Gio on SoundBetter

Versatile, professional and, most importantly, reliable session guitarist with more than 30 years experience.

Hi there. I’m an award winning concert classical guitarist who is versatile enough to play any genre. With countless in person and remote sessions ranging from Classical/flamenco to Rock/Pop and everything in between. My social media content is a much better indicator of my skills. I’ve also hired many musicians so I know the level of professionalism that is expected. I’m currently finishing my PhD in composition at UCLA where I’m a teaching fellow. Please look my name up online. Thanks.

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Interview with Gio

  1. Q: How would you describe your style?

  2. A: very professional but laid back at the same time.

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

  4. A: Always pay more attention to getting the right performance than to the equipment and/or post production.

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

  6. A: Pop/rock and classical music.

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: I have been told I have very good taste. Experience.

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

  10. A: Years of compositional experience. I know which forms work best. I can assess the singing voice and work around that to find the best keys.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: I mostly work in protools and logic. I have a Mac mini with a duet interface. I have a Neumann condenser mic and a sennheiser directional mic. I also have a Fender vocal mic. I have a Vox AC 15 amp, an AER acoustic amp and a fender acoustasonic amp. I have several nylon string guitars that I mic using the Neumann (the room sounds really nice) and two electric guitars ( Fender strat and a Gibson SG). I have a Yamaha mixer, two JBL monitor speakers, a key station 49 midi controller and a pedal board with a host of different hight end guitar pedals.

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

  14. A: So many. Hans Zimmer, Mike Landau, Dan Warner just to name a few.

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

  16. A: I mostly do session guitar work but I also produce, arrange and compose/songwrite for clients.

GenresSounds Like
  • Dan Warner
  • Lee Levin
  • Doug Emery
  • The Michael Landau Group
  • Lee Ritenour
Gear Highlights
  • An array of classical
  • steel string
  • electro acoustic and and electric guitars
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