Roberta Flack/Charles Fox, "Killing Me Softly With His Song"
Transcription & Fingering: Renato Bellucci
Renato Bellucci Transcribes and teaches Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly With His Song" for classical guitar. It is like a guitar player's dream to be able to one day "kill girls softly with your song". The song found such a fertile ground amongst the music community since 1973 when it was performed by Roberta Flack. It has since been transcribed and covered by innumerable artists the world over and in many different languages. I thought that a more "universal" classical guitar transcription was called in for and here I offer it to my dear students online. The main objective is to avoid string squeaks and mastering the use of levers & pivots will allow you to play the piece in a very short period of time.
"Killing Me Softly With His Song", Oct.21, 2014
Staff and Video 1
Lift finger 3 with care (perpendicularly to the string) in order to avoid string squeaks.
Staff and Video 2
Finger 3 acts like a lever in order to facilitate the work of the left hand.