This unquestionably classic DVD showcases one of the greatest drummers to pick up the sticks. The DVD shows Jeff at the top of his game, teaching every drummer (no matter how good you are!) how to play. Besides all of the different grooves he demonstrates, this DVD is worth getting simply because he exhibits his flawless technique and mind blowing groove when he teaches the drumming classic Rosanna shuffle.
Todd Sucherman: Methods and Mechanics
Todd really shows his stuff on his instructional DVD, everything from bop to rock. He shows you why practicing rudiments pays off, why listening to the rest [...] Read more
Posted on August 4, 2011 by Kyron Newbury
Posted on May 19, 2011 by Cosmo Music
Thank you to everyone who attended our clinic with Tommy Aldridge. All I have to say about it is: WOW!!
If you were there, you know what I mean. Tommy, where do you get your energy from? You should bottle it! “Tommy Gives You Wings!”
My sincerest thanks to Tommy for absolutely “bringing it”, our gracious suppliers who help put on these events (thank you Yamaha, Paiste, Pro-mark and Remo), and to all the support staff behind the scenes here at Cosmo who make events like these possible.
Have a look at some of the photos here.
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Event took place on June 4, 2011 by Cosmo Music
Win a Roland TD-20KX V-Drums Kit!
Just schedule an audition and prepare your best 3 minute solo. It’s easy!
Plus, when you audition you are automatically entered into a $100 Cosmo Music gift card draw.
Contact the Drum Department for more details. Audition space is limited so sign up today!
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Event took place on June 14, 2011 by Cosmo Music
Landing a gig with Ozzy Osbourne on the Ultimate Sin album was the first in a long list of dream jobs. After completing the album with Ozzy, Jimmy DeGrasso moved on to Y&T, then to Suicidal Tendencies and then Alice Cooper.
A sensational session drummer and an amazing touring artist, Jimmy was also a driving factor with Megadeth from 1998 to 2002. He has since been touring the world imparting his wisdom on fellow drummers and playing with some of his old bandmates.
We were ecstatic to host Jimmy here at Cosmo Music!
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Event took place on May 17, 2011 by Cosmo Music
Two words…..Tommy “Freaking” Aldridge! Ok, well technically 3 words, but you get the point.
For those not in the know, Mr. Aldridge is considered one of “THE” drummers for hard rock and metal. Just look at his credentials: Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers, Gary Moore, and everybody’s favorite royal, “The Prince of Darkness” himself, Ozzy Osbourne. Tommy was the drummer on the phenomenal Diary of a Madman tour, and describes working with Randy Rhoads as the "highlight of my career." He stayed on with Ozzy's band and they put out Bark at the Moon. Always seeking [...] Read more
Posted on April 6, 2011 by Cosmo Music
Welcome to Spring. A time of rejuvenation and that time honoured tradition of Spring-cleaning. You know you’ve been putting off those chores around the house to clean up that mess in the garage or finding out what that smell is. Once you’ve figured out where the smell is coming from, I suggest that now is the time to do another piece of maintenance around the house: your drums.
So what does this entail? I like to start from the ground up. Begin with your pedals (hi-hat and bass drum). It’s not too much to [...] Read more
Event took place on March 31, 2011 by Cosmo Music
Toronto based, internationally recognized and "Modern Drummer" published Jeff Salem will be enlightening us with his educational and motivational clinic entitled "The Creative Drummer".
He'll cover topics like versatility, importance of reading, open hand playing and much more!
Tickets are $5 each and if you're a Cosmo School of Music student, you get in for FREE! Seating is limited so get your spot today!
Posted on March 14, 2011 by Craig Guaduar
One of the finest technical drummers that has graced us all with his talent was born on July 17th, 1928. He passed away on March 12th, 2011 at the age of 82…
I have been a drum salesman for well over a decade, and in all my days of doing it, I’ve never heard anyone speak of Joe Morello without a great amount of respect. One of my dreams over the years was to actually have a private lesson with Joe. He used to put advertisements in the back of Modern Drummer saying “JOE MORELLO, now accepting private [...] Read more
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Posted on March 9, 2011 by Cosmo Music
Greetings to all out there in the drum universe. I’m please to announce we are hosting internationally recognized and published drummer Jeff Salem for a clinic in our Cosmopolitan Theatre March 31 from 7-9pm. Jeff’s clinic entitled “THE CREATIVE DRUMMER” will cover a wealth of knowledge that every drummer should know or at least give some serious thought to: versatility, the importance of reading, open hand playing, creating drum parts, playing for the song, and tuning. Jeff will be bringing his years of real world experience as well as his wildly popular books and DVDs….come get your [...] Read more
Posted on January 31, 2011 by Cosmo Music
Now usually the Zidjian booth is near…..so what does the oldest cymbal company in the world have to offer? Something vintage or retro inspired perhaps? Sounds that are centuries old? NOT AT ALL! In fact I believe what Zildjian had to offer was quite the game changer in the world of electronic percussion. Yes, I said “electronic”! Zildjian launched their Gen 16 AE Cymbals. These aren’t the rubber pads you’re used to on current electronic set. These are actual metal cymbals with all the look, movement, and playability of real cymbals because….they ARE [...] Read more