Session Guitar Lesson 2 with Tim Pierce

Session Guitar Recording Lesson 2

Session Guitar Recording Lesson 2 with Tim Stop.

This Session Guitar video features a great new artist named Tim Stop. Tim wrote and sang the song, and he plays piano and acoustic guitar on it. Tim was brought to me by my friend, producer Aaron Johnson, who produced the Fray, among others. Working with great artists and great songs makes my gig a dream job! I used a Royer through an AEA mic preamp, as well as a Shure SM 57 through my Flickinger mic preamp by Bill Skibbe. Once again it’s my Divided By 13 RSA 23 amp. The speaker cab is a 412 with vintage 30s and greenback 25s Perhaps in the next video I’ll start changing up the amps. Just like a lot of other guitarists, I can get the music done with one amplifier, and I start moving fast and forget that I have other ones sitting there. Thanks for watching, and hope you enjoy this Session Guitar Recording Lesson !

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6 thoughts on “Session Guitar Recording Lesson 2

  1. jim n.

    Awesome Tim, every time I watch one of your videos I regret not sticking with lessons when I was a grom ( surfing was my life then, I dont regret my surfing days I did get sponsored starting when I was in 7th grade and got to see a lot of places I would never have seen if i didn’t surf ). i’m 55 now and as the saying goes I was young and dumb back then. It blows me away how you figure out how to create what needs to be where, when, what tones and fx works best in songs. Man I wish I had 1/64 of your skill and knowledge playing guitar you are the man Tim. thanks for all your videos. Jim N.

  2. Richard G

    Awesome playing as usual!
    I was hoping you could answer a question on double tracking for me?
    Do you double track all the parts you layer? Or will that be up to the mixing engineer?
    I always feel I need to double track everything to get a full sound, but everything you play sounds so great and it seems like it’s just one track.

    1. Tim Pierce Post author

      Richard, double tracking is a great some of the time, let’s say you do a part and double it.
      Pan them hard left and right that’s very important.
      Then do a different part straight up the middle and don’t double it…
      That’s when your song starts to sound like a great record.
      Mix engineers change these decisions all the time but I try and make it sound like a record immediately so I make my own choices..
      And yes often it all sounds like one big guitar!!
      Thanks Tim

    2. Tim Pierce Post author

      Richard, I would say the double tracking is great some of the time, you don’t want to overuse it ….another way to look at double tracking is to put one guitar part hard to the left and a complementary guitar part hard to the right….
      By changing things up all the time and double tracking occasionally you always keep it interesting. So use it sparingly

  3. Richard G

    Thanks so much for the replies, Tim! I understand what you’re saying. I think sometimes I just get into this mindset where I’m looking for a method that everyone else does instead of just being creative and exploring things. I’ll try out your suggestions though! I just love the way everything just sounds so tight and complimentary on your work! You are a master!

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