Long & McQuade Learning Series 2022 - Virtual Edition

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Long & McQuade Learning Series 2022 - Virtual Edition

The Long & McQuade Learning Series: Virtual Edition is taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays in March. With national and international legends poised to present these live-streamed clinics, this year's offerings will be like no other!

All clinics are free to view, and online interaction is welcomed and encouraged!

A unique link for each event will be posted below, and the clinics will be archived and available for viewing at a later date.

Long & McQuade is pleased to once again be supporting the international Teach Music Week movement, March 21-27. Click here for details!

Click here to see the clinics being offered in French.

Tuesday, March 8 | 8pm EST
Electronic Music Production 101 with STRANJAH

In this clinic you will learn the basic steps to creating a track with Ableton Live production software.  From drum programming to key-editing and mixing techniques – you’re sure to gain essential skills that will go a long way in your journey as a music producer!

STRANJAH has made a mark on the Drum and Bass music scene with his YouTube music production videos often paired with quirky intros, which has quickly catapulted his brand. From providing classes to DJ Tech Tools, partnerships with Native Instruments, Arturia, Cable Guys and Loopmasters, STRANJAH has cemented his name in an often competitive landscape.


Thursday, March 10 | 8pm EST
Essential Harmonica Technique with Carlos del Junco

From pucker vs tongue blocking technique, to slaps, warbles, bending notes, playing octaves, how to do a good vibrato, and double stops - this workshop will be a crash course on all things to do with essential harmonica technique.

Have your harmonica on hand – preferably in the key of C, as well as in G. 

This workshop is suitable for advanced beginner to intermediate players – someone who is comfortable playing clean single notes.

Cuba-born and Toronto-raised, Carlos del Junco has received numerous awards and released 10 CDs over the last 30 years, and has taught numerous workshops in Canada, the US and Europe.


Tuesday, March 15 | 8pm EST
Blues Power with Jared James Nichols

Co-sponsored by Gibson Guitars.

Learn the ways of Blues Power! During this guitar clinic, Jared will give you sneak peeks into his style, technique and inspiration.  He will also show how to achieve a powerful blues guitar tone by dialing in your guitar and amplifier.


Thursday, March 17 | 8pm EST
Know Your Fretboard, Know Your Music with Rob Tardik

Join multi-award-winning musician and educator Rob Tardik as he discusses everything from fretboard learning strategies, chops building, harmony and soloing approaches, to sound business advice to get your music heard in this ever-changing landscape!

Rob will demonstrate techniques and real-world theory that allow for greater expression and creativity in your playing. Whether you’re just starting out or have many years of playing under your belt, knowing your fretboard is a skill that will boost your confidence when improvising and creating new music.

Tune in for your chance to win cool prizes from Godin and D’Addario!


Tuesday, March 22 | 8pm EST
Vocal Microphone Techniques with Laura Clapp Davidson

Co-sponsored by Shure.

Have you ever asked, “How do you sing into THAT!?”  Vocal microphone technique is often misunderstood and unexplored. Join Shure Market Development Manager Laura Clapp Davidson to learn about the different types of microphones and how the voice interacts with each one through specific examples of technique.

Laura heads up the retail market development team for Shure. She brings passion and a knowledge of gear that comes from over 15 years in the MI industry. When she isn’t talking about music equipment, she’s singing or playing through it as a professional singer/songwriter.


Thursday, March 24 | 8pm EST
Studio Tips, Tricks and Tales with Jeremy Darby, Brian Moncarz, and George Seara

Moderated by Dave Dysart, a 35-year veteran of the Canadian Professional Audio industry. Dave has worked as National Sales Manager at Studer Canada, President of HHB Communications Canada, and is currently Director of Sales at YSL Pro.

Jeremy Darby
is a Toronto-based sound engineer with over four decades of experience. He has worked with countless Grammy- and JUNO-winning artists including Pink Floyd, Prince, and Lou Reed – and has himself been nominated for his roles in various projects.

Brian Moncarz
is a Toronto-based producer/mixer who honed his skills working alongside the legendary Bob Ezrin and David Bottrill, and has proven his talents working with bands like Our Lady Peace, The Trews, and Yukon Blonde.

George Seara
is one of Toronto’s leading mixers and recording engineers. He has received multiple Grammy and JUNO nominations for his work with Shawn Mendes, Alessia Cara, Drake, Sting, and Ed Sheeran, among others. He also won Recording Engineer of the Year at the JUNOs in 2012.

Tuesday, March 29 | 8pm EST
Recording Basics and Beyond with Jeff Dalziel

Co-sponsored by Focusrite.

During this informative clinic, Jeff will cover a wide range of topics including setting up your studio, software, recording, interfaces, tracking with Protools, plus much more. Join Jeff and get some great tips from the pros on how to move your music to the next level. This clinic is for musicians of all levels that have an interest in recording

Jeff is a multi-platinum and award-winning Canadian record producer and songwriter/musician who has worked with Brett Kissel, Lights, Jim Cuddy, Thornley, and more.


Wednesday, March 30 | 8pm EST
Mike Mangini – Behind the Drums

• See & hear Mike from his amazing broadcasting studio
• Geared towards the viewer with lots of Q&A
• Rhythmic pattern recognition techniques for ALL musicians
• Demonstrations relate to beginners and advanced players

Mike Mangini - Dream Theater drummer and online educator!
Mike earned the Top 1% U.S.-based O.C.E. rating as a Berklee College of Music professor & student counselor. See Mike Mangini's massive career, world speed records, and history at www.mikemangini.com.  Learn from Mike at www.vimeo.com/mikemangini/vod_pages.

SPECIAL CLINIC GIVEAWAY! Be sure to watch Mike’s clinic live – and you could win a Pearl Sensitone Elite 14"x5" Stainless Steel Snare Drum valued at $299!

Sponsored by Pearl Drums.

Thursday, March 31 | 8pm EST
Duo or Die! Musical Collaboration in 2022 featuring CROWN LANDS

Kev & Cody from Crown Lands discuss the writing and arrangement of their latest record White Buffalo, as well as navigating the music industry as a rock band in 2022.