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Sheet Music: Green Hill Zone

TitleGreen Hill Zone
from Sonic the Hedgehog
ComposerMasato Nakamura (1958—)
 
InstrumentationFlute and Piano
KeyA minor
RangeC4–E5
Time signature4/4
Tempo150 BPM
Performance time1:35
Difficulty levelintermediate
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (94 kB) (preview)
Download audio tracksMIDI (8 kB) MP3 (1.1 MB)
Play-along accompanimentMIDI (6 kB) MP3 (1.1 MB)
Date added2009-09-10
Last updated2009-09-10
CategoriesVideo game music

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Thursday 10 September 2009

Tune of the Day: Green Hill Zone

from the historic video game “Sonic the Hedgehog”
Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog was the video game that started off the career of Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic Team. It was the first game to really propel the Genesis into mass popularity in North America, to the point that the Sega console outsold the Super Nintendo nearly 2 to 1 during the 1991 holiday season. This success eventually led to Sega overtaking Nintendo with control of 55% of the 16-bit console market, making it the first time Nintendo was not the console leader since 1985.

Green Hill Zone is the first zone in Sonic the Hedgehog. It is a picturesque paradise with green forests, beautiful blue lakes, and brown checkered soil.

The game has been praised for its dynamic music, composed by Masato Nakamura, a member of the popular J-Pop band, Dreams Come True. The music used 8-bit stereo sound, and was very rich and detailed. The music for Green Hill Zone in particular is a very well recognized tune, by many fans of the series and by other gamers. Many remixes of this track can be found online.