A Vinyl Review by Jimmy Ruddock
There are many bands who have devoted fan bases. Those fans who eagerly await each new album, purchase concert tickets every time their band comes to town, and proudly wear the t-shirt with the tour dates on the back of that aforementioned concert. Then there are those few bands who transcend all of that: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Grateful Dead, and Pearl Jam, amongst a few select others. For fans of these bands simply owning the albums and the t-shirt is not enough. These are the kind of fans who spend far too much [...] Read more
Posted on October 11, 2016 by Cosmo Music
A Vinyl Review by Jimmy Ruddock
Posted on August 29, 2016 by Neil Shukla
The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds
A Review By Jimmy Ruddock
This year marks the 50th anniversary of The Beach Boys' classic 1966 album 'Pet Sounds'. The album is a genuine masterpiece, universally considered to be one of the greatest albums of all time. It features some of the greatest moments in the history of pop music, including the thrilling opener 'Wouldn't It Be Nice', and my personal all-time favourite song, the absolutely beautiful 'God Only Knows'.
Since forming in late 1961, The Beach Boys enjoyed enormous success with their surf rock sound, including such classic singles as 'I Get Around', 'Surfin' USA [...] Read more
Posted on August 10, 2016 by Cosmo Music
"I loved making my new series for complete beginners and presenting a new way of learning the piano that 21st Century children can relate to." Lang Lang
Join the super hero world of Lang Lang and come on a piano adventure with The Lang Lang Piano Method Series.
Level 1 introduces complete beginners to different five-finger positions, note reading, moving around the keyboard, and developing both hands equally right from the start. The five progressive books in The Lang Lang Piano Method provide a unique and imaginative way for complete beginners to learn the piano with the world's most successful concert [...] Read more
Posted on July 27, 2016 by Cosmo Music
The Avalanches - Wildflower
A Review by Jimmy Ruddock
Before I begin this review I think it's important to start with a few definitions.
1. Plunderphonics: Any music made by taking one or more existing audio recordings and altering them in some way to make a new composition.
2. Crate Digger: A person who habitually looks through crates of vinyl records at music shops, especially in pursuit of rare or interesting albums.
3. Sampling: The technique of digitally encoding music or sound and reusing it as part of a composition or recording.
It's been 16 years since Australian band The Avalanches released their classic album 'Since [...] Read more
Posted on July 8, 2016 by Cosmo Music
Jeff Beck: Loud Hailer
Jeff Beck,the legendary Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame guitarist, is often referred to as the "guitarist's guitarist". So, whenever he releases a new album, guitarists, in particular take note. Throughout his illustrious career Beck has always been a forward thinking musician, always thinking outside of the box, developing innovative guitar techniques. Starting with the British Invasion garage rock of The Yardbirds, to the pre Led Zeppelin bluesy hard rock of the Jeff Beck Group, to the landmark jazz fusion albums "Blow By Blow" and "Wired", and most recently his electronic influenced albums, he has never been [...] Read more
Posted on June 30, 2016 by Cosmo Music
Radiohead: A Moon Shaped Pool
A Review by Jimmy Ruddock
It's kind of a big deal every time Radiohead release a new album. They have released some of the most acclaimed and influential albums of the last 20 years ('The Bends', 'Ok Computer', 'Kid A', to name a few), so expectations were high for 'A Moon Shaped Pool', their first since 2011's 'The King Of Limbs'. From the percussive strings of opener 'Burn The Witch', to heartbreaking closer 'True Love Waits', Radiohead sound like a band full of confidence, ready to meet those high expectations. Subtlety, minimalism, and soul crushing sadness are [...] Read more
Posted on March 5, 2015 by Neil Shukla
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!
Posted on October 28, 2014 by Cosmo Music
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!
4-Day HOWL-A-THON Sale
Thursday, October 30th until Sunday, November 2nd, 2014
Lots of scary crazy deals!
Check out our flyer
below for some of the highlights.
SAVE between 10% - 50% on regular priced items with our Scratch & Save Cards!*
Scratch in-store to to reveal your savings.
Shop at cosmomusic.ca and SAVE 10% off your shopping cart total when you spend $200 or [...] Read more
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Posted on October 17, 2014 by Neil Shukla
Join us for a complimentary and highly informative overview of The Royal Conservatory Examination system, presented by Peteris Zarins, Senior Examiner and Regional Representative of the College of Examiners. This workshop is open to all teachers including piano, string, winds and vocal teachers. We also encourage you to extend the invitation to your advanced-level students.
The benefits of examinations for students and teachers
Preparing your students for exams
Clinician: Peteris Zarins, Senior Examiner and Regional Representative
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 12, 2014, 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Cosmo Music, 10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill, ON
To register: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or [...] Read more
Posted on September 22, 2014 by Neil Shukla
As avid music lovers, we're thrilled to host our own collection of vinyl records. You might ask: why vinyl? In our current digital age, we can listen to anything anywhere, and on any device. Sometimes this means compromising quality for the sake of convenience.
But is that the way music was meant to heard? What do artists really intend when they pour their heart and soul into a record? The answer lies in vinyl. When you listen to a record on vinyl, you're listening to a record in it's pure state, with no digital compression artifacts. Engineers will often apply a [...] Read more