The Guitar

United Kingdom, 1966

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Episode of Series “We Make Music”.
This film briefly outlines the history of the guitar through a period of six thousand years. Guitarist John Williams examines the construction of the instrument; describes the nature and tuning of the strings, placing of the frets, and demonstrates all the varieties of sound possible using music by Bach, Paganini, Weber and Schubert. Includes sequences on the lute, electric guitar and Spanish classical guitar.

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Credits

director

Muir Mathieson

producer

Ken Cameron

production company

Anvil Film and Recording Group

Duration

00:22:25:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1966

Appears in

We Make Music

Group of items

We Make Music

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

321112

Language

English

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Great Britain

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Music - Instruction and study

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

History → History

Music & Performing Arts → Guitar

Music & Performing Arts → Guitarists

Music & Performing Arts → Music

Music & Performing Arts → Music - History and criticism

Music & Performing Arts → Music - Instruction and study

Music & Performing Arts → Music appreciation

Music & Performing Arts → Musical instruments

Music & Performing Arts → Musicians

Music & Performing Arts → Stringed instruments

Music & Performing Arts → Williams, John, 1941-

People → Williams, John, 1941-

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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