So, Sonic Forces’ music disappointed me with it’s over-synth nature and the obsessive need to have “retro” music for classic Sonic despite it being perfectly fine in Generations. Plus there’s a shared synth that’s everywhere. The main theme’s not bad…
But, then, I got hold of music from Mario Odyssey. I don’t have a Switch, but the music of Odyssey makes me want a Switch, because I love nothing more than idling in a game because of it’s music, and on top of that, I also love roaming around a world, thinking of the people who made the game/etc. Someone had to make the area I’m standing on, and it’s beautiful, what was their emotion when completing it? Etc, etc.
It reminds me of when I first got the Sonic Colors soundtrack, and listened to that obsessively when it first came out, Tropical Resort being my favorite. Super Mario Odyssey’s music is pretty much Colors/Unleashed/Adventure.
Apparently Forces does have an actual piano theme, but it’s located as…. Theater. Yay.
Anyways, I ended up practicing and completing and copying down the notes for the 8-bit version of the Honeylune Ridge Escape song, which quickly became one of my favorites.
Mario getting more songs with lyrics would be nice, and having them is amazing, because it feels… right. Plus, unlike Sonic, we had a relevant character sing. A character’s voice actually sang, isn’t that cool?!
I actually got most of the main melody of the 8-bit down, so my practice is paying off!
I’m learning slowly, step by step. On top of that, the songs themselves make me think about it and wonder… where do I want to go, what do I want to do? There’s so many different answers, I feel motivated and have been using Super Mario Odyssey’s soundtrack to boost that motivation. I just can’t help but feel good.