Bolero of Fire
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|"Bolero of Fire"|
Sheik and Link playing the "Bolero of Fire"
|Game(s)||Ocarina of Time|
|Instrument(s)||Ocarina of Time|
|Power(s)||Warps Link to Death Mountain Crater|
|Learned in||Death Mountain Crater|
Learning Location and Uses
It is taught to Link as an adult by Sheik in Death Mountain Crater after the young hero receives the Goron Tunic from Darunia's son and enters the crater. By using the Ocarina of Time, this melody allows Link to warp to the Death Mountain Crater, right before the entrance to the Fire Temple. Having eight playable notes, it's one of the longest melodies in the game, along with Scarecrow's Song.
Bolero is a name given to certain slow-tempo Latin music and its associated dance and song. There are Spanish and Cuban forms, which are both significant and both of which have separate origins.
Music Theory of the Bolero of Fire
The Bolero of Fire is a short, 6-bar piece in triple time. Harmonically, the piece is rooted in d minor (as is easily seen in the ocarina part) 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 part in the Bolero of Fire include the famous snare drum excerpt from Maurice Ravel's "Bolero."
Sheik teach the Bolero of Fire using the harp in 3DS version
Link look at the Ocarina after learning the song.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||炎のボレロ (Honō no Borero)|
|Spanish||Bolero del Fuego|
|French||Boléro du Feu|
|German||Bolero des Feuers|
|Italian||Bolero del fuoco|