September 3, 2009

“Dragon Roost Island” Video, from Zelda: Windwaker

I’ve been dying to cover this song for a long time, and yesterday it finally happened. My friend Alex and I put our own spin on the “Dragon Roost Island” theme, arranging it for piano and guitar. We recorded separate tracks for the background strumming and three layers of clapping (three layers times four and a half minutes… you do the math! Our arms were so sore.)

We also made the video after recording the audio – trying to sync our performance was pretty darn funny.

This was a blast to work on, and I hope I’ll get to do more collaborations like this in the future!

13 comments:

  1. Amazing arrangement!! You and Alex were really in sync, and created something that rivals the original DRI. Please make sheet music, I'm begging you!! Nice blooper by the way ;P

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  2. AMAZING!

    Best fan made arrangement of Dragon Roost Island i've ever listened, period!

    I'm writing this as I listen to it. You sure have had a lot of fun doing it xD Please, don't leave this dueto only in this arrangement. Can I ask for a Wind Waker Staff Credits arrangement? Keep Working!

    This one goes directy to my cell phone. Do I have to extract the music from youtube, or is there any other way to get it at better quality?

    Yay! You've made my day better xD

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  3. Er.... Okey, nevermind, did't saw the lasfm link.

    Anyway, you both are great! =)

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  4. Thanks so much, guys! Yeah, recording this was so much fun. I'm still feeling that "post-accomplishment" glow, hehe.

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  5. Bloopers Lol XD Great duet! It's your first one you've posted right? Must be hard playing at the same time.

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  6. Very pleasant music, as always.
    And wow.. that's a lot of audio editing, haha

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  7. Hey! I just discovered your site while I was searching for a good arrangment of Dragon roost island theme...and I found it! Wow, you two did an AMAZING job, it sounds really great!
    Did you do a music sheet for the piano part(or it's just me who can't find it?)? It would reeeaaally be nice!

    Well, I hope you'll have the time to do one, I'll continue checking your site!

    **I'm from Canada and my first language is french, so sorry if I made some mistakes in my post!!

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  8. You really need to release music for this song. Please! haha... Really i'm begging you. Ever since Windwaker has come out, i've loved this song. After I learned how to play bouy base galaxy, I looked aroud and saw this. I would love to learn how to play this!
    -M-rick

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  9. Can you arrange this for one or three pianos? I love this arrangement and i want to learn how to play it. my friends would like it too.

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  10. Do you know anyone who plays ocarina? It would be nice to see a collaboration done with piano and ocarina for any Zelda tune really...

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  11. Amazing work! Thanks for sharing =) I love it.

    On that note, I'd like to request the Fire Emblem theme!

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  12. Please can you send me sheet music?????????

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  13. Are you going to send out sheet music??

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