This is an interesting session that finds John Williams sitting in with an all-star youth orchestra. The arrangements sound very much like a high school orchestra, however, Williams is careful not to overplay and dominate the session. The "Plymouth Hoe-Down" is particularly fun and closes out the concerto with exhilaration. There are also three additional pieces from composer Paul Hart, written for guitar and keyboards. These pieces alone are worth the price of admission, as Hart masterfully taps into Williams' strengths of adaptability, technical virtuosity and impeccable tone. Highly recommended for both jazz and classical enthusiasts. ~ Robert Taylor, All Music Guide
Frederic Hand, one of the world's top players, brings the beauty and romance of the classical guitar to any player who has a familiarity with the fingerboard and some basic classical technique. He teaches seven well-known and beloved student pieces, demonstrating correct technique and other invaluable pointers. Includes three Italian lute pieces (Vaghe Belleze • Bianco Fiore • Danza), plus Bach's Sarabande • Sor's Study in B Minor • Tarrega's Adelita • and Fred Hand's own distinguished arrangement of the traditional Shaker hymn Simple Gifts.
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 benefit from Fred Hand's in-depth exploration of the fundamental principles of classical guitar technique. 'Your body and mind have an innate ability to express the music that you hear', says Hand, 'you only need to tap into this source'.
Eliot Fisk, a master of classical guitar, instructs viewers on playing the transcriptions of Andres Segovia, one of the greatest classical guitarist of all time. Learn to play the "Bach Prelude" in D minor, three pieces from his Canciones Populares, and "Estudio Sin Luz." Also featuring Eliot Fisk performing various pieces by Bach, Haydn, Ponce, and Segovia.
This DVD box set not only takes the viewer through every part of fabricating the instrument, but includes making the mold, backing board and solera. What sets this collection of instructional discs apart from others I ve seen is the author taking the time to show the making and machining of everything in the guitar. A lot of the operations are by hand, and John S. Bogdanovich also shows the jigs, fixtures and setups necessary in getting from rough stock to finished piece. A lot of instructional sets I ve seen accomplish fabrication off-camera and then show working with the finished parts, without really explaining the whole story of how they re made by showing it. John Bogdanovich narrates as he s working, and has a clear and pleasant presentation.