Occupation: Gig Musician (Singer / Guitarist)
No. of years of playing the guitar: 12 years
No. of hours spent on the guitar per week: 12 hours per week
Gig/ competition experience: Please refer to http://www.donniechenguorong.com/ep-album.html
Why did you learn to play the guitar?
After being mocked at for using a guitar as a prop during a singing competition.
Describe your first experience playing on a guitar.
Was so crazy playing it until fingers were so painful, grabbed ice cubes to soothe the pain and resumed playing soon after.
What is the best thing about being a guitarist?
Only got 6 strings to take care of, comparing to 88 keys. lol.
Describe your most memorable guitar-related incident.
Once jammed with another guitarist band mate for straight two hours non-stop, as we impromptu linked song after song in continuation, under the same key.
How many guitars do you currently own?
Eight. Gibson Hummingbird Ebony, Gibson J-45 1960s, Gibson Les Paul Studio, Takamine EF-341SC, Yamaha AC3R, an old Suzuki acoustic, J&D classical guitar & a Yamaha old classical guitar.
If your house is on fire, which one would you run out with? Why?
The one in the Mono gig bag, because i can run faster with it comparing to a hard case. lol.
First guitar: Yamaha classical guitar. 2004.
Favourite guitar brand/ model: Gibson. Love their sound and their designs.
Favourite guitarist: Jon Bon Jovi. Because he is an all-round awesome musician.
First song you learned to play on guitar: The More We Get Together.
Song you love to play most on guitar: 兩個矮人 - My first cantonese original composed using a guitar.
Most difficult song you have played on guitar: Songs with B or B minor chords!
Tips for aspiring guitarists: Don't be a technical player, be a soulful player.