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Chowy Fernandez

Chowy Fernandez

Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date of Birth: January 7th, 1983
Been Playing Guitar Since: 1993

My mother and father taught me everything about music. Since I was a small child, they made me listen to all the epic bands, from old-school classics to the most cutting-edge, contemporary groups and musicians. At 9, I already knew I wanted to play the guitar and at 10 I started to practice 8-10 hours a day, every day, learning by myself, listening to Jimi Hendrix, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Jimmy Page, Robert Fripp, Greg Howe and many more on cassette. They were my real inspiration.

Playing and Influences
I started my career on stage at 12, playing in my parents' band; later I went on with different bands on my own, until I formed my first professional group, PRONOIA, in Buenos Aires city in 2004, adding up to 15 years of experience playing live. During this period, I devoted myself to almost every style, from music composed by myself to Argentine folk and covers of Luis Alberto Spinetta, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Living Colour , Metallica, Megadeth, Los Redondos, Pantera, Steve Vai, etc.

I studied in the Argentine branch of Berklee (Boston) for two years, complementing these classes with private training with Carina Alfie—also playing with her live in several gigs, one of them with Kiko Loureiro (ANGRA)—, Claudio “el Tano” Marciello (ALMAFUERTE), Walter Curri (ALACRAN) and Sebastian Bazan (Berklee guitar instructor). In 2006, I was contacted by the National Music Institute in Quito (Ecuador) to give electric guitar clinics, in which all the Institute students took part. I’ve taught guitar playing for 8 years now, and at present I’m working with several bands as a sessionist and I’m about to release my first professional CD with PRONOIA, after three indie recordings.

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Name Level Type Technique Category
Greg Howe Style 2 8 of 10 Full Song Picking (more than one type) Rock Fusion
Extreme Metal Riffing 6: Lydian b7 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Progressive
Progressive Metalcore Riffing 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Progressive
Walking Jazz Guitar 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Chords Jazz Fusion
Melodic Deathcore Guitar 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Modern
Metal Tapping Ideas 8 of 10 Solo Tapping Metal - Other
Extreme Metal Riffing 5: Minor changes 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Extreme
Nuno's Blues Style 6 of 10 Solo Metal - Other
Slapping & Tapping Etude 2 7 of 10 Etude Slapping Rock Fusion
Petrucci Melody Build Up 2 7 of 10 Solo Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Metal - Progressive
Phrygian Metalcore Riffing 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Progressive
Andy Timmons Inspired Modal Soloing 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock Fusion
Chowy's Hot Licks: Pentatonic Fusion 6 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Rock - Other
Aeolian Metalcore Riffing 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Modern
Guthrie Govan Tapping Style 9 of 10 Etude Tapping Rock Fusion
Experimental Guitar Soloing 6 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Metal - Modern
Blues Meets Metal - Vai Inspired 6 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Rock Fusion
Lydian Metalcore Riffing 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Modern
Extreme Metal Riffing 4 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Progressive
Michael Romeo Tapping 7 of 10 Etude Tapping Metal - Progressive
Joe Satriani Meets Metal 7 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Metal - Extreme
Extreme Metal Riffing 3 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Extreme
Slapping & Tapping Etude 7 of 10 Etude Slapping Metal - Progressive
Steve Vai Style Lydian 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Metal - Modern
The Faceless Style 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Metal - Extreme
Chowy's Metal Tune 2 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Extreme
Petrucci Melody Build Up 6 of 10 Full Song Phrasing Metal - Progressive
Chowy's Metalcore Tune 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Extreme
Extreme Metal Riffing 2 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Extreme
Extreme Metal Riffing 1 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Extreme
Chowy's Metal Tune 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Progressive
Satch's Clean Tap Etude 6 of 10 Etude Tapping Rock Fusion
Modal Metal Solo 7 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Shred - Legato
Metal Riffing in B Minor 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Progressive
Instrumental Progressive Rock 6 of 10 Etude String skipping Metal - Progressive
Greg Howe Style 8 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Shred - Picking