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MAESTRO MARIO: HOW NINTENDO TRANSFORMED VIDEO GAME MUSIC INTO AN ART

Andrew Schartmann


 

"Pa-dum-pum-pa-dum-pum—PUM!” Super Mario Bros. for the NES contains some of the most recognizable tunes in popular culture, and yet it’s safe to say that only a handful of people have thought beyond the music’s entertaining surface. After all, what could possibly be art-worthy about an early Mario score? Or any early game sound for that matter?


In search of answers to these questions, Andrew Schartmann takes us on a journey from the primitive “pongs” of arcade machines to the complex musical fabrics woven by composers of the NES era. Where does that distinctly Nintendo-flavored sound come from? What sets NES music apart from its predecessors? And how has that iconic ‘80s videogame sound “invaded” popular culture?"

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

eBook


N/A

2018

146

AUDIOBOOK DETAILS

LANGUAGE

LENGTH

VERSION

NARRATORS

YEAR

English

3.25 hours

Unabridged

Kaleo Griffith

2014

 

TAGS


Publishers: #AudibleStudios (Audible Studios) #ThoughtCatalog (Thought Catalog)

Languages: #English 

Genres: #Music


Companies: 

#Nintendo (Nintendo)


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Games:

#Mario (Mario series)


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