10 Books for Beginner to Intermediate Musicians

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10 Books for Beginner to Intermediate Musicians

An Excellent Selection of Print Music Books

There's typically more time spent at home over the holiday season, and that extra time is just what you need to hone in on your music-making aspirations. In this list, instructional materials were chosen to help the player who has purchased their first instrument, and is ready to get started on their musical journey. The song collections are intended for the player who has progressed and is looking to use their skills, while having fun playing well-loved classical masterpieces, holiday favourites, or pop/rock selections. These are our 10 books for beginner to intermediate musicians.

The Christmas Family Songbook

The Christmas Family Songbook

$47.49

The Christmas Family Songbook is a beautiful hardcover keepsake edition that features over 100 of the most popular Christmas songs, all arranged to be easily playable at the family piano. An excellent choice for the musicians in your life this Christmas.

Hal Leonard Drumset Method - Complete Edition

Hal Leonard Drumset Method - Complete Edition

$37.49

Designed for beginners, this comprehensive and easy-to-use method is based on years of teaching drum students of all ages. Get Books 1 and 2, hours of audio tracks for demonstration and playing along, plus video lessons by drum master Gregg Bissonette. Practice pads or noise-cancelling headphones could be something you'd want to grab as well since there's a new drummer in your house!

The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook

The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook

$33.99

For the Beatles fan in your life - this great collection features all 194 songs written and sung by The Beatles, specially transcribed here for strumming guitarists. Enjoy songs from the actual recordings, in the original keys. Each including chord symbols, guitar chord boxes, and complete lyrics. It also features a helpful playing guide and a full discography.

Hal Leonard Guitar Method - Complete Edition w/Online Audio

Hal Leonard Guitar Method - Complete Edition w/Online Audio

$33.99

The Complete Edition features the new and improved method books 1, 2 and 3 spiral-bound together. Created for anyone just learning to play acoustic or electric guitar, it's based on years of teaching guitar students of all ages, and reflects some of the best teaching ideas from around the world. A great place to start if you're new to guitar!

Van Halen - Signature Licks (Online Audio, TAB)

Van Halen - Signature Licks (Online Audio, TAB)

$33.99

Van Halen fans - this is your chance to learn the exact styles and techniques Eddie Van Halen used on 17 Van Halen classics! With step-by-step breakdowns by Joe Charupakorn and online access to full band audio demos (at normal and slow speeds), intuitively learn songs like "Jump", "Unchained", and many more.

Best Classical Music Ever (Piano)

Best Classical Music Ever (Piano)

$26.99

With upper intermediate difficulty, Best Classical Music Ever provides depth and challenge to experienced players. This book provides complete solo arrangements for piano of 86 all-time favourites by 39 composers, making it a thorough collection of some of the best classical music ever.

Hal Leonard Ukulele Method - Easy Songs for Ukulele w/Online Audio

Hal Leonard Ukulele Method - Easy Songs for Ukulele w/Online Audio

$20.49

Easy Songs for Ukulele begins with simple rhythms and melodies and ends with chords and notes up the neck. Play along with your favourite tunes from the Beatles, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Woody Guthrie, Simon and Garfunkel, and more with this ukulele book plus online audio. A great place to start for beginners!

The Complete Guitar Player Songbook - Omnibus Edition

The Complete Guitar Player Songbook - Omnibus Edition

$33.99

This compilation of all four of The Complete Guitar Player Songbooks contains over 180 songs written by such great songwriters including Lennon and McCartney, Paul Simon, John Denver, Bob Dylan, and many more. The book features standard notation, with chord boxes and full lyrics.

The Best Songs Ever - 9th Edition

The Best Songs Ever - 9th Edition

$33.99

One of the best selling songbooks of all time, now updated to a 9th edition. Includes 71 all-time hits like Bohemian Rhapsody, Candle in the Wind, Defying Gravity, Every Breath You Take and many, many more. This songbook provides arrangements for piano, vocals, and guitar.

Hal Leonard Bass Method - Complete (Book 1,2,3) w/Online Audio

Hal Leonard Bass Method - Complete (Book 1,2,3) w/Online Audio

$33.99

Finishing off the list, this special bound edition of Bass Method contains Books 1, 2, and 3 in one easy-to-use volume. Another great selection from Hal Leonard, designed for anyone just starting to play bass.

The Gift of Music Lessons

The Gift of Music Lessons

A great gift on its own or to pair with any instrument - because for over 50 years, Cosmo School of Music has been offering a variety of musical instruction to meet the needs of every musician. Contact Cosmo School of Music to give the gift of music lessons.

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Cosmo Music Store Gift Cards

Cosmo Music Store Gift Cards

Cosmo Music is one of biggest and best musical instrument retail stores in the world; this is an easy and welcomed gift for the musicians on your list! This card can only be used at the store (10 Via Renzo Dr, Richmond Hill ON) and cannot be used for online purchases. Cosmo Music gift cards can be purchased in-store or purchased online and used in-store. Gift Card Terms and Conditions apply.

Find the Perfect Gift for Everyone on Your List

Find the Perfect Gift for Everyone on Your List

Cosmo Music has gift ideas for musicians and music enthusiasts of all levels, so whether your shopping list this year is big or small, we've got you covered. Check out all our gift ideas from this year's Holiday Gift Guide.

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Shop 10 Books for Beginner to Intermediate Musicians

  • The Christmas Family Songbook

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    The Christmas Family Songbook

    $47.49 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • Hal Leonard Drumset Method - Complete Edition

    Hal Leonard

    Hal Leonard Drumset Method - Complete Edition

    $37.49 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook

    Hal Leonard

    The Beatles Complete Chord Songbook

    $33.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • Hal Leonard Guitar Method - Complete Edition w/Online Audio

    Hal Leonard

    Hal Leonard Guitar Method - Complete Edition w/Online Audio

    $33.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • Van Halen - Signature Licks (Online Audio, TAB)

    Hal Leonard

    Van Halen - Signature Licks (Online Audio, TAB)

    $33.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • Best Classical Music Ever (Piano)

    Hal Leonard

    Best Classical Music Ever (Piano)

    $26.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Easy Songs for Ukulele w/Online Audio

    Hal Leonard

    Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Easy Songs for Ukulele w/Online Audio

    $20.49 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • The Complete Guitar Player Songbook - Omnibus Edition

    Hal Leonard

    The Complete Guitar Player Songbook - Omnibus Edition

    $33.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • The Best Songs Ever - 9th Edition

    Hal Leonard

    The Best Songs Ever - 9th Edition

    $33.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

  • Hal Leonard Bass Method - Complete (Book 1,2,3) w/Online Audio

    Hal Leonard

    Hal Leonard Bass Method - Complete (Book 1,2,3) w/Online Audio

    $33.99 Graduation cap Your School Price

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