Chapter 1. The Language of Music Storytelling in Games

In this chapter you’ll learn about the language of music storytelling in games and basic approaches to game scoring. Beginning with an overview of how game music is conceptualized, you’ll understand the methodology to make the best creative music choices for your game. This material doesn’t require you to have a music composition degree, but rather is a top-down overview of the fundamental processes and terminology that drives the creation of a game score. You’ll learn about game music types, music functions within a game, and the building blocks for critical analysis of interactive scores.

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