Session Guitar: So You Want to Be a Session Guitarist

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freebob

what you write is not unpleasant as you think... if you have been there.
I would just add:
ask yourseld if it's worth it
ask yourself if you really want to play everything.

if the answer is yes and yes... may the force be with you.

BTW: appreciate your honesty. I wish somebody told me when I started.

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RonZabrocki

Good point Freebob! You really have to want it! And you better enjoy it! Thanks for commenting!

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ericstrothers

Ron, I love your blog. Any chance you might share some of your HD500 patches with us? Or your xtLive patches? Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences with us.

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RonZabrocki

Thanks Eric! Here's my problem: not that I don't want to share any patches. But 2 things: First, I'm so busy that I have never bothered to upload any of my sounds to the Line 6 Forum. And secondly: my patches are not as remarkable as you might think! Lol! I approach my HD500 like an amp. I have 4 basic settings and constantly tweek those to taste for the song. As you might guess, each model on a JTV or a different guitar will react differently to the settings. So I have a dual Treadplate as 1 setting. A Marshall as another. Fender Twin as a 3rd and no amp at all on a 4th! Very simple and each start with a noise gate, a conpressor, a delay and reverb after. Then I adjust for each track! Very simple and very effective! Hope this helps in some small way! I'll have to try and save a bunch and post them.

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RonZabrocki

That would be the shortest blog in existence...I'll tell you right now...not much! I try and respect the sonic space, find my area, and experience and some years of listening are a huge help! Watch musicians when they play off each other...same thing, listening, responding and sometimes leading!
Thanks for asking and taking the time to comment!

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tcbischof

Awesome blog. Hey for the next one can you tell us what goes through your mind, your thought process you use for outside music. Like Jazz, Classical, Big Band, Country, as well as your approach what goes through your mind to when you solo against other instruments as well, like a violin , or a sax, or piano thanks. I realize each situation is different but just what you would do in general thanks.

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