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Long & McQuade Learning Series - Edmonton, AB

EDMONTON DOWNTOWN - 10204 107 Ave. 
Registration & inquiries may be sent to Ryan Berehulke at rberehulke@long-mcquade.com

Saturday, March 9 | 1:00pm
Introduction to Analogue and Modular Synthesis

Learn the basics of Analogue and Modular Synthesis. We’ll show you how to build a basic patch using an oscillator, LFO, VCA, Envelope Generator, and Filters. You’ll hear what each parameter is doing during the process and how they affect each other.

Saturday, March 16 | 1:00pm
The Kemper Profiling Amp: How To Capture The Soul Of Your Amplifier

We’ll show you how to use a Kemper Amp in a live setting, studio setting, and at home. Learn how to create a profile of an amplifier by taking a direct profile of an amp, micing an amp, merging profiles, and applying effects to the profile. Listen to how a Kemper works with guitar cabinets, PA speakers, studio monitors, FRFR speakers and headphones.

Saturday, March 23 | 1:00pm
Introduction To Basic Guitar Maintenance

Explore the depths of basic guitar maintenance and everything that goes into setting up your guitar. We’ll show you how to do a proper restring, adjust a truss rod, adjust a bridge and saddle, how to do basic fixes to electronics, and much more.

EDMONTON NORTHEAST - 11931 Wayne Gretzky Drive​ 
Registration & inquiries may be sent to Rick Shermack at rshermack@long-mcquade.com.

Wednesday, March 13 | 6:30pm
Introduction to the Pedal Steel Guitar with Smokey Fennell

Topics covered will include how the strings are tuned, what the pedals do, basic picking and muting techniques, how to use a volume pedal, how to assemble a pedal steel, and much more.

Thursday, March 14 | 6:30pm
Beatlab-Making Beats

Learn how to make beats! This clinic will cover the latest and hottest software, techniques to make beats and loops, and how to use them.

Wednesday, March 20 | 6:30pm
Lighting & DMX 101

Introduction to stage/DJ lighting...and whats new! WIth Clayton Hubick, Sales Representative at Erikson Pro/Chauvet.

EDMONTON NORTH - 13651 149 St. NW
Registration & inquiries may be sent to Bryan Brown at bbrown@long-mcquade.com.

Saturday, March 16 | 4:00pm
Introduction to DJ Techniques

Join DJ Bryan Brown as he walks you through what you need to know to put a set together. He will be focusing on setup, signal flow, understanding tempo, basic beat matching, phrasing of songs, and mixing in key.

EDMONTON SOUTH - 9219 28 Ave. NW
Registration & inquiries may be sent to Mark Donaghy at mdonaghy@long-mcquade.com.

Sunday, March 3 | 3:00pm
Essential Gear and Knowledge for the Modern Working Drummer

This clinic focuses on the tools you need to be a successful, and functional drummer in a band setting. Chad Melchart is one of Canada’s most sought after live and session drummers, and has toured all over the world playing with artists of all genres.

Saturday, March 16 | 2:00pm
Intro to Ukulele

Spend some time with Edmonton ukulele enthusiast Brian Dunsmore and find out how and why these little four string smile makers bring music to life. Even those with little or no musical background can jam along with some great tunes with just a few simple pointers. Learn some of the fascinating history of the instrument, and hear the various types and styles of ukuleles.

Wednesday, March 20 | 7:00pm
The Art of Live Looping

Learn strategies for being an effective “live looper” and unlock your creativity using the Boss RC300 and other popular looping pedals. If you’ve ever wondered how looping can take your solo or band project to the next level, this clinic is for you.

Saturday, March 30 | 2:00pm
Modern Mixing: Live Sound with Digital Mixing Consoles

This clinic covers a mix of beginner and intermediate techniques for live mixing in the context of digital mixers. Topics discussed include navigating and understanding digital mixers, why digital mixers are useful, and how to make the most of them, demonstrated on a Behringer X32 Mixer.

EDMONTON WHYTE - 10832 82 Ave. NW
Registration & inquiries may be sent to Tracey Newmann at tnewmann@long-mcquade.com.

Thursday, March 7 | 7:00pm
Real, Useful Music Theory For Everyone

A crash course for understanding keys, scales, chords, chord progressions and harmonies. We’ll also take a look at the basics of rhythm and how to understand it by relating to the foot-tap. We’ll be using writing to memorize information, so bring what you you like to write with and a pad graph paper to write on!

Fee: FREE!