Whenever anyone thinks about the beautiful song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” they can visualize Judy Garland (Frances Ethel Gymm) singing the song on & off the screen. She not only plays the role of Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939) but is the original singer.
The song was written by Harold Arlen and is still considered a classic masterpiece. Recently, the talented guitarist Luca Stricagnoli performed the fingerstyle acoustic cover of an Israeli Kamakawiwo’ole interpretation of the Wizard of Oz ballad “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
Stricagnoli plays the acoustic version of the song on Reversed Slide Neck (acoustic guitar). The musician mentions a beautiful note about the melody online, “I would have loved to play this tune on a beach in Hawaii, but at the time of the video, it was a freezing winter day.”
He further describes the beauty of the location, where he decides to play the melody on his guitar. He says, “Lucky for us, in the morning, it started snowing, and within a few hours, everything was white and beautiful.”
Stricagnoli plays the guitar confidently. He plays the strings of the guitar gracefully with his fingers. The picturesque background gives the melody a serene feel. The beauty of the musician’s soul shines through his music brilliantly.
The cold weather does not bother the musician at all. He manages to play the guitar precisely without being affected by the cold. As he plays the melody, the bare trees and the musician’s expression make the song’s acoustic version inspirational.
Several fans have poured their heartfelt messages online. One netizen said, “Beautiful! How did your hands create that impressive music in such cold!?” While the other person wrote, “Our arrangement skills are damn near on par with your musicianship Luca. Just superlative!”