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Chris' Little Beginner's Page

A Diary for Beginners

Hi there! I've decided to keep my home page here at WholeNote dedicated to a diary of progress, partly for me, and hopefully to give ideas to other beginning guitarists like myself.

My Guitar Interests

At the moment, I only have a steel-string accoustic guitar, and my main focus is on rhythm and folk music. My ambition with the guitar is to form a band and tour across the universities of the UK, and maybe, just maybe, get famous.

My favourite band are the Levellers, whose combination of acid/folk/punk rock is so inspirational to me. They are a self-made band from Brighton, England, and use 3 guitarists (1 bass) a violinist and a drummer - the combination of the accoustic and electric guitars is used to full effect. Look out for some of their stuff - we could all learn a thing or two from them.

Anyway, like I said, I'm going to use this space to keep a record of my own progress - if I'm doing anything stupid along the way, please tell me! I'm self-taught (purely because I can't afford lessons of any sort) but love to learn from other people.

Give me some time to get the diary started, and come back later.

Musical Influences

  • The Levellers
  • Manic Street Preachers
  • Eric Clapton

Favorite Recordings

  • Liberty Song (Levellers)
  • A Design For Life (Manics)
  • Tears In Heaven (Eric Clapton)