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Rhythm Encounter 85 – Analyzing RPG Music with 8-bit Music Theory

Rhythm Encounter 085 8-Bit Music Theory

Here at Rhythm Encounter, we have the unique opportunity to bring listeners two interview episodes in a row! No, it’s not MAGFest (though we do enjoy going there when we get the opportunity). We had the chance to chat with 8-Bit Music Theory, head of the fascinating and fun YouTube channel about music theory through a video game lens. He was generous enough to share information about his new arrangement album of GameCube songs, walk us through some music theory vocabulary using some of his RPG applicable videos, and do some analysis of (relatively?) obscure RPG music that we’ve chosen on the spot!

Featuring: Hilary Andreff, Patrick Gann; 8-Bit Music Theory, Edited by Jono Logan

Links for this episode


0:03:02 – 8-bit discusses his new album, Let’s Play
0:18:06 – Musical terminology primer
0:57:55 – 8-bit’s creative process for videos
1:15:34 – On the spot analysis
1:16:16 – Furious Battle – The Final Fantasy Legend (Makai Toushi SaGa)
1:25:43 – Epic Poem to Sacred Death – Valkyrie Profile OST
1:41:23 – A Maiden’s Thoughts (from Chibi-Robo!) – Let’s Play

Album Links

Let’s Play 

All Sounds of SaGa

Valkyrie Profile Original Soundtrack

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Hilary Andreff

Hilary Andreff

Officially, Hilary focuses on proofreading and QA here at RPGFan and has been with the team since early 2017. You can also find her on the occasional podcast, doing a music review, or helping make a news post once in a while. Unofficially, she responds immediately to any talk of a Quintet game or the Shadow Hearts series and is known for pushing RPGFan's graphic adventure coverage. She may be one of the most likely staff members to make a friendship speech.

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