Zach Ryan Schrager

Session Guitarist

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Hi! My name is Zach Ryan Schrager and I want to help you make your song happen! I've been playing guitar for over 10 years and I am attending Berklee College of Music.

Playing guitar has been my passion since the day I first picked one up. Since then I have been performing and recording and I love it more every day. Music is my life and I'm excited to work with you!

I specialize in blues, pop, country, and folk guitar styles (acoustic and electric), and I have a variety of guitars, amps, and microphones to capture exactly the sound you're looking for. The most important thing for me when I play guitar is playing something meaningful. I like to make sure every note has a purpose and every phrase says something. Of course, this varies between songs, so I love listening to a song and understanding its meaning and emotion before I play on it, to make sure that my playing serves the song.

My favorite part about being a musician is collaborating with others and making good music, so I would love to talk with you to understand exactly what you want me to play, and I will work very hard to make sure you love the final product!

Contact me if you're interested, I'm so excited to work together!

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

6 Reviews

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  1. Review by Daniel M.
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    Zach was really easy to work with, definitely knows what he's doing. Highly recommended!

  2. Review by Chris Hart
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    Zach worked with me on a track a few months and absolutely knocked it out of the park! On top of being timely and professional he’s also one of the most tasteful players I’ve ever met. All around great dude and great player, you can’t go wrong having him on one of your projects! Looking forward to working with him again.

  3. Review by Alex
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    Extremely gifted player and very easy to work with. Willing to revise multiple times until he captures the sound you’re looking for. Top quality guitar work at a beyond fair rate.

  4. Review by Scott H.
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    Zach worked with me on my EP. He is beyond his years in talent and wisdom. If you want tasteful guitar (acoustic or electric) he is your man! I firmly believe this kid is going to be big and having his name on your work would be in your best interest. Zach is kind, compassionate and invested in being the best he can be for your project. I cannot say enough about his abilities and character.

  5. Review by Julian White
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    Zach is easily one of the most talented players in the game right now. I hired Zach after seeing his talents showcased on his Instagram account and was absolutely blown away by his versatility and he was an absolute pleasure to work with.

  6. Review by Shawn Banasan
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    Zach is easily one of the most talented musicians I've worked with. He laid a solo over one of my jams which took the track to another level! He's not just an amazing guitarist that takes influence from the likes of John Mayer and SRV, he's also a killer vocalist. A true professional in the music community!

Interview with Zach Ryan Schrager

  1. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  2. A: Yes! Daniel M. was my first client, and he was very nice to work with.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Digital, because I can afford it.

  5. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  6. A: I don't think there are any misconceptions about what I do.

  7. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  8. A: I typically play lead and rhythm guitar in my clients songs. I work very closely with them to make sure I capture the exact sound they're looking for.

  9. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  10. A: I'm especially proud of my own music that I have recorded and produced.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: Do you play guitar? Yes, I do.

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: What kind of song are you trying to make? What is the inspiration behind it?

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: Make sure they are willing to work as hard as they can to provide you with exactly what you're looking for.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: My style is very bluesy and soulful, with some elements of country, folk, and neo-soul.

  19. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  20. A: I would like to work with John Mayer because he's my biggest influence in music and I think he would have a lot of knowledge to share.

  21. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  22. A: Make sure every decision has a reason!

  23. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  24. A: Currently I'm working on writing and recording my own music so I can release some of it!

  25. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  26. A: I love working with new people and hearing their music because everyone is so unique and it's always a fun experience getting to be a part of someone's song!

  27. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  28. A: I would bring a strat, a tele, and a fender amp :)

  29. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  30. A: I love playing on blues and pop-rock tracks.

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. A: I bring my years of experience in guitar playing and overall good ear and taste.

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: When I start working on a song, I can't stop until I feel its finished. I'm very determined!

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I have a few guitars, a great amp (with a pedalboard), and a few great microphones. I work with Logic Pro X.

  37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  38. A: My biggest influences on the guitar are John Mayer, Tom Misch, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Ariel Posen.

  39. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  40. A: I'm very easy to work with and I will get you the result you want no matter how long it takes me.

  41. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  42. A: I have been playing guitar since I was 8 years old and I plan on doing it for the rest of my life.

  43. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  44. A: My attention to every detail and nuance when playing guitar.

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GenresSounds Like
  • John Mayer
  • Tom Misch
  • Ariel Posen
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  • Fender John Mayer Signature Strat
  • Martin OMJM
  • Taylor 614ce
  • Fender Nashville Deluxe Tele
  • PRS Hollowbody II Piezo
  • PRS McCarty 594
  • Fender Deluxe Reverb 64 Custom
  • Warm Audio WA47
  • Shure SM57
  • AKG P420
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