Bayer/Hammond, "When I Need You"
Transcription and Fingering: Renato Bellucci
Renato Bellucci transcribes (Bayer/Hammond) -Leo Sayer- Great Classic from the 70s: "When I Need You". Keeping the main melody in centerstage is the main technical challenge of this great classic. The performer must be aware of the dynamics of each one of the right hand ringers in order to assign the right amount of plucking force to each one as the melody is carried on. Typically, the way you bring out a note in the melody is by either protruding the finger that carries the melody above the remaining fingers or you stiffen the finger(s) that carries the melody through fijación. One of the great virtues of the classical guitar is her amazing versatility when it comes to timber and the vast palette of sound it can generate. She's often been compared to an orchestra and I could not agree more. Therefore, those players that do not take full advantage of her "orchestral qualities" are not taking advantage of one of her most essential virtues. You will be able to master this aspect of guitar sound as you gain more and more control over the plucking possibilities of your right hand. Read more on Fijación in the Technique pages.
Renato Bellucci plays "When I Need You"
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