Horner/Jennings, "My Heart Will Go On"
Version and Fingering: Renato Bellucci
Few melodies have the power to strike deep in a man's soul as fast as "My heart will go on" did. Just when everybody thought they had seen it all and they heard it all, James Cameron presents a stunning reconstruction of one of the greatest tragedies ever: The sinking of HMS Titanic. Celine Dion leaves her mark in history by presenting one of the most beautiful songs ever. Once again, the guitar serves the purpose majestically. By taking the essence of the song and throwing light on the essential notes. Technique wise the piece only requires that you avoid string squeaks at all costs because these will spoil the music and especially with slow moving pieces such as My Heart will go on, you must develop the correct left hand moves in order to avoid these completely.
Intro, Staff 1/2
Intro Staff 2/2
Staff and Video 1
The melody begins and the performer must keep it flowing. Very much in a harp style. Keep the melody above the background and make the sound sweet.
Use the articulation at the wrist to present finger 1 at the end of the staff. My heart goes on begins with a full arpeggio in the main tonality of E Major. The 4 sharps in the key signature are another indicator of what tonality the piece is played in. The accompanying bass notes have to be played at a lower volume and let the main melody shine in center stage. Hold finger 4 and use it as a lever (where it says "hold" in the staff) to help the left hand present the low B at the end of measure 2.
Revision: December 22, 2012
Revision: San Bernardino, March 3, 2013