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About Me

Hi my name is Alonso Chavarriaga, and I am 16 years old, live in Rhode Island, and love to play the guitar.I picked up the guitar one day when I saw a senior at my school play "Sweet Dreams",by Marilyn Manson, at a talent show, and was amazed, so that very week I bought my first guitar. Then a few weeks later, I heard of Yngwie Malmsteen, and was simply stricken with awe as I heard him play, and I couldn't believe it, so I saw a video of him, and watching him inspired me to try very hard at the guitar and learn everything I can about it. I have been playing for a little over a year now. All pictures will go up soon, when I take them and find out how to put them here.

My Gear

I don't have much equipment, because I am a non-working student, but I have what I need. The guitar I use for playing all sorts of stuff is a B.C. Rich Bronze Warlock, its an okay beginning guitar, and my other guitar is one of those "Strat Copies". I have a 25 Watt Crate amp, don't need more than that since I only jam at my house or something, and a Digitech RP100 effects pedal, I love it, though I don't use it too often except for the drums and metronome. I use pretty much either Dunlop Big Stubby Picks 3.0 mm (The purple ones), or the tiny jazz "teardrop" picks, 1.33 mm thick. I use mainly D'addario or however you spell it strings, but somtimes I use the Fender Bullets.

Musical Influences

  • Yngwie Malmsteen, Metallica, Steve Vai, Cacophony, Dream Theater
  • Paganini, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsokov, Children of Bodom

Favorite Recordings

  • Black Star,Rising Force,Trilogy Suite Opus No.5,Demon Driver,Arpeggios from Hell, Evil Eye, Flight of the Bumblebee
  • Speed Metal Symphony, The 24 Caprices,Gimme Gimme Gimee,Enter Sandman, Master of Puppets, Prophet of Doom,Demon Driver,Magnum Opus,Fur Elise, Symphony No.9,Symphony No.5,Moonlight Sonata,Beautiful People, Sweet Dreams, Tainted Love,
  • I'm not Okay (I promise),Dream On(Malmsteen Cover),Wild One