Sad Trombone

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Sad Trombone
Composer Unknown
Released 1???-??-??
Title Origin Official

Sad Trombone (also known as Wah-wah-waaaaah and other similar titles) is a brass sound effect, commonly playing in nearly all kinds of media that have audio in various less-than-serious situations - when something goes wrong. It is speculated in a forum to have originated in vaudeville.

Title

The VGMPF took the name from Wiktionary.

Composition

Generally 4 notes, each down one semitone and at the same duration.

Games

Road Runner (ARC)

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Road Runner (ARC)
Arranger Hal Canon
Released 1985-??-??
Format VGZ
Loops No

Plays if the Road Runner gets caught by Wild Coyote.

Road Runner (C64)

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Road Runner (C64)
Output - SID.svg
Arranger Fred Gray
Programmer Fred Gray
Released 1987-0?-??
Length 0:04
Format SID
Loops No


Bop'n Rumble (C64)

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Bop'n Rumble (C64)
Output - SID.svg
Arranger Neil Brennan
Released 1987-0?-??
Format SID
Loops No


Road Runner (NES)

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Road Runner (NES)
Output - NES.svg
Arranger Gavan Anderson
Released 1989-??-??
Length 0:02
Format NSF
Loops No

Plays when the Road Runner gets caught by Wild Coyote.

According to Anderson, the tempo of his NES music was decided by the game's programmer(s). The internal name is DEATH.T.

Heavenbound (C64)

Platform - C64.png
Heavenbound (C64)
Output - SID.svg
Arranger Karl Sommer
Programmer Stephan Schloepke
Released 1993-??-??
Format SID
Loops No


3D Frog Man (W32)

Platform - W32.png
3D Frog Man (W32)
Output - PCM.svg
Arranger Ariel Gross
Released 1998-04-09
Format WAV
Loops No


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