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Compositional Techniques, Piano Master Class, and Sheet Music for the Official PlayStation Used Game Instructional Video Theme

I play the Official PlayStation Used Game Instructional Video Theme!

Let's identify and examine the compositional techniques used in the Official PlayStation Used Game Instructional Video Theme! Please refer to the following video and sheet music!

The opening chord is a C minor seventh chord in first inversion with an added fourth. The added fourth partially negates the sad emotions associated with the minor mode. The seventh suggests a laidback feeling.

There is a surprise when the mode changes from minor to major when the strings start playing a harmonic progression. The harmonic progression is a minor vi7, F Major IV Sus9, C Major I Sus9, and G Major V Sus4. This progression can be looped ad finitum, since G Major can logically go to a minor, and a minor is the first chord of the progression.

The progression goes by once and returns to a minor. In the video I extended the progression to further establish a peaceful mood. The chords do not occur at every quarter note. Instead, the 7/8 meter adds a gentle swaying feeling to the rhythm. The pattern is 3 + 4 and 3 + 5.

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