Link playing "Saria's Song"
in Ocarina of Time
Providing friendship with Saria
- 1 Learning Locations and Uses
- 2 Other Appearances
- 3 Music Theory
- 4 Trivia
- 5 Nomenclature
- 6 Gallery
- 7 References
Learning Locations and Uses
Ocarina of Time
Saria teaches "Saria's Song" to Link as a symbol of friendship when he visits her in the Sacred Forest Meadow in Ocarina of Time. Playing the song allows Link to communicate with Saria at any time. When Link speaks to her, Saria provides him with information about what to do or where to go next in his quest. If Link opts not to speak to Saria, Navi will ask if he wants to speak with her instead.
Link can play "Saria's Song" to cheer up Darunia and receive the Goron's Bracelet in return.. By playing the song to the lone Skull Kid in the Lost Woods, Link a can obtain a Piece of Heart. Once Link turns into an adult, he must play "Saria's Song" in front of Mido in the Lost Woods to gain access to the Sacred Forest Meadow.
"Saria's Song" also serves as the background music for the Lost Woods and the Sacred Forest Meadow.
In Majora's Mask, "Saria's Song" appears as the background music for the Woods of Mystery and when Pierre dances with Link. It also plays during the scene where Tatl, Tael, and the Skull Kid are playing in the woods. During the ending of the game, the Skull Kid mentions that Link has the same smell as the fairy kid who taught him that song in the woods, assuming he is the same Skull Kid as the one in Ocarina of Time.
The song makes a last appearance after the game credits, where the tree stump showing a drawing of Link, Skull Kid, Tatl, and Tael appears.
Tri Force Heroes
Saria's Song is based on three main notes, F, A, and B. The tonic of the piece is F, resulting in a scalar mode of F Lydian (a major scale with a raised 4th). Although this is where the piece is based harmonically, it is still overall ambiguous in its harmonization, as accidentals in the harmony later on in the piece suggest that the piece is in fact in C Major and it simply starts on the 4th scale degree and a IV in the harmony. The modal basis of the piece is a way to make the song sound more medieval and removed from classical western music.
The piece is in duple meter and is constructed in binary form (an A section and a B section, with a short intro on tambourine) which is looped "ad infinitum." Both A and B sections are characterized by straight-forward dance rhythms in metric groupings of two. The A section is 8 bars long (in 4/4 time) and the B section is 10 bars long, which can be viewed as a 6 + 4 hypermetric grouping.
- In Ocarina of Time, a Goron near the shortcut to the Lost Woods in Goron City states that all Gorons love "Saria's Song."
- Through the use of cheats, it is possible to play "Saria's Song" and the "Sun's Song" in Majora's Mask. "Saria's Song" has no effect except changing the background music to the "Final Hours."
- In The Wind Waker, the background music of the Forest Haven's interior features a segment of "Saria's Song."
- In the internal files of The Minish Cap, there is an unused music track that uses motifs from "Saria's Song", particularly the rendition that plays during the credits of Ocarina of Time.
- In Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, "Saria's Song" is incorrectly referred to as "Saria's Theme".
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||サリアの歌 (Saria no Uta)||Same as English.|
|FrenchEU||Chant de Saria||Saria's Chant|
|German||Salias Lied||Salia's Song|
|Italian||Canzone di Saria||Same as English.|
|SpanishEU||Canción de Saria||Same as English.|
The notes for "Saria's Song" on a wall in Termina Field from Majora's Mask 3D
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 96 (OoT)
- "When you want to hear my voice, play Saria's Song. You can talk with me anytime..." — Saria (Ocarina of Time)
- "Really? Then do you want to talk to me?" — Navi (Ocarina of Time)
- "Heeey!! What a nice tune! Just like that, my depression is all gone! Something just came over me! I suddenly wanted to dance like crazy!" — Darunia (Ocarina of Time)
- "You know Saria's Song! We should be friends! Here, take this!" — Skull Kid (Ocarina of Time)
- "Saria plays that song all the time! You...Do you know Saria? That song... Saria taught that song only to her friends... OK... I trust you." — Mido (Ocarina of Time)
- "Eh-hee-hee...You have the same smell as the fairy kid who taught me that song in the woods..." — Skull Kid (Majora's Mask)
- Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland Music - Deku Temple, YouTube, published July 12, 2009, retrieved June 11, 2016.
- Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland - Deku Temple Boss 2, YouTube, published March 18, 2012, retrieved June 11, 2016.
- Music in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Cruise Elroy.
- "By the way, do you know the music coming from deep inside of this tunnel? We all like this music!" — Goron (Ocarina of Time)
- BETA Sun's song and Sarias song in Majora's Mask, YouTube, published January 1, 2008.
- Inside Forest Haven - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, YouTube, published July 16, 2011, retrieved June 11, 2016.
- "The Lost Woods part of the Credits BGM from Ocarina of Time is also present in the game." — The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap Unused Items, The Cutting Room Floor.