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This article is about the Song in Ocarina of Time. For the Shrine Quest in Breath of the Wild, see A Song of Storms.

The "Song of Storms" is a recurring Song in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]

Learning Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

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The "Song of Storms" is taught to Adult Link by the Phonogram Man inside the Kakariko Windmill in Ocarina of Time. When played, it can summon rain, reveal secret grottoes, and water Magic Bean sprouts to produce Fairies. In several areas throughout Hyrule, if Navi turns green, Link can play the "Song of Storms" to summon a wingless Fairy which restores Hearts and the Magic Meter. If Link plays the "Song of Storms" inside the Kakariko Windmill as a child, it will speed up the windmill dramatically, causing the well to drain and open the access to the Bottom of the Well.

The song can also be played to the Fabulous Five Froggish Tenors in Zora's River to obtain a Piece of Heart.

Majora's Mask

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The "Song of Storms" was a song composed by the Composer Brothers of the Ikana Canyon in Majora's Mask. When Link finds Flat's crypt beneath the Ikana Graveyard, he teaches the song to him. It represents his sadness of losing his brother Sharp and his anger for his betrayal.[2] If Link plays the song to Sharp in the Spring Water Cave, he will revive the Ikana River.

Playing the "Song of Storms" after getting cursed by a Blue Bubble immediately dispels the curse.

Oracle of Seasons

In Oracle of Seasons, the "Song of Storms" is played in the Eastern Suburbs area where the windmill is located. It is played by Guru-Guru on his phonograph.

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Series

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the "Song of Storms" appears as one of the songs available in the Pirate Ship stage. Also in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the song appears as part of the "Ocarina of Time Medley".

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, the "Song of Storms" is one of the songs playable by Sheik as her Strong Attack. It causes a storm cloud to temporarily surround Sheik, hurting any enemies that touch it. The song can also be heard in the background when Zelda performs a Strong Attack while using the Baton.

Music Theory

The "Song of Storms" is in triple time and features a 4-bar intro. The rest of the piece is 7 bars long and looped ad infinitum, with the last bar of the 8-bar melodic phrase overlapping with the first bar of the intro. Even though the piece is only 11 bars long, it uses two different sets of instrumentation to add variety. The first set primarily uses an organ for the melody, while the second set uses an accordion and glockenspiel or celeste. Harmonically, the piece is set in D Dorian with a brief use of B-flat Major.

Trivia

  • Link's experience with the "Song of Storms" is known as a bootstrap paradox. The Windmill Man teaches adult Link the song because of his fury at the damage young Link brought by playing it. After traveling back in time, young Link uses that knowledge to cause the damage that led to the Windmill Man's fury.[3] Therefore, Link could not have learned the song if he had not gone on to play it to the Windmill Man's in the past.
  • The opening section of the "Song of Storms" resembles the opening section of the Fortress/Castle theme from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.

Nomenclature

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LanguageName
JapanJapanese嵐の歌 (Arashi no Uta) (OoT)[4]
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References

  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 96 (OoT | MM)
  2. "Sharp sold his soul to the devil and was the one who locked me in here... You who do not fear the dead, learn well the song that is inscribed behind me... And if you ever meet my brother, I'd like you to inform him... The thousand years of raindrops summoned by my song are my tears. The thunder that strikes the earth is my anger!" — Flat (Majora's Mask)
  3. "What?! You've got an ocarina!! What the heck! That reminds me of that time, seven years ago! Back then a mean kid came here and played a strange song. It messed up this windmill! I'll never forget this song!" — Phonogram Man (Ocarina of Time)
  4. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Shogakukan) pg. 154
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