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Session Guitarist Tim Pierce Home Studio

Session Guitarist Tim Pierce Home Studio

Session Guitarist Tim Pierce and his Home Studio Setup. I look back on this Home Studio Video and I’m amazed how much time has passed, but I am also grateful for what I’ve been able to do on YouTube in the last year and a half. This was the first day I ever met Marty Schwartz. I had known Brett Papa and Brett convinced Marty to make the drive up here and do a Home Studio Video for YouTube. Marty and Brett were heroes of mine on YouTube and the fact that I made friends with them was sort […]

Studio Guitar Recording with Gibson Les Paul Black Beauty Guitar - Tim Pierce Guitar

Black Beauty Gibson Les Paul Studio Guitar Recording

Studio Guitar Recording with a Les Paul Black Beauty. Here’s a song I did, with a Black Beauty vintage guitar that I got a year ago. The guitar is a Gibson Black Beauty Les Paul from 1969. This guitar sounds amazing but it is been devalued extensively with a kind of sloppy refret and a fixed broken neck. John Shanks owned the guitar and he was selling it. At the time I was working on X factor playing guitar for John (which is a privilege in itself), and because the guitar at these issues I was able to get […]

Brian Reeves Banjo Recording Session 2 Tim Pierce Guitar

Banjo Acoustic Electric Guitar Session Recording

Banjo, Electric Guitar and Acoustic Guitar are the elements I added on this song. Producer Brian Reeves brought over a country song. Brian Reeves is a Producer and Engineer who has worked with people like Donna Summer, Stanley Clarke, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus and many more. Some of you guys might not know but a Gango is simply a guitar neck with six strings on a Banjo body. I was pleased with the way the Banjo (Gango) sounds in the chorus, and in general with the way the acoustics electrics and Gango all added up together. In the chorus […]

Melodic Blues Soloing Papastache Tim Pierce Guitar Lesson

Melodic Blues Soloing Guitar Lesson

Melodic Blues Soloing Guitar Lesson is a free online guitar lesson where I show how to play various melodic guitar ideas. Brett Papa did some filming the other day at my studio and made this Melodic Blues Soloing video. First he filmed a great song that Warren Huart produced and was written by Scott James. Warren is awesome and he comes over a lot to do guitar overdubs at my studio. After that I found a another nice track on my hard drive and just played melodically over the whole thing. On the first song I am careful to work […]

Mauricio Guerrero Session Guitar Recording Tim Pierce

Mauricio Guerrero Recording Session

Mauricio Guerrero and I both share a history of work with Phil Collins. Mauricio Guerrero brought over an artist he was producing named Barbara Munoz. The production was pretty amazing with real horns and real strings. The arranger is another friend of mine, Jamie Ciero. His writing for the strings and horns was brilliant. I used a newer Gibson Les Paul that I just purchased. It’s actually not a custom shop or anything but it might be my favorite Les Paul!! As usual I’m using a Divided by 13 and one of my favorite delay pedals, the Line 6 Echo […]

Tim Pierce Interview Marty Schwartz

Marty Schwartz Tim Pierce Interview

Marty Schwartz came over for an interview. We talk about how I started making a living as a Session Guitarist and my experiences in the Music Business. We talk about my latest recording with Jason Mraz at Sunset Sound, who I consider a 100% genuine artist. I go through the recording process, how I setup my gear and what guitars I used. I also speak about my experience recording for Michael Jackson. I go through different things I recommend to guitarists to become better players, and advise to be a working studio musician. Please visit Marty Schwartz on his […]

Professional Sounding Guitar Parts Recording Lesson Papastache

Creating Professional Sounding Guitar Parts

In this video with Papastache I go through my process of recording Professional Sounding Guitar Parts. I go through a song a show how I approach various Recording Techniques and Guitar Parts. I also talk about considerations for Vocal Melodies and how to play and build Rhythm Guitar that compliments the song. I also show you how to have an overview of the different parts so you can nicely compliment all the other instruments, and where to be considered in the mix. Please leave any comments you may have and I look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy! I […]

Tim Pierce Guitar Overdubbing Songwriting Papastache

Overdubbing Guitar Songwriting Tips

Here is a video with Brett from Papastache.com where we talk about Guitar Overdubbing and Songwriting Tips. Brett brought a track over and I go through various ways I would approach Recording Guitar Tracks and Guitar Overdubbing. We also talk Sound, Songwriting, Soloing, Melodies, Vocal Lines, ‘Pocket’ and much more. Please leave any comments you may have and I look forward to hearing from you. Enjoy! I also have more lessons on my Lessons Playlist: You can find more videos as well on Brett’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoMrOn8Vgd7sglHxF3AAyNA Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection […]

Graham Ward Recording Session

Graham Ward Recording Session

This video was done over Skype with my friend, Graham Ward, in South Africa. I’ve always worked a lot with the producer and drummer named Graham Ward. He lived here in LA for a long long time,  and he would come to my studio frequently with the songs we would do overdubs. Now lives near Cape Town in South Africa, so we do our sessions over Skype now. He sends me the files I create a ProTools session and then we agree on a time. It’s in the morning for me and evening for him and I simply use […]