Dragon Roost Island Piano Noodle

DaveyJanuary 22nd, 2013 by Davey

We all know what Dragon Roost Island is, and you might guess that piano would have to do with some kind of cover. But what does noodle mean? Well in this case, the term is akin to improvisation/variation, but after listing to the piece a few times, I think that noodle is a much more suitable term. You’ll understand if you listen to the cover!

So what are you waiting for? Hit the jump to listen!

The only bad thing about this video by farmintheback is that it’s too short. We’ve heard many of covers and arrangements of Zelda music, and a lot of them are probably inspired by The Wind Waker’s Dragon Roost Island theme, but this rendition in particular is special.

I think something that’s very unique about themes from Koji Kondo’s compositions are that the melody is memorable and easy to think about. You’ve probably heard yourself whistling the main theme from Skyward Sword or the Dark World tune from A Link to the Past, and though you can’t actually whistle all of the sounds, you can remember the whole piece from the melody.

And I think what this piano noodle has done is taken the Dragon Roost Island theme’s melody and invented the surrounding music, which gives it a memorable yet rich feeling. Again, the video is far too short, and I’m hoping YouTuber farmintheback will upload some more Zelda music covers to make up for it.

Source: YouTube

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  • VladNorris

    Btw, first.
    Seriously, what’s special about being first?

    • VikzeLink

      Nothing, mostly just people that troll or ppl that think they’re unique because they saw a new post early

    • http://medlismessages.blogspot.com/ Heroine of Time

      Well, that’s a silly question. It’s so OBVIOUS. It’s because…


      Because, um…


  • VikzeLink

    This was really good, one of my favorite covers on this song so far.

  • HeavyMetal

    i like the original one better

  • http://www.triforcetalk9.blogspot.com/ Linkfan99

    Who else clicked on this just because it said “noodle”? =/

  • http://lulles.deviantart.com/ lulles

    Quite different from the original, but really pretty.

  • http://medlismessages.blogspot.com/ Heroine of Time

    I listened to it.

    I still don’t get why it’s called noodle. XD

  • baileygirl99

    That’s pretty, it reminds me a bit of the Ballad of the Goddess, in how the left hand sounds…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003298020387 Alan Da Cruz Nascimento


  • The Hylian Monolith

    This was epic. You’re right, the only real flaw was its length.