TPryor on SoundBetter

Guitarist & singer for 20 years. Piano for 15. Drums for 15. Been writing and arranging music since 7th grade.

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Interview with TPryor

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

  2. A: My 99 taylor acoustic, vintage strat and bassman amp, a broken-in Steinway, and a comfy seat.

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

  4. A: Always take notes, whether it be written on paper or computer, or you capture audio via a recording app on your phone. These sparks won't all be gold, but it's worth having them catalogued.

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

  6. A: Tracks that require multiple layers of guitar

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: Guitar playing

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

  10. A: Instrumentation that can borrow from a variety of my musical history: I grew up playing trumpet in orchestral and jazz settings; acoustic and electric guitar in rock, blues, pop, and fingerstyle genres; pop and church piano tunes; drums for pop and rock.

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

  12. A: Listen to the tune several times and take notes. Listen with an acoustic in hand or at piano to create ideas. Record parts.

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

  14. A: Multi-talented musicians: Matt Bellamy, bruno mars, Justin Timberlake.

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

  16. A: Adding guitar parts to a skeleton of a song. Occasionally asked to assist in arrangement of song structure and overall instrumentation