<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:31:27 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Introducing Kanile'a Ukulele's HAWAIIAN LAUNCH PARTY at Cosmo Music]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:45:13 +0000 Say "Goodbye" to Winter and "ALOHA" to Spring!

ONE DAY ONLY ~ FREE EVENT
Thursday, April 10th, 2014
6:30 - 9:00 PM
Cosmopolitan Music Hall in Cosmo Music

Spend the evening at Cosmo Music with Kanileˋa Ukulele President, Mr. Joe Souza & Vice President, Kristen Souza to learn about all the exciting products offered by Kanileˋa Ukulele. Learn about the history of the ukulele, discover the many tone woods, designs and playing options by one of the Hawaiian Island’s foremost Ukulele manufacturers. Kanile'a Ukulele will have instruments on hand for attendees to experience up close. People will also be treated to a special Hawaiian ukulele music performance featuring hula dancing!

Have your questions answered by industry professionals and learn some insider tips on how to take your Ukulele skills to the next level.

Here's a SNEAK PEEK at some of the Kanile'a Ukuleles coming to Cosmo Music!

PLUS Save 10% on all Kanileˋa Ukulele products on April 10th!*

RSVP to events@cosmomusic.ca Today! Space is limited.

Kanile'a Ukulele Hawaiian Launch Party

*Offer valid only April 10, 2014. Offer only applies in-stock, specially selected items and new purchases. Cannot be combined with any other offer. In the event of a printing error or any other error, Cosmo Music reserves the right to cancel or amend this offer without notice.

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<![CDATA[Cosmo Music + Ibanez Present: A Performance Clinic With TOSIN ABASI]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:51:41 +0000 Cosmo Music + Ibanez Present...

A Performance Clinic With TOSIN ABASI
Thursday April 24, 2014
7 PM
Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music



TOSIN ABASI is best known for playing the 7 and 8 stringed guitar in the instrumental progressive metal band "Animals as Leaders". Based out of Washington D.C., he utilizes the power of techniques and the endless possibilities of guitar playing in any genre.

Tosin is primarily self taught, but studied jazz and classical guitar at the Atlanta Institute of Music, learning an extended range guitar can offer a lot of possibility's for composition, the resources available to 6 string guitarist don't exist in the same prominence for the 7 string (especially the 8 string guitar), through his compositions he hopes to break down the approach to utilizing the 7 and 8 string guitars, in both lead and rhythm work. Also examining multiple techniques such as; hybrid picking, sweeping, taping and slapping.

Artist that have inspired and influenced him include; Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Greg Howe, Guthrie Govan, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Adam Rogers, and Kurt Cobain.

This is an evening YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS!

Tickets: $15
Note: your purchase confirmation email is your ticket to the event. Please print and bring your confirmation with you to the event.

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Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.

Tosin Abasi

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<![CDATA[Cosmo Music & Coast Music Present: JAMES HILL | Thurs. March 27 at 7 PM]]> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:02:59 +0000 Cosmo Music & Coast Music Present...

A Ukulele Performance Clinic with JAMES HILL
Thurs. March 27, 2014
7 PM
Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music

JAMES HILL is a rare and surprising combination. He has become Canada's foremost ukulele player, earning recognition among Hawaii's premier artists. His genre-busting reputation knows no bounds… hip-hop, big-band jazz, bluegrass… the list goes on!

Teacher, author, songwriter and presenter, Mr. Hill has also become a not-to-be-missed inspiring ukulele-based motivational speaker.

A dazzling live performer with a genial, low-key sense of humour” – Edmonton journal

The perfect evening of tunes, stories and musical virtuosity” – Wellington-Dominion Post

Possibly the best ukulele player in the world…Hill wowed and charmed the audience.” – Waikato Times

Tickets: $15 (Note: Your purchase confirmation email is your ticket to the event. Please print and bring your confirmation with you to the event.) 

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PLUS… YOU could WIN a signed Kala Makala KA-JH2 James Hill Concert Ukulele Package! We'll draw for this incredible package at the show for ONE lucky audience member to take home!

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.

James Hill

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Update:
James Hill Live at Cosmo Music

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<![CDATA[Uke 101 With Steve McNie - Saturday, March 8 at 1 PM]]> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 12:27:28 +0000 Learn to play the world's most happening instrument. No experience necessary! Take advantage of this one-time opportunity to learn to play the ukulele in just 3 hours with Toronto North Ukulele Jam's Steve McNie!



Date:
Saturday, March 8, 2014

Time:
1 PM (Doors Open - 12:30 PM)

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

Who:
Anyone over 18 with a ukulele & a desire to learn!

Cost: $22.50 (50% Off, $45 Value)

Space is limited. Please RSVP to torontonorthukulelejam@outlook.com.

Uke 101 With Steve McNie



AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT…

Toronto North Ukulele Jam With Steve McNie

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 (basics required - Beginners are encouraged to register for UKE 101).

Date:
Every Monday Evening

Time:
8 - 10 PM (Sign-in 7:45 PM; Workshop 8 PM; Jam 9 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 torontonorthukulelejam@outlook.com
Check out more information on Steve McNie

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<![CDATA[It's the Friends & Family Sale! Sat Feb 15 & Sun Feb 16]]> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:31:17 +0000 Happy Family Day Weekend!

It's the middle of February, everyone is "kind" of enjoying the weather…and it's a good reason to have a SALE!

This Weekend - Saturday, February 15 & Sunday, February 16, 2014

In-Store & Online! 

In-Store

Get 15% OFF one (1) item over $200 only when you bring in this COUPON!*

February Friends & Family Super Sale

Online

Get 10% OFF your entire shopping cart subtotal when you spend $200 or more!** Online Sale Starts at 12:01am EST, Saturday, February 15 through to 11:59 pm EST, Sunday, February 16!

February Friends & Family Super Sale!

*Receive 15% off one (1) item over $200 only on February 15 & February 16, 2014 in-store. Coupon valid for one transaction and must be surrendered to the Cashier. Limit one coupon per customer. Discount will be applied after purchase has been entered into the computer. Offer only applies to in-stock items. Not redeemable for cash or credit in whole or part. Some manufacturers have chosen not to participate in this promotion; they may be found at cosmomusic.ca/promo-exclusions. In the event of a printing error or any other error, Cosmo Music reserves the right to cancel or amend this offer without notice. Sales 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. 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 a 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.

**Receive 10% off entire shopping cart subtotal when you spend $200 or more February 15-16, 2014 only online. Offer only applies to in-stock items. Some manufacturers have chosen not to participate in this promotion; they may be found at cosmomusic.ca/promo-exclusions. In the event of a printing error or any other error, Cosmo Music reserves the right to cancel or amend this offer without notice. Sales 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, gift cards, and online school orders. Special offers or sale prices cannot be combined with teacher or student discounts, other coupons, promotions or offers. 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 a 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.

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<![CDATA[Rockin' the Box Sale Event! Online & In-Store]]> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:41:28 +0000 Get ready for the Cosmo Music Rockin’ the Box Sale Event! Save a bundle on all in-stock music gear! Starting IN-STORE on Thursday, December 26th until Monday, December 30th and ONLINE on Wednesday, December 25th at 12:05 AM EST until Monday, December 30th at 11:59 PM EST.

Unbelievable prices on tons of items throughout the store! Check out our Flyer for some of the highlights.

On top of the CRAZY deals, you can SAVE 10% on everything in the store when you spend $200 or more!

Watch some of these CRAZY deals right here in our Video Flyer series!

Plus make sure to take advantage of the rebates on Yamaha products before December 31st!

And when you shop at cosmomusic.ca - save 10% off your shopping cart total when you spend $200 or more. Plus don't forget about the FREE Shipping for purchases over $99!

Hurry in to find out your savings!

Click Here for Rules and Regulations

*Please note that not all sale items listed in the flyer are available online at the sale prices. Cosmo Gift Cards are only available in-store & can be used only on in-store purchases beginning January 2, 2014.

**Check out this link for the list of manufacturers who have chosen not to participate in this promotion.

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<![CDATA[FREE EVENT: DJ Shine Works Ableton Push | Mon Dec 9, 2013 @ 7 P.M.]]> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:13:15 +0000 “Push - Workflow & Techniques”

Explore the powerful and inspiring new interface from AbletonPush is designed to be the ultimate song writing companion to Live 9. Its streamlined dialog allows the user to get musical ideas and expressions from head to hand as quickly as possible.

Topics will include: using the step sequencer, scale mode, optimizing the browser for quick access of you favourite sounds, arrangement in session mode, and device editing.

A bit about DJ Shine – Jason Spanu

From the early 90's heyday of Toronto's techno scene through to his current constant touring as a band member and Ableton programmer for Nelly Furtado and more recently hip-hop superstar Drake, Jason "DJ Shine" Spanu has delivered a brilliant history as a key player in the Canadian electronic music scene. With numerous singles, remixes, and compilation appearances under his belt, DJ Shine has made his reputation well known among some of the world's top producers and artists. His performances as a live PA/DJ combination have rocked dance floors at huge events all over the world.

When his schedule permits, Jason teaches his various production and performance techniques at clinics, seminars and on a one-on-one basis.

Date: Monday, December 9, 2013
Time: 7 P.M.
Location: Audio Garage in Cosmo Music
Tickets: FREE! RSVP to events@cosmomusic.ca now as space is limited!

PLUS receive 20% off all Ableton products on December 9th!

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<![CDATA[BLACK Friday – CYBER Monday SALE! 4 Days Only!]]> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:26:40 +0000 Proudly Canadian but...

We want to celebrate with our friends down South! So we're offering an exclusive deal for those who are shopping savvy just before the holidays.

IN-STORE

When you present this COUPON at check out:

  • Save 15% off one single item on Friday, November 29th only.*
  • Save 10% off one single item on Saturday, November 30th; Sunday, December 1st; and Monday, December 2nd only.*

 

ONLINE

  • Save 10% off your entire shopping cart subtotal when you spend $200 or more Friday, November 29th - Monday, December 2nd only!**

 

Happy Shopping! 

 

*Receive 15% off one (1) item only on November 29, 2013 in-store. Receive 10% off one (1) item only on November 30, December 1 and December 2, 2013 in-store. Email and region information must be completed in order to receive the discount. Coupon valid for one transaction and must be surrendered to the Cashier. Limit one coupon per customer. Discount will be applied after purchase has been entered into the computer. 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, school 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 a 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. 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 November 29 – December 2, 2013 only online. 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, school 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 a 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 manufacturers have chosen not to participate in this promotion; they may be found at cosmomusic.ca/promo-exclusions. In the event of a printing error or any other error, Cosmo Music reserves the right to cancel or amend this offer without notice.

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<![CDATA[Club Cubase North Toronto | Tues. Nov 26, 2013 at 7 PM]]> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:10:19 +0000 For all of you who don’t know, Club Cubase is a user group for musicians, engineers, producers, and anyone 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.

This is a great way to get some new tips and tricks!

Date: Tuesday, November 26th
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Tickets: FREE!

Questions? Email events@cosmomusic.ca.

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<![CDATA[Yamaha Instant Savings Event: On NOW until Dec 31, 2013]]> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:13:00 +0000 Yamaha is offering Instant Savings this season up to $700 on their instruments! This fantastic offer is available until December 31, 2013.

It’s so easy! 

  • Purchase a qualifying Yamaha Guitar and instantly save up to $75!*
  • Purchase qualifying Steinberg software and instantly save up to $75!*
  • Purchase qualifying Yamaha Synthesizer or Live Sound equipment and instantly save up to $200!*
  • Purchase a qualifying Yamaha Digital Piano and instantly save up to $200!*
  • Purchase a qualifying Yamaha Drum Kit and instantly save up to $300!*
  • Purchase a qualifying Yamaha Wind Instrument and instantly save up to $500!*
  • Purchase a qualifying Yamaha Clavinova and instantly save up to $700!*

For more details, please visit www.yamahapromos.ca.

*Valid on eligible new instruments at authorized Yamaha dealers in Canada for purchases made between October 15 and December 31, 2013. Conditions and exceptions apply. Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. Yamaha Canada reserves the right to cancel these offers at any time.

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