<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:50:59 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Club Cubase Welcomes Guest Speaker, Greg Ondo on Thurs Nov 13th at 7 PM!]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:30:54 +0000

Cosmo Music and Yamaha Canada Music are pleased to present the November meeting of Club Cubase North Toronto.

This month, we’ll be joined by special guest speaker Greg Ondo. Greg has worked for Steinberg for over 20 years, and is currently the Field Marketing Manager for Steinberg North America. He is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on Cubase, Nuendo, and Wavelab. He has hosted over a thousand seminars on music technology and recording, and won a TEC Award for his work on Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival DVD. Greg has assisted many facilities, artists, and engineers including Hans Zimmer, Chuck Ainlay, Phil Ramone, Peter Frampton, and many more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to speak with a renowned authority and have all your questions answered. Whether you are just getting started with music production or are looking for advanced workflow techniques, this evening will leave you informed and inspired.

Club Cubase is a free user group for songwriters, engineers, producers, and anybody interested in making music with their computers. Meetings are free and you do not need to be a registered Cubase user to attend. Users of all experience levels are welcome.

Date: Thursday, Nov 13th, 2014
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Tickets: FREE!

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.

Club Cubase
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<![CDATA[It's Back! 4 Day HOWL-A-THON Sale (Thurs Oct 30th - Sun Nov 2nd)]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:15:07 +0000 It’s Cosmo Music’s Annual Howl-A-Thon Scratch & Save Event! Save BIG on all in-stock music gear! Starting Thursday, October 30th until Sunday, November 2nd, 2014. Spooky deals on tons of items throughout the store! Check out our flyer below for highlights!

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4-Day HOWL-A-THON Sale

Thursday, October 30th until Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

CRAZY DEALS

Cosmo Music HOWL-A-THON Halloween Sale

Lots of scary crazy deals!

Check out our flyer

below for some of the highlights.

SCRATCH CARDS!

Cosmo Music HOWL-A-THON Halloween Sale Scratch Cards

SAVE between 10% - 50% on regular priced items with our Scratch & Save Cards!*

Scratch in-store to to reveal your savings.

WEB SAVINGS

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Shop at cosmomusic.ca and SAVE 10% off your shopping cart total when you spend $200 or more.**

Plus don't forget about FREE Shipping for purchases over $99!

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PLUS No Interest | Equal Payments for 12 Months OAC when you spend $500 or more in-store! See for details.

PLUS bring the kids in their Halloween Costumes to do some Trick or Treating! It's a fantastic event for the entire family!

  • Not all sale items listed in the flyer are available online at the sale prices.
  • Check out this list of manufacturers who have chosen not to participate in this online promotion.
  • Cosmo Gift Cards are only available in-store & can be used only on in-store purchases.

See Rules and Regulations for complete details.

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FLYER

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DOOR CRASHERS

Limited stock so act fast! Some items will be available for in-store purchase only.

PLUS over 1000 other items on sale here (some sale items may be demos, open box or scratch & dent).

Ibanez UEW30RWE Concert Ukulele with EQ - Rosewood $149.95 $269.95
Ibanez AEW23MV Acoustic Guitar - Natural High Gloss $299.99 $499.95
Ibanez RG370FMZ Electric Guitar - Transparent Gray Burst $299.95 $549.95
Ibanez RG370FMZ Electric Guitar - Transparent Red Burst $299.95 $549.95
Ibanez GRX60 Electric Guitar - White $149.99 $209.95
Ibanez GRX60 Electric Guitar - Jewel Blue $149.99 $209.95
Ibanez FR320 Electric Guitar - Black $199.95 $399.95
Tama IP52KH6HC Imperialstar Drum Kit - Galaxy Silver $599.99 $899.99
Tama PC52HXZS B/B Starclassic Drum Shell Kit - Smokey Indigo Burst $1399 $2059.99
Tama PC52HXZS B/B Starclassic Drum Shell Kit - Volcanic Burst $1399 $2059.99
Tama PC52S B/B Starclassic Drum Shell Kit - Honey Amber Gold $1399 $1999.99
Tama PL52HXZS-BNZ B/B Starclassic Drum Kit Shell Kit - Blue Nebula Blaze $1499 $2319.99
Mahalo Kahiko MK1 Soprano Ukulele in Trans Butterscotch $29.99 $42.99
Mahalo MK1 Kahiko Soprano Ukulele in Trans Blue $29.99 $42.99
Mahalo Kahiko MK1 Soprano Ukulele in Trans Red $29.99 $42.99
Mahalo Kahiko MK1 Soprano Ukulele in Trans Wood $29.99 $42.99
Wharfedale Pro Titan 315A $249 $449
Yamaha CLP480PE Clavinova - Polished Ebony $2699 $4199
Adam Audio F5 Studio Monitor $199.99 $349.99
D'Addario EXL110 Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings - Regular Light 10-46 $3.99 $5.99
D'Addario EXL115 Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings - Medium/Blues-Jazz Rock 11-49 $3.99 $5.99
D'Addario EXL120 Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings - Super Light 9-42 $3.99 $5.99
Hallet Davis - H142C Upright Piano - Ebony Polish $7599 $9595
Yamaha CLP480 Clavinova - Rosewood Satin $2499 $3799
Yamaha PSR-A2000 Arranger Workstation $749 $1499.99
IK Multimedia iKlip 2 Universal Mic Stand Adapter for iPad Mini $26.99 $43.99
IK Multimedia iKlip 2 Univeral Mic Stand Adapter for iPad $26.99 $43.99
Ibanez RC320 Roadcore Electric Guitar - Black $199.95 $429.95
Stratus by Eastman SAS245 Alto Saxophone $699.99 $999.99
Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 DSP Interface $299 $419
PreSonus AudioBox Stereo Recording Kit $249 $329
Novation Launch Control Controller $79 $99
IK Multimedia iRig Keys Pro Universal Mobile Keyboard $109.99 $164.99
iRig HD Digital Guitar Interface $87.99 $109.99
Tascam US-122MKII USB Interface $88 $144.99
Sennheiser HD 280 PRO Headphones - Black $99.99 $114.99
Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphones - Black $189 $219.99
Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphones - Brown $189 $219.99
Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headbones - Blue $189 $219.99
Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphones - Ivory $189 $219.99
Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphones - Green $189 $219.99
Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphones - Pink $189 $219.99
Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphones - Red $189 $219.99
Stratus by Eastman SFL215 Flute $299.99 $399.99
Tycoon TC-TJ72BN 12" Djembe - Natural $129.99 $279.99
Tycoon TKCT-29 Crate Cajon $199.99 $244.99
LP LP229 Mambo Cowbell $29.99 $46.99
Samson C01 SR850 Condenser Mic & Headphones Bundle $49.99 $89
Casio CTK-3200 Portable Keyboard $129.99 $159.99
Casio WK-225+ Portable Keyboard $219.99 $269.99
Stagg SH-SM8R 8" Cymbal - SH Regular Medium Splash $24.99 $49.99
Stratus by Eastman STB315 Trombone $399.99 $469.99
Stratus by Eastman SVA130-14-O Viola - 14" Outfit $499.99 $599.99
Korg MicroKORG XL+ Synthesizer/Vocoder $399 $549

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NOTE:

*Scratch & Save Cards valid only on Thursday, October 30, Friday, October 31, Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, 2014. Scratch Cards are not applicable to products featured on the flyer and to products on sale in-store as they are at their lowest prices. Void unless scratched by a Cashier in the Atrium. Scratch card valid for one transaction and must be surrendered to Cashier. Discount will be applied after purchase has been entered into the computer. Limit of one scratch card per purchase. Not redeemable for cash or credit in whole or part. Scratch cards available while quantities last. Sale prices for items sold during event or special sale days or promotions are available on the published sale dates and for in-stock items only unless otherwise noted and excludes all Cosmo Music services such as Rentals, Repairs, Lessons, consignment items, price matches, taxes, shipping charges and gift cards. Special offers or sale prices cannot be combined with teacher or student discounts, other coupons, promotions or offers. Cosmo Music reserves the right to refuse refunds, returns or exchanges during sale dates in order to reduce customer wait times. Best Price Guarantee policy remains in effect for items purchased on or before sale dates but is only applicable to products that are in-stock and have a published, specifically marked down price. “Scratch-and-Save” or other “Game of Chance” discounts that apply to complete purchase at point of check-out as well as complete product category specials (ie. All “Cosmo Brand” stands on sale for 10% off) or BOGO (Buy-One-Get-One) promotions do not qualify for price match or best price guarantee. Some items listed have only one item in-stock and available as of October 7, 2014 publication date. Haunted HouseItems may be sold and no longer in-stock prior to this sale. In the event of a printing error or any other error, Cosmo Music reserves the right to cancel or amend this offer without notice.

**Receive 10% off entire shopping cart subtotal when you spend $200 or more before tax October 30 - November 2, 2014 only online. Some manufacturers have chosen not to participate in this promotion; they may be found at cosmomusic.ca/promo-exclusions.

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<![CDATA[Mercedes Cheung at Flato Markham Theatre | Wed Oct 29 at 8 PM]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:25:45 +0000 12-year old Canadian-Chinese violinist, Mercedes Cheung (Zhang), has been hailed as being “A True Music Prodigy” having performed the 24 Caprices of Paganini at New York City's Carnegie Hall by heart at the age of 10, in addition to recording the same most virtuosic repertoire in one take on CD and DVD the same year (Available NOW in our Print Music Dept.).

Mercedes has been invited to perform as a soloist with one of the foremost and legendary violinist of our time, Shlomo Mintz, with the orchestra in Switzerland.  She was the Silver Medalist in the 2014's Teen's Talent Show - American Youth Talent Competition in New York. Ms. Cheung will be accompanied by Jeanie Chung on the piano.

Programme: Bach, Paganini, Waxman, Gluck, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Gade, Vieuxtemps, Brahms and Khachaturian.

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MERCEDES CHEUNG
Wednesday, October 29th at 8 PM
Flato Markham Theatre

Click HERE for tickets or Call the Box Office at 905-305-7469

For more information on MERCEDES CHEUNG, visit mercedescheung.com

Mercedes Chung Concert

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<![CDATA[Auralex Day at Cosmo Music (Thurs. Oct 16th at 7 PM | Audio Garage)]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 10:13:02 +0000 Join us in welcoming Terry Hayes from Auralex to Cosmo Music for a LIVE DEMO of some of their incredible acoustical and soundproofing solutions. Some of the products Terry will be demonstrating include: MoPads, GRAMMAs, ProPads, ProMax + more!

FREE to attend!

Date: Thurs, October 16, 2014
Time: 7 - 8:30PM
Where: Cosmo Music (in the Audio Garage Dept.)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Questions? Contact the AUDIO GARAGE at 905.770.5222 x340

Auralex Day

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<![CDATA[Get Your Strum On! Join the Toronto North Ukulele Jam with Steve McNie]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:54:28 +0000 GET YOUR STRUM ON!

The Toronto North Ukulele Jam is BACK this fall! Check out this weekly gathering of Uke-minded musicians for a fun and inspiring evening! We welcome adults of all ages, backgrounds, style interests and abilities to join in making music together (basic ukulele skills are required - Beginners are encouraged to inquire about UKE 101).

Date:
Every Monday Evening

Time:
7 - 9 PM (Sign-in 6:45 PM; Workshop 7 PM; Jam 8 PM)

Where:
Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music, 10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill

Cost:
Drop-in - $10/session (HST incl.)
Pre-paid - $90 for 10 sessions (HST incl.)

More Information:
Call 905-770-5222 x232
Email events@cosmomusic.ca.

Toronto North Ukulele Jam

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<![CDATA[Peter Baartmans at Cosmo Music | Oct 11 at 11AM - 2PM]]> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:46:19 +0000 Join us in welcoming International Yamaha Keyboard Demonstrator Peter Baartmans for a special visit to Cosmo Music! Come and get all of your keyboard answers, tips and tricks from one of the best in the "biz".

Please RSVP to John Ebata at john@cosmomusic.ca.
Space is limited. Don't wait... RSVP today!

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014
Time: 11AM - 2PM
Where: Cosmo Music
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

See Peter in Action!

Peter Baartmans
About Peter Baartmans

Peter Baartmans started to play music at the age of five. From 1969, he studied piano and church-organ at the music school of Bergen op Zoom. In 1977, he continued these studies at the conservatory of Tillburg, the Netherlands. During this time, Peter started to play jazz in several jazz combos, was the pianist in a popular Big Band and played in various pop bands where he was the keyboard player for many well-known Dutch artists. In 1980, he participated in the Yamaha Electone Festival and won first prize in the national and European finals.

One year later, he started to work for Yamaha Musical Instruments in the Netherlands. In 1985, he started to do presentations and play concerts for Yamaha digital pianos and keyboards all over Europe. Since 1991, Peter performs presentations and concerts for Yamaha Corporation of Japan all over the world.

His great experience, unique style of presentation, the mixture of classical, jazz and pop, and the superb sound quality of Yamaha's latest digital instruments results in a unique and exceptional performance.

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<![CDATA[Club Cubase is BACK! Tues Sept 30th at 7 PM (Free Event)]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:59:50 +0000 Cosmo Music and Yamaha Canada Music are pleased to present the September meeting of Club Cubase North Toronto.

Club Cubase is a user group for musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and anybody interested in making music with their computer. Meetings will offer product demonstrations, guest speakers, and a chance to ask questions and exchange ideas with your fellow musicians in a relaxed setting. Meetings are FREE and you do not need to be a registered Cubase user to attend. Users of all experience levels are welcome.

This month's meeting topic: Groove Agent 4

Groove Agent 4

Date: Tuesday, Sept 30, 2014 
Time: 7 – 9 PM
Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Tickets: FREE!

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.

Club Cubase North Toronto

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<![CDATA[What's New? Cristina has September 2014's Cosmo Minute Report]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:34:25 +0000 Cristina D'Alessandro, our Print Music Department Head, has some exciting news on what's happening at our store.

New Arrivals! Vinyl Records!

We're avid music lovers here, so we decided to host a catalogue of vinyl records. Come browse our collection of classic rock to modern pop. We stock a wide selection of your favourite bands and artists on vinyl from Warner Music Canada. This has just begun, so we'll be constantly adding more!

Fall Group Programs!

With the fall season upon us, The Cosmo School of Music is busier than ever with private lessons on every instrument and theory and group classes for all ages and abilities! Come and join the ukulele movement! We have two classes starting October 1st, for ages 5 to 8 and ages 8 to 11. This fun group class will introduce kids to the ukulele and have students playing in no time!

For kids 10 and up, check out our Rock Ensemble classes beginning Tuesday October 7th. If you’re passionate about rock music than this is your chance to rock out with a real band and learn from some of Cosmo’s most experienced music coaches! Or, if you’re looking for something a little mellower, then you’ll want to check out the group Didgeridoo program which begins on October 5th. Open to ages 12 and up, enjoy a truly meditative experience as you discover the essentials of contemporary didgeridoo playing. To register or for more information about our Group Lesson Programs, call 905-787-2090.

Exclusive Performances!

It's coming up this week! Legendary drummer Terry Bozzio is here this Friday and Saturday on September 19th and 20th! Friday tickets are sold out but there are still tickets left for Saturday. Click here to buy your tickets fast!

Canadian Singer Songwriter and guitarist, Jacob Moon will be here to perform on Thursday Sept 25. Artists like Rush and Gordon Lightfoot have praised Jacob Moon for his renditions of their songs. Tickets to this exclusive concert are only $8 and are available on our website. Click here for more details and to order your ticket.

And looking ahead to October, the world renowned A Cappella group Cadence will be performing here Wednesday October 22nd. This a cappella ensemble has been wowing audiences across the country and around the world for nearly 15 years. Whether performing at sold-out jazz clubs and concert halls, at music festivals, for educational outreach, or for corporate functions, the members of Cadence bring an infectious energy and uncanny verve to every song they sing. Click here to find out more and to get your tickets!

Stay tuned for more Cosmo Minute Reports!

-Neil Shukla
Media & Creative Content Manager

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<![CDATA[Cosmo Music Presents CADENCE on Wed. Oct 22 at 7 PM]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 15:41:23 +0000 "Instruments are for Surgeons" 

The stage lights fall, the crowd goes quiet, and four harmonious voices rise up and fill the air. The melodies unfurl into something both familiar and fresh. What comes next may be a classic song by Joni Mitchell or Louis Prima. It may be an old bebop standard or cheeky arrangement of a 1980s hit. But these are arrangements like you’ve never heard them before — containing all the richness of a full band, but performed using just four voices.

This is CADENCE, Canada’s premiere vocal group. Based in Toronto, this a cappella ensemble has been wowing audiences across the country and around the world for nearly 15 years. The group’s four critically acclaimed studio albums, Cool Yule (2011), Speak Easy (2010), Twenty for One (2005), and Frost Free (2000) have won or been nominated for numerous awards, including three nods from the JUNO Awards and 10 from CARA, the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards.

Cadence’s live shows are always a hit. They feature a hypnotic blend of complex harmonies, intricate arrangements, vocal dexterity, and just plain fun. On-stage antics and audience participation are par for the course at any Cadence show, but so too is a mesmerizing display of musical genius. What these boys can do with their voices needs to be heard to be believed.

Check out this vocal phenomenon for yourself. One listen and you will agree; instruments are for surgeons!

Cosmo Music Presents CADENCE with Special Guests Wibi
Buy Ticket
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Time: 7 PM
Where: Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Cadence

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<![CDATA[FREE Webinar: Intervals - What, Where and Why - Secrets Revealed (Part I)]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:10:27 +0000 You’re invited to a FREE Webinar on Friday, September 12 - Intervals - What, Where and Why - Secrets Revealed - Pt 1 - Courtesy of Ultimate Music Theory.

If you're a music teacher, a music student or interested in Music Theory in any way, this FREE Three Part Music Theory Teacher Training is for you. Sign up today – Spaces are limited! Join Founder and CEO of Ultimate Music Theory, Glory St. Germain for this special Part 1 Teacher Training. She will reveal the PROVEN Interval Teaching System on the What, Where and Why Secrets of how to teach Major, minor and Perfect intervals.

Plus, as an added BONUS, you will also learn a little "Secret Salute" that will help you become a master interval teacher and have more fun than a Perfect 5th with two accidentals!

Mark Your Calendar and Register Now!

Friday, September 12:

9:00 a.m. Pacific
10:00 a.m.  Mountain
11:00 a.m. Central
12:00 p.m. Eastern

Register Here: Intervals - What, Where and Why - Secrets Revealed.

Ultimate Music Theory

This webinar is so special, we want you to share this and invite your teacher friends and colleagues  – it’s FREE but you must register today as spaces are limited.

P.S.  If you are unable to attend, but would like to watch the webinar later, you MUST register to be eligible to view the recording later.

Till Next Time...  Teach with Passion!

Glory St. Germain
Founder and CEO

 

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