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Sonic Melodies

The ‘Continue Sound’ from Sonic the Hedgehog is a series of arpeggios ascending and decrescendoing. The arpeggios make up the first five chords of the C Major scale—C major, D minor, E minor, F major, and G major, just like “Doe, a Dear”. It has a pedagogical quality, though it is very musical, like this […]

Sega Melodies

The famous intro sound of the 16-bit Sega Genesis, which I assume is a choir of Japanese dudes with the most lovely singing voices in the world. What we have here is an interval of a minor third between two major chords: Eb Major to a C Major sung in parallel harmony. The chords appear […]