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The NAMM Show 2019: Day 1

The NAMM Show 2019: Day 1

We're at the winter NAMM show again this year! On Day 1, we're taking a look at new products from Taylor, Godin, PRS, Mackie, Marshall, Gibson, Epiphone, Pearl, Fender, Jackson, Charvel, Gretsch, EVH, Alesis, Akai, Headrush, Denon and Technics.

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The NAMM Show 2019: Day 2

The NAMM Show 2019: Day 2

We're at the winter NAMM show again this year! On Day 2, we're taking a look at new products from Martin, Dunlop, MXR, Way Huge, Ernie Ball, Ibanez, Tama, Orange, Electro-Harmonix, Mapex, Sonor, Ludwig, Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste, ProLogix, Rhythm Tech, Remo and Vic Firth.

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The NAMM Show 2019: Day 3

The NAMM Show 2019: Day 3

We're at the winter NAMM show again this year! On Day 3, we're taking a look at new products from Cerwin-Vega, Yorkville Sound, Dynaudio, Hughes & Kettner, HK Audio, ART, IK Multimedia, Native Instruments, KRK, Stanton DJ, Allen & Heath, Radial, Tonebone, Warm Audio, Universal Audio, Cranborne Audio, Audient, Nord, Vox, Korg and Novation.

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Long & McQuade as an Invaluable Networking Tool

Long & McQuade as an Invaluable Networking Tool

Regardless of your skill set or level of involvement within the music industry, one thing is inevitable if you are a musician in Canada: you have likely crossed paths with Long & McQuade Musical Instruments at one time or another. The following is a list of suggestions of how you might effectively network through Long & McQuade.

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The NAMM Show 2020: Day 1

The NAMM Show 2020: Day 1

We're at the 2020 winter NAMM show! On Day 1, we're taking a look at new products from ART, Yorkville, Mackie, Godin, KRK, Fender, Shure, Avantone, Radial, Warm Audio, Presonus, Aston, Tascam, ESP, Focusrite and Universal Audio.

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The NAMM Show 2020: Day 2

The NAMM Show 2020: Day 2

We're at the 2020 winter NAMM show! On Day 2, we're taking a look at new products from Roland, Mapex, A&F Drum Co., American DJ, Pioneer DJ, Sonor, Warwick Music, Dunlop, Ludwig, Hohner, D'Addario, Softube, Audio-Technica, Royer and Taylor.

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The NAMM Show 2020: Day 3

The NAMM Show 2020: Day 3

We're at the 2020 winter NAMM show! On Day 3, we're taking a look at new products from Martin, Empress, Sabian, Zildjian, Nord, Ernie Ball, Marshall, Pearl, Gibson, Yamaha, Line 6, Revv, Two Notes, and Tama.

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The NAMM Show 2020: Day 4

The NAMM Show 2020: Day 4

We're at the 2020 winter NAMM show! On Day 4, we're taking a look at new products from Cranborne Audio, Denon, Numark, M-Audio, HeadRush, Drum Workshop, Pacific Drums, Gretsch Drums, Zoom, Dynaudio, EarthQuaker, Electro-Harmonix, Paiste, Remo, Korg, Vox and Solid State Logic.

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Stolen Goods – How to Protect Your Gear!

Stolen Goods – How to Protect Your Gear!

If your Facebook friends list includes musicians, odds are good that you regularly see posts seeking help locating stolen gear. Here are some simple tips to help minimize your chances of needing to write your own sad tale of loss on social media.

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The Benefits of Playing Musical Instruments

The Benefits of Playing Musical Instruments

The Chinese philosopher Confucius once said, "Music emits a pleasure that the human race can't do without." If hearing music can be so beneficial to the human race, it follows that playing a musical instrument would be even better. Here are some benefits of playing musical instruments.

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Getting Started on Slide Guitar

Getting Started on Slide Guitar

It’s a high lonesome sound that shivers and quivers, swoops and soars. Stars who’ve fallen under its spell and tried their hand include Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Winter and George Harrison. Here are some tips to help you get started on the slide guitar!

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The Best Method Book

The Best Method Book

You've just bought or rented your new instrument and you are SO EXCITED to play! You want to find the book that's going to turn you into a rock goddess, or a virtuosic soloist. There are so many books to choose from, but one of them MUST be the best, right?

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Three Ways for Musicians to Beat the Covid-19 Blues

Three Ways for Musicians to Beat the Covid-19 Blues

Covid-19 blues got you down? Check out these three tips to help you stay musically active and energized!

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Great Gift Idea Livestream Series

Great Gift Idea Livestream Series

Find holiday shopping ideas for all of the musicians on your list!

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Reverb Pedals

Reverb Pedals

Over the years, there have been many variations of reverb types as technology has evolved, such as spring reverb, plate reverb, hall reverb, chamber reverb, modulated reverb and many more. There are many more excellent reverb pedals available but these models should whet your appetite.

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Maximizing Your Practice Time

Maximizing Your Practice Time

Have you ever got stuck while practicing - that feeling like you're just not getting any further with a piece of music, or a section in a song? Here are a few tips for hacking your own brain and maximizing your learning curve to get the most out of your practice time.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Accordion (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Accordion (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Of all the instruments, the accordion is undoubtedly one of the weirdest and most wonderful. Played badly, it can be irrepressibly irritating; played well, it can be enchanting. Keep reading to find out how the accordion came to be, how to acquire one, and how to make it sing!

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Learning Series 2021 - Virtual Edition

Learning Series 2021 - Virtual Edition

With national and international legends poised to present these live-streamed clinics, this year's offerings will be like no other!

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Gibson Month Livestreams

Gibson Month Livestreams

Check out our YouTube livestreams discussing all things Gibson!

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Band & Orchestra Month Virtual Workshops

Band & Orchestra Month Virtual Workshops

Find online workshops for band and orchestral instruments here!

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Drum & Percussion Month Livestreams

Drum & Percussion Month Livestreams

Be sure to check out our online drum clinics that will be featured throughout the month of May!

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8 Thing You Need to Know Before Starting Music Lessons

8 Thing You Need to Know Before Starting Music Lessons

Are you looking to find your start in music as an adult? Maybe you're rekindling a long-forgotten hobby. Find out what you should know before getting started!

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Acoustic Pianos vs. Digital Pianos vs. Keyboards

Acoustic Pianos vs. Digital Pianos vs. Keyboards

Is an acoustic piano best to learn on? Are all electronic pianos synthesizers? Learn the REAL differences between the different keyboard instruments available today!

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Choosing the Right Guitar

Choosing the Right Guitar

Acoustic or electric? Steel strings or nylon strings? With many types of guitars available, how do you decide which is right for you? Learn some of the similarities and differences between each and where to get started!

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Modular Synthesis (Eurorack) - A How-to Guide

Modular Synthesis (Eurorack) - A How-to Guide

Getting into modular builds can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be!

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