Guitar Workshop Plus Announces 2014 Dates
Guitar Workshop Plus has announced three sessions for its 2014 summer schedule. Confirmed session dates are as follows:
Registration has already begun for the 2014 sessions and, for a limited time, there are early bird registration offers where participants can save on tuition and be entered into draws to win prizes such as guitars, amplifiers, gig bags, cymbals, and more.
Both Toronto sessions will once again be held at Appleby College in Oakville, just west of Toronto. The Vancouver session will once again take place at Quest University, which is located just north of Vancouver in Squamish, BC.
In addition to the faculty roster, past GWP guest artists include: Joe Satriani, Alex Lifeson of Rush, Steve Vai, Randy Bachman, Andy Summers of The Police, and many others.
Designed for aspiring musicians of all ages including teenagers, adult hobbyists, students pursuing music careers, semi-professional and professional musicians, the program offers students a unique setting for intense musical and personal growth.
2014 East Coast Music Award Nominees Announced
The East Coast Music Association (ECMA) has announced the complete list of nominees for the 2014 East Coast Music Awards.
Classified, David Myles and Paper Lions lead the pack with six nominations each. Amelia Curran trails closely with five, followed by Dave Gunning and Mo Kenney with four nominations each.
The 2014 edition of East Coast Music Week will take place from April 2-6, 2014, culminating with the East Coast Music Awards Gala on Sunday, April 6th.
For a complete list of nominees and more details about the event as they become available, visit www.ecma.com.
Photo: Paper Lions perform during the 2013 ECMA Gala
Canadian DJ Show Headed To Calgary In May
The 2014 Canadian DJ Show Calgary presented by Pioneer DJ will be held May 4th at The BMO Centre. The show will officially kick off on May 3rd with a networking social. Early bird advance tickets go on sale Friday, Feb. 21, 2014.
This will be the first time that an additional show will take place outside of Ontario. The Calgary show will provide nightlife entertainment industry members from Western Canada – from DJs, artists, and producers to club owners and promoters – the chance to attend educational seminars, clinics, and Q&As with Canadian and international artists and scene builders.
Organizers say the CDJ Show 2014 Calgary show will bring more factory direct deals than previous years on all the latest pro gear.
The Fall 2014 Toronto Show date and details have not been confirmed but organizers say details are coming soon.
For more details as they become available, go to www.cdjshow.com
Great Mix On CM Radio For March
March will be a diverse month for Canadian Musician Radio, as we’ve got interviews with a host of musicians and industry folk, plus some new discoveries via our recentlylaunched International Artist Spotlight, the submissions for which are handled via ReverbNation.
We’ll have interviews with the likes of Sam Roberts Band, JRDN, Mac DeMarco, Bend Sinister, and many more, plus a number of industry guests with career-boosting goods for CM Academy.
We go live every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on CanadianMusicianRadio.com, though you can catch the episodes after they air in the archives at the link or as a podcast from the iTunes store. Our archived episodes from 2014 alone include spots with the likes of Marianas Trench, Tokyo Police Club, The Trews, Comeback Kid, Monster Truck, and many more.
Have any comments or ideas for future episodes? Contact us at email@example.com We’d love to hear from you.
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F Bass VF-P
F Bass is offering a new version of its VF model as a passive P Bass. The VF-P has a 34-in. scale length, 21 frets, and 9-14-in. compound fingerboard radius. It also features a one-piece maple neck, two-piece alder body for the familiar P Bass midrange, Aguilar AG 4P-60 pickup, and passive electronics with only volume and tone controls.
Additional options include a number of different finishes (including vintage Fender finishes), Rosewood fingerboard, and chrome pickup/bridge covers for four-string models.
Zildjian Gen16 Buffed Bronze Series Cymbals
The Zildjian Sound Lab has launched a new set of reduced volume cymbals, the Gen16 Buffed Bronze Series.
Based on the original Gen16 nickel plated cymbal line, Zildjian made a few key changes to the bell profiles of the original cymbals. Additional lathing has been applied on the larger models to increase the lower fundamental overtone structure. The buffed bronze finish enhances its appearance and produces a warmer tone than the original Gen16 nickel plated models.
The Gen16 Buffed Bronze Series consists of: a 12-in. splash; 16-in. crash: 16-in. China; 18-in. crash-ride; 20-in. ride; 13-in. HH (pair); and 14-in. HH (pair).