When you think Anaheim, California, you think of the land that Disney built and adults dressed as giant mice. Well, you wouldn’t be wrong, however, from January 13-16, the Anaheim convention center plays host to another breed of animal…the musician. It is during these four days that the NAMM show takes place. For those not in the know, NAMM stands for the National Association of Music Merchants. The long and short of it is that EVERY instrument maker comes out to exhibit their latest wares…and guess who has the painful task of playing, I mean “researching” [...] Read more
Monthly Archives: January 2011
Posted on January 27, 2011 by Cosmo Music
Posted on January 25, 2011 by John Ebata
Just returned from Anaheim California’s NAMM show.
Young Chang Pianos
Owned by one of the world’s largest corporations Hyundai Development Corp., Young Chang had a large display of the Young Chang, Weber and Albert Weber acoustic pianos, the new Kurzweil digital pianos and the new Albert Weber woodwinds and saxes. From entry level uprights to 9’ concert grands the pianos were outstanding and priced low for the quality of musical instrument.Piano engineer guru Del Fandrich was present answering all new technical aspect questions. Young Chang with its financial strength was one of the few piano companies moving forward and upward [...] Read more
Posted on January 24, 2011 by Ryan Casselman
This was my first trip to NAMM and I don’t know where to begin! It was an amazing experience, and the sheer size and spectacle of the event was staggering. I saw so much new product, met with so many manufacturers, and literally ran into so many of my personal heroes. There were new items that we’ve already begun to see, like Fender’s new Mustang III, IV, and V amplifiers, and items like Yamaha’s A-Series acoustic guitars that we won’t be seeing until later in the year. There are also going to be some brand new products for us that [...] Read more
Posted on January 24, 2011 by Matt Metcalf
This is one of the best modeling combo amps I have ever tried. With 100 built in presets, it makes it easy to find the right sound for the right song. It's perfect for practising at home or out playing with people. This amp has 100 watts pushing through a 12 inch speaker, so it's small but powerful. Check out the Fender Mustang III today at Cosmo music, and leave with a great new amplifier!
Guitar Sales Manager
Posted on January 19, 2011 by Lesley Dawe
Teachers! Are you looking to add something to enhance your lessons, and create excitement among students in your music classroom? If so, then you may want to consider introducing the terrific new series Freddie the Frog written by Sharon Burch, and illustrated by Tiffany Harris.
Suitable for children from preschool through to early elementary, the series does an excellent job at creatively combining musical instruction and engaging students. Students will love following Freddie’s adventures as he travels with his friend Eli, discovering numerous musical concepts along the way.
By introducing the musical alphabet through a story in the first two books The [...] Read more
Posted on January 17, 2011 by Andrew Lai
The Flashback Delay with Toneprint ™ option looks especially promising! We can’t wait to get our hands on these pedals to check out for ourselves. These pedals are expected to ship late February. The Pre-order window is opened now.
Check it out: http://www.tcelectronic.com/flashback.asp
Posted on January 14, 2011 by Cosmo Music
To all of our wonderful customers, we hope you’ve had a great start to the New Year and we wish you all the best for the rest of it as well. To serve you better in 2011 here is the first blog of the New Year!
Cosmo Music is proud to have a diverse staff with many backgrounds. We recognize that many of our customers come from all over as well and that English may not be their first language. We have several staff members in our department who may be able to help you better in that regard if [...] Read more
Posted on January 14, 2011 by Cosmo Music
致我们所有尊敬的客户，祝你们在新的一年里一切顺利。为了给您们创造出更好的服务，这里是我们 2011 年的第一个博客。
我们很高兴在Cosmo Music 的员工中有着来自不同文化及语言背景的人，英文也许不是第一语言，在这里乐队及管弦乐器部们，我们很高兴为您介绍我们几位员工，也许能为您解决语言上的需求，方便您的沟通。
Lev Gorin 我们部门的小提琴及弦乐器专家，流利的俄语。 您可以通过电话以及 电子邮件与他联系。他的电子邮件是 firstname.lastname@example.org
Peng Li 来自中国的长号演奏家，是我们铜管乐器的专家，流利的普通话及一些地方方言。他的电子邮件是 email@example.com
Victoria Hong 双簧管演奏家，是我们部门的木管乐器专家，流利的粤语。他的电子邮件是 firstname.lastname@example.org
Band & Orchestra
Posted on January 14, 2011 by Elliott Chung
Easy Renaissance Pieces for Classical Guitar and Easy Baroque Pieces for Classical Guitar are two books that have recently arrived and are worth visiting us to check out. Compiled and edited by Jerry Willard, an accomplished player and arranger, both books include tablature and a CD and have been designed with the beginning to intermediate guitarist in mind. Both also contain a helpful introduction to the unique rhythm and ornamentation of their respective periods, making them valuable learning tools. Pieces such as Greensleeves, Scarborough Fair, Orlando Sleepeth, Bist Du Bei Mir, Bouree and The Harmonious Blacksmith, plus many more, can [...] Read more
Posted on January 14, 2011 by Doug Armstrong
Hal Leonard has just introduced the newest addition to its impressive fleet of Guitar Methods with the unmistakable black cover – Guitar Chord, Scale and Arpeggio Finder (00697410). I can’t count how many time I’ve been asked for a good guitar scale book or a good guitar chord book. Well, now there’s a great 2-in-1 option and because many guitarists want to learn how play over chords and eventually learn to improvise their solos, Hal Leonard has included arpeggios too. Probably most useful are the 3 different voicings the publisher has provided for each chord type. Containing over 1,100 chords [...] Read more