Game Theme
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Dec 7 2009, 09:35 PM
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Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone in the know could help me out, I'm trying to write a theme. I want it to have similar qualities to this one. Any help would be appreciated, I am not much of a composer (or keyboardist for that matter).

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Dec 7 2009, 09:47 PM
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The most notable feature of that particular arrangement is that it is simple theme development. Now when I say theme I don't mean the "theme song of a game" but rather a short recognizable melody and a similar variation of it for each of the four (I assume) measures in the progression. The more memorable it is, the better.

If you can make a memorable theme out of any scale, the rest will be a matter of providing layers of harmony as the arrangement progresses.

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Dec 7 2009, 10:27 PM
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Yeah, I whipped out the keyboard but I'm so bogged down with latency I can't get anything in time. After playing around though, it is a pretty simple melody. The hard part will be getting a similar feeling as the morrowind theme without copying it.

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well, from what I can tell, they only used one scale on that particular piece. So you can do the same thing. Also they used a rhythm figure that repeats over and over, maybe use the same technique.

Start with the melody and then come up with a bass using some notes in the same scale. They actually didn't use any alteration nor modulations

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