Session Guitarist, Songwriting
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
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Wearing a deer mask and playing guitar: http://bit.ly/deerguitar
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both depends on what the song and artist need.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will help your song.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Could you.......? Yes, I could and I will do. :-)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Do not know yet :-).
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your idea of the song?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Feel free to contact me and we will work it out!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Acoustic guitar, my brain and heart, ears.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Twenty years, garage band, local band, own projects, hired gun, party bands, now a nation-wide successful Czech band of good friends.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Smart, creative, fun.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anyone who makes a nice song, because good song are the soundtracks of our lives.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen before you play.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Funk, ambient, rock, folk, R'n'B
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Sound and creativity.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Simple smart ideas, something that supports the main idea and spirit of the song.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listening, listening, listening, feeling the mood of the song and then creating.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Depends on situation, I prefer classic miked cab scenario, but can do silent recording. If needed, I can add post production effects.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: a too long list....
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Designing, arranging and recording guitars