All who hear Soren Madsen play the guitar are continually in awe of his incredible talent. What a Wonderful World is played masterfully by Soren in this rendition.
In the center of a pitch-black stage, Soren is seated on a stool. He is playing an acoustic, classical guitar while dressed in a black dress shirt and black slacks. He doesn’t make any facial expressions and is only concerned with the strings he is playing.
The authors of “What a Wonderful World” are Bob Thiele and George David Weiss. Soren Madsen composed and performed it, and he also recorded it in Malling, Denmark. Soren was raised among Danish artists and was born there.
Louis Armstrong recorded the original song, which was made available as a single in 1967. Because Larry Newton, the head of ABC Records, didn’t like the song and wouldn’t market it, the music didn’t truly do well.
When it appeared in the film “Good Morning, Vietnam,” the song experienced a rise in popularity. Re-released in 1988, the song peaked at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Grammy Hall of Fame has inducted Armstrong’s recording.
Soren plays the classical guitar style, which entails using various fingers to strike the notes simultaneously. Two, three, and four-voice harmonies are performed by the right hand. The melody is often played with the index, middle, and ring fingers. The thumb plays a bass-heavy accompaniment at the same time.
Watching Soren strike each string with rhythmic accuracy is amazing. He gives the song fresh life by hitting every note and making it sound wonderful. The show is serene, peaceful, and unwinding.