Lacunosa Town(カゴメタウン) – Pokémon Black/White

This is Lacunosa Town” from the Nintendo game “Pokémon Black and White”.
It was composed by Hitomi Sato.
The movement of the melody is impressive.
The first half is in Bb minor, and the second half (from bar 25th) modulates to Db major, a relative key.
In the first half, bVI-v-v/i is repeated, giving it a swaying feel.
In the second half of the piece, when it modulates to Db major, the ii-V of the destination key is used in bars 23-24 to make the modulation smooth.
When it modulates, there is a cheerfulness as if a fog has lifted.
At the end of the song, in bars 29-30, use the “Ohdo progression(王道進行)” IV-V-iii-vi, which moves quickly toward the end of the song.(The melody here is the same as in the first 9-10 bars.)

I think it’s rather easy to play because there are many open strings.

任天堂のゲーム「ポケットモンスター ブラック・ホワイト」から「カゴメタウン」です。
前半は bVI-v-v/i が繰り返されていて、揺蕩うような感じです。
後半のDbメジャーに転調する時は、23-24小節目で転調先の ii-V が使われスムーズに転調しています。
終わりのほうの29-30小節目では、王道進行 IV-V-iii-vi で曲の終わりに向けぐいぐい進んでいってますね。(ここのメロディは前半の9-10小節目と同じです)


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