<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:15:02 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[An intimate look at the PHYSIS Piano with John Ebata and Tahirih Vejdani]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 17:52:13 +0000 PHYSIS Pianos are truly revolutionary instruments for the modern age. Our own John Ebata teamed up with singer Tahirih Vejdani to demonstrate the capabilities of these pianos, and give some inspired performances.

If you want to come to a PHYSIS clinic, we are hosting Thursday, August 27th at 7 PM with Earth, Wind & Fire's Myron McKinley in our Cosmopolitan Music Hall!

Watch an overview of the clinic

Watch John and Tahirih perform Jill Scott's "Golden"

Watch John and Tahirih perform Sting's "Fragile"

Watch John and Tahirih perform Joe Sealy's "Deep Down Inside"

<![CDATA[LIVE! at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall - Drum Clinic and Masterclass with Former Journey Drummer STEVE SMITH]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 18:15:57 +0000 The man who sat in the drum throne of legendary rock band Journey in the classic years of the late seventies and early 80s is coming to the Cosmopolitan Music Hall for a Drum Clinic and Masterclass - As part of the SONOR DAYS Weekend (Fri Sept 18th & Sat Sept 19th)

Steve Smith He's been voted #1 all-around drummer for 5 years in a row by Modern Drummer, and it's easy to see why. The man is a legend, be here and learn from the best!

Here are the details:

Performance Clinic:
Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7PM in the Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Tickets: $15
Click here to get your ticket!

Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 1PM in the Cosmopolitan Music Hall
Tickets: $50*
*Limited number of tickets available. Masterclass ticket also includes ONE (1) ticket to Performance Clinic.
Click here to get your Masterclass ticket!

<![CDATA[Fishman Pickups and Greg Koch are hosting a FREE Guitar Clinic]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 16:18:39 +0000 “I believe Greg Koch is pound for pound the best guitar player in the world today. His tone, feel and style are unrivaled in today’s guitar playing community. He is scary good. It was a true honor to do shows with him.” -JOE BONAMASSA

Greg Koch has been called "fiendishly talented," “a twisted guitar genius,” and “the best kept secret in the guitar firmament" by critics and he's coming to Cosmo Music on Monday September 14th at 7 PM for a FREE guitar pickup clinic.

Greg Koch is an accomplished clinician for Fender and Fishman and his 12th release, On From The Attic is filled with bluesy goodness. Join us in TOM'S GUITAR HANGAR at Cosmo Music on September 14th, no RSVP is required.

Fishman Pickups Clinic with Greg Koch

Date: Mon Sept 14, 2015
Time: 7 PM
Where: Tom's Guitar Hangar (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Admission is FREE. No RSVP required.

Question? Contact TOM'S GUITAR HANGAR at 905-770-5222 x360

Click here for our full line of Fishman Pickups

<![CDATA[Physis Piano Clinic with Myron McKinley of Earth Wind and Fire!]]> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 14:08:04 +0000 Gifted pianist, producer, songwriter, and music director for Earth, Wind and Fire, MYRON MCKINLEY is an incredibly prolific musician and he'll be coming  to Cosmo Music to show us all about the exciting line of Physis Pianos!

Upon graduating from USC, McKinley quickly began performing with award winning artists such as Chaka Khan, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, CeCe Winans, Harry Connick Jr., Jodeci, Yolanda Adams, Chicago, Puff Daddy, Dr. Dre, Brandy, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Stanley Clarke, Gerald Albright, Karen Clark-Shears, Chante Moore, Tupac Shakur, Doc Powell, Vesta, Backstreet Boys, Regina Bell, Tyrese, Hanson, James Ingram, Brian McKnight, Patti LaBelle, Monica, Dru Hill, Keith Sweat, Morris Day, Jermaine Dupri, Da Brat, Gerald Levert, Ashford & Simpson, Deborah Cox, Tamia, Emotions, Gloria Gaynor, Christina Aguiliara, En Vogue and Earth Wind & Fire to just name a few.

McKinley has toured with Grammy award winner Whitney Houston (World Tour), Kenny Lattimore (For You, World Tour), Stanley Clarke, En Vogue (World Tour), and has toured as the Musical Director for Philip Bailey (Japan Tour), Cherokee (Polo Tour), Doc Powell (Smooth Jazz Tour), Shai (World Tour) and currently for the last eight years serves as the Musical Director for Grammy award winners and pop music giants Earth, Wind and Fire.

That's one impressive resume.

And he'll be showing off one of the most impressive pieces of equipment to hit the keyboard world: The Physis Piano, a feature rich and innovative keyboard that represents the evolution of a hybrid piano/keyboard.

Physis Piano Clinic with MYRON MCKINLEY of EARTH, WIND AND FIRE! 

Date: Thurs Aug 27, 2015
Time: 7 PM
Where: Cosmopolitan Music Hall (inside Cosmo Music)
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Admission is FREE. RSVP to john@cosmomusic.ca

Join the Facebook Event Page here!

<![CDATA[Electro-Voice Live X & EKX August Sale]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:55:31 +0000 ON NOW until August 31st, 2015

Save $100 OFF all Electro-Voice Live X and EKX loudspeaker series speakers!

About Live X

Clear, powerful, and musical, the Live X series was born to command the stage for professional music performance. Available in both powered and passive versions, Live X loudspeakers offer top-quality components in remarkably affordable configurations that put the EV-quality experience within reach for artists, engineers, and live-sound businesses. Designed for a wide range of portable sound applications, Live X loudspeakers are housed in hardy stackable enclosures of solid wood, making them lighter than comparable-quality composite or plastic boxes and therefore easier to load, transport, and set up. With high output, extended frequency range, and high sensitivity, Live X loudspeakers are clean, flat, and hot, making music of all kinds sound its best. The Live X series is serious gear for serious sound.

About EKX

The EKX series is the newest member of the Electro Voice portable loudspeaker family, and combines legendary EV sound quality and reliability with the latest technology — all in a compact package suitable for a wide range of sound reinforcement scenarios, including musicians/DJs and live/club/installed sound applications. The EKX series features eight models (four powered and four passive), including 12" and 15" two-way models and 15" and 18" subwoofers. EKX is positioned above the ZLX and ELX series and below the ETX series.

EV August Sale

See below for eligible products.

<![CDATA[#MyKorg Selfie Contest - ON NOW until Dec 31, 2015]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:12:10 +0000 Take a selfie of you and a Korg or Vox product at Cosmo Music and be entered for your chance to WIN! It's simple!

Post your selfie with #MyKorg to Instagram or Twitter and you could win a Korg DS-DAC-100M from Korg Canada.

Contest is open from August 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015. Winners will be announced January 4th, 2016.

Korg Selfie Contest

<![CDATA[Buy One Get One FREE Select Martin SP Lifespan Strings - August 1st - 31st, 2015]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:19:34 +0000 ON NOW until Aug 31st, 2015 

Buy a set of select Martin SP Lifespan strings from Cosmo Music and receive another set for FREE!

Rich tone should last as long as the inspiration does.

Martin SP Lifespan strings are the next level in studio performance. Treated for long life, they repel dirt, grit and other environmental elements that can quickly alter the sound of your strings. The treatment is so incredibly thin, you won't even know it's there. SP Lifespans are designed to last longer and sound better so you can play on!

Martin SP Lifespan BOGO

See below for eligible string sets. While supplies last.

<![CDATA[It's Epiphone Archtop Month at Cosmo Music! August 1 - 31, 2015]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:21:58 +0000 Buy any select Epiphone Archtop guitar from Cosmo Music, and get a FREE Tascam TC-1S Tuner from Epiphone!

The TASCAM TC-1S is the world’s first solar-rechargeable headstock tuner which charges its battery from a bank of solar cells on the front panel in just 25 minutes and a USB input is also available for quick-charging. The TC-1s features a built-in microphone with a 1/4" input for guitar and bass tuning, and its lightning-fast pitch detection is displayed with a wide easy-to-read bar graph for easy and accurate tuning.

Additionally, the TC-1S has four display modes, including a fine-pitch display for 1-cent accuracy plus strobe tuning animation. The tuner can be calibrated to an external source such as a piano or other hard-to-tune instruments. The TC-1S comes with a nylon strap and handy clip – just snap it to your guitar or bass gig bag and your ready to go!

Click here for information on how to redeem your tuner!

Epiphone Archtop Month

Click here for Terms & Conditions.

See below for a list of eligible Epiphone Archtop guitars.

<![CDATA[Summer Drum Tune-Up Event | On Now until July 31st!]]> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:52:49 +0000 Time to change your drum heads to get that sound & tone you’ve been looking for?

Did You Know...
Drum experts recommend changing your heads, tops and bottoms every year or two to get the most out of your kit. This summer, Cosmo Music's Drum & Percussion Specialists are here to help you play to the right beat!

Swing by the store or give us a shout to reserve a time to have us help you choose the right heads for your kit. We’ll even install them for you at NO EXTRA CHARGE!

Need help with a single drum? Your entire kit? Whatever you like. Contact the Drummer's Den at 905.770.5222 x320.

Drum Tune-Up

<![CDATA[Hands On with Hammond Featuring SCOTT MAY - Cosmo Music, July 18th at 2 PM]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 18:02:56 +0000 Come down to Cosmo Music for a FREE event on Saturday, July 18th to get "Hands On" with Hammond Organs - the sound, the soul, the ONE!

Grammy-nominated Musician/Producer (Organist of Chicago's Ides of March since 1990) and Hammond International Clinician, SCOTT MAY will be on hand to discuss the legacy of Hammond and its modern innovations while demonstrating the power that these instruments have to pierce the soul!

Word on the street is that attendees will be treated to duelling Hammonds!

Hammond Event

Date: Sat July 18th, 2015
Time: 2 PM
Where: Cosmo Music
10 Via Renzo Drive
Richmond Hill, ON

Questions? Email john@cosmomusic.ca or phone 1-800-463-3000 x330.