Pokémon Gold & Pokémon HeartGold — A Musical Comparison

Pokémon Gold Version was the first video game I ever really got into, back in 2nd grade almost 20 years ago. It’s been a really fun experience to go through the remake of my first game, meeting new characters that were added, seeing the insane upgrade of graphics, and listening to the remixes of all the music. In today’s article, I’m going to be sharing some of my thoughts about said remixes, and talking about the differences that I observed between Pokémon Gold and Pokémon HeartGold.

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Instagram Live! Legend of Zelda songs featuring Sydney from SmartGamePiano

I’ve been more active on Instagram lately, and had the pleasure of being a guest on my friend Sydney’s live stream earlier this evening, where talked about two Legend of Zelda pieces: “Great Fairy Fountain”, from Ocarina of Time, and “Song of Healing”, from Majora’s Mask. Here’s a brief recap of what we covered in our hour-long stream!

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Hollow Bastion: A Lesson in Irregular Time Signatures

Special Note: This is the first of many articles to come that will have a full audio track available! Since this article focuses on time signatures and beat divisions, it may be helpful to listen to the audio track and follow along. If you can’t make the time to sit and listen/read the whole thing in one sitting, though, there are shorter audio clips after each musical excerpt shown. The audio track is about 17 minutes long.

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