<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:39:30 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[LIVE at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - Acoustic sensation Maneli Jamal]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:34:22 +0000 Maneli Jamal is way more than just a solo acoustic guitarist. His inventiveness and unique style is truly something to behold.

He's lived in five different countries (Iran, Belarus, Germany, USA, Canada) and moved twenty times by the time he was 18. He draws his musical inspiration from his nomadic life, bringing range and versatility to his musical expression. His recent videos have gone viral on YouTube and garnered interest from around the world.

He'll be here performing live at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall on Thursday, April 30 for FREE so don't miss it!

All you have to do is rsvp at events@cosmomusic.ca!

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<![CDATA[Learn FL Studio from a Pro! This Sat March 28 at 1PM (FREE Event)]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:34:38 +0000 Avicii, Boi-1da, DeadMau5, Afrojack, and countless other hit artists use FL Studio to make number one hit tracks. Join clinician Dan D as he takes you through the world's favourite DAW - FL Studio.

He'll show you how to build a simple pattern, how to arrange it in song mode, how to mix it with the mixer and effect and how to export your final creation as an MP3. This clinic will also include demonstrations of some of Image Line impressive list of Virtual Instruments like Harmor, Sytrus, Toxic Biohazard, Sawer and others. If you are an FL Studio user you should not miss this event. If you are new to music creation, this is the perfect event to get you started!

FL Studio Clinic

Click here to RSVP! Admission is FREE!

Date: Sat March 28, 2015
Time: 1 PM
Where: Keyboards & Recording Dept. (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Questions? Email john@cosmomusic.ca.

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<![CDATA[What's New? Ryan and Cristina have March's Cosmo Minute Report!]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 13:06:46 +0000 Ryan & Cristina are back with January 2015's Cosmo Minute Report!

The Suhr 2015 Collection has arrived! Inspired by nature, these are some truly authentic premium instruments.
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Antonio Sanchez, grammy award winner and composer for the Academy Award winning Best Picture Birdman, will be hosting an intimate clinic on the Cosmopolitan Music Hall stage!
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Former drummer and founding member of Our Lady Peace will be hosting a drum clinic at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall!
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The RCM Celebration Series is out now!
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Stay tuned for more Cosmo Minute Reports!

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<![CDATA[LIVE! at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - ANTONIO SANCHEZ - Composer for Birdman!]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 11:42:44 +0000 Antonio Sanchez, grammy award winner and composer for the Academy Award winning Best Picture Birdman, will be hosting an intimate clinic on the Cosmopolitan Music Hall stage!

*UPDATE* Here's a taste of Antonio's skillful and creative drumming from Monday night!

Birdman was the biggest winner of Oscar night, and Antonio Sanchez' jazz infused score is one of the key elements that make up that stellar film. Sanchez has been a part of the Pat Metheny Group and won a Grammy Award in 2003 in the "Best Contemporary Jazz Album" category. His solo albums have been critically acclaimed in the jazz world, and we're more than excited to have him host a clinic here at Cosmo Music.

LIVE! at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - ANTONIO SANCHEZ

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Date: Mon Apr 6, 2015
Time: 7 PM
Where: Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.




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<![CDATA[Yamaha Music and Cosmo Music Present Susan Albers & Peter Baartmans, Fri Mar 13th at 7PM]]> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:40:57 +0000 SUSAN ALBERS is a pianist / vocalist from Germany and performs concerts all over the world and touches the hearts with her warm and emotional voice, and her own piano-arrangements of world famous songs, including her own compositions. Encompassing a variety of styles from tender balladry to stylish uptown R&B, her vocal dexterity ensures that Susan can cover a wide range of musical bases. This versatility allows comparison with such artists as Celine Dion and Alicia Keys.

Since 1981, the Dutch pianist PETER BAARTMANS has been traveling the world as a presenter for Yamaha digital pianos & keyboards. 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.

Together they present a journey through the history of music, presenting the audience world-famous soundtracks, Jazz-standards, Classical music and Pop/Rock songs.
Inspired by many world famous Yamaha artists, the music they perform is based on their shared passion for powerful, touching music.

Please join Cosmo Music in welcoming these two incredible performers to the Cosmopolitan Music Hall stage for an evening to remember!

Yamaha Music and Cosmo Music Present Susan Albers & Peter Baartmans 

Date: Fri Mar 13, 2015
Time: 7 PM
Where: Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Tickets are complimentary and available on a first-come, first-served basis. While quantities last. Please RSVP by email to events@cosmomusic.ca to reserve your tickets today! Max. of 4 tickets per request.

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.

Susan Albers and Peter Baartmans

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<![CDATA[Club Cubase - Wed Feb 25th at 6 PM]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:07:01 +0000 Cosmo Music and Yamaha Canada Music are pleased to present the February 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.

Date: Wed Feb 25th, 2015 
Time:  6 PM
Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Tickets: FREE!

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca

Club Cubase

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<![CDATA[What's new? Ryan and Cristina have January's Cosmo Minute Report!]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:46:17 +0000 Ryan & Cristina are back with January 2015's Cosmo Minute Report!

The NAMM Show is coming up, and we'll be having up-to-date coverage on the latest products as the show goes on. #cosmoatnamm
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We've acquired some truly rare and regal guitars from Jens Ritter. These are true pieces of exceptional craftsmanship, with a perfect touch of eccentricity. We have a very special announcement on another arrival coming up at the NAMM Show!

Click here to gaze upon these beauties!

Guitar virtuoso Guthrie Govan will be performing live at Cosmo Music on February 22nd!
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Acoustic guitar wizard Ewan Dobson will be performing live at Cosmo Music on February 21st!
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Protect your acoustic instruments from the dryness of winter. Join the #fightfor45. Find out what it's all about here!

Stay tuned for more up to date developments at cosmomusic.ca!

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<![CDATA[LIVE! at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - Ewan Dobson, Sat Feb 21, 2015]]> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:36:32 +0000 EWAN DOBSON - Acoustic Metal North American Tour 2015
Guitar Virtuoso & YouTube Sensation performing solo acoustic instrumental guitar



UPDATE! Watch Ewan Dobson perform "Paganini's Hip" Live at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall!

Ewan Dobson has established himself as one of Canada’s most brilliant and exhilarating guitarists, having won first prize in many guitar competitions across the country. His impressive list of credentials include winning the Grand Prizes from both the Burlington Rotary Fall Music Festival and the Pickering Rotary Music Festival where he emerged victorious, after having competed against the top prize winners of all of the other disciplines. In addition to dominating the provincial competition circuit, Dobson has made his mark nationally having represented Ontario twice at the National Finals of the prestigious Canadian Music Competitions (CMC) and having been awarded the top prize in guitar. In the summer of 2009, Dobson was crowned the Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Champion at the prestigious 5th annual Canadian Fingerstyle Guitar Competition held in Kingston, Ontario. Shortly after this victory, he captured another first prize in the acoustic category at the 4th Montreal Guitar Grand Prix. However, the highlight of this season took place when he caught the attention of the world by capturing 3rd place at the 38th International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship held in Winfield, Kansas.

In February 2015, EWAN DOBSON embarks on a 3 month coast-to-coast North American Tour, hitting all major markets (Cosmo Music is Ewan's 2nd stop)!  North America is big, so Ewan Dobson will release not one, but two new albums to support his North American tour. ACOUSTIC METAL II is the first of these two new releases and is the follow-up to the Acoustic Metal 1. 12-String Guitar includes 12-string versions of material from Ewan´s previous albums along with 5 new unreleased songs. The show will include material spanning Ewan´s entire catalogue performed fingerstyle and with flatpick.

For more information on EWAN DOBSON check out his website.


LIVE! at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - EWAN DOBSON

Buy Ticket: Ewan Dobson, Sat Feb 21, 2015 at Cosmo Music
Date: Saturday, February 21st, 2015
Time: 7 PM
Where: Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.


Ewan Dobson


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<![CDATA[LIVE! at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - Guthrie Govan, Sun Feb 22, 2015]]> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:46:22 +0000 Guthrie Govan’s command of the instrument has seen him hailed as the ‘virtuoso’s virtuoso’, combining unparalleled genre mastery with his encyclopedic knowledge of popular music, he’s often said to be the most complete guitarist there is and has reaped praise from his peers.


UPDATE! Watch Guthrie Govan perform "Waves" Live at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall!

To Govan, learning guitar was as natural as learning to talk, starting at such an early age that English almost came as a second language to his playing. Raised on his dad’s classic rock records before being exposed to 'shredding', Govan later abandoned his studies to pursue a music career and by 1993 an instrumental demo led to him being named Guitarist magazine’s 'Guitarist of the Year'.

His ear for six-string intricacy led to work transcribing records, so that others too could develop their skills with the guidance of sheet music to accompany the sophisticated style. He would later evolve this into instructional YouTube clips, demonstrating his prowess for younger generations to learn from.

What sets Guthrie apart, is that no matter what he’s doing—picking, tapping, slapping, playing legato, whatever—is that he mixes everything up gracefully and absolutely nails each approach. And all the while the music sounds natural.' – Joe Satriani


LIVE! at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - GUTHRIE GOVAN

 

MASTERCLASS (2 PM): SOLD-OUT

SHOW (7 PM): SOLD-OUT

 
Date: Sunday, February 22nd, 2015
Time: 2 PM Masterclass & 7 PM Show
Where: Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.


LIVE! at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - Guthrie Govan, Sun Feb 22, 2015


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<![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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