Que Sera Sera: Free Dragon Age Pub Songs & Sheet Music

AAAAAAAAAAARGH I'd almost forgotten the horror

In all honesty, I’m not especially on fire with passion at the news of free Dragon Age Inquisition song downloads, but I don’t often get to use the phrase “sheet music” in this line of work, so carpe diem.

If you’ve played DAI, you may remember the folksy tavern songs which presented a barderrific take on your companions’ exploits and, in keeping with the game’s gotta catch ’em all mania, were themselves a collectible/achievement thingamywotsit. I guess some folk were disappointed that they had to stumble across pub bands relatively at random, and have been requesting copies of the merry tunes in order to play them at their leisure.

Bioware have now done just that, though the downloads are only free until Feb 9th. Also included with the download is the original sheet music for each of the 10 songs. Sheet music! Sheet music sheet music sheet music.

If you’re of a mind to try and play these tavern tunes yourself, you can enter your renditions into the Dragon Age Fan Celebration Contest. For this, Bioware ask that you “Show your love of Thedas by submitting Dragon Age inspired art, music, videos, cosplay or any other form of expression.” I’m going to shave then varnish my head, inject every part of my face with botox and practice my Welsh brogue. It will be a perfect Solas impersonation, and it will almost certainly win me an Xbox or a poster or something.

30 Comments

  1. Arvind says:

    I haven’t played DA:I, but I’m downloading these songs because I heard they were the sheet.

  2. Orija says:

    Couldn’t get myself to play after the first three hours. I was stunned by just how mediocre and bland this game is, which makes the critics’ lauding rather befuddling for me.

    • cyanidhogg says:

      I hate to be that guy, but the game really picks up after about five to ten hours.

      With that said, if your game takes hours to get interesting, something has fucked up.

      • c-Row says:

        So it’s Neverwinter Nights 2 all over?

      • Laurentius says:

        Yes, it gets better and then it gets far worse (taking absolute nose dive at the end) when all political/religious conflicts actually take backseat and you are stuck with blandest of blandest SPOILER elder one guy who wants to be a typical evil type of god “kneel before me weaklings” and gets his butt kicked like you expected it from start quest/ENDSPOLER . I liked this game, worth my money and time but so many things were overlooked in reviews, really bothersome.

      • ThinkMcFlyThink says:

        It picks up much faster than that if you don’t immediately go into “clear all the icons” mode.

    • TacticalNuclearPenguin says:

      Ah yes… another “Hinterlands burnout” victim i see.

      • Deano2099 says:

        Yeah it gets really awesome for an hour or two after you leave the Hinterlands and pick up the story mission. Then you get to choose between going and finishing off the Hinterlands or doing one of the even less interesting areas (Sword Coast, Fallow Mire and Forbidden Oasis have far less going on and even less of a story than Hinterlands).

        I’m enjoying it, but it’s a huge let-down.

  3. commentingaccount says:

    That screenshot looks like some freaky photoshopped version of Billy Zane.

  4. RedViv says:

    Glaring Racist Baldy tag pls

  5. Gap Gen says:

    Are we talking sheet music, or sheet museec?

  6. soulblur says:

    Some of the tunes are pretty catchy. I think that’s a first in the “Original In-Game Music” category (it’s not a large category).

    • Cinek says:

      IMHO main theme from DA:O was more catchy than anything in DA:I.

      • amateurviking says:

        The DA:O splash screen melody has been re-purposed for one of these.

  7. amateurviking says:

    I love his little chin dimple.

  8. melnificent says:

    Is the creepy face thing going to be a regular occurrence on RPS? Between the bald elf in the first pic and the Grey Goo alien, I’m getting nervous about opening the page and seeing their creepy almost real faces.

    It’s the uncanny valley of polar express all over again.

  9. avtrspirit says:

    Don’t you dare insult my sexy Solas!! (#spoilers #tamethewolf)

  10. racccoon says:

    Its great I can’t wait to play it on my…
    link to youtu.be

  11. Darkheart says:

    Downloaded them yesterday. Pumping ’em since then. Am i weird?