recently I came across the name Hector Quine There’s a little book by him on guitar technique, with a chapter offering guidance on how to. This book is a concise guide to the technical principles upon which the best current practice in guitar playing is founded. It deals clearly with all. Hector Quine, who has died aged 88, was a classical guitarist who His highly regarded treatise Guitar Technique () was succinct but.

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Guitar Technique Hector Quine [RDB]: Book Reviews- April MusicWeb(UK)

Share your thoughts with other customers. Army officer who knocked out two Tiger tanks in Germany. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? He combined an understanding of its interpretative possibilities with a gift for teaching, successfully elevating the guitar to what he saw as its rightful place in the concert hall and the conservatoire. Hector was a good player-I remember hearing him at the Festival Hall in a performance of Britten’s”Gloriana”on the night that Kennedy was shot.

It is for the intermediate level classical guitar player who wants to improve their playing technique, and with it, improvement is virtually certain. I still have a copy of the scores from which I worked before they were in print. At what angle do I position my hands when I play?


Having founded the classical guitar department at Trinity College of Music inthe following year Quine was appointed as the first professor of guitar at the Royal Academy of Music. I played a selection of them in my first Purcell Room recital; have they been played in public since? Hector Quine, classical guitarist – obituary Classical guitarist who raised the public profile of the instrument and worked with the young Julian Bream Hector Quine, classical guitarist.

The classical guitar world lost one of its most distinguished and accomplished educators and advocates when Hector Quine passed away on January 1,two days after his 88th birthday.

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Intermediate to Advanced Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Though written principally for the clsssical guitarist, Quine’s well-written and well-designed text offer food for thought for any guitarist seeking to attain technical proficiency.

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Proud and mercurial Dutch football star who developed a fast-moving and fluid style of play. See all 5 reviews. As the other reviews have stated, this is a fantastic book. I dont think he has any recordings though.

In total he built 17 instruments, and his second was so successful that Julian Bream used it in his Wigmore Hall debut in It is true that he was not a “player” in the sense that David Russell, Julian Bream, etc. Add both to Cart Add both to List.


Amazon Rapids Fun stories for guihar on the go. It’s very much like Strunk and White’s Elements of Style, but for guitarists. It deals clearly with all practical aspects of playing–posture, tone production, position changing, chord playing, and coordination–and offers advice on interpretation and practicing.

I learned more from this book than from 4 years of classical guitar lessons.

Hector Quine – Classical Guitar

He produced a very full tone. Tuesday 25 December Read more Read less. The level of detail that Fechnique provides would be difficult to find outside of graduate school. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

He was convinced that a guitarist should study and understand all music, not just the guitar repertoire.

He was a kind and demanding teacher. I fechnique to London as a year-old and Hector accepted me as a student. Despite his relatively late age Quine soon mastered the instrument.

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