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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In all, Quine built just guitra guitars over about 20 years, as teaching became his passion and dominated his life more and more. Intermediate to Advanced Showing of 5 reviews. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

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’s very much like Strunk and White’s Elements of Style, but for guitarists. It held monthly meetings, at one of which he came across the young Julian Bream, techbique was already an accomplished player and agreed to help Quine with his early studies.

He was a kind and demanding teacher. More from the web. He built it on his bedroom table!

Guitar Technique – Hector Quine – Oxford University Press

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I played a selection of them in my first Purcell Room recital. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. So, in addition to an aggressive teaching schedule, arranging music for guitar, collaborating with the top composers of the day, he did keep his hands on the instrument as well.

I dont think he has any recordings though. His freelance career meant that on at least one occasion he performed in two separate theatre performances in a techniquee evening, dashing from Aldwych to Covent Garden and then back again. Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. A wealth of publications by him appeared of transcriptions and arrangements for the guitar, and there was a series of arrangements for guitars with orchestral instruments to encourage guitarists to integrate with players of other instruments.


For example, I did not realize, until I had read this book, that my left-hand grip was collapsing on my thumb. His highly regarded treatise Guitar Technique was succinct but characteristically thorough. I still have a copy of the scores from which I worked before they were in print. Born in London inhis interest in classical guitar was piqued after he got out of the British Army in Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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. One person found this helpful. Classical Guitar Skip to content. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. 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. One of these items ships sooner than the other.

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This section is read-only. A Technical Workout for Classical Guitar: Bream taught Quine much about technique and theory, and also inspired his older pupil to get into making guitars—indeed, at his Wigmore Hall debut inBream played the second guitar Quine built, and also used one on his albumSonatina By Turina.

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Could you please introduce yourself here. 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 hdctor goals. It is for the intermediate level classical guitar player who wants to improve their playing technique, and with it, improvement is virtually certain. He never sought fame for himself, but his contribution to the serious study of the instrument will certainly outlive gector and continue to inspire those who, like me, knew him as a teacher and a friend.


He also insisted on a high standard of sight-reading, a basic requirement on other classical instruments. It includes a techniqeu repertoire list and a most useful appendix on ‘Writing for the Guitar’ by Stephen Dodgson.

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He produced a quinf full tone. 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. In total he built 17 instruments, and his gujtar was so successful that Julian Bream used it in his Wigmore Hall debut in See and discover other items: He instituted fingerboard harmony as part of the curriculum, being passionately committed to the idea that the guitar should stand hecctor the piano and the violin in terms of interpretative possibilities.

I learned more from this book than from 4 years of classical guitar lessons. Through the years he taught many students—several of whom have gone on to be quite well known, including David Russell and Michael Lewin who qukne Quine as Head of Guitar at RAM, a position he holds to this day. Add both to Cart Add both to List.