Session Guitarist, Vocalist

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I am Elisa Krijgsman, Dutch guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and producer.

My offer and service contains guitar- and bassparts for recordings. I play acoustic and electric guitar in a broad variety of styles. I do also backingvocal parts.

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Interview with Elisa

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: Digital, because I don't have the space (and money) for great analog stuff.

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

  4. A: I'll always do the best I can.

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

  6. A: To hear new music and musicians and to give my contribution to it.

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

  8. A: When do you wanna have the content? Who is the artist? Is there a website or some social media pages where I can listen to what this artist already have made?

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

  10. A: Be clear in what you want to hear. Give me a whislist of references or discribe as good possible the you wish to hear from me as a guitar- / bassplayer or vocalist.

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

  12. A: electric, acoustic and bass guitars, laptop (with plugins), a mic and a audio interface.

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

  14. A: I am a professional musician since 1993. I played on several recordings.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: As a guitarist I am a allround musician with a good timing, sound and who can make strong, authentic guitarsolo's and melodies.

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

  18. A: Pop, Rock, Soul, Funk, Jazz, Country, Americana, Indie.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: On guitar it is timing, melodic phrasing and a good sound / chord balance. On vocal it is timing, voice colour which will support the overal vocalline.

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

  22. A: A authentic sound which always will support the song to make it stronger.

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

  24. A: I always listen to the song and start imagining the kind of parts would be best for the song. I like to have / listen to some references what are close to the song. Then I play, edit and let you listen to it for some feedback. And if you are satisfied, then I am too.

  25. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  26. A: I work with Protools 12. I have a RME Fireface 800, a Neve 5015 Mic Pre/Compressor, different mic's like a Neumann U47, a Brauwner VM1, a whole bunch of guitars (most of them are custom made) and I use Kemper Profiler Amp for recording elecric guitar parts.

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

  28. A: All kinds of music inspires me. From pop to jazz to indie.

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

  30. A: I deliver guitar parts in different kinds of styles, electric and acoustic guitar. I record it in my homestudio. Also, I can deliver some bassguitar parts too. Also, I deliver vocalparts for songs. And if neccesary, I can make vocalarrangements for the song and record it with other vocalists in my network.

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