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Alan Silvestri Forrest Gump

Alan Silvestri, "Forrest Gump"

Transcription and Fingering: Renato Bellucci

The image of the feather being carried by the breeze was still impressed on my retina when I was heading towards the CD store to purchase the Alan Silvestri music from the award winning movie. The piece presents a sweet and penetrating melody and a subtle, yet essential counterpoint line that makes the Forrest Gump suite simply irresistible. The guitar serves the music well and all the technical and musical decisions have been taken trying to convey the sweetness and beauty of the music above everything else.
Alan Anthony Silvestri (born March 26, 1950) is an American composer and conductor who works primarily in film and television. He is best known for his frequent collaboration with director Robert Zemeckis, including composing major hit films such as the Back to the Future trilogy and Forrest Gump, as well as the superhero films Captain America: The First Avenger and Marvel's The Avengers. Silvestri is of Italian descent. He grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey and attended Teaneck High School. He went to Berklee College of Music for two years.

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The tonality is presented and the A serves as the background onto which the main melody will be constructed. With guitar transcriptions, you have a lot of leverage when it comes to moving notes "up and down" the staff to better accommodate the music and/or your playing. To me Forrest Gump is still "a transcription in the making". I am constantly changing things around and what I present here is a work in progress. Your input on possible arrangements are very welcome. Feel free to share them with me.
Look at the right hand and notice how the movement starts at the very base f the finger where it meets the hand. 90% of your playing must be generate by the work of this articulation because it will deliver a full, plentiful sound. Energy is used only to bring the finger "into" the palm of the hand. The tendons bring the finger back to its natural state of rest.

Video 1
Asunción, February 6, 2006
Revision: Asunción, November 24, 2012
Revision: Asunción, September 3, 2014

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