2019
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Join Dan and explore the unique-to-gaming music category of dynamic music - the songs that evolve as you interact with the game! Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/overtone-warpzone/message

Duration:00:17:05

5 - Aleatoric Music in Electroplankton

2/22/2019
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to random music! would Dan figure he as Join why compose someone out tries The Mozart dice game: http://www.amaranthpublishing.com/MozartDiceGame.htm Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/overtone-warpzone/message

Duration:00:13:11

4 - NES Sound Hardware in the Famicom Medley (Smash for Wii U)

2/15/2019
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Join Dan as he learns about how limitations breed creativity in Nintendo's classic home console! Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/overtone-warpzone/message

Duration:00:13:18

3 - Operatic Vocal Technique in the Fire Emblem Theme

12/21/2018
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Join Dan discover why opera singers sound so funny and as he uses the word "overtone" legitimately for the first time in the podcast! Much of the research for this episode came from the following website: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/expert-opera-singer/ Email: overtonewarpzone@gmail.com Social Media: @OTWZpodcast Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/overtone-warpzone/message

Duration:02:15:24

2 - Polyrhythm in Metroid's Brinstar Depths

12/14/2018
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Join Dan as he enjoys ride cymbals and math! Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com, and follow me on social media everywhere @OTWZpodcast! Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/overtone-warpzone/message

Duration:01:37:53

1 - Borrowed Chords in Castlevania's Vampire Killer

12/6/2018
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Join Dan as he discover's why the song Vampire Killer is so... killer. There's something special about the third note of that melody - have a listen to find out! Have comments/suggestions/ideas for a song or musical concept? Email me at overtonewarpzone@gmail.com! I said in the show I would get the arranger for the Smash Ultimate version when the game came out - here it is! Vampire Killer - Smash Remix Copyright info: Arrangement Supervisor: Shinji Ushiroda Composition: Konami Digital...

Duration:01:32:22