One of the most important things I can explain to people who want to become session players is how they need to take a good long look at those who have gone before. In this photo gallery is a list of some of MY faves -- and a brief description of each player.
So what is the pocket and how can you learn it? You can’t learn it without hearing and feeling it. You can’t understand it in a vacuum. It exists and shows its teeth and beauty while playing live with other musicians. Once you learn it, your life will never be the same.
Some believe the day of the studio musician is over. Not so, by any means. We’re just hiding in the comfort of our own home studios. These days, we are most likely our own contractors, arrangers, engineers, producers and -- oh yeah -- musicians.
What software is best/necessary to do professionally compatible sessions at home? There are so many choices, so many options and a wide range of prices. Don't let salesmen fool you. You do not need Pro Tools. If you use it, great! If not, great! Use something else.
I’ve been a professional studio guy for some 30-odd years. In that time, I’ve learned a few tricks, playing methods and recording techniques I can share with you to make your playing standout and have the client call you back time and time again.