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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD

Goddess's Harp

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Vincent Lau

(1 of 2) Musical instruments are very common in Zelda games.

Musical instruments are very common in Zelda games. (left), The only skill required is rhythm. (right)

The Goddess’s Harp is a very important musical instrument passed down by the Goddess herself. Fun fact: It’s the same harp used by Sheik in Ocarina of Time.

To play the harp, press Up on the D-Pad to take out the harp, then hold the A button and move the Wii remote/Joy-Con/right stick to strum the harp.

If you play the harp in certain areas, Fi will appear to co-ordinate your performance. Below Fi, there will be an expanding and contracting ring of light, which dictates the rhythm you should strum to. As you successfully follow the rhythm, petals/beams of light will start appearing around Fi, until they form a complete circle.

You can also play the harp near Blessed Butterflies to spawn Gossip Stones or Goddess Walls. For these, you just need to randomly strum the harp for a short while (they’re not as picky).

Where to Find

You’ll be given the Goddess’s Harp after reaching the back of the Temple of Time in the Lanayru Desert.

Songs

Name Obtain Purpose
Ballad of the Goddess Old lady in the Sealed Temple Activate the Light Tower
Farore’s Courage Isle of Songs Unlock Farore’s Silent Realm
Nayru’s Love Isle of Songs, after acquiring one sacred flame Unlock Nayru’s Silent Realm
Din’s Power Isle of Songs, after acquiring two sacred flames Unlock Din’s Silent Realm
Song of the Hero Levias and the three dragons Unlock the Goddess’s Silent Realm

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch, Wii
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    16 July 2021
  • Last Updated
    31 July 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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You are Link, a resident of Skyloft–a floating village in the vast sky. For ages, you’ve been training at the Knight Academy and, today, the day of your graduation has arrived. While your life thus far has been peaceful, soon nothing will be the same again, when your beloved friend, Zelda, is stolen from you…

Our strategy guide for The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword (HD) contains all the necessary knowledge to search for and rescue Zelda, such as a full walkthrough with detailed maps. Plus every hero needs a rest; if you want to grab all the collectables and fix other people’s problems (sidequests), we can help you with that too!

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