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Saria's Ragtime Jazz (Zelda)

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Legend of Zelda's Saria Song as a jazz piano piece!!

Early in the morning hours I was inspired to write this piece in one sitting when I was listening to Saria's Song in my head and suddenly realized that the main melodic motif is a 3-note repeating figure, which is characteristically similar to the "ragtime riff", which creates a polyrhythmic through grouping straight 8ths in 3. After this realization a ragtime version of Saria's Song started playing in my head, and by the time I started running through a solo on the progression I knew this was something I needed to write down. Hopefully there are others who are interested in this concept as much as I was in writing it. There are a large number of solos in the middle section that are on top of the original chord progression, which is mostly original material but in line with jazz interpretations of standards (that is, almost adding more new things than retaining the old through solo sections). I tried to make sure that the original concept of it being based around the catchy Saria's Song was kept, so there is later section where the original song is quoted more bluntly and somewhat humorously.

*PS: I have the sheet music and music download links on my youtube info: http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=L6wdiWP9gfc

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This arrangement is awesome! Fantastic job!

Looky here folks, the Kokiri added a bar to their village! This sounds great! Haha.

You have true skill.

This piano arrangement is impeccable, and the the rhythm and melody match perfectly.

The solo parts are awesome, and I really can't find anything to disparage here, aside as what has been pointed out, that this is not a live recording and a midi. But a wonderful arrangement of a popular tune.

The solo parts are technically proficient, and the variations on the main theme are great as you go into different keys. Gosh damn is this a pretty excellent piece.

If this were played live, I probably could not find enough good things to say. As it stands I have a lot of to say already, but you know.

Great Job!

I love Jazz music and I loved this! I've downloaded so many arrangements of this song; I think this is the greatest.


Hey, you uploaded it! Awesome! And you already have so much traffic to the song :D And it sounds great :) I'm going to download it later.

Credits & Info

4.82 / 5.00

Jul 19, 2009
12:59 PM EDT
Video Game
File Info
5 MB
3 min 38 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.