JerryC (Template:Zh; born August 31, 1981), also known by his English name Jerry Chang, is a Taiwanese guitarist and composer. He is best known for his song "Canon Rock", a rock arrangement of Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D. He began playing the guitar at the age of 17, and the piano before age 15. His style is influenced by classical music, neoclassical guitarists, as well as melodic metal bands such as Helloween and L'Arc-en-Ciel.
- Main article: Canon Rock (music)
His most famous work, "Canon Rock", became an Internet sensation after South Korean guitarist Jeong-Hyun Lim performed a cover version in 2005. Lim's version now has over 70 million views on Youtube after it was posted by a person apparently claiming to be Lim. That person uses the name funtwo. The song has garnered much media attention; both renditions have been featured on newspapers, blogs, television shows and radios worldwide. The video can be seen and downloaded on his official website, along with his other musical endeavors.
At the height of its popularity, "Canon Rock" was one of the top 10 downloaded guitar tabs on the Ultimate Guitar Archive, and currently is one of the most viewed videos on the popular video streaming website YouTube.
Ginjineko of YouTube announced that JerryC will be performing at Imaginat Blow 2009, a Japanese guitar concert. JerryC also performed with the "Japanese Canon Rockers" at YouTube Live TOKYO.
Chang has signed a recording contract with Taiwanese label HIM International Music. Although no official announcement was made by HIM, the company began creating a website for Chang in 2007. In a letter to his listeners several months later, he publicly announced that he has indeed signed a contract and has been working with fellow musician Tank.
Canon Rock SingleEdit
The Canon Rock single includes Canon Rock, the Canon Rock Backing track, Dear Mozart, and the Dear Mozart backing track. The single is currently only available in Taiwan, since JerryC has yet to obtain a distribution contract.