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Music Tape

This section of my website is devoted to one of my passions - creating music.

Ever since I bought a cheap Casio VL-Tone keyboard I became hooked on (trying) to write songs. Though the VL-Tone was just a tiny, monophonic synth with very basic sound-shaping facilities, you could still get some weird sounds out of it if you really tried :) When you don't have much money you have to be inventive, so I would wrangle strange bleeps out of an old ZX Spectrum computer, create weird tape loops on an old 8-track I found and improvise a reverb unit by placing a microphone inside a biscuit tin.

However, it wasn't until I borrowed a cheap bass guitar from a friend at college that I became more serious about learning to play. Though the bass was horribly set-up I persevered and soon could manage to play a few rudimentary bass lines. Spurred on by this small success I then bought a very cheap electric guitar. Like many young boys I'd always wanted to play guitar and this was my chance. I never bothered with lessons or theory, adopting a more 'punk' attitude where I made it up as I went along. In retrospect this is probably not the best way to learn to play, but who cares? It's rock'n'roll, man!