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I never played OOT growing up, but I did watch friends play it and ever since have had the "Lost Woods" song stuck in my head, which I recently learned on ukulele. Specifically, this version. However, I've become aware that it is similar/identical in melody to Saria's Song. Here is an example compilation. When people cover the song, they will frequently refer to it by both titles. (can't link example but just search lost woods cover on youtube.) What is the difference between what each title refers to, if there is any? Knowing what the actual title is to look up on chord/tab search engines is really helpful towards finding good arrangements.

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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about music comparison, not gaming. – Frank Jun 10 '17 at 22:17
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    I am asking a question about terminology for a frequently used asset in a series of video games. I am not asking about what the musical difference is in terms of arrangement or melody, I am asking about what assets or sets of assets these two terms refer to specifically in this game series. Especially since, for instance, this official OOT soundtrack has both songs included on it - one of the few places you will see "Lost Woods" referred to as it's own song. I've tried to clarify my question. – Rick Jun 10 '17 at 22:33
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    He wants to know if the two songs are indeed separate, with separate meanings as they relate to the gameworld, or if they are one song with interchangeable titles. Seems reasonable to me. – GnomeSlice Jul 22 '17 at 19:35
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The difference as a composition is nearly zero.

In the game, the Soundtrack "Lost Woods" plays as a background music when you walk through the eponymous Lost Woods, while "Saria's Song" is a music piece Link learns during the game for his ocarina. When you play Saria's Song, you are able to talk to Saria, a friend of Link who lives like him in the Kokiri forest. There isn't a real statement from Nintendo, but I guess that they used the Lost Woods Soundtrack as Sarias Song to show the connection between Saria, the forest and Link.

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    This more or less seems to solve this case. Lost Woods in OoT was a specific implementation of the "Saria's Song" recurring musical asset that was differentiated for the sake of not overloading the term, due to how the storyline used the melody in different contexts. – Rick Jun 10 '17 at 22:39
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    Actually Saria's Song when played ingame allows the option to 'communicate' with Saria, the warp song you're thinking of is the Minuet of Forest – IG_42 Jun 10 '17 at 22:48
  • Thank you! You're right, I confused that. I edited the answer – KingMus Jun 10 '17 at 23:30

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