My Blog today is regarding a very very useful web site known as Video Game Jam
If you’re like me and you play Guitar and/or Bass and you also love Video Game music then this is the site for you because Video Game Jam is a site dedicated to supplying "geeks" the world over with guitar and bass guitar tablature (TAB) , I’m not too sure when it was I stumbled upon this site, all I know is it was a good few years back and I instantly fell in love with it even though it didn’t have the tab I was looking for (the game over theme from BATMAN on the NES), I believe the first tab I attempted from the site was Wicked Child from Castlevania on the NES and thanks to the site supplying Midi files for most of the tracks I picked it up quite quick.
Right it’s time for a bit of a history lesson on Video Game Jam but it’s probably best if I leave that to the creator of the site Dan “Deezer” W.
“I got the idea for Video Game Jam in late 1997 after I tabbed a few
Mario tunes for TheMushroomKingdom.net, another site I run. Since
there weren't many game tabs available around that time, I kicked
around the idea of a tab site for a while, then finally launched it
about a year and a half later. Video Game Jam has mostly been a
one-man operation, but early on I had some help from a guy who
gathered MIDIs for the big games like Chrono Trigger and the Final
Hmmm ’97, I would have been 18 at the time.... I’m not too sure but it might have been around ’99, 2000 when I first visited the site, But that is irrelevant, what matters is that the site is still up and running.
I encourage everyone to visit this site and have a look, plus if possible submit some tabs and midi files that you might have worked out for yourself, pretty soon I will be submitting the tab for the BATMAN game over theme that started it all because to this day I still haven’t found it on the net.
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