Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Saria's Song as a RAGTIME Jazz Piano piece!

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    3

    Talking Saria's Song as a RAGTIME Jazz Piano piece!

    Hi! I had the inspiration to write a piano piece based on Saria's Song yesterday, and I wanted to share it with fellow Zelda fans as well...I mixed it with Ragtime and Jazz Piano styles, with a solo section in the middle.


    [Hidden link. Register to see links.]



    This is the description I wrote on my Youtube page:
    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

  2. #2
    Grand Shriner StillAlive1364's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    181
    I haven't listened to the whole piece yet, but that's brilliant YouTube is giving me trouble, so I will give it another try later on. Saria's Song has always been one of my favorite songs from the game, as well. You should upload it on [Hidden link. Register to see links.]! They have a lot of original game remixes there, and this piece would fit in perfectly on their site.

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    3
    Hi, thanks for the suggestion! I had no idea Newgrounds hosts remixes.

  4. #4
    Grand Shriner StillAlive1364's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    181
    No problem! And yeah, they have an entire section of their music site where people upload their own renditions of video game themes. It's worth a look

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    3
    Oh! I don't think I found that section..I found the section with uploading original music. Is it in a different section? Where can I find it?

  6. #6
    Grand Shriner StillAlive1364's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    181
    Oh well when you upload music, they have certain genres to classify your music. You just have to put it in the Video Games genre

  7. #7
    Grand Shriner arthurgolden's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    4,444
    Nice job.

    VGM [Hidden link. Register to see links.] - Currently CUSTOM songlist and 10th ANNIVERSARY encores
    VGM [Hidden link. Register to see links.]
    VGM [Hidden link. Register to see links.]
    VGM [Hidden link. Register to see links.]
    VGM [Hidden link. Register to see links.]
    VGM [Hidden link. Register to see links.]

  8. #8
    Yay! I'm flying! KINGTIBARN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Anywhere below 9k ft.
    Posts
    693
    I have to say, you did a good job. I have a friend that tried to do something similar on the flute... but he almost killed himself due to lack of oxygen. Anyways, 2 thumbs up.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •