As the Italian diminutive of cavata , cavatina is a musical term frequently applied to any simple, melodious air. The piece had been recorded by classical guitarist John Williams , long before the film that made it famous. It had originally been written for piano, but at Williams' invitation Myers re-wrote it for guitar and expanded it. After this transformation, it was first used for the film The Walking Stick

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I have rediscovered a great love for this instrument and the music I can learn and play and it has changed my life for the better dramatically! Thank you facilitating this process. Current Status Not Enrolled. Get Started Take this Course. Stanley Myers — Cavatina. Learn to play Cavatina , by Stanley Myers! This is the much-loved theme from the movie, Deer Hunter. It was made famous by guitarist John Williams, and promises to become a permanent addition to the most-loved and most-played classical guitar repertoire.

Cavatina is composed of a soaring melody, with broken chord accompaniment supporting it. Due to the bar chords and shifting, this piece is at the advanced level. Some areas will require time and attention. But Cavatina is a joy to craft and polish. This tune makes a wonderful addition to any repertoire collection. It's modern enough to appeal to near everyone, and classical enough to fit alongside other classical guitar favorites. While challenging, Cavatina will become one of your favorite pieces to practice and play, and will hold your interest for years to come.

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Listen Listening The violence in this Vietnam War film is noteworthy even among war films, and is controversial for a depiction of something no one has said they have ever witnessed: a scene where North Vietnamese soldiers force prisoners to play Russian roulette. But traversing the worlds from a hard-scrabble Pennsylvania town and its surrounding mountains, to the jungles and urban warrens of Southeast Asia, The Deer Hunter is, to many, one of the greatest movies ever made. Cavatina is as piercing now as it was in the years following the war. English film composer Stanley Myers scored The Walking Stick in , and guitarist John Williams convinced him to work up one bit of it for him.


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