The British finger style guitarist Chris Woods has built a solid reputation over the past ten years for his unique and creative approach to the guitar.
With an eclectic taste, Chris fuses many different styles, from Jazz to world to Indian classical to percussive guitar.
More than just another player, he is an avid musical collaborator, composer, producer and educator.
I’m happy to say Chris was able to set aside some time to be my guest for the second episode of the podcast.
You’ll be able to check out a pre-recorded stream of the interview on the Tunelectric facebook page very soon! Check here for more info…
The aim of the podcast is to entertain and inspire the listener with music, chat and insights from the pros.
At the end of each show, I ask the guests a set of 10 quick-fire questions… so lets see how Chris Woods fares this time!
CW: “That was definitely playing at NAMM – the huge breakfast show. It’s massive and it’s in the Hilton – that was in 2019 I think… ”
RB: “Hmmmm… slide I’d say…”
CW: “Hmmm.. I just haven’t thought about going to a country for so long!..
RC: “I know! It’s a bit of a weird question…lets just say as soon as you are able!”
CW: “I think I’d really like to go to Vietnam actually – I always see Vietnam and I’m like, well that looks very beautiful…and amazing”
CW: “Not constantly practicing on the edge of your ability. Make sure you also practice where you are very very comfortable because thats where you can perfect things – you can’t perfect things if you’re always challenged and stressed!”
CW: “Ermmm!..[laughs] ermmm… take it easy (I guess!)”
CW: “I’m gonna say Bill Frisell…he gets put in to the jazz genre but it’s not jazz – it’s just this lovely twangy ambient, spacious wonderful-ness…”
CW: “I think… I mean, that would change quite a lot but you know, i’m gonna go out on a whim and say Garibaldi actually”.
CW: “Oh man, well this happens to me with my little one – he’s made his way into the music room and then there’s that ‘Aaagh!’ – I guess the guitar I play most, which is a Matrin 000x one – ironically one of the cheapest instruments in my collection but it’s probably the most precious to me…so many memories – but I don’t mind, it’s all cool!…”
CW: “Errr… I really – (and this might be surprising because of the music I write) but I really like Idles…It’s just really powerful, aggressive but beautiful music. Excellent guitar playing as well, really creative”
CW: “Oh I reckon maybe gardening or something!..”
Rob Cox is a content creator and guitar tutor from London, UK.
He is also the founder of Tunelectric.
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