The Game Music.

A Musical Breakdown of Strike the Earth from Sh...

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Strike the Earth is the intro stage in Shovel Knight. The track is incredible it its presentation and deceptively simple in its melody. This video dives into the tracks that inspired its creation what parts build up to make the track the incredible piece that it is.

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Intro music by me. Other music includes:

"Steel Thy Shovel" by Jake Kaufman (from Shovel Knight)

"Elecman Stage" by Manami Matsumae (from Mega Man)

"Crashman Stage" by Takashi Tateishi (from Mega Man 2)

"Title Screen" by Yasuaki Fujita and Harumi Fujita (from Mega Man 3)

"Diveman Stage" by Minae Fujii (from Mega Man 4)

"Gyroman Stage" by Mari Yamaguchi (from Mega Man 5)

"Password Screen" by Yuko Takehara (from Mega Man 6)

"Beginning" by Hidenori Maezawa, Jun Funahashi, Yukie Morimoto, Yoshinori Sasaki (from Akumajo Densetsu)

"The Starlit Wilds (Campfire Scene)" by Jake Kaufman (from Shovel Knight)

"Strike the Earth" by Jake Kaufman (from Shovel Knight)

"Airman Stage" by Takashi Tateishi (from Mega Man 2)
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YoCzechIt 16 hours ago

Oh man, I really love this. Really thorough breakdown, and it makes me want to get into Famitracker and delve into the NSFs for the soundtrack further. Being able to separate out those individual parts must have been a huge boon for making this video, and it was definitely nice to hear that. I could honestly have gone for an even more thorough look at all the individual parts, but I imagine you're trying to keep it under a certain time constraint; I can certainly understand the restraint it must have taken not to just go all out on it. (Also, congrats on the retweet of your video by Jake himself)

I definitely share your enthusiasm for the game and soundtrack, though. Yacht Club and Jake Kaufman knocked it wayyy out of the park and deserve all the praise they've gotten for it.

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MajThird 14 hours ago

Thank you so much! I easily could have spent twenty minutes just talking about each track separately and the different combinations. I might try something like that for the future.

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rubelmj 9 hours ago

Well you earned a subscribe.

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DrunkDiabetic 16 hours ago

This was such a great video! I appreciate all of the hard work you always put in to help your audience visualize your explanations. Keep up the great work!

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luminarus 2 hours ago

This song is like my cup of coffee in the morning.

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zigludo 35 minutes ago

Well now i have an explanation for why this track is so awesome and now i think i'm going to go listen to it for an hour.