Do you know how I always talk about the accordion being my favorite instrument? Well, there’s another one pretty close to it in my list of favorite instruments: the cello. But while I don’t own an accordion, I do actually own a cello, which I’m still not very good at but I keep on practicing. And there is no better way to get motivated to learn an instrument than listening to video game music covers on said instrument!

That’s how I came across CelloBassett’s channel and his many Zelda covers, including this one, for one of my favorite themes from my favorite Zelda game ever, the Dark World Dungeon theme.

Medli’s Melodies is a series in which we choose our favorite songs from The Legend of Zelda franchise, or highlight a special piece of music from the perpetually creative fan community. Music has always such been such an integral component of Zelda games, and we’re here to celebrate that every week!

Dungeon themes always have that ominous feel to them, which is only amplified by the deep and rich sound of the cello. And what’s better than one cello? Several! With only one person, though, that would be awfully difficult or even impossible to play. However, technology allows musicians to overlay tracks several times over one another, creating harmony and chords. That’s why I love this technique. Just a single person, even with only one instrument, can achieve so much with so little.

A very admirable piece, it really gives off those creepy dungeon vibes, and definitely sounds much better with only a cello than with a complete string ensemble, or any other instrument. So I hope you share my appreciation of the cello and its unique sound, and I hope I can someday make my own cello covers or even try out playing this theme.