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Bolero of Fire

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Bolero of Fire
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Sheik playing the "Bolero of Fire" from Ocarina of Time 3D
Game(s)
Other Media Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Hyrule Warriors
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Instrument(s) Ocarina of Time
Note(s)
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Power(s) Warping to Death Mountain Crater
Learned in Death Mountain Crater (OoT)
Song

The "Bolero of Fire" is a recurring song in The Legend of Zelda series.[citation needed]

Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

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The "Bolero of Fire" is taught to Link as an adult by Sheik in Death Mountain Crater after the hero receives the Goron Tunic from Darunia's son and enters the crater. By using the Ocarina of Time, the melody allows Link to warp to the Death Mountain Crater, right before the entrance to the Fire Temple.

Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, the "Bolero of Fire"'s notes sometimes appear on a wall in the northern part of Termina Field, where Link can play a song for Rupees.

Other Appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The "Bolero of Fire" can be heard as part of the "Ocarina of Time Medley" in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, Sheik can play the "Bolero of Fire" to summon a molten rock with her Harp Weapon.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

The "Bolero of Fire" plays in part of the "Ocarina of Time Medley" in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, a returning track from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The "Ocarina of Time Medley" track in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which returns from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, features the "Bolero of Fire."

Cadence of Hyrule

In Cadence of Hyrule, the "Bolero of Fire" can be heard multiple times in the music for Gerudo Ruins.

Music Theory

The "Bolero of Fire" is a short, 6-bar piece in triple time. Harmonically, the piece is rooted in D minor and follows a very basic harmonic progression (i - ii° - i - ii° - V7 - I). The piece consists of 2-bar phrase lengths in the standard bolero style. The accompanying parts to Link's Ocarina are the famous snare drum excerpt from Maurice Ravel's "Boléro."[1]

Nomenclature

Bolero is a name given to certain slow-tempo Latin music and its associated dance and songs. There are Spanish and Cuban forms, which are both significant and both of which have separate origins.

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Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Bolero of Fire
Japan Japanese 炎のボレロ (Honō no Borero) Bolero of Flames
French Republic FrenchEU Boléro du Feu Same as English.
Federal Republic of Germany German Bolero des Feuers Same as English.
Italian Republic Italian Bolero del fuoco Bolero of fire
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Bolero del Fuego Same as English.

Gallery

References

  1. "There’s a snare drum ostinato in Maurice Ravel’s famous Boléro which is repeated ad nauseam throughout the entire piece." — Dan Bruno, Ocarina songs in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, danbruno.net, published January 20, 2014.
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