RCM Book Prices Are Increasing!
March 20, 2017

RCM Publishing made a rather abrupt announcement last week that the prices on all Royal Conservatory of Music books will be increasing, effective immediately.

This sudden increase took us rather by surprise, as they are relatively significant – between $2 and $6 per book. However, we want to make sure that it isn’t quite as big a shock to our customers – particularly music teachers.

To this end, The Leading Note is pleased to be able to offer all RCM books at the old prices until Apr 1, 2017 (or as long a supplies last). If you haven’t already done so, this is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of our special discounts on one of the following RCM sets:

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New RCM Celebrate Theory: History Books Special Offer
January 17, 2017

RCM Celebrate Theory: History Set, Levels 9, 10 & ARCT The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) is continuing the roll out of their new theory series, Celebrate Theory. The advanced level history books of this series are now available at The Leading Note.

We are pleased to continue to offer a 20% discount on the complete set of history books. This set includes the history books for Level 9, Level 10 and ARCT.

 

Celebrate Theory is an essential resource for developing well-rounded musicianship. Through the study of theory, harmony, analysis and history, students will engage more meaningfully with the music they hear and play.

RCM will have a one-year crossover period from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017. Theory examinations written in the Winter, Spring, and Summer sessions will include alternate questions to accommodate students who have prepared using either the 2009 or 2016 syllabus.

Please note that a $10.00 shipping charge will apply if you would like this set delivered to you (sorry, but we can’t afford to give you a 20% discount plus free shipping :-( ).

New RCM Celebrate Theory Special Offer
July 11, 2016

RCM Celebrate Theory Elementary-Intermediate Set, Levels 1 - 8Have you heard? The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) has just released a new Theory Syllabus along with a new theory series, Celebrate Theory! The elementary and intermediate parts of this series are available at The Leading Note now, with the advanced portion of the series planned for early 2017.

As always, The Leading Note is your best source for this new series! We are pleased to continue to offer a 20% discount on the complete elementary-intermediate set of theory books.

Celebrate Theory is an essential resource for developing well-rounded musicianship. Through the study of theory, harmony, analysis and history, students will engage more meaningfully with the music they hear and play.

RCM will have a one-year crossover period from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017. Theory examinations written in the Winter, Spring, and Summer sessions will include alternate questions to accommodate students who have prepared using either the 2009 or 2016 syllabus.

This complete elementary-intermediate set includes the books and answer books from preparatory through level 8, along with the new 2016 syllabus — 12 books in total!

Please note that a $15.00 shipping charge will apply if you would like this set delivered to you (sorry, but we can’t afford to give you a 20% discount plus free shipping).

Introducing SiR – Sistema-inspired Resources
April 27, 2016

SiR - Sistema-inspired ResourcesSistema GlobalThe Leading Note would like to announce a partnership with Sistema Global to introduce Sistema-inspired Resources (SiR), a project that will be the most comprehensive source and creative hub of Sistema-inspired print music and pedagogical resources worldwide.

 

Sistema Global has long provided free repertoire and pedagogical resources meant for everyone in the global El Sistema community. To complement this, The Leading Note side of the project is intended to provide resources for sale that reflect the recommendations from a number of Sistema programs and their members. The resources on the SiR product page will consist of:

  • commercially available music from established publishers that has been proven to work for existing Sistema programs:
    • this evolving project will provide a forum for programs to recommend and share ideas about published works that kids love to play.
  • original compositions and arrangements in a wide array of styles (classical, jazz, world, pop, rap, etc.) that are suitable for Sistema programs:
    • this will encourage programs and composers to create a revenue stream by using the platform to sell their own successfully performed arrangements and compositions, and
    • it will include multi-level and flexible-instrumentation works that accommodate a wide range of ensembles.

A 15% discount will be offered to all programs registered with Sistema Global for all music on our site (in addition, a percentage of each sale will be donated to Sistema Global).

Please contact us if:

  • you have any recommendations for commercially available music from established publishers that you have found to work well for your group, or
  • you have any material that you would like to be sold through this site. Given that all copyright considerations are successfully met, all original music will be added to the SiR site and a percentage of the proceeds will be directed to Sistema Global.

 

Bärenreiter’s Complete Mozart Solo Piano Works
March 18, 2016

Mozart - Complete Works for Piano Solo (5 Volumes in a Slipcase)The Leading Note is pleased to be able to offer Bärenreiter’s Complete Mozart Solo Piano Works for an incredibly low price of $117.95!

Valued at over $200, this five-volume boxed edition of Mozart’s complete oeuvre for solo piano contains the definitive Urtext from the “New Mozart Edition” in a well-presented, full-sized format. For the first time, everything written for solo piano by the man who was perhaps the greatest genius in music history is presented in this unique special edition. All works have been meticulously checked to reflect the latest in musicological research.

Included in this collection are:

Detailed prefaces in German and English provide information on the genesis of the music and details on its performance – an editorial coup and the buy of a lifetime!

 

The Leading Note Has It All!
January 1, 2016

LEADING IN CANADA

  • a wonderful brick and mortar shop featuring a broad and deep inventory on hand with remarkable staff who are trained musicians and experts in classical print music
  • a world class website and online store with fantastic search and browse capabilities, backed by personal communication and service
  • owners and staff who care passionately about building community through music – founders of the OrKidstra program (a social program through music for over 500 children from 42 linguistic and cultural backgrounds)

LEADING IN SERVICE

  • exceptional research service for finding and ordering print music thanks to our close collaborations with hundreds of publishers and suppliers worldwide
  • in-stock orders shipped within 24 hours with free shipping on orders over $100
  • quick turn-around times on special orders with rush ordering or digital custom prints available for emergencies

LEADING IN PRICING

  • competitive pricing (remember to factor in shipping costs, taxes, and customs fees for a true cost comparison with other sources)
  • teacher’s discounts available and a customer loyalty program offering bonus free shipments and gift certificates, where applicable

 

Christmas is Here at The Leading Note!
December 1, 2015

The official countdown is on – Christmas is fast approaching! This Christmas season, give the best gift of all, the gift of music! The Leading Note is the perfect place to find gifts for the musicians in your life – including yourself. We have a wide selection of gift items to fill your holiday home galore!

 

Mug - Black With Red Notes BurstWhat better way to start the morning with a burst of music (and coffee of course).
Check out our collection of music-themed mugs and glasses.

 

Fuzzy Socks - G Clef RedKeep your feet warm and festive with these plush fuzzy knit socks. We have socks of many different colours and patterns.

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Bach to School Sale!
September 5, 2015

The Leading Note is pleased to announce our annual Bach to School Sale! From September 5 to 18, 2016, save 20% on all books by Johann Sebastian Bach.

As Johannes Brahms said:

“Study Bach: there you will find everything.”

Choose a category below to see what books are on sale for your instrument, sorted by popularity:


Piano Sale ItemsOrgan Sale ItemsHarp Sale ItemsGuitar Sale Items
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