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Free Guitar Clinic

What: Free 2-hour clinic focusing on Bluegrass Guitar. This clinic is hands on so bring your Guitar. All levels and abilities are welcome.

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Where: The Chicago Store Eastside, 5646 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ, 85712, just east of Craycroft.

What: Review pentatonic scales and learn how to play these scales over chords, changing the scale with the chord changes. Explore how the C, G and D pentatonic scales are related to the C, G and D major chords. Learn how to use the scales to construct leads over the chorus of the song Cash on the Barrelhead, a IV-I-V-I progression in the key of G. This knowledge applies to nearly any chord progression in any genre, allowing the player to improvise their own leads.

Our instructor will be TIM BIRK. Tim learned guitar by teaching himself at the age of 14. He started playing paying gigs shortly before his 16th birthday and continued to be active in the music business until he was 27. Tim then took a long break from the music business to focus on his family and career. Tim has since retired from the rat race and is indulging his passion for music again.

For more information or to reserve seating: Don Domkowski @ 520-235-1518 viperdond@gmail.com

Alice Doesn’t Live Here …

In 1974 we were approached by a film company and they asked if they could use our store for a movie they were making. Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore was directed by Martin Scorsese and starred Ellen Burstyn (Alice Hyatt), Alfred Lutter III (Tommy), Diane Ladd (Flo), Harvey Keitel (Ben), Kris Kristofferson (David), and Jodie Foster (Audrey).

I remember watching Jodi Foster come in and steal a set of guitar strings. We got to eat with the cast and they even came and fixed some of our light fixtures. Although we are not in the same building (we don’t live there anymore either!) we are now just one block away and have many fond memories of the old store.

We are excited to be a part of movie history.

— Mark Levkowitz, Store Owner

Experience Eastman

Saturday, March 23rd, at Chicago Store Eastside! Come out for demos of new models, giveaways, and to talk shop with Eastman Specialist Steve Bernstein. We will be giving away an ACTG1!

Bluegrass Bass Clinic!

Free 2-hour clinic focusing on Bluegrass Bass. This clinic is hands on so bring your Bass. All levels and abilities are welcome. This workshop will include all levels of instruction of the Bass, including proper technique, simple chord nomenclature, classic lines and riffs, and an introduction to the double slap style. The clinic will be interactive. This clinic is not limited to the Acoustic Double Bass, as Electric Bass players are also welcome.

Our instructor will be Evan Dain. Evan has been playing bass for over 40 years, and has been performing and teaching in the Tucson area since 1996. Noteable bands Evan has played with include Frog Mountain, The Titan Valley Warheads, and Ross Nickerson. He is currently playing with the Tucsonics and with Nick McBlaine & Log Train.

Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM, at Chicago Store Eastside, 5646 E. Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ 85712, just east of Craycroft. For more information or to reserve seating: Don Domkowski @ 520-235-1518 viperdond@gmail.com

Go Jags, Go Badgers! Tucson Rodeo Parade

Your Chicago Music Store congratulates the Desert View Marching Band and their director Khalila Govan. We sponsored the Bucky Steele Award in the Rodeo Parade and the Jags won 1st place in the Marching Band Category. Go Jags! Your Chicago Music Store also sponsored the Tucson High School Marching 100 band in the Rodeo Parade. The band braved the cold and wind and sounded great. The Marching 100 also won the Paul Grimes Award for the best marching unit. Go Badgers!

Accordion Sale

Chicago Music Store Downtown is having a pre-Christmas clearance sale on ALL Hohner Anacleto Gabbinelli Accordions in stock to make room for more inventory! Come on in and take one home today.

Prices START at $5,000 – financing is available with no money down OAC.

BOTH stores are packed to the rafters with Christmas gift ideas from $0.25 to $25,000. Give the gift of music this Christmas courtesy of the Chicago Music Store!