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You’ve probably never heard of lonlonjp. But this YouTube user has posted tons of videos of him performing glorious guitar covers of some of our favorite videogame songs of all time. In fact, he’s just posted his 200th video. That’s why we wanted to take some time to congratulate lonlonjp on his recent milestone and to thank him for his contributions to the videogame music scene.

The following covers are a few of our favorites and have all been beautifully arranged by lonlonjp. You can always count on him to include details about tuning, capo placement, and the difficulty of each piece. Plus, he always makes sure that you can clearly see his guitar fret, in case you’d like to try learning how to play one of his songs. He primarily performs covers of songs from Square Enix games and often takes the time to arrange covers requested by fans who comment on his videos.


Above: Chocobos of Pulse (FF XIII). Arranged and performed by lonlonjp


Above: Cait Sith’s Theme (FF VII). Arranged and performed by lonlonjp


Above: Frog’s Theme(Chrono Trigger). Arranged and performed by lonlonjp

On his YouTube channel, lonlonjp describes himself as a "so-so hard nut office worker." But when he's not working for the man, you can find him playing his guitar in front of the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo.
 
We know this isn’t a typical story for GamesRadar and that there are lots of other talented musicians who post videogame music covers, but for a select group of JRPG fans who also play the guitar, lonlonjp is an internet icon. Tablatures for his wonderful arrangements are rare and highly sought after on guitar sites, and if you look closely at the comments section for other YouTube users who regularly post game music covers, you’ll find lonlonjp giving his thumbs up with kind words of encouragement. He’s a class act. So if you like what you heard, check out his YouTube channel for more great acoustic guitar covers of excellent videogame songs.

July 1, 2010

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12 comments

  • philipshaw - July 3, 2010 11:22 a.m.

    This guy is great, how did I only hear of him now?
  • Gable - July 2, 2010 9:16 p.m.

    OMG, this guy is AWESOME! Thanks.
  • Cleanser247 - July 2, 2010 8:40 p.m.

    Very talented artist. Good stuff: D
  • CaptainSpatula - July 2, 2010 7:16 p.m.

    This guys is great. Thanks for the introduction t-nag; I know what I'll be listening to for the next week
  • 8bitBaby - July 2, 2010 2:32 p.m.

    very awesome. i wonder what he does for a living... he's very good. is he maybe a composer himself? hmm....
  • IsaacFenix - July 2, 2010 11:47 a.m.

    His nails freak me out, can't stop thinking about how painful it would be if he were to tear out s tendon and play it like a guitar.
  • frmonth - July 2, 2010 11:44 a.m.

    Wow this guy really knows what he's doing. If you showed these songs to non-videogame players they would think holy crap these are cool tunes. However if they realised they were from videogames they would react completely different which is kinda sad.
  • Vagrant - July 2, 2010 11:42 a.m.

    You know, I have heard the name, but never knew what it was about. Really impressive guitar work though.
  • Usgo - July 2, 2010 6:31 a.m.

    love this guy. been subscribed to him for awhile.
  • tuomotaivainen - July 2, 2010 3:36 a.m.

    All I have to say is HOLY SHIT is this guy good!
  • Redeater - July 2, 2010 2:11 a.m.

    though I do love Frog's theme. :D
  • Redeater - July 2, 2010 2:10 a.m.

    Strange.....

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