DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2015.10.006
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Dr. Christopher Hopkins

Abstract: Mario Paint, the 1992 Nintendo game for the Super NES, remains an accessible environment for musical creativity and sound exploration within its music mode. Although developed for a gaming system, the game's music mode is a streamlined tool built upon basic music theory and music composition. Through familiar video game sounds and icon and Western music notation, players are able to compose chiptune works and explore the nature of sound through an inviting interface. Similar music composition software upgrad…

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