Song of Time

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Song of Time
Song of Time from the Nintendo 64 Version of Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask 3D


Learned from


How to Perform

→ A ↓ → A ↓


Ocarina of Time
Opening the Door of Time, summoning or removing Time Blocks

Majora's Mask
Returning to the Dawn of the First Day


The Song of Time is a song featured in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask.

How to Learn it

Ocarina of Time

After Link has acquired all three Spiritual Stones and attempts to enter Hyrule Castle Town, Princess Zelda flees with Impa on a horse, and throws the Ocarina of Time in the moat. Ganondorf will follow closely behind. When Link dives into the water to retrieve it, memories of Zelda will be created from the instrument, and she'll teach the song to him. The song can then be played in front of the altar in the Temple of Time, which will result in the Spiritual Stones placing at the hollows on the altar and the Door of Time opening.

Majora's Mask

After going through a sequence of events to open the Clock Tower as a Deku Scrub, Link will shoot the Skull Kid with a bubble. This causes the imp to drop the Ocarina of Time. When Link retrieves it, memories of Zelda come to him from when she taught him the song. The song can be played to return to the Dawn of the First Day and, in the N64 version, saves the game.


Ocarina of Time

The song is used to open the Door of Time in the Temple of Time to gain access to the Master Sword.

It is also used, most notably in the Master Quest version, to move Time Blocks to complete puzzles in some dungeons.

Majora's Mask

The song will reset all the events of the three days and send Link to Dawn of the First Day. It will also cause Link to lose all expendable items, such as Deku Nuts and Rupees, although he can have the Banker save the latter for him. This prevents the moon from crashing into Termina.

There are two hidden songs, the Song of Double Time and the Inverted Song of Time. They are activated by learning the Song of Time. The Song of Double Time speeds time up to skip ahead in one 12 hour sequence. The Inverted Song of Time slows time down to move half as quick.

How to Play it

In Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, it is played using the C buttons, like all the songs. It is played as follows: → A ↓ → A ↓.

In Ocarina of Time 3D, it is played as follows: Y L R Y L R.