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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During my time at Guildhall, I also had the opportunity to play the Dodgson guitar duets with my friend and guuitar student, the late Gerald Tolan. 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.

See and discover other items: Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. There is detailed information on posture; the right arm and hand; the left arm and hand; practicing; phrasing; and on correcting and avoiding poor habits. A Technical Workout for Classical Guitar: Have they rechnique played in public since?

Hector Quine – Classical Guitar

This is one of those rare, “how to do it” books that is entirely practical: Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. 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. By the time he left, almost 30 years later, the guitar department was one of the finest in the world.


East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. 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.

Quine, who was awarded honorary membership of the Royal Academy of Music inis survived by his wife, Penny Engleheart, whom he married inand by their son and daughter.

Hector Quine, classical guitarist – obituary

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Buy the selected items together This item: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Technisue example, I did not realize, until I had read this book, that my left-hand grip was collapsing on my thumb.

He never sought fame for himself, but his contribution to the serious study of the instrument will certainly outlive him and continue to inspire those who, like me, knew him as a teacher and a friend.

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He was convinced that a guitarist should study and understand all music, not just the guitar repertoire. I still have a copy of the scores from which worked before they were in print. His mother died of tuberculosis when he was seven and his father, a naval engineer, was at sea for months at a time. Get to Know Us. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website.

I would really like to hear Quine playing them. It is well-written; well-organized; concise; and omits nothing, while containing nothing superfluous.

Classical Guitar Skip to content. It deals with all practical aspects of playing, such as posture, tone, position-changing, chord-playing, and co-ordination, and offers advice on interpretation and practicing. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Without falling into excessive technical details like nail shapeH.

More from the web. English Choose a language for shopping. In this way, and although I’m a “self-trained” guitarist, I was able to pick out all the little errors I was making.


Guitar Technique: Hector Quine: : Books

Despite his relatively late age Quine soon mastered the instrument. The primary focus of the book is on developing technique not simply for its own sake, but to improve technique as a means to further musical goals.

Note that this book is excellent for micromanagement of technique, by which I mean that it assumes basic knowledge of guitar technique, but is concerned most with the nuances of technique. The level of detail that Quine provides would be difficult to find outside of graduate school.

It’s very much like Strunk and White’s Elements of Style, but for guitarists. As the other reviews have stated, this is a fantastic book. It held monthly meetings, at one of which he came across the young Julian Bream, who was already an accomplished player and agreed to help Quine with his early studies.

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His voice had a soothing sonority and he was gently spoken with elegant diction, but his laugh was unruly and infectious. I played a selection of them in my first Purcell Hectir recital.

Hector Quine, born December 30died January 1 Every guitarist should read this book. He was a kind and demanding teacher.