Guitar Hackers Spotlight: Caroline Van Roos

Caroline Van Roos Peavey Guitar

Tell us a little about yourself (where you’re from, favorite food, pets, etc.)

Hello, I’m from France, I love chihuahuas and electric guitars!

What made you decide to pick up guitar? 

When I was a teenager I used to play guitar. My dream was to manage to play Angra songs and other bands that I loved. I was also a huge fan of the album No gravity. I stopped my progression because I started a band as a bass player, then another as pianist, singer … that’s why I stopped guitar.

Last year I decided to get my guitar back and allow myself time to realize my teenage dreams.

I also play folk music, write lots of songs, and cover lots of different music styles. I love music in general, I’m not very specialize in one type, it really depends on my mood.

Music is first of all a fantastic way to express ourselves and our sensibility.

Other than Kiko, who are some of your favorite guitar players?

Steve Vai, Malmsteen, John 5, John petrucci… Not very original haha! Also French players Patrick Rondat and Pascal Vigné.

What are you hoping to accomplish with your guitar playing? 

I want to manage to play what I have in my head without the barrier of technique! I wan’t to be proud of me and have fun.

What techniques or concepts do you struggle with most?

Tapping and using harmonics

How did you hear about Guitar Hacks? 

I’m following Kiko on social networks!

Have you interacted with the Guitar Hacks community? And do you feel having an active community of other guitar players is helpful?

Not yet but I think it’s great!

Do you have any concerns about the course? Or are there any improvements you would like to see?  

Maybe do something live with the other people on zoom, or something like that? Not with Kiko, but with the students so we can interact together with audio and video. Having other people’s opinion about our playing for example.

Anything you would like to say to Kiko? 

Thanks for everything you share to us, the way that you exalt the guitar. You are beautiful. You’re my very favorite guitar player ever!

You mentioned a unique approach you are going to take with the course.

I had this idea when I started kiko’s courses: I’m filming myself playing Guitar Hacks (not every day but every 2-3 days) for about 2 months with my camera, in order to show my evolution. If you are interested, I can send the link to you when it’ll be finish!

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