Canadian Musician - July/August 2017 - Page 5

WWW.MARKMATUSOFF.COM contents CM July/August 2017 Vol. XXXIV, No. 4 10 INDIE INSIDER Redefining Success in a Digital Marketplace 20 ROAD TEST QSC’s brand new K.2 Series loudspeakers, Arturia’s DrumBrute analog drum synth & Mixcraft 8 Pro Studio from Acoustica A celebration of Canadian music & culture, Pg. 38 FEATURES DEPARTMENTS 9 12 18 19 64 71 74 76 78 Feedback Changes CM Radio Events Hot Gear Advertisers’ Index Tech Tools Classifieds Showcase Beyond Music Paul Shaffer • Madison Violet • Toyko Police Club • Colter Wall Sarah Slean Rediscovers Her Passion for Music & More on Metaphysics CANADA 150 One Land, Many Voices Higher Learning The Many Benefits of Music Education in Schools Classic Keyboards Some of Canada’s Best on the Instruments that Shaped Their Sound PLUS: Miranda Mulholland: A Strong Advocate for Canadian Artists COVER PHOTO: SARAH SLEAN BY IVAN OTIS One Land, Many Voices 38 By Bob Mersereau Considering the celebrations for Canada 150, we decided to take a close look at the current state of Canadian music and the industry that supports it. 58 59 60 62 Guitar – Hal Rodriguez Keyboards – Max Keenlyside Bass – Jason Raso Percussion – Robb Ryan Woodwinds – Daniel Schnee Brass – Paul Baron Digital Music – VanRip Vocals – Ryan Luchuck & Melanie Tapson Writing – Ian Kelly Recording – Albert Chambers Live Sound – Drew Robertson Business – Miranda Mulholland 34 By Adam Kovac It’s been a topsy-turvy few years in the life of Sarah Slean, who at one point thought she might never perform again. Luckily, that didn’t turn out to be true… COLUMNS 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 Sarah Slean Gets Grand with Metaphysics More Than Fun Music Isn’t Just Recreation – It’s Education 46 By Nancy Miller Everything from young people’s behaviour to their concentration can benefit from exposure to and involvement with music. That’s a fact, and we’ve got plenty of others. Classic Keyboards Canadian Musician’s 2017 Focus on the Keys 49 By Kevin Young A diverse panel of keyboardists on the classic instruments that shaped their sounds, and how they take advantage of some of those tones today. Amin Bhatia & others on influential classic keyboards, Pg.49