September 19, 2017
Congratulations! You just landed your first session gig. Since you are getting paid (even if you’re doing it as a favor to a friend and being paid in pizza), it’s important to come prepared to lay down some awesome guitar tracks and be as professional as possible. Though it may seem intimidating, preparing for a session gig isn’t all too different than getting ready for a live performance. Here are some tips to help make sure that your recording session goes smoothly.
2. Tune up. This means adjusting your guitar's intonation to make sure that it plays in tune all the way up and down the neck. Make sure you complete this step after changing your strings. Your guitar recording is going to be immortalized on tape; that one note high on the neck that is slightly out of tune might drive you crazy forever (and anger the producer!)
1. Change your strings. While some players prefer the sound of old strings, new strings tend to stay in tune better, so long as you allow them some time to settle in. Change your strings a few days before the session and your tone on the day of the recording will be bright and lively.
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August 18, 2023
It’s not like the guitar is ever boring. But sometimes you just want to branch out and see what else you can accomplish. This is true if you’re in a noise band or hyper-experimental act, but it’s also true if you’re in a straight-ahead rock band looking to add a few crazy moments to your show or record. So, let’s look at a few advanced effects you can try for that experimental vibe.
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