Zelda’s Lullaby Piano Notes: Tutorial and Free Sheet Music
Want to learn how to play the notes of Zelda’s Lullaby on the piano? You’ve come to the right place!
Zelda’s Lullaby is also known as Melody of the Royal Family. It is a recurring song in the Zelda series and even appears in other video games, such as Super Smash Bros. It can be found in Ocarina of Time, A Link to the Past, Majora’s Mask, The Wind Taker, and many other games.
It is a sweet music that is very popular with fans of the series. Moreover, it is relatively easy to play on the piano and is within the reach of most beginners, which makes it one of the most played video game titles by pianists.
In this article, we will learn how to play Zelda’s Lullaby on the piano. We’ll start by discussing the notes to play for each hand, and then we’ll watch some tutorial videos that will help you play this famous song well on the piano.
You can also find the free piano sheet music of Zelda’s Lullaby to download in PDF format.
At the end of this article, the goal is for you to know how to play Zelda’s Lullaby perfectly on the piano. Let’s get started!
Bonus: you can also learn to play this song at your own pace on our piano learning application La Touche Musicale.
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Zelda’s Lullaby on piano: finding your way around the keyboard
Before playing Zelda’s Lullaby on the piano, let’s first go over the basics.
Let’s start by looking at the notes on a piano keyboard:
The names of the notes on a piano keyboard.
When we look at the picture above, we can see that the piano keyboard is divided into several parts, which are repeated identically. Each part consists of 7 white keys, which form an octave. When we reach the eighth, the sequence of notes is repeated identically and we arrive on a new octave.
In order to find your way around the piano more easily, you can use the black keys. Unlike the white keys, the black keys do not repeat identically. They work in groups of two and three keys, which allows us to better locate ourselves on the keyboard.
For example, if you are looking for the note G, you should first look at the groups of 3 black keys. The G is the white key between the first and second black keys of this group of 3.
Before you start following this tutorial to learn Zelda’s Lullaby on the piano, we advise you to memorize the location of the notes on the keyboard. This will allow you to learn the video game song much faster.
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Zelda’s Lullaby: playing the notes with the right hand
Where to start?
Let’s start here by using what we learned in the previous section to identify the first note to play with the right hand.
Place your finger on the note B :
B is the first note of the right hand in the song Zelda's Lullaby on piano.
The notes of the right hand
Once you have found the B, you will have to play the whole sequence of notes with the right hand. Press each of the following keys in succession:
B – D – A – G – A – B – D – A – B – D – A – G – D – C – B – A – B – D – A – G – A – B – D – A – B – D – A – G – D – D – C – B – C – B – G – C – B – A – B – A – E – D – C – B – C – B – G – C – G – F – A – C – B – G – B – D – A – G – A – B – D – A – B – D – A – G – D – C – B – A – G.
If you play all these notes in a row, you will easily recognize the melody of Zelda’s Lullaby, played with the right hand.
We recommend that you play this sequence of notes over and over again so that you know it by heart.
Zelda's Lullaby on piano: the notes of the right hand.
To play the right hand well, you will also need to know the rhythms and beats of each note in the song.
The following video tutorial will help you master all these aspects. Watch it and practice playing the notes shown [Note: you must remain pressed on the key while the note is on it on the virtual piano] :
Video tutorial of the notes to play with the right hand for the song Zelda's Lullaby.
Zelda’s Lullaby: playing the notes with the left hand
Where to start?
We will proceed here in the same way as for the right hand.
Let’s start by identifying the first note to be played by the left hand.
Place your finger on the note C on your piano keyboard:
C are the first notes of the left hand in the song Zelda's Lullaby.
The notes of the left hand
Once you have found the note C, you will have to play all the following notes in a row.
Play each of these notes in succession with your left hand:
C – G – E – C – A – F# – C – G – E – C – A – F# – C – G – E – C – A – F# – C – G – E – C – A – F# – B – D – G – A# – C# – G – A – C – G – D – C – F# – C – G – E – C – A – F# – C – G – E – C – A – F# – B – D – G – A# – C# – G – A – C – G – D – C – F# – F – C – E – E – B – D – D – A – C – C – G – B – F – C – E – E – B – D – D# – A# – C# – D – A – C – G – D – C – G – E – C – A – F# – C – G – E – C – A – F# – B – D – G – A# – C# – G – A – C – G – D – C – F# – G – G.
Play all of these notes one after the other and you will get the entire left hand of Zelda’s Lullaby on the piano.
The left hand is very important because it is the accompaniment of the song. It gives rhythm and depth to your playing.
As for the right hand, we advise you to play this sequence of notes in loop on your keyboard in order to master it with ease.
Zelda's Lullaby on piano: the notes of the left hand.
Watch the following tutorial video to help you learn the rhythm of the song and the beats of each of the notes you need to play:
Video tutorial of the left hand notes for the song Zelda's Lullaby.
You can now play the right and left hand of this famous video game song on the piano, congratulations!
But now we have to learn how to play it with both hands at the same time.
Zelda’s Lullaby on piano: play the whole song with both hands
Difficulty : the dissociation of the two hands
Learning to separate your hands is a very difficult exercise when you start playing the piano.
Many beginners take a long time to master it.
Our brain is not used to processing such precise information simultaneously. That’s why we have to work hard to make it natural and easy.
Before you play Zelda’s Lullaby with both hands, here are some tips to help you master this exercise faster.
Methods, tips and techniques
Start by playing the notes of each hand independently. Play the right hand first and once you have mastered it, switch to the left hand. This allows you to gradually learn the notes and rhythms of the song.
This is the technique we have chosen to adopt in this tutorial dedicated to playing the notes of Zelda’s Lullaby on the piano.
Once you have mastered the two hands independently, you will have to play them together.
To do this, we advise you to work by short passage of the song. If the song is 2 minutes long, then choose for example the first 10 seconds and start playing the notes with both hands at the same time. Go slowly, then speed up the rhythm as you go along, until you get to the original tempo of the song you are working on.
Once you can play the first 10-second sequence with both hands, move on to the next 10 seconds and repeat the same exercise. When you have mastered this second passage, play the two passages in a row (the first 20 seconds of the song), and so on.
This technique allows you to assimilate the information gradually and to give your brain time to process it. This learning by short parts of the song will allow you to be more comfortable on your game and to learn faster. Your motivation will increase over time as you learn faster and faster.
Note: At La Touche Musicale, we name this technique the “learning loop”. Noticing its effectiveness on piano learning, we decided to integrate a feature into our online piano learning app that allows you to loop any part of the song and learn it in a few hours.
Zelda's Lullaby on the piano: the notes of both hands.
We created a third tutorial video showing the notes of both hands to be played at the same time on the piano.
This will help you work on your coordination and know when to synchronize your hands.
If you have trouble keeping up with the video, we recommend pausing it regularly to give yourself time to place your fingers correctly on the keyboard.
Note: on La Touche Musicale app, you don’t need to pause the song. The application waits for you until you play the right note.
Video tutorial to play the notes of both hands of the song Zelda's Lullaby on the piano.
Congratulations! You can now play one of the most popular video game songs of all time.
If you enjoyed this piano tutorial, you should definitely enjoy our other articles that teach you how to play other famous songs:
Download the free piano sheet music of the song Zelda’s Lullaby in PDF
The piano score of Zelda’s Lullaby is not very easy to find on the internet. And most of the time, the websites you visit will offer you to pay to download it.
In addition to making you learn the notes of the song on the piano, we thought it would be interesting to offer you to download the free sheet music of Zelda’s Lullaby so that you can print it and play it from anywhere.
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