Jakub Ryan

Session Guitarist

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From classic Midwestern melodies to 80s hair metal shredding, I do it all. I love writing unique chord progressions, hook melodies, and guitar solos. I never let ego take the lead, and always put taste above all. I've played on lineups with acts as popular as Lee Brice, Thank You Scientist, and Korn.

I'm a humble guitarist with a passion for writing music and working with others. I can play any style of music, and look forward to challenges. I can write your main riff, background guitar harmonies, guitar solos, as long as it's guitar, I can give it to you. I've spent many years working with various Michigan bands and making strong connections with all of them, and I hope to do the same with you.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

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  1. Review by Kyle P.
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    Jakub is awesome! He was super easy to work with, and was cool with our numerous artistic revisions for the project. Would absolutely work with him again!

Interview with Jakub Ryan

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

  2. A: A couple albums with different bands

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

  4. A: Esjay Jones. GREAT producer!

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Digital, it's easier to achieve consistent recordings

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

  8. A: What vibe are you going for? Do you want something specifically shreddy?

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

  10. A: Gretsch G5260T Electromatic Jet Baritone, Roland JC120, Abasi Pathos, TC Electronic Plethora X5, and a Strandberg Boden

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: Elegant, yet laid back and groovy

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

  14. A: To make a section really pop, eq out all the low frequencies from the drums and bass and cut out all instruments but the main line, a simple bass line, and a simple drum beat. Then bring it all back, but heavier, in the next bar and add two more elements to the track.

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

  16. A: Heavy rock, lofi hip hop, and any mix between the two

  17. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  18. A: Adding on top of, or underneath, what's already there to fill out space and add harmonic content

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

  20. A: Tasty guitar melodies, and vibe

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

  22. A: Slipknot, American Football, Whitechapel, Royal & The Serpant, K.Flay, Remo Drive, Whitechapel, Steve Vai, La Dispute, Crumb, Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Paul Thorn, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Jim Croce

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

  24. A: Solos and unique chord progressions

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  • Van Halen
  • Green Day
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  • Ibanez RGEW521ZC
  • Fender Lead III
  • Roland JC120
  • Fender Mustang GT200
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