Bolero of Fire
|Bolero of Fire|
Sheik playing the "Bolero of Fire" from Ocarina of Time 3D
|Other Media||Super Smash Bros. Brawl|
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
|Instrument(s)||Ocarina of Time|
|Power(s)||Warping to Death Mountain Crater|
|Learned in||Death Mountain Crater (OoT)|
The "Bolero of Fire" is a recurring song in The Legend of Zelda series.
Location and Uses
Ocarina of Time
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.
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."
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.
|Names in Other Regions|
|EnglishUK||Bolero of Fire|
|Japanese||炎のボレロ (Honō no Borero)||Bolero of Flames|
|FrenchEU||Boléro du Feu||Same as English.|
|German||Bolero des Feuers||Same as English.|
|Italian||Bolero del fuoco||Bolero of fire|
|SpanishEU||Bolero del Fuego||Same as English.|
The notes for the "Bolero of Fire" on a wall in Termina Field from Majora's Mask 3D
- "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.