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QuarantottoSartori Time to Say Goodbye

Quarantotto/Sartori, "Time to Say Goodbye"

Transcription and Fingering: Renato Bellucci

I love "Time to Say Goodbye" wholeheartedly and I have heard it performed by singers throughout Paraguay and it is irresistible to me. I transcribed it and fingered it because I consider it a great addition to my students' repertoire -and mine of course-. It fits the classical guitar beautifully and offers beautiful challenges that you will have no trouble in surpassing. The main challenge as it is usually the case with all songs is to keep the main melody in centerstage. This is achieved controlling the dynamics of each voice and to a degree the tome of each one of the voices. The thumb will work in conjunction with the i-m-a in the long 16th notes sequences in order to achieve a deep round sound. In the recording I omit staffs 3, 4, 5, 9, 10 & 11 because they are meant to be sang as a recitative and the guitar does not serve the sections well enough. Still, I incorporate the staffs in the Masterclass in case you want to accompany a singer or dimply want to give it a shot.

Rotating the Wrist you will be able to change the Presentation of your Left Hand Fingers with respect to the fingerboard. The line of Knuckles will change accordingly making the stopping of notes a lot easier for the left hand fingers

Rotation/Change Presentation

Levers will be essental in making the work of the left hand precise and a lot smoother while controling undesired string squeaks

Renato Bellucci plays "Time to Say Goodbye"

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Staff and Video 1

Video 1 With Slow Motion
San Bernardino, Paraguay, January 2, 2015, S.D.G.
Revised San Bernardino, Paraguay, January 21, 2015, @ 7:00 AM S.D.G. Edition of the recording, omission of staffs 3-5 & 9-11

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