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  • Just Picked Up a New Instrument? These Play-Alongs Can Help!

    Posted on March 7, 2014 by Cosmo Music

    Hal Leonard is out with a new book series for beginning instrumentalists! Their Easy Instrumental Play-Along series is perfect for players who have just picked up a new instrument. As of now, the collection is comprised of three books: Classic Rock, Disney and Classical Themes. The books feature fun and recognizable songs arranged for beginners, making them ideal for encouraging regular practice!
    All songs included in these three books stay in B flat concert, which is the key most beginner instrumental method books begin with. Furthermore, the notation and rhythms are carefully edited to suit a novice playing level. Each piece [...]  Read more   

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  • FREE Workshop: "Chord Play – The Art of Arranging at the Piano"

    Event took place on July 29, 2013 by Cosmo Music

    FREE Pedagogy Workshop with Forrest Kinney

    Introducing: Chord Play – The Art of Arranging at the Piano

    Date: Monday, July 29, 2013

    Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

    Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall in Cosmo Music

    Tickets: FREE! RSVP to now as space is limited!


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  • Alfred 2013 Piano Workshop

    Event took place on July 22, 2013 by Cosmo Music

    Effective & Efficient Practice with Tom Gerou

    Date: Monday, July 22, 2013
    Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm
    Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall in Cosmo Music
    Tickets: FREE!
    RSVP to now as space is limited!


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  • Joining the Dots for Guitar: A Fresh Sight-Reading Approach

    Event took place on June 14, 2013 by Elliott Chung

    Sight-reading is an essential part of every classical guitarists musical growth and career.  However, apart from playing through easier repertoire it can sometimes be difficult for guitarists to find material to work on.  The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) has recently published a series of books focused specifically on sight-reading in the beginning to intermediate grades.

    Designed for use with a teacher or on one’s own, Joining the Dots for Guitar takes students through five levels of sight-reading exercises and instruction based on the requirements for the ABRSM guitar exams. Organized by key signature, each book contains warm-up [...]  Read more   

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  • FREE Workshop for Piano Teachers

    Event took place on June 18, 2013 by Cosmo Music

    Cosmo Music, The Student Music Organizer and Red Leaf Pianoworks invite you to a FREE pedagogy workshop for piano teachers.

    Join Darlene Irwin, teacher and author of The Student Music Organizer, as she explains how to organize and simplify your teaching for success.

    Also, explore a broad range of Canadian contemporary piano works from the Red Leaf Composers Collective in a presentation by composers Martha Hill Duncan and Susan Griesdale.

    Date: Tuesday, June 18, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Location: Cosmo Music, 10 Via Renzo Drive, Richmond Hill, ON

    Contact Cristina D’Alessandro to register: 1-800-463-3000 x 310 or


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  • Classical Guitar Christmas Repertoire

    Posted on November 30, 2012 by Elliott Chung

    Christmas is fast approaching and if you’re looking for classical guitar repertoire then you should definitely check us out. Corner Books stocks a wide variety of Christmas anthologies arranged specifically for classical guitar players, both with and without tab.
    Christmas Carols for Easy Classical Guitar by Mark Phillips is our easiest collection for the classical player. Most of its pieces are in the first position and have been arranged in standard notation with tablature underneath. If you’re just getting started with the classical guitar or have been playing for a year or less then this may be the book for you [...]  Read more   

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  • Hal Leonard Easy Jazz & The Amazing Slow Downer: Featuring Froggy!

    Posted on May 24, 2012 by Doug Armstrong

    Today in the Corner Books department at Cosmo Music, we take a look at how Hal Leonard’s Easy Jazz books and software helps you get better. Featuring our resident Froggy!

    From Hal Leonard:
    Improvising is easier than ever with this new series for beginning jazz musicians. The Hal Leonard Easy Jazz Play-Along Series includes songs with accessible chord changes and features recordings with novice-friendly tempos. Just follow the streamlined lead sheets in the book and play along with the professionally recorded backing tracks on the CD. The audio CD is playable on any CD player and for PC and MAC computer users [...]  Read more   

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  • FREE Pedagogy Workshop for Voice Teachers with Barbara Dunn-Prosse

    Event took place on May 8, 2012 by Doug Armstrong

    Cosmo Music and The Royal Conservatory Examinations invite you to a free pedagogy workshop with Barbara Dunn-Prosse.
    Resonance™ A Comprehensive Voice Series & Voice Syllabus, 2012 Edition.
    Resonance™ is the fourth edition of the acclaimed Voice Series published by The Frederick Harris Music Co., Limited. As in previous editions, Resonance™ encompasses a rich and varied selection of Repertoire, Vocalises, and Recitatives that students of all ages and voice types will find appropriate to their musical interests and level of technical ability. New to this edition, musical theatre and some popular styles are represented in levels 1 to 8 of the Repertoire books.

    Barbara [...] 

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  • The Led Zeppelin Guitar Method

    Posted on April 10, 2012 by Elliott Chung

    Coming soon! Led Zeppelin, one of the most successful and influential rock groups of all time, has teamed up with Alfred Publishing to produce a brand new method book aimed at the beginning guitarist. Complete with photos and historical information about the band, the book includes the fundamentals of guitar playing such as holding and tuning your guitar, strumming chords, reading music notation and TAB, music theory, speed and dexterity exercises, fingerstyle playing, power-chords, hammer-on’s and pull-offs, and barre chords. Even better, the lessons are based on actual Zeppelin tunes so you can play the songs you like as you [...]  Read more   

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  • The Newest Releases for Concert Band from Hal Leonard

    Posted on March 15, 2012 by Cosmo Music

    You’ll find a lot of popular titles that your students will love in this list, including the Lady Gaga Fugue and Adele’s mega hit Rolling in the Deep. You can listen to audio samples of these titles by clicking on the link below, or simply by visiting
    Symphonic Band - Grade 4
    Captain America March
    Alan Silvestri/arr. Michael Brown
    From the summer blockbuster film Captain America: The First Avenger, composer Alan Silvestri has created a powerful and memorable march based on the main theme. Skillfully adapted for the concert stage by Michael Brown, here is an exciting and uplifting march for mature [...]  Read more   

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