<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:29:25 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[You're Invited to a Special Screening of the CBC and the Tragically Hip Presents 'The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration' at Cosmo Music]]> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 16:02:31 +0000 SOLD OUT - Thank you for your interest in this event.

Check out any of these other local screenings of this historic event:

 
Cosmo Music invites you to a special screening of the CBC and the Tragically Hip Presents 'The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration'

On Saturday, Aug. 20, the Hip will put a cap on the Man Machine Poem tour with a hometown show at Kingston's Rogers K-Rock Centre, and CBC will be there to broadcast it to all of Canada, commercial-free, across our television, radio and digital platforms.

The video broadcast will start promptly at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Beginning at 8 p.m. ET, you can tune in to the CBC Radio pre-show, where host Rich Terfry will be playing your favourite Hip songs based on the results of this poll.

Join the conversation during the show using #CBCTheHip on Twitter or leave your comment on our Facebook page at facebook.com/cbcmusic.

CBC Hip Screening

Special Screening: CBC and the Tragically Hip Presents 'The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration'

Date: Saturday, August 20th, 2016
Time: 8:30PM (Doors open at 7:30PM)
Location: Cosmo Music (inside the Cosmopolitan Music Hall), 10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill, ON L4S 0B6

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please PRINT your RSVP tickets or PRESENT electronic copies upon entry

Only RSVP ticket holders will be permitted entry inside the music hall

NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK WILL BE permitted INSIDE THE MUSIC HALL

DESSERTS, SNACKS AND DRINKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT LA ROCCA CAFE (INSIDE COSMO MUSIC)

Donations to the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research in association with the Sunnybrook Foundation will be accepted at the door

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<![CDATA[Free Piano Teacher Workshop: My First Piano Adventure Featuring Jon Ophoff]]> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:19:31 +0000 In Conjunction with Faber Piano Adventures and Hal Leonard

Workshop | Giveaways | And FUN!

Join us in welcoming Jon Ophoff from Faber Piano Adventures for this informative workshop before the Fall rush!

 
Explore the world of a 5 to 6 year-old, where fun motivates play and play is the child’s magic formula for learning. Through songs, games, and engaging pedagogy, the My First Piano Adventure® course shapes the small hand for good piano technique, builds rhythm skill and develops especially strong music readers.

Plus, energize your Fall teaching with these exciting new releases: Scale and Chord Book 2, Piano Adventures Player app and Adult Piano Adventures — now with Classics and Popular books and new online video support!

My First Piano Adventure Piano Teacher Workshop

My First Piano Adventure Featuring Jon Ophoff (Piano Teacher Workshop)

Date: Tues August 23rd, 2016
Time: 9:30AM - 12PM
Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Tickets: FREE!
Casio PX-160 Privia Digital Piano

Door prizes & a Casio PX-160 Privia Digital Piano will be given away!

Value: $629.99 - COURTESY OF SF Marketing

PLUS receive discounts on all Hal Leonard publications including Faber Piano Adventures and all pop, broadway and movie collections for piano

RSVP Details (space is limited)
Cristina D'Alessandro
Dept. Head, Print Music
905-770-5222 x310
cristina.dalessandro@cosmo.ca

About Jon Ophoff

Jon Ophoff is Production Manager of Faber Piano Adventures, working with Nancy and Randall Faber on all aspects of book production and multimedia support. As a workshop clinician, he educates teachers in effective use of the publications in studios across the United States and Canada. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan School of Music where he studied Film Music Composition, and was a winner of BMI’s Pete Carpenter Fellowship. He has produced custom music for media, with brands including Best Buy, Levi’s, and Dockers. At the Faber Piano Institute, Jon enjoys teaching students of all ages. He encourages creativity through composition and improvisation, incorporating music technology alongside traditional tools.

And there's more...

Richard Formidoni

Casio Celviano Grand HybridRichard Formidoni from Casio USA will be on hand to chat with teachers during workshop breaks about Casio's Celviano pianos that will be used throughout the session. There will be an opportunity for teachers to touch and try all of the models listed below:

Casio GP-500BP CELVIANO Grand Hybrid

Casio GP-500

Casio GP-400BK CELVIANO Grand Hybrid

Casio GP-400

Casio GP-300BK CELVIANO Grand Hybrid

Casio GP-300

An EXCLUSIVE special event savings package will be available on the above models for attendees.

About Casio CELVIANO Hybrid Grand Pianos

The Perfect Combination of Innovation and tradition

AUTHENTICITY BEGINS AT THE FIRST TOUCH.
From the moment your hands touch the keys, the Grand Hybrid delivers the authenticity your performance demands. The revolutionary new Natural Grand Hammer Action keyboard is made with full-length wooden concert grand piano keys, using the same materials and processes as the C. Bechstein concert grand pianos. A keypress sends a hammer along the same vertical path as a grand piano, with the same essential weighting and pivot points, resulting in a true and uncompromising piano touch.

THREE LEGENDARY GRAND PIANOS
Casio’s new AiR Grand Sound Source provides not just one, but three of the world’s finest grand pianos. Dubbed the Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna Grands, each one is the result of countless hours of precise analysis and study of their unique characteristics. They are faithful and expressive recreations of these distinctive pianos. with the Berlin Grand sound having been developed in collaboration with C. Bechstein. String/damper resonance, mechanical sounds, and other subtle nuances complete the experience of owning three of the finest pianos on Earth.

GRAND ACOUSTIC SYSTEM
Our hearing goes beyond simply left and right, and we can detect the origin of sound in all directions. Using an exclusive six-speaker amplification system, the new Grand Acoustic System reproduces the three-dimensional sound field generated by an acoustic grand. The top speakers present sounds normally heard rising upwards, and the downward-facing speakers present sounds heard from below the soundboard. This simulation fills the room with rich, complex sound, reaching both the performer and the audience.

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<![CDATA[FREE EVENT: Club Cubase Next WED JUNE 29TH at 7PM at Cosmo Music]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:38:11 +0000 Cosmo Music and Yamaha Canada Music are pleased to present the June meeting of Club Cubase North Toronto inside Cosmo Music.

The new expansion libraries for Groove Agent 4 and the VST Connect remote recording capabilities in Cubase Pro 8.5 will be the focus of this month's meeting.

About Club Cubase

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 June 29th, 2016 
Time: 7PM - 9PM
Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Tickets: FREE!

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca

Club Cubase Cosmo Music

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<![CDATA[CosmoFEST AMPHITHEATRE Schedule Revealed - Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 09:26:53 +0000 NEW for 2016 - The CosmoFEST AMPHITHEATRE! - Saturday June 4, 2016

CosmoFEST Amphitheatre

Loaded with FREE performances, presentations and product demos, the CosmoFEST AMPHITHEATRE will be located in the Southwest corner of our parking lot across from the main store entrance.

11AM & 2:30PM

Alhambra Guitars

(Gerald Saulter of SERENADE DUO)
Renowned classical guitarist, Gerald Saulter, will be serenading the crowd using a selection of Alhambra's finest nylon string, Spanish-made guitars.

11:30AM & 3PM

RekordBox DJ Syllabus

(Dikran Polodian)
Dikran Polodian will demonstrate how Pioneer's rekordbox supports every aspect of DJing for a creative, hassle-free experience.

12PM & 3:30PM

The Many faces of the korg pa4x

(Steve McNally)
Steve McNally will let you experience the flexibility of sound, performance and songwriting capabilities of the most powerful Arranger keyboard in the world.

12:30PM & 4PM

meet taylor guitars

(Michael Lille)
Award winning singer/songwriter and guitarist, Michael Lille will help connect you to the perfect guitar for your unique player profile.

1PM & 4:30PM

Avid Cloud Collaboration for Pro TooLs

(Collyer Spreen)
More than just the industry’s leading music creation and audio production tool, Collyer Spreen will demonstrate a platform that connects you to a premier network of artists, musicians, producers, engineers, and mixers, enabling powerful yet easy collaboration.

1:30PM & 5PM

Line 6 Helix - Tone Made Pro

(Andy Paredes)
Line 6 product specialist, Andy Paredes will use the Helix Guitar Processor to examine the details required to create exceptional guitar tone. This clinic will improve your tone-dialing knowledge and skills.

1:30PM & 5:30PM

Seydel Harmonicas

(Roly Platt)
Check out Seydel’s “Steel Reed” line of diatonic harmonicas as Roly Platt entertains us with his incredible harp skills.

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

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<![CDATA[The Gibson Custom Shop Trailer Stopping by CosmoFEST - Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 13:32:48 +0000 Gibson Custom Shop Trailer at CosmoFEST - Saturday June 4, 2016

Gibson Custom Shop

The Gibson Custom Shop Trailer is rolling across Canada and making a SPECIAL TOUR STOP at Cosmo Music for CosmoFEST 2016. Filled with rare and Limited Custom Shop pieces, come aboard the trailer to glance, touch and play these beautiful one-of-a-kind instruments.

Gibson Custom Shop

Gibson sales staff will be on hand to help with any of your questions you may have!

About Gibson Custom Shop

For over 20 years Gibson Custom has proudly been the torchbearer of, not only Gibson’s legacy, but also American craftsmanship and the value of human ingenuity. We believe today, as we did 20 years ago, that there remains a place in this world for the best of the best and that there is a value in what we do that extends far beyond the glossy sheen and gratifying weight of a finely crafted Les Paul.

We take great pride in knowing that we bring the most discerning players and collectors in the World the most refined collection of Historic Reissue, Archtop and Custom guitars we have ever had the pleasure to craft. Through milestone achievements that reflect decades of a passionate commitment by Gibson Custom’s craftspeople, engineers, players and collectors from around the globe, today’s Gibson Custom proudly reflects Gibson’s century long-plus position as the World’s Finest Guitar maker.

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

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<![CDATA[CosmoFEST 2016 EXCLUSIVE: OMAR HAKIM Drum Clinic]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 10:17:17 +0000 CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Legendary drummer OMAR HAKIM joins the CosmoFEST artist roster and will be doing a drum clinic at CosmoFEST on Saturday, June 4th, 2016!

Omar Hakim at CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

The amount of credits to this legendary drummer's name is too insane. He's played with Michael Jackson, Daft Punk, Dire Straits, Journey, Sting, Madonna, David Bowie, Miles Davis and countless other influential artists. There's a reason why he's one of the most in demand drummers out there today.

Admission to CosmoFEST is FREE, but there is a nominal fee for this special clinic - ONLY $10.

Tickets on sale NOW!

BUY TICKETS

CosmoFEST 2016 EXCLUSIVE: OMAR HAKIM Drum Clinic

DATE:  Saturday, June 4th, 2016
TIME:  Clinic Time to be Announced on CosmoFEST.ca
WHERE:  Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music, 10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill


 


 

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

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<![CDATA[CosmoFEST 2016 EXCLUSIVE: TOSIN ABASI & MATT GARSTKA Guitar and Drum Clinic]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 10:00:57 +0000 CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Animals as Leaders' TOSIN ABASI & MATT GARSTKA are joining the CosmoFEST artist roster and will be doing a joint guitar & drum clinic at CosmoFEST on Saturday, June 4th, 2016!

Tosin Abasi and Matt Garstka at CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

TOSIN ABASI - He's one of the best metal guitarists in the world, and this is not a hyperbolic statement. His truly innovative 'thumping' technique on the 8 string electric has created a new style of heavy metal, which he showcases in Animals As Leaders. His technicality is only rivalled by his creativity.

MATT GARSTKA - Animals As Leaders is a band that's constantly taking the metal world by storm, and Matt Garstka holds it down on the kit. His impressive skills amplify the power of the complex and creative riffage that defines the band's sound.

Admission to CosmoFEST is FREE, but there is a nominal fee for this special clinic - ONLY $15.

Tickets on sale NOW!

BUY TICKETS

CosmoFEST 2016 EXCLUSIVE: TOSIN ABASI & MATT GARSTKA Guitar and Drum Clinic

DATE:  Saturday, June 4th, 2016
TIME:  Clinic Time to be Announced on CosmoFEST.ca
WHERE:  Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music, 10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill


 


 

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

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<![CDATA[It's Coming Back! CosmoFEST's $10,000 OPENING LINEUP GIVEAWAY]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:44:51 +0000 Back by Popular Demand: $10,000 Opening Lineup Giveaway

CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

We are pleased to announce that we will once again hand out over $10,0000 to be spend in-store to our opening line for CosmoFEST on Saturday, June 4th, 2016.

$10000 Opening Lineup Giveaway at CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Some may call us "crazy." Yes, we're crazy, "crazy for giving more stuff away."

Want to know how you can get in on this sweet giveaway? Here's the inside scoop...

FIRST 300 Between 8AM and 9AM

Cosmo Music store Gift Cards will be given out on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE basis between 8AM and 9AM to only the FIRST 300 people in line*. Best to arrive before 8AM as last year's lineup got pretty BIG.

10x $300, 290x $25

All Gift Cards will contain a minimum of $25, 10 RANDOM Gift Cards will contain $300*. You have a 1 in 30 chance of getting $300 to spend at CosmoFEST on whatever gear you want. Not too shabby.

*Additional Details

$10,000 Opening Lineup Giveaway will be available for a limited time and while quantities last; Gift Cards will be given on a first-come first-serve basis between 8AM and 9AM on June 4, 2016 to only the first 300 people in line at the front entrance of Cosmo Music. All Gift Cards contain a minimum of $25, 10 random Gift Cards will contain $300; the maximum sum of all potential Gift Cards issued is $10,250. One per household and/or family.

Valid for in-store purchase only on June 4, 2016 - 9AM to 6PM. No cash value.

See CosmoFEST.ca for complete details.


 

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Just Announced: Special SUHR GUITARS Presentation with Rock/Fusion Virtuoso ANDY WOOD at CosmoFEST!]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:39:35 +0000 We're pleased to announce that rock/fusion virtuoso ANDY WOOD will be joining our 'Justice League' of musicians on Saturday, June 4th for CosmoFEST 2016! Andy will be  performing LIVE in the Cosmopolitan Music Hall for a special SUHR GUITARS presentation.

CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

ANDY WOOD Presents "THE SHREDNECK INVITATIONAL"


 

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Andy Wood at CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Experience the latest and greatest from SUHR GUITARS, schmooze with on-site Suhr Factory Representatives and bear witness to one of this generation's top influential guitarists. RSVP ONLY - SPACE IS LIMITED.

FREE RSVP Tickets

CosmoFEST 2016 EXCLUSIVE: ANDY WOOD Presents "THE SHREDNECK INVITATIONAL

DATE:  Saturday, June 4th, 2016
TIME:  Time to be Announced on CosmoFEST.ca
WHERE:  Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music, 10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill


 

SUBSCRIBE to our weekly emails to receive all the latest CosmoFEST news PLUS Cosmo Music sales, exclusive deals, contests, workshops, concerts & more.


 

Here's a little taste of Andy's incredible musicianship to hold you over until CosmoFEST:

About ANDY WOOD

ANDY WOOD is recognized as part of the forefront of this generation’s top influential guitarists. Currently touring as the guitarist and mandolinist for country super group, RASCAL FLATTS, Andy is also performing live with his own band promoting CAUGHT BETWEEN THE TRUTH AND A LIE, the new double album which showcases Andy’s vast musical influences and abilities.

Looking for an outlet for styles other than hard rock, Andy also released his debut solo album A DISCONCERTING AMALGAM. This instrumental record covers a broad range of genres including fusion, rock, metal, and acoustic bluegrass. Andy Wood is known for blurring the lines of preconceived genres. Andy has toured as a guitarist for various acts, including Rascal Flatts (current) Sebastian Bach, Disciple, and Scott Stapp.

For more on ANDY WOOD check out his website.

About SUHR GUITARS

Based in Lake Elsinore, California, JS Technologies was co-founded in 1997 by John Suhr and Steve Smith to produce the award winning Suhr Guitars and Custom Audio Amplifier brands. Cosmo Music is Suhr Guitars #1 retailer in Canada. Cosmo Music can also custom build your Suhr guitar to tailor you, contact us at support@cosmomusic.ca to get started.

SHOP SUHR


 

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

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<![CDATA[Over 200 EXPERTS from over 120 Brands under a 12,000 SQ FT EXPO MEGA TENT Coming to CosmoFEST!]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 11:42:25 +0000 CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

"We're going to need a BIGGER Boat..." JAWS anyone?!
Sorry, we mean... "We're going to need a BIGGER EXPO TENT!"

We're are pleased to announce that 200+ EXPERTS representing over 120 BRANDS will be on hand at CosmoFEST on Saturday, June 4th in our EXPO MEGA TENT! We have had to almost double the size of our tent this year - bringing it to more than 12,000 SQ FT of musical instrument & gear goodness!

See if you can pick out some of your FAVOURITE BRANDS below:

Brands at CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Besides getting to ask questions and mix n' mingle with these experts in person, you'll  have the opportunity to test out the latest product releases from NAMM & Musikmesse 2016!

PLUS make sure to visit ALL BOOTHS to get your ballots for your chance to WIN some truly sweet GRAND PRIZES - over $30,000 in product will be up for grabs!

GRAND PRIZES will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay Tuned!


 

RSVP & WIN - CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 4, 2016

Are you planning on attending CosmoFEST this year? Great - we're looking forward to seeing you here! Let us know you are coming ahead time, attend, and you'll be entered into our $2,500 Giveaway.

See the CosmoFEST page to keep up-to-date on all details we have announced and planned for Saturday June 4, 2016.

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