The Oracion Theme from the Pokemon "Rise of Darkrai" is popular among many anime enthusiasts. You can learn this piece from sheet music, or by obtaining a recording of the theme, and listening repeatedly until you memorize it. Depending on the instrument, the actual notes might have different names, but the melodic pattern is the same. On a piano, you may play it in the key of C major, and only the white keys from middle C to F above third-space C in treble clef are required.
Learning the Main Theme
Play the following sequence of notes: C D E B A G C. This is the first part of the opening phrase.
Play the following sequence of notes: C D E C' B G E. The prime symbol (') after a note's letter name indicates that the note is in the next higher octave range above the starting note. This is the second part of the opening phrase.
Play the following sequence of notes: A B C' E' B E' A G C. This is an melodic expansion and continuation of the opening phrase.
Play the following sequence of notes: D E D C C. This wraps up the main theme with a brief cadence.
Learning the Bridge and Conclusion
Play the following sequence of notes: A B C' E' B E' A G G C. This phrase, similar to the expanded part of the opening phrase, begins the bridge section.
Play the following sequence of notes: E A B C' G D' D' E' F' E' D' E' D'. Here, the theme reaches its melodic climax. The final note is a transition to the final phrase of the theme.
Play the following sequence of notes: C E' B E' A G C. This is a repetition of earlier material from the opening phrase.
Play the following sequence of notes: D E D C C. This cadence, like the one that appears earlier, concludes the entire theme of the song.
Learning the Rhythm
Obtain a recording of Oracion.
Listen repeatedly until you are familiar with the pattern of long and short notes. The note values include whole notes, quarter notes (including dotted quarter notes), eighth notes, and sixteenth notes.
Try playing along with the recording. It is best if the key you're playing in is the same as the one on the recording.
Finally, try playing the song on your own. If your are playing a piano, try adding chords.
Brian Avey began writing in 1978 and has published articles on Japanese music and culture in the "Hokubei Mainichi," and coauthored technical articles for professional journals such as the "Handbook for Terminology Management." Avey graduated college with a bachelor's degree in music.