Guitars. Where would songs be without them?? Seriously, can you imagine? If you’re a songwriter and you’ve hired someone to produce your track, chances are good that a guitar will be on that track somewhere. In order to ensure that you have the best guitar sounds, here are some tips to make the process easier:
How to Get the Best Guitar Sounds on Your Song
I cannot tell you how many clients say they want a “guitar” track, with no further information. When all we have from clients is a lyric sheet, we have no idea what direction to take with this.
You might just be working with a producer who is bringing in session musicians, or you might be hiring musicians yourself. This information works either way! In order to give you the best result, it would be great to have these:
You might come into the process with a detailed vision of what you’re looking for. You might come in with no idea at all. Either is okay, but having no idea is going to be more costly in the long run. You might decide you don’t like something after it’s done, which will mean rehiring the guitar player. The most important part of the list above is the reference songs. What songs were your inspiration? Use those to guide where your song should go. A good producer and guitar player can take a reference song and use it to inspire a completely different song that has the same “flavor” (whatever drew you to the song in the first place).
If you need a guitar player (or some recommendations), we have those! We can also provide production. Stop over at Brain Stamp Music and let us know what you need.