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Legend of Zelda Song Performed on Wine Glasses

In my own geeky way, I find this festive. Here's a man performing the "Song of Healing" from the video game The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask...on wine glasses. Using tight choreography, he multiplies himself and plays five parts simultaneously. Lovely and weird.

More from this guy ("Sp0ntanius") after the jump.

From the YouTube description:

The "Song of Healing" is a song from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. It is the second song Link learns after reclaiming the Ocarina of Time. After returning from the third day, Link visits the Happy Mask Salesman in Clock Town's Clock Tower. Upon seeing Link got his ocarina back, he conjures an organ out of nowhere and teaches Link the "Song of Healing", removing the Deku curse on Link. A slower version of the song is played in the area beneath the Clock Tower and a faster version is used as the theme song of the Happy Mask Salesman.

The "Song of Healing" heals troubled spirits and souls, turning them into masks. It is an essential song, used to obtain the Deku Mask, the Goron Mask, the Zora Mask, Kamaro's Mask, and the Gibdo Mask. It can also be used to repair a broken sign like "Zelda's Lullaby" does in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It is one of the songs Wolf Link howls during a cut-scene with the Hero's Shade in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Link can play the "Song of Healing" on the Ocarina of Time by playing Left-C, Right-C, Down-C, Left-C, Right-C, Down-C. The actual pitches of the notes translate as follows: B, A, F, B, A, F. Interestingly, the notes for the "Song of Healing" are the exact same as "Saria's Song" when played backwards.

Composed by Koji Kondo
Transcribed by Sp0ntanius

If you liked that, how about the Palace Theme from Zelda II: The Adventure of Link? This brings back memories.

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How to Perform the Star Wars Theme—On Calculators
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The iconic Star Wars theme has been recreated with glass harps, theremins, and even cat meows. Now, Laughing Squid reports that the team over at YouTube channel It’s a small world have created a version that can be played on calculators.

The channel’s math-related music videos feature covers of popular songs like Luis Fonsi’s "Despacito," Ed Sheeran’s "Shape of You," and the Pirates of the Caribbean theme, all of which are performed on two or more calculators. The Star Wars theme, though, is played across five devices, positioned together into a makeshift keyboard of sorts.

The video begins with a math-musician who transcribes number combinations into notes. Then, they break into an elaborate practice chord sequence on two, and then four, calculators. Once they’re all warmed up, they begin playing the epic opening song we all know and love, which you can hear for yourself in all its electronic glory below.

[h/t Laughing Squid]

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Bleat Along to Classic Holiday Tunes With This Goat Christmas Album
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Feeling a little Grinchy this month? The Sweden branch of ActionAid, an international charity dedicated to fighting global poverty, wants to goat—errr ... goad—you into the Christmas spirit with their animal-focused holiday album: All I Want for Christmas is a Goat.

Fittingly, it features the shriek-filled vocal stylings of a group of festive farm animals bleating out classics like “Jingle Bells,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.” The recording may sound like a silly novelty release, but there's a serious cause behind it: It’s intended to remind listeners how the animals benefit impoverished communities. Goats can live in arid nations that are too dry for farming, and they provide their owners with milk and wool. In fact, the only thing they can't seem to do is, well, sing. 

You can purchase All I Want for Christmas is a Goat on iTunes and Spotify, or listen to a few songs from its eight-track selection below.

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