This is the second installment of "A Guide to Becoming a Great Studio/Session Musician." Please read Part I first before reading this article, which is part two.
In a studio environment, it is important to work quickly. This is to save money, but also to deliver the finished product to whomever on time while maintaining a high quality with the work that you have done.
In order to be a desired studio musician often, you will need to be familiar with working in all styles of music. This will simply ensure more studio work for you as a session player as you will be called in for more projects than someone who can just perform well in one style of music. You must be versitile.
The final aspect that people look for in a great session musician is there technical abilities. While this is not always the most important, it still holds a massive amount of weight behind it.
While this list is short, it outlines the basic principles of what people look for in a studio/session musician. Following these guidelines will put you well on your way to becoming a great and reliable session musician.
Feel free to email me if you have any further questions on this topic.
Zack Uidl is a professional guitarist, studio/session musician, instructor, and composer in the Chicago-land area. He is in high demand for performances, both live and in the studio, instructing, and for his compositions for film and other projects.
Zack has taught several clinics, master classes, workshops, and seminars including the internationally acclaimed Camp Jam. He currently is an instructor both privately and at JC's Guitars in Algonquin, Illinois.
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