Jan Sládek

Session Guitarist, Songwriting

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Funk, Ambient, Jazzy, R'n'B, Pop guitars. Acoustic, Nylon, Electric. I like smart things, do you?

Prague based guitar player. Looking for interesting challenges in the world of music. Reliable, careful and fun - that is how I like to work.

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Interview with Jan Sládek

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

  2. A: Wearing a deer mask and playing guitar: http://bit.ly/deerguitar

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both depends on what the song and artist need.

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

  6. A: I will help your song.

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

  8. A: Creativity.

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

  10. A: Could you.......? Yes, I could and I will do. :-)

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

  12. A: Do not know yet :-).

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

  14. A: What is your idea of the song?

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

  16. A: Feel free to contact me and we will work it out!

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

  18. A: Acoustic guitar, my brain and heart, ears.

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

  20. A: Twenty years, garage band, local band, own projects, hired gun, party bands, now a nation-wide successful Czech band of good friends.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Smart, creative, fun.

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

  24. A: Anyone who makes a nice song, because good song are the soundtracks of our lives.

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

  26. A: Listen before you play.

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

  28. A: Funk, ambient, rock, folk, R'n'B

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Sound and creativity.

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

  32. A: Simple smart ideas, something that supports the main idea and spirit of the song.

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

  34. A: Listening, listening, listening, feeling the mood of the song and then creating.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: Depends on situation, I prefer classic miked cab scenario, but can do silent recording. If needed, I can add post production effects.

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

  38. A: a too long list....

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

  40. A: Designing, arranging and recording guitars

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