E. Di Capua, "O Sole Mio"
Transcription and Fingering: Renato Bellucci
O sole mio by Giovanni and Eduardo Di Capua is without any doubt one of the best known songs of all times. She's every Italian hymn and has been every Tenor all the way from Caruso passing through Pavarotti and ending in Bocelli presentation card. Being the son of a Neapolitan father who carried the Neapolitan nostalgia typical of an immigrant. Dad carried these feelings all the way until the day he went to be the Lord, therefore, I know very well how deeply music can be a part of each one of us.Here is my transcription and fingering for classical guitar of this great Italian song.
Getting the Elbow by the side is a technique you ought to use in O sole Mio to allow finger 4 to reach the elusive bass notes on the 6th string more easily. The shortcoming of finger 4 with respect to the other fingers is its length: It is shorter. You compensate by getting the elbow by the side of your body.
Get the Elbow by the Side
Levers on the other hand help facilitate precision in stopping notes on the fingerboard and help you control undesired string squeaks because the fingers help each other actively and you can lift the fingers perpendicularly off the strings in a controlled manner
Renato Bellucci plays "O Sole Mio"
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