On Kids’ Commute this week, we’re exploring the world of video game music!
We might not always notice it, but music plays an really important role in making video games so enjoyable. Video Game music, like movie soundtracks, really helps you get in the moment and feel what’s happening on screen. Are you ready to go gaming with Kate Botello? Just click the “play” button below to begin your journey!
Today, we’re highlighting the music for Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
To give you an idea of it’s popularity, Skyrim is considered by many to be one of the greatest games of all time!
In the fantasy world of Skyrim, dragons are led by a huge evil dragon called, Alduin the World Eater. Yikes! To top it off, YOU are the only person who can talk to and control the dragons.
Think you’re up to the task of controlling the dragons and saving the land of Skyrim?
Jeremy Soule composed the music for Skyrim. In the song you’ll hear today, he recorded thirty men singing in a fake dragon language, and then tripled it so they’d sound like a horde of ninety barbarians!
Music piece for today:
Dragonborn by Jeremy Soule
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Here’s a link to a karaoke version of Dragonborn