CGC 026 : Fred Hand

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CGC 026 : Fred Hand

Studies with Julian Bream, rubbing shoulders with Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, Pierre Boulez? Yeah, I want to be a classical guitarist too!

In this inspiring episode of the Classical Guitar Corner Podcast Fred Hand shares stories from a lifetime in music.

2016-04-25T16:41:09+00:00 11 Comments

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A lover of music and a passionate educator, Simon Powis has a doctorate from Yale University in Classical Guitar Performance and continues to perform internationally. Simon leads a global community of musicians to hone their craft and share it with others.

11 Comments

  1. Ron Puddu April 26, 2016 at 12:31 am - Reply

    Simon–thanks so very much for this interview with Fred. So thoughtful, intelligent, and engaging. You do a wonderful job contributing to the conversation keeping the listener interested and involved. Congratulations on a very fine effort. cheers. Ron

  2. Wilson April 26, 2016 at 1:23 am - Reply

    Wonderful podcast, Simon! It’s always a treat to hear Fred share his guitar related stories.

  3. ronjazz April 26, 2016 at 3:26 am - Reply

    Fred and I had discussions like this many years ago, even before his first recordings were released. He was actually a “classical” guitarist who enjoyed many other musics as as player. I pursued similar interests as well, mostly into jazz and world music, but have always thought that Fred is a world-class guitarist who is actually a better musician than most classical guitarists. Wonderful interview with great insights.

  4. Colleen Dixon April 26, 2016 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    Really enjoyed this and great insight on what motivates and drives musicians.

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    Lee Angus April 26, 2016 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    Wonderful interview, Dr. Powis! I was so engaged and could have listened for another hour. I can’t wait until the next one!

  6. Lis4gtr April 27, 2016 at 2:18 am - Reply

    Wow, that was really fun and informative. I can pass along some suggestions, and have a few new goals. Thanks for a wonderful presentation Simon.
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    John Rabinowitz April 27, 2016 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    This was such a wonderful insight into the world of music in general. What I took away from this podcast with two guitarists who clearly love music is that the discipline that we dwell on in the beginning stages of learning this instrument (or any other) is the method by which we squeeze the colors out onto the pallet and then, when the colors are finally all there, we are supposed to paint!! I think in the interview it was refered to as learning the “vocabulary” of the instrument. Thanks Simon for bringing this to us.

  8. Joe Parisi May 4, 2016 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    Great interview – Simon & Fred – looking forward to the next one. JP

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    Mark Featherstone May 5, 2016 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    Great podcast, Simon! I would have been quite happy to hear more.

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    Mark Rose May 8, 2016 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Great podcast. Fred has written a lot of fine music. It is difficult to find all of it that he has recordings for on YouTube.

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    James Huckson May 16, 2016 at 5:22 am - Reply

    Fantastic podcast! I am looking forward to part 2.

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