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DVD-Classical Guitar Technique and Musicianship
DVD-Classical Guitar Technique and Musicianship
Actor: Frederic Hand
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
NR     2004     1hr 15min

Here's a lesson for both classical musicians and fingerstyle guitarists who want to discover their "natural dexterity" for speed, tone and effortless technique! Whether you are a beginning or advanced guitarist, you will b...  more »


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Actor: Frederic Hand
Director: Happy Traum
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Independently Distributed
Studio: Homespun Tapes
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/05/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 15min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Welcome to classical guitar and a musical approach.
ADK | Royal Oak, Mi. United States | 10/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In this program (a generous 75 minutes) Fred Hand takes us through proper approach, techniques and performance of classical guitar. He moves at a leisurly, comfortable pace and emphasizes the goal is to make music, not just to play guitar.
Fred does not play fast, speedy lines and he takes time to explain each piece as well as why and how he works out his parts. If your an advanced classical player there may be too little/too late learning for your interest. This is a perfect lesson for someone like myself, a long time rock and roller who needs a proper approach to classical guitar.
A fine lesson that covers many bases and is excellent for playes of many levels.
I plan on getting his second title also "Seven pieces for classical guitar".
K. Gale | 11/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I just picked up the guitar again after 20 or so years of not playing. My husband thought I was nuts because he never new I could play. This video can teach you to bring out the beautiful sound of the guitar even if you are virtually a beginner. You don't need to be able to read music either. I recommend this to anyone. The songs are hauntingly beautiful."
A Lending Hand
Rod Saunders | Tulsa, Ok | 11/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the next best thing to studying with a classical guitar instructor. Hand gives the viewer a crash course in classical technique, offering tips on everything from posture to fingernails to vibrato. The audio and video are first rate, although I was a bit distracted by the blue light effect that made Hand's hair look like a bad wig.

Frederic Hand's resume is impressive. Having studied under the renowned guitarist Julian Bream he has since performed, composed, and recorded for 30 years working with the likes of Luciano Pavoratti, Placido Domingo, and Zubin Mehta. He puts his expertise to work for the viewer in this video covering pieces like John Dowland's Lady Hunnsdon's Puffe and a dance by Gaspar Sanz, as well as Hand's own compositions, A Celtic Tale, Heartsong and Lesley's Song with accompanying sheet music for all. Highly recommended.
Well done DVD
Ari | ny, usa | 09/04/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I would have liked to have seen more closeups of his playing as I didn't like having to refer back to the booklet (that's why I purchased a dvd). Outside of that, this is a well done dvd with great tips on getting started from position to nails to muscle and finger tension. I was able to quickly correct poor habits I had developed learning from books on my own. Definitely worth the money. (for the reviewer who asked about spanish language and subtitles this dvd has neither)"