Hello Zelda fans and welcome back to part two of my three-part mini-series about one of the greatest pieces from the Legend of Zelda franchise, Midna’s Desperate Hour. Regardless of which song from the Legend of Zelda series you are listening to, it always feels right to hear it be played on the ocarina. Thereby, please enjoy this cover of Midna’s Desperate Hour that I am presenting you with this week.
To those of you who follow any musicians who play the ocarina, you’ve probably already heard of David Erick Ramos. His cover of Midna’s Desperate Hour is truly beautiful, almost a perfect transposal from the original piano piece to his version that accompanies the ocarina. It just truly feels as if it belongs. Not only does he excel with including the ocarina in the song, but his execution towards the instrument is magnificent. As a fellow ocarina player, I understand how difficult this song can be to play. It can be tough to correct the breathing technique to switch between the two different chambers in the ocarina, and takes a lot of practice and skill to perfect. As a whole, this song is an amazing creation and a real inspiration to ocarina players everywhere.
Also, I would like to mention that I will be creating video tutorials on how to play the ocarina in the next following weeks through the Knights of Hyrule YouTube page. So if you are interested in learning the instrument, please get your hands on an ocarina and I will do my best in teaching all of you. If you need any assistance in what type/style ocarina you should get, or if you have any requests for what song(s) you wish to tackle first, whatever enquiry comes that comes to mind, please don’t hesitate to contact me on Twitter as I would be more than happy to help.
Please come back next week as I will present another cover based on Midna’s Desperate Hour in my third and final part!