Wind Waker Unplugged
Music from the video game “The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker”, performed on several acoustic instruments in a split-screen video.
This video has a kind of funny story. I inherited the accordion a few months before making this video, and got the tin whistle around the same time, but I had not been using either for anything. I was completely into rock music at that time. But, I felt that I didn’t want them just lying there, so I tried to figure out a song that could use both instruments. And I came to think about those two instruments in Wind Waker, and decided to do something with it.
I was gonna add keyboards as the arrangement at first, but felt that it would be nicer to only use acoustic/real instruments, so that’s why I had to improvise with glasses, pots and pans, to get all the sounds needed.
The video became my greatest success at the time, and was the highest rated video on YouTube for a month or two, which was amazing. (And most people approved of my vocals, which I was a bit scary, because I had not been singing “in public” before!)
0:04 Medli’s Prayer (part of the opening theme)
0:21 Makar’s Prayer (also part of the opening theme)
0:40 Medli’s Prayer again
0:52 Aryll’s Theme + Makar’s Prayer
1:04 Overworld (Ocean Theme)
1:28 Zelda’s Lullaby
1:34 Dark World (A Link to the Past)
1:44 Aryll’s Theme + Medli’s Prayer
1:56 Aryll’s Theme + Makar’s Prayer + Zelda’s Lullaby
2:08 An arrangement of the original Zelda Overworld theme
Most of these songs were already included in a medley at the end of the game though. (The Staff Credits music.)