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Guitar Lessons with Chris McIntyre 2017/2018


Hello friends, I hope you’ve all had a great summer! It has been a busy one for me with lots of gigging and recording to keep me busy. It is that time of year where people are looking for activities to keep them busy during the school season, and I am again accepting new guitar students. I have quite a few returning students and will have some slots for newcomers available. Though I suspect my schedule will fill up quickly so don’t miss out if you are looking for a teacher.

For this blog post I wanted to share a recent photo of a student of mine doing some recording here at the studio. Sean came to me as a beginner guitarist, and over the last year or so has really blossomed as a player. In a short amount of time he has gone from knowing a few chords to being able to read music on the guitar, learn songs by ear and tab, and play acoustic and electric guitar in a variety of styles. I’m sure his piano and choir background helped with the reading aspect, yet guitar can be a challenging instrument when it comes to reading music. Sean is currently working on an EP with his brother James here at the studio. It’s very cool to see a student grow musically from being a beginner to being a player capable of recording original music in the studio! I hope to get the chance to record more students of mine in the future.

So if you are a beginner, or someone who plays already and just wants to expand their knowledge and abilities feel free to get in touch. All details about lessons with me are available here.
I look forward to hearing from you!

Cheers,
Chris.

Latest Single, “One Chance In A MillIon”

Happy New Year Friends,

Now that the hectic holiday season is over, I’d like to release my latest song, “One Chance In A Million.” It was actually recorded last spring, and Cam Belseth of Dark Mass Productions, shot some video footage for us shortly after it was recorded, which I edited together later. The song is a duet that features my partner, Lenie. After we met I realized she had a very nice singing voice, and she had told me she had always wanted to perform.  Creating a duet for us to sing together was a fun project for us to work on, and a way to introduce her to the world of the studio. It is available for download on iTunes here, and the video is here in this post on youtube. We had fun working together on this project, I hope you enjoy. Thanks to Cam Belseth of Dark Mass Productions for his video skills.

 

Season’s Greetings and Thank You!

Season’s Greetings!  Thank you to all my students, studio clients, venues, bands, and directors who have supported me over the past year. I’ve worked on lots of really cool projects, played with many great musicians at lots of great venues and events, and taught a bunch of hard working students this year. I look forward to serving you all in the new year, and working on even more great stuff! While growth has been slow during what has been a hard year for many economically in this region, the studio is growing, and my client list, student list, and musical network continue to grow. I am excited about the future in music/audio. It is not a career for the faint of heart, but when projects come to completion, or a great show is wrapped, or a student can now play something that before seemed impossible, it is all worth it. I look forward to continue helping other creatives pursue their passions and projects, while pushing forth with my own. So if you have a music or film project, but have been putting it off for one reason or another, come see me in the new year and lets make it happen! Maybe you’ve been wanting to pick up that guitar that has been collecting dust for years and finally learn to play it…January is a perfect time to come see me, I’ll have some lesson slots available. I’m also currently taking bookings for events as a soloist, duo, or trio, and as a freelancer for hire in 2017 so give me a shout! Happy Holidays everyone, enjoy a little down time to recharge those creative batteries!

Chris McIntyre.

 

New Single “My Little Ones” by Chris McIntyre

Hello Friends,
So this months single is here! “My Little Ones” is written for my three kids, Ava, Harper, and Summer. As any parent will tell you, time flies and they grow so fast. It’s a simple, honest song from a Dad to his kids, and I hope when they grow up, they can listen to this song and it will remind them of our time together when they were little. For the release I’ve made a simple video from candid video footage over the last year, which my 2 younger ones really enjoy watching. My youngest gets very excited every time she hears the song, and it makes a pretty good lullabye to sooth her to sleep. My Little Ones is available for purchase or streaming on iTunes, apple music, spotify, cdbaby, and other digital outlets. The video is available here on youtube. Enjoy!

Chris.

New Single “This Old Friend” by Chris McIntyre

Hello Friends,

I’m happy to announce the release of my new single titled, “This Old Friend.” It is the first single in a series of monthly releases I’m planning to do. The song is an upbeat tune with a bluesy feel featuring slide guitar. The inspiration behind the song came from thinking about how music has been a big part of my life for so long. I started playing guitar around age nine, and music has been a part of my life since then. I’ve always found that picking up the guitar and playing, or creating something in the studio can make time evaporate and take my mind off whatever might be troubling me at any given time. Through good times and hard times, music is a constant companion that is always there. Though it may sound cliche, like many other musicians, I often have an easier time expressing thoughts and emotions through music than any other means. Life is a lot like music, at times we simply make it up as we go along, improvising our way through the years. The great thing about music is that most people can continue to make it until late in their lives. For me, I hope that is the case, and I hope I have many more stories to write about in song. While making a living and supporting a family as a musician can be a challenge at times, I am thankful that so far in my life I have been able to continue to pursue this career and pass music on to others via my performances, recordings, and through teaching others. This track is currently for sale on CDbaby, and will soon be available at all major digital outlets such as iTunes. If you like it, head on over to CD baby purchase it for 99 cents and help me keep passing on the joy of music to others!  Or if you prefer iTunes, it will be posted there soon. I’m also making the track available on my Youtube channel and my Soundcloud account, for those who may wish to stream it. I had a lot of fun creating and recording this song and I hope you enjoy it. I’d like thank Steve O’Dell for playing a great bass track on this tune!

Update: Now available on iTunes here!

Credits:

Vocals, Guitars, drums, keys – Chris McIntyre

Bass – Steve O’Dell

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Chris McIntyre.

Chris McIntyre at Great Northern Casino Feb. 11-12, 2016

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It’s been a while since my last show, but I will be playing at the Great Northern Casino 2 nights this week, Feb. 11-12. November – January were busy months in the studio working on a number of cool projects. These projects included the score I created for the short film Bohemian Blood, a single for local artist Jen Cassidy, Melody Rose’s upcoming “Runaways” album, some work with Jamie Arsenault, and creating some performance arrangements for Grande Prairie’s Broadway Live Broadway. After hiding out in the studio for this long I’m happy to be getting out to play live again! My old friend Cory Olesen will be joining Seve O’dell and I, filling in for Kevin Fry on drums. It will be cool to play together again. Upcoming shows will include performing at the Alberta Legislature building in Edmonton for a function the Banff Centre is putting on in March, and in April for the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie’s annual art auction. I will also be filling in with the band “Kikbak” in February for an event in Peace River. I look forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting some new and interesting people. I am also looking forward to some upcoming film and studio projects.

 

Cheers,

Chris.

Curtis Grambo And Chris McIntyre Perform at Tour of Alberta Sept. 3/2015

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Chris McIntyre

 

Hello Friends,

Just letting you all know the band and I will be performing with Curtis Grambo this Wednesday, September 3rd, at the Tour Of Alberta main stage 2 at Evergreen Park. We’ll be mixing it up with country as well as rock and blues covers and some original tunes from Curtis and myself. Should be a fun time, hope to see you there! Our set times are:

1:30 – 2:15

2:40 – 3:15

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