hi, i'm robert chen
I’m a fingerstyle guitar cover artist from Canada. While I don’t net any positive income from my covers (this will change soon due to a sponsor), I am passionate in delivering the best quality content within my ability to the world, and am always striving to do better. Currently, I am pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
I’ve played guitar since February 21, 2014, with long breaks in 2017 and 2019. I’ve transcribed by ear since 2013 for various instruments using software and have about a year of classical guitar background. I’ve practiced various styles from my biggest inspirations including Luca Stricagnoli, Antoine Dufour and Mike Dawes. My current style is influenced by Kotaro Oshio.
I have a habit of experimenting with my content a lot. You’ll notice that my covers regularly change up styles, in video recording, audio mixing and playing. I’ll keep doing this until I find a standard I’m statisfied with. I don’t know if this day will ever come.
On the side, I do gig transcriptions to support my finances as a student and my music hobbies. Currently I am not taking any personal gig requests and am only working for long-term commissions such as transcribing Eddie van der Meer’s covers (shoutout to him for giving me a well-paying job, btw!).
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You can support me by listening to and sharing my music!