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Long & McQuade Learning Series - Calgary, AB

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Long & McQuade Learning Series - Calgary, AB

CALGARY NORTH - 10 Royal Vista Dr. NW
Registration & inquiries may be sent to the store at calgarynorth@long-mcquade.com.

Saturday, March 16 | 3:00pm
Learning Jazz to Expand your Musicality with Neil McVey

Neil will demonstrate different Jazz forms, talking about improvising using chord tones rather than scales. He will also discuss notations and the ability to read them, adapting to varied playing situations, and the importance of ear-training through transcribing.

Saturday, March 30 | 3:00pm
Pedalboard Tips & Tricks with Sam Coulson

In this clinic, Sam will be discussing everything to do with pedals. Building pedal boards is a huge amount of fun and can really help you get a huge variety of tones from your guitar & amp. There has never been a better time to get into pedals as they are more affordable and accessible than ever before!

CALGARY EAST - 3404 5 Ave. NE
Registration & inquiries may be sent to Gavin Szentner at gszentner@long-mcquade.com.

Saturday, March 16 | 1:00pm
Bass Guitar 101: The Gear, Approach, and Practical Applications

Interested in learning more about bass guitar? Whether you’re starting out or a seasoned pro, join professional bass player Chris Byrne as he shares his extensive knowledge on bass guitar brands and their various tones, pickups, string types, and amp settings. He’ll also share his experience as a performer to demonstrate the different roles of a player, as well as playing and practice techniques, applying scales and theory, reading music, the Nashville number system, and an introduction to twelve bar blues.

Saturday, March 23 | 1:00pm
Guitar Effects 101: introduction and Demonstration of Effects Pedals

Looking to dive into the vast world of guitar effects but don’t know where to start? In this clinic, Peter Boyce will share his knowledge on a variety of the most common types of effects pedals, including tuners, overdrive, distortion, fuzz, compressors, reverb, chorus, delay, and wah pedals. Hear a demonstration of each pedal, and explore the many different settings and signal chain routings available to perfect your tone!

CALGARY SOUTH - 225 58 Ave. SE 
Registration & inquiries may be sent to Berkley Shea at bshea@long-mcquade.com.

Friday, March 15 | 6:00pm
Scorching Rock Licks with Sam Coulson

During this clinic, Sam will be discussing strategies to build speed on the electric guitar. Challenging yourself to master techniques like Alternate Picking and Legato can really inject some excitement into your improvisation and help you command the attention of your audience.

Saturday, March 23 | 2:00pm
DJ Essentials with Jon Marchuk

Learn some of the fundamentals and skills of DJ’ing: beat matching, looping, and effects. Learn the ins and outs of your gear and unlock the full potential of your equipment and how to properly set everything up. Share in different creative and harmonic mixing techniques. All skill levels welcome! Jon’s productions have received international acclaim in such publications as XLR8R, Exclaim, and DJ Mag and receive radio play around the world.

Saturday, March 30 | 3:00pm
Mixing: Get Your Music to Explode! with Spencer Cheyne

Learn techniques on achieving more impactfull mixes. This clinic will cover mic choices and options for different dynamics, achieving the “repeat” factor with your music, defining hooks, discovering how to rework material into a more listenable package, multi-tracking, and source blending/layering techniques. Spencer Cheyne is a multiple award winning Mixer/Producer/Engineer/Musician. His work has been nominated for 5 JUNOs, over a dozen CCMAs, over two dozen WCMAs, and multiple AMPIA awards. In addition to this,his work has also contributed to multiple Multi-Platinum, Platinum, and Gold status albums/singles around the world, reaching #1 positions on multiple different Itunes album charts, and has broken the Top 15 on multiple Billboard charts.

Fee: FREE!