Melody by Koji Kondo

Learn to play easy piano versions of a melody composed by Koji Kondo.


Melody by Koji Kondo (MEL B1)
  • Intermediate
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Koji Kondo is a Japanese compose who is best known for his work in video game music. His music is featured in Nintendo’s “Mario” and “Legend of Zelda” games and is known worldwide. This arrangement of a melody Kondo composed for the game “Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask” is a haunting tune with unusual contours. This piece is particularly well suited to the study of non-harmonic tones. The strong melodic notes in measures 10, 11, 13, 14, and 16 are all colored black to indicate that they are not a native part of the underlying harmonic progression. These notes are added to the harmony, and give the melody its slightly unusual sound.

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