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VIGF Master Class 2018: Introduction to Travis Picking and the Fingerstyle
Creekside Community Center
Vancouver, BC
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VIGF Master Class 2018: Introduction to Travis Picking and the Fingerstyle
Most great guitarists know a lot about music, but less about recording.

Might you want a producer on your session? What does a producer DO, anyway? So heres a secret: In every recording (even the ones you do at home), there is a producer, even if no one is selected for the job. If you look around and you dont see the producer, be forewarned: its probablyYOU!   

Since guitarists everywhere are now recording in their own homes, you need to be your own engineer. What mic is best for what purpose? Do I record with my guitars pickup? Do I use a click track or not, and please how might I record a live ensemble without losing my mind?

In this workshop, using simple stick figures and gasoline, Mark will talk about recording your music. And well talk about what it is to produce your music- and its not about placing mics and getting a good sound.  There are handy handouts to take home and ponder, with many chances for you to ask specific questions. Youll leave with new ideas , new tricks and techniques for your recordings, and a clearer vision for how to approach your work.

Fingerstyle guitarist Mark Lemaire has been making his living in the studio as an engineer and producer for almost 40 years. Clients have ranged from producer Jimmy Miller (Rolling Stones, Blind Faith,  etc) to the San Francisco Symphony and, of course, everything in between. Mark brings intelligence, humor, and clarity to the music, regardless of the tradition and style.


Creekside Community Center (View)
1 Athletes Way
Vancouver, BC V5Y 0B1




Owner: Vancouver International Guitar Festival
On BPT Since: Feb 23, 2017
Jenny Lee Craig

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