Guitarists of Singapore (GOS) - Donnie Chan




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.


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