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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 I do a series of double stop sixth interval based phrases. Those of you who pay attention to country probably realize, along with me, that those style of runs are not really in vogue right now, but this song was so sweet I just kind of spontaneously went there. I can’t help but turn into Steve Cropper a bit when I play over something like this!!! In other words I feel it just as much as Motown and Muscle Shoals as it is country. Thanks again for subscribing and all of you who posted comments in the pedal giveaway. I thank you for your generosity and for taking the time to write something! Tim Here’s the first session guitar recording video I did with Brian Reeves: Brian Reeves Recording Session 1 Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!

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 around the vocal and it is more of a jazz blues sort of thing. The second song is just fun in the style that is probably the closest to my heart, which is a clean-ish Sustained Sound and Melody based Soloing. Hope you enjoy these videos as much as we enjoy making them !!! 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/user/papastache102 Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!

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 Park. This was a wild track just meant to see what would happen. You can hear the more disciplined guitar parts in the background while I’m playing over the song. Enjoy! 🙂 Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!

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 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/user/papastache102 Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!

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 of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!

Richard Page Recording Session with Tim Pierce 2

Richard Page Recording Session 2

Richard Page came back for an overdub session. Richard was always one of my favorite musicians. I used to listen to this band called ‘Pages‘ when I was very young. When I moved to Los Angeles I was fortunate enough to meet him and work on some of the same sessions. For every guitar session I did he probably did 100 sessions as a vocalist, at that time. I remember we were both working on a record for Keith Olsen (Grateful Dead, Bob Weir, Eddie Money, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Rick Springfield, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Heart, Joe Walsh) and Richard was singing backgrounds with Bill Champlin and Tom Kelly. Tom Kelly became a huge songwriter after that (Madonna, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion) and Bill Champlin as well. Bill Champlin wrote the Earth Wind & Fire song called after ‘After the Love Has Gone‘. He went on to join the band Chicago. Richard never stopped writing amazing songs. The result of that was his band Mr. Mister and some beautiful huge radio hits that followed ‘Broken Wings‘ and ‘Kyrie‘ Amazingly, I got to audition for Mr. Mister when their guitarist, Steve Farris, left the band. I didn’t get the gig… but right after that I joined ‘Toy Matinee‘. His songwriting singing and playing are still superb, and these days he tours the world with Ringo Starr. Ringo has an all-star band right now with Steve Lukather, Greg Rolie, Todd Rundgren, Richard Page and Greg Bissonette – check them out if you can! Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!

Travis Howard Session With Tim Pierce.

Travis Howard Session

Travis Howard, a longtime friend of mine, stopped by the other day to do some guitar overdubs. Travis is a great singer-songwriter, guitarist and he started writing with Miranda Lambert very early on. They have had lots of charting singles, and very recently had a number one single on country radio “Heart like Mine.” The song he brought me was cut in Nashville, and done very quickly and very well by the musicians who performed it however, he wanted a new approach on the guitars, so we started over from scratch and used none of the existing guitars. My approach was to do one guitarist on the left speaker, and be another guitarist on the right speaker and then add some minimal overdubs in the chorus and elsewhere. I kind of mimicked what I hear on country radio these days, which often resembles classic rock 🙂 We finished quickly, so he threw a second song at me by a different artist in a totally different style. Her name is London Thor, and my approach on this song, was entirely different just a couple of moody dark rhythm parts, and then a slide part, that intentionally sounds rough around the edges. I hope Travis comes back soon!!! Please see more about Travis at www.travishoward.com Subscribe to Tim’s newsletter and get access to a private collection of videos and more. There are lots of lessons on soloing, a beginner strumming video, at a studio tour where you can explore the secrets of getting great sounds! Yes! Please sign me up!