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Long & McQuade University - Winnipeg, MB

WINNIPEG - 1845 Pembina Hwy.
For more information and to register, please contact Derek Emery at 204.284.8992 or demery@long-mcquade.com

Friday, March 10 | 6 pm
Acoustic Guitar 101 with Peter Davyduck

Fender Brand Ambassador Peter Davyduck will be with us exploring everything from the construction and care of your acoustic guitar to various methods of finding great tone in various live settings. 

Sunday, March 12 | 5 pm
An Evening with Joey Landreth

Joey will be exploring topics such as his approach to playing slide guitar, arrangements for solo vocal and guitar and arranging background vocals. He will also discuss his guitar rig and getting a good sound with rental or backline equipment. In addition, Joey will perform some of his new material as well as older material from The Bros. Landreth catalog. Joey is a JUNO award winning artist, playing in The Bros. Landreth. The band rose quickly to success turning the heads of musical heavy-weights such as Bonnie Raitt, John Oates and Jimmie Vaughan.

Thursday, March 16 | 6 pm
Tone Made Pro

Come see the set-ups of world-renowned guitarists and hear examples of the amps and effects used to make guitar tones. Learn why an amp feels a certain way and how sag and bias can affect your overall tone. See how to set-up and use multi-amp rigs. Learn about the microphones used in recording legendary tracks and how to re-amp in the studio. Line 6 Product Specialists will use the Helix Guitar Processor to examine these tones and more. They will also demonstrate the Spider V amp and show how to create your own tone with a simple interface.

Tuesday, March 21 | 7 pm
Saxophone Improvisation with Kirk MacDonald

Join Kirk as he focuses on all aspects of playing the saxophone as it relates to improvisation, ensemble playing, sound production, technique, repertoire and musicality. Kirk will also discuss practice tips and equipment. Bring your horn along to practice the tips from one of Canada’s finest jazz saxophonists. There will be a product trial period to close each session featuring the TM Custom Tenor Saxophones, necks and mouthpieces and D’Addario woodwinds reeds.  The Winnipeg workshop will also feature Will Bonness from the University of Manitoba on piano.  

For more information and to register, please contact Claude Fredette at 204.783.6045 or cfredette@long-mcquade.com

Monday, March 13 | 6:30 pm
Metal Drumming Techniques with James Burton

James Burton is a Winnipeg drummer with 20 years playing experience, and over 10 years teaching experience. He has played in numerous bands over the years, and is currently the drummer for local heavy metal band, Endless Chaos. After graduating from The Los Angeles Music Academy in 2007, James continued practicing the foot and hand techniques taught at the academy and now finds his passion helping students with their own technique to achieve their goals in all styles of music. His debut drum clinic will feature song performances (Endless Chaos), a crash course on foot and hand technique, and the importance of music theory and reading notation to better the students' skills behind the drum kit. It’s going to be a blast, literally!