Guitarist & singer for 20 years. Piano for 15. Drums for 15. Been writing and arranging music since 7th grade.
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Interview with TPryor
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My 99 taylor acoustic, vintage strat and bassman amp, a broken-in Steinway, and a comfy seat.
Can you share one music production tip?
Always take notes, whether it be written on paper or computer, or you capture audio via a recording app on your phone. These sparks won't all be gold, but it's worth having them catalogued.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Tracks that require multiple layers of guitar
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
Instrumentation that can borrow from a variety of my musical history: I grew up playing trumpet in orchestral and jazz settings; acoustic and electric guitar in rock, blues, pop, and fingerstyle genres; pop and church piano tunes; drums for pop and rock.
What's your typical work process?
Listen to the tune several times and take notes. Listen with an acoustic in hand or at piano to create ideas. Record parts.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Multi-talented musicians: Matt Bellamy, bruno mars, Justin Timberlake.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Adding guitar parts to a skeleton of a song. Occasionally asked to assist in arrangement of song structure and overall instrumentation