Zelda – Great Fairy Fountain Guitar Tabs

For many, The Legend of Zelda series has been a mainstay in their gaming lives since its inception in 1986. One element that stands out among all the games is the magical and ethereal music that plays at each Great Fairy Fountain. Let’s take a closer look at this iconic soundtrack to explore how it has evolved over the years.

A Closer Look at the Music of the Great Fairy Fountain


The Great Fairy Fountains first appeared in The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past (1991). This was also the first game to feature what would become known as one of its most recognizable pieces of music, “Great Fairy Theme”. Composed by Koji Kondo, “Great Fairy Theme” is a hauntingly beautiful piece of music, full of emotion and atmosphere. It’s no surprise then, that this theme has been remade or reprised in almost every subsequent Zelda game since.

Zelda Ocarina of Time Music

In The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time (1998), Koji Kondo sought to re-imagine the original “Great Fairy Theme” with a more grandiose and sweeping soundscape. Rather than relying on synthesizers as he did on A Link to the Past, Kondo composed an entirely new piece featuring live instruments such as flutes, harpsichords and strings which conveys a much larger sense of scale and majesty compared to its predecessor. This version went on to be featured in The Legend of Zelda Majora’s Mask (2000) and The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess (2006).

The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild (2017) featured yet another reimagining for “Great Fairy Theme” by composer Manaka Kataoka. Kataoka kept some elements from previous versions while also introducing some new sounds, making use of an expansive orchestra including woodwinds and brass instruments as well as modern electronic elements such as synthesizers and drum machines. Her version captures both the whimsical nature and grandeur that makes this theme so memorable while still maintaining an airy feel similar to earlier iterations.


The timelessness and versatility displayed by Koji Kondo’s “Great Fairy Theme” are just some examples why it’s one of the most beloved pieces from video game history. Every rendition captures something unique while remaining true to the core concept established by Kondo more than 30 years ago—that magic can exist even in our everyday lives if we take a moment to appreciate it. There is no doubt that this piece will continue to be reimagined for many more years to come!

Zelda Ocarina of Time – Great Fairy Guitar Tab

You cant play chords with this arrangement but is great if you want to challenge your fingerpicking skills. Below you can find the tunning as well the fountain tab.

The guitar tuning is (1E) (2B) (3G) (4D) (5A#) (6E).

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