#4
You have to be able to play anything the way that anyone wants it.

So you better be ****ing good.
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#7
this good.

*spreads arms three or four feet apart and smiles with a smile that makes you instantly uncomfortable.*
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I have no opinion on this matter.
#8
You have to be able to play basically everything well and make it look like you're a master at it.

You have to be able to sight read like crazy (Jazz music will rape you here), know your theory, know what your client really wants even if they suck at explaining stuff and you need good gear unless they're willing to sponsor you something for their track.

EDIT: You basically have to be on par with Guthrie Govan in terms of playing skill and versatility.
#9
extremely good at sightreading, on-the-spot transposition of keys, mastery of chord chart reading, versatile in a variety of styles, but most often pop and jazz.


Being a rock/metal guitarist will likely not make you a session guitarist in this day.
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#11
You have to be OVER 9000!!!!


Sorry...I had to.
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#12
Quote by Baldorr
You have to be OVER 9000!!!!


Sorry...I had to.



You could have at least done it better... =_=
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#13
You have to be Shaft with a guitar, basically. If you're not, you'll never be a session player.
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#14
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You have to be OVER 9000!!!!


Sorry...I had to.


OVER 9,000?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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Life goes by?
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#15
you have to be well versed in Theory and a ton of different styles of music, and you have to be able to sight read.
#16
You have to be really good and musically versatile. You also need to be able to sightread, which means you have to learn how to read music. I'm guessing you can't. You also need to be able to improvise really well.
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