"The flow of time is always cruel... Its speed seems different for each person, but no one can change it... A thing that doesn't change with time is a memory of younger days... In order to come back here again, play the Minuet of Forest."

The "Minuet of Forest" (森のメヌエット Mori no Menuetto?) is a song from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. This transportation song teleports Link to the Sacred Forest Meadow, near the entrance to the Forest Temple.

The Minuet of Forest can be played on the Ocarina of Time by playing A, Up-C, Left-C, Right-C, Left-C, Right-C. In the 3DS remake of Ocarina of Time, the notes can be played with L, A, X, Y, X, Y. The actual pitches of the notes translate as follows: D5, D6, B5, A5, B5, A5.


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Sheik teaching Link the "Minuet of Forest"

After awakening in a ruined Hyrule seven years older, Link embarks on a quest to awaken the Six Sages. As he travels into Kokiri Forest to awaken the Sage of Forest, Link meets Sheik, a mysterious Sheikah whom he had encountered earlier, in the Temple of Time. With some words of wisdom, Sheik teaches Link the "Minuet of Forest", that Link may return to this area more easily in the future.

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Other Appearances

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

In Termina Field, near Snowhead, a music bar engraved in stone depicts multiple warp songs from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, including "Minuet of Forest". When played correctly on the Ocarina, Link is awarded Rupees.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

The last part of the Minuet of Forest can be heard when Link and the King of Red Lions warp to an island using the "Ballad of Gales".

Other appearances

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Hyrule Warriors

The Minuet of Forest appears during Sheik's Focus Spirit Attack where she plays the melody to summon a miniature forest that raises from the ground damaging nearby enemies.

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Non-Canon Appearances

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The "Minuet of Forest" is also heard in the "Ocarina of Time Medley" in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, along with "Zelda's Lullaby", the "Sun's Song", the "Bolero of Fire", the "Song of Storms", "Epona's Song", the "Song of Time", and "Saria's Song".

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A minuet is the name given to a song written in 3/4 time, which in turn was named after a type of dance called a minuet, also danced in 3/4 time. Often a short piece of music, "Minuet of the Forest" may allude to the dwarfism of Kokiri.

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