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Long & McQuade Learning Series - Bedford, Dartmouth & Halifax, NS

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Long & McQuade Learning Series - Bedford, Dartmouth & Halifax, NS

BEDFORD - 1717 Bedford Hwy.
Registration & inquiries may be sent to the store at bedford@long-mcquade.com.

Saturday, March 9 | 1:00pm
Guitar Repair and Maintenance Q&A with Doug Sampson

Our very own Doug Sampson has been repairing and maintaining guitars professionally for over 40 years. He provides support and maintenance to many international professional touring musicians who have come to respect and rely on Doug’s expertise and recommendations. Doug believes in sharing what he has learned throughout the years and will be available during this workshop to answer any questions you have pertaining to working on, modifying, or repairing guitars to keep them in optimal playing condition.

Saturday, March 16 | 1:00pm
The Art of Looping with Peter Davison

Join the 2010 Canadian Boss Loop Station Champion “The Duke of Loops” for a clinic on The Art of Looping. Learn the fundamentals of looping with a basic setup to advanced techniques focusing on creativity, performance, and songwriting.

Saturday, March 30 | 1:00pm
Blues Guitar Workshop with Craig Roode

This workshop will cover various topics such as breaking out of the blues scale, bending and vibrato, developing your own sound, alternate tunings, and slide guitar. Craig has performed and/or recorded with legendary east coast artists Dutch Mason, Matt Minglewood, Rick Jeffery, Theresa Malenfant, and many others.

DARTMOUTH - 124 Main St.
Registration & inquiries may be sent to the store at dartmouth@long-mcquade.com.

Saturday, March 9 | 2:00pm
A Beginner’s Guide to Maximising Tone and Functionality On Your Drum Kit with Dave McLean

Learn how to choose and replace drum heads, tune your drums, and set them up for maximume tone, stability, comfort, and musical playing experience. Dave McLean graduated from Berklee collage of music in 2015 and has had the opportunity to work with and learn from many world class artists including Slash, Mark Tremonti, and Jeff Williams.

Saturday, March 16 | 2:00pm
Home Recording 101 with Cody Degaust

What you will need for a basic home studio setup. Which interface is right for you? Which software is right for you? MIDI in a nutshell. The right mic for the job.

Saturday, March 23 | 2:00pm
Care and Feeding of Your Guitar with Connor Macewen

Learn the basics of proper care and maintenence for your guitar. Covering seasonal maintenence, humidity, restringing techniques, cleaning and polishing, fret and fingerboard care, and minor adjustments.

HALIFAX - 6065 Cunard St. 
Registration & inquiries may be sent to Pat Healy at phealy@long-mcquade.com.

Saturday, March 9 | 2:00pm
Ukulele 101 with Peter Davison

Join ace Long & McQuade instructor Peter Davison for the ultimate beginner’s ukulele clinic. From how to hold the instrument to playing your first songs. You’ll be amazed how much can you can achieve with one lesson on this popular and portable instrument. Bring your uke and get ready for some fun.

Saturday, March 16 | 2:00pm
Musical Playground with Brian McConnell

Flutist Brian McConnell has split his time between playing jazz flute and working in the instrument side of the music industry for several decades. A couple of years ago he began experimenting with pre-recorded loops in Logic, and decided this would be an interesting way to build demos to feature improvised flute in contexts that were neither jazz or classical. The loop experiments also provided the bonus of a new –and fun – way to practice. More recently Brian has been using loops to build complete compositions. This event will include a short concert featuring some of these compositions for the first time, followed by a demonstration using some individual loops. There will also be some practice tips for musicians interested in improvisation. This event will appeal to flute players in particular, but the content will be relevant for anyone interested in loops and the fun that can be had developing your own musical playground.

Monday, March 25 | 7:00pm
Bass Essentials with Matthew MacLennan and Catlin Smith

Join L&M Halifax bass guitar enthusiasts Matthew MacLennan and Catlin Smith to discuss the equipment, tones, and styles of modern electric bass. This workshop is focused on how to get beginning bassists familiar with common musical settings.

Thursday, March 28 | 7:00pm
Electric Guitar Recording Strategies with Patrick Healy and John Parker

Join L&M Halifax staff members Patrick Healy and John Parker for an introduction on how to capture solid electric guitar tones. Topics will include microphone selection & placement, direct recording options (not waking the kids and neighbors), re-amping, as well as reactive load boxes and impulse responses.

Fee: FREE!