Guitar Reflections

GUITAR REFLECTIONS for solo guitar by Eugène den Hoed Muziekuitgeverij Iduna VOF 34pp. This is the third book of compositions to date which I’ve reviewed by this composer, who, until just a few weeks ago was an unknown name to me. Guitar Reflections shows Eugène den Hoed in a different manner to his other two reviewed works which dealt with intermediate level contemporary atonal music in the one book and compositions written in the styles of renowned composers in the other. This new edition is aimed more at the lower intermediate student and is composed in a more ‘traditional’ style as regards tonality. I didn’t think the 20 studies in this book were as attractive and appealling as his more difficult compositions but nevertheless there are quite a number of pieces here which many students will surely find pleasing and with diligent practise should help develop techniques such as legato, scale passages, arpeggios, higher positions, etc. The music is very well presented and is adequately fingered. Steve March – Classical Guitar, march 2007