Joe Piner

Songwriter, Session Guitarist

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I decided after 17 years of playing guitar that I want to help other musicians fulfill their dreams. Being a part of something bigger than myself is far more rewarding.

I specialize in acoustic rhythm and electric accompaniment.

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Interview with Joe Piner

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

  2. A: Get to know them on a personal level, be comfortable that it’s a good fit; You can build a lifelong relationship.

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

  4. A: I’m a simple traveler: 1) My 1981 Alvarez acoustic; 2) My Snark; 3) a Capo; 4) Extra strings; and 5) a case.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: It’s basic; it’s amazing how powerful you can be with just you and your instrument.

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

  8. A: A couple friends and I decided to write a three song story, in the style of Pink Floyd. My section was a story about a military member that returned from war but can’t escape his memories. I wrote the lyrics and instrumentation in about 30 minutes and it was our favorite track of the three.

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

  10. A: Songwriting

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

  12. A: Not yet, I’m new.

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: They each have heir pros and cons. I prefer analog...I like the rawness it brings. It’s seems more pure and personal.

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

  16. A: I will give all I can to ensure you are satisfied with my assistance.

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

  18. A: Flexibility

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

  20. A: Can you play like...(insert artist here)? Typically, I redirect and ask what they would like to have the song sound like. Vision of what you want your product to sound like is crucial in reaching your goals.

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

  22. A: I’m not trying to get rich on session work, I just want to help people fulfill their dream.

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

  24. A: What is your goal for the song? Is there any part you’re unsure about? What can I do to make sure your expectations are exceeded?

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

  26. A: Prior military and current government employee that doesn’t want to give up on the dream to inspire artists and help them achieve their dreams.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Poetic, mild, and precise.

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

  30. A: Anyone. I enjoy creating music.

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

  32. A: Do it for the outcome, not for the income.

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

  34. A: My own

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: Providing a quality end product for the artist.

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

  38. A: I bring ambition, focus, design, and professionalism.

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

  40. A: When I write, I tend to develop the lyrics and instrumentation simultaneously.

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

  42. A: All singer-songwriter musicians inspire me. I never stop the learning process.

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

  44. A: I will work with songwriters to complete or enhance their work, record their guitar section(s), and rework after review as needed.

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Gear Highlights
  • 1981 Alvarez Acoustic (w/EMG pickup)
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