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  • The Secret of Monkey Island Theme - Multi-Instrumental Cover

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    I wrote and recorded this arrangement of the Secret of Monkey Island opening theme, which is one of my favorite pieces of music from one of my favorite video games. I hope you dig it!

    You can listen to an audio-only version over on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/kirk......

    I still remember when I realized the Monkey Island CD-ROM would also play the game's soundtrack if I put it in my stereo. After that, I spent more time listening than I'd spent beating the game. Returning to the music all these years later, I was struck by how intricate and interesting the arrangement is - there are all these neat counter-melodies and curlicues in there underneath the main melody; some pretty hip rhythmic stuff in there, too. I tried my best to capture all of that in this arrangement.

    The music sounded different on different sound cards, but this version sounds closest to the one I grew up with, so that's what I based this arrangement on: https://www.youtube.com/wat......

    I recorded everything off and on over the course of a few weeks in my home studio, using Logic Pro X for editing and mixing. I made the video with the trial version of Final Cut Pro X, which I've never used before (I don't know what I'm doing lol) but it was pretty fun. I want to make more videos like this, so if you'd be into that, let me know in the comments.

    CREDITS:

    The Secret of Monkey Island soundtrack was composed by Michael Land, Barney Jones, Andy Newell, and Patrick Mundy.

    This arrangement featured the following instruments: Flute, pennywhistle, melodica, whistling, vocals, soprano/alto/tenor saxophones, clarinet, xylophone, handclaps, fake marimba, avocado shaker, tambourine, drum set, electric bass, acoustic & electric guitar Show less
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