Koji Kondo, the composer that brought you the Super Mario Bros. music, also created music for another extremely popular 1980’s Nintendo game - The Legend of Zelda. Over the years piano aficionados have attempted to learn these great themes by ear because no sheet music was officially published. With so many Zelda games; A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, and Twilight Princess among them, there are dozens of songs that intermediate-advanced pianists would absolutely love to play. Well, the wait is over, after great success with their recent publication of the piano music of Super Mario Bros., Alfred [...] Read more
Posted on January 5, 2012 by Cristina D'Alessandro
Posted on December 14, 2011 by Elliott Chung
Christmas is right around the corner and here in the Print Music Department we’ve got lots to choose from for those special people in your life. Here’s a quick list of some great gift ideas for the music lover:
For Piano – Adele “21”, Bruno Mars “Doo Wops and Hooligans”, Super Mario Brothers (yes it’s finally in print!), Glee
For Guitar – The Beatles Chord Songbook; Best Rock Guitar Songs Ever; MTV’s 100 Greatest Pop Songs
For Woodwind and Brass Instrumental Play -alongs – Glee; Popular Hits; Queen; Harry Potter
For Voice – Pro Vocal sing-alongs: Glee; Lady Gaga; Amy Winehouse; Taylor Swift
For [...] Read more
Posted on September 19, 2011 by Andrew Lai
The Aristocrats (Guthrie Govan, Marco Minnemann and Bryan Beller) CD now available at Cosmo Music.
Have a peak here:
Bio: The Making of The Aristocrats
It was supposed to be just another typical NAMM show gig – some highly-touted musicians getting together to entertain the gear enthusiasts and industry folk who congregate in Anaheim, CA in mid-January every year. More improbably, the show at The Anaheim Bass Bash – featuring guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller, and drummer Marco Minnemann – wasn’t even supposed to contain Guthrie at all; he was a late replacement for long-time fusion guitar hero Greg Howe, who had [...] Read more
Event took place on September 30, 2011 by Elliott Chung
Calling all classical guitar teachers... on Friday September 30th from 9:30 AM to 12 PM Cosmo Music will be hosting a very special workshop based on the new RCM series “Bridges”. Patrick Feely, a member of the RCME College of Examiners, will be leading participants through an exploration of this new and inspiring series, including new repertoire and changes to the syllabus. If you have any specific questions, or simply wish to learn more about “Bridges”, this workshop is the perfect opportunity for you.
To register please call us at (905) 770-5222 extension 310, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look [...] Read more
Posted on July 6, 2011 by Cosmo Music
As another school year draws to a close many students pack up their instruments for the summer months. Come September they may not have the same level of technique or endurance and will wish that they had kept up with their practice. Here in the Print Music Department we carry a large variety of Jamey Aebersold books - jazz play-a-longs that are perfect for staying in shape during the summer. These books are enjoyed by many students, teachers and professionals alike, desiring to improve their jazz skills while having fun at the same time.
Each volume has a theme that highlights [...] Read more
Posted on July 6, 2011 by Cristina D'Alessandro
In just a few short weeks, the final chapter in the Harry Potter franchise will hit movie theatres everywhere. Cosmo Music has carried many varieties of Harry Potter sheet music since the very first movie, The Philosopher’s Stone, was released. For you wizard fans who want to keep playing your clarinet, trumpet, flute or saxophone over the summer, we have Potter music for you! And for piano players we have Five Finger, Big Note, Easy Piano and Piano Solo arrangements from all 7 (soon to be 8) Harry Potter films. Hardcore Potter fans may be familiar with the composer Alexandre [...] Read more
Posted on July 6, 2011 by Elliott Chung
Summer is here and what better way to enjoy the outdoors than with your very own ukulele! Small, light, easy-to-learn and always entertaining, the ukulele is very popular among artists such as Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz and most recently, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam.
With a wide selection of method books, chord charts, CD play-a-longs, and artist anthologies, Cosmo Music has lots to choose from whether you’re a budding player or seasoned pro. AC/DC, Elvis, Paul Simon, and the Beach Boys are just a few of the many artists we feature here in the store. One particularly cool series is [...] Read more
Posted on July 5, 2011 by Victoria Hong
Are you bored playing without any accompanists? If so, why not give yourself the opportunity to enter the fun and challenging world of instrumental play-a-longs?
At Corner Books we carry tonnes of play-a-longs including Disney, Classical, Jazz and Blues, Praise and Worship, and Contemporary Hits. Whether you're a string or wind player our books are designed for all instrumentalists and most importantly are published with different levels of playing ability in mind. Each book provides the "lead" or melody line for you to play with a recorded track of the other parts. Just imagine having a group of musicians accompanying you [...] Read more
Event took place on June 14, 2011 by Cosmo Music
Frederick Harris Music Co. invites you to a FREE Bridges Guitar Series Workshop!
RSVP to Corner Books on the Main Level today!
Date: Tuesday, June 14
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Cosmopolitan Music Hall
RSVP to Doug Armstrong at 905.770.5222 x 310 or email@example.com
Posted on May 24, 2011 by Elliott Chung
There are a lot of different elements that one must take into consideration when choosing the right type of guitar manuscript paper. Do you want chord boxes? Tabulature? What about the number of staves? The distance between the lines? Would you like the pages to be hole-punched, bound or perforated…or a combination of each?
Here at Corner Books our guitar manuscript comes in all shapes and sizes. There’s our tried and true Cosmo guitar dictation book, which is ideal for beginning guitar students. We also have a tabulature-only pad that is hole-punched, making it easy to store your music in a [...] Read more