Carols for Choirs 5: 50th Anniversary Edition
June 28, 2019

In 1961, Oxford University Press released the first edition of Carols for Choirs. Compiled and Edited by Reginald Jacques and David Willcocks, this book transformed the Christmas season for church choirs and concert choirs alike. The publication made available both practical arrangements of popular Christmas carols for amateur choirs and challenging new repertoire for more professional groups. The book also helped to popularize the service of Nine Lessons and Carols made famous by King’s College, Cambridge.
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New Christmas Gifts Are Here!
November 19, 2018

The snow is here, and so is our new Christmas stock! Check out some gift suggestions below for the musician in your life!
 

 Ornament Set - 3 Balls (Green, Blue & Red) For some musical flair on your Christmas tree, or decorations of any kind, check out these classic ball ornaments with a glittery musical touch! Made out of sturdy plastic, these ornaments are pet-and-child-proof! You can see our complete selection of ornaments here.

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New RCM Classical Guitar Series: Special Offer
April 18, 2018

RCM Classical Guitar Series - Complete SetThe Royal Conservatory’s fifth edition of their acclaimed classical guitar series is FINALLY HERE! Drawing upon the RCM’s reputation of excellence, this new edition presents a fresh and exciting selection of material to engage classical guitar students at all levels. Each progressive Repertoire and Etudes book explores a wide range of historical periods and styles, featuring pieces compiled from more than 500 years’ worth of guitar and other plucked-string music. With this series, teachers and students will embark on an innovative learning path designed to foster well-rounded musical development and an enduring passion for their instrument.
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Ultimate Music Theory – New Resources
January 31, 2018

St. Germain, Glory; Ultimate Music Theory - Supplemental Workbook - NEW!Winnipeg music teacher, Glory St. Germain, is the founder of Ultimate Music Theory.  Her Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, and Complete Rudiments books have been popular with our customers for many years.  Glory and her team, including Brockville music teacher, Shelagh McKibbon-U’Ren, have now developed a set of supplemental workbooks, which offer additional exercises to work through the new RCM Theory concepts.  There is one supplemental book available for each of the new RCM Theory Levels, to be used with the associated Basic, Intermediate or Advanced books.

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Chamber Music Enthusiasts: SJ Music is Here!
November 21, 2017

Some of you may already be familiar with the British publisher SJ Music, which specializes in chamber music for amateurs, particularly string players. The Leading Note is pleased to announce that the entire SJ Music catalogue is now available from us (now distributed in North America by C. F. Peters)!

Be sure to check out all 101 titles of the quirky and eclectic SJ Music catalogue.

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New RCM Celebrate Theory: Harmony, Counterpoint & Analysis Special Offer
July 5, 2017

RCM Celebrate Theory: Harmony, Counterpoint, Analysis Set, Levels 9, 10 & ARCT The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) has completed the roll out of their new theory series, Celebrate Theory. The advanced level harmony, counterpoint and analysis books of this series are now available at The Leading Note!

We are pleased to continue to offer a 15% discount on the complete set of harmony, counterpoint & analysis books. This set includes:

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 special crossover period for these new harmony books that extends to August 31, 2018. Harmony 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 $15 shipping charge will apply if you would like this set delivered to you (sorry, but we can’t afford to give you a 15% discount plus free shipping :-( ).

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) has completed 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 15% 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 $15 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 15% 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 15% discount plus free shipping).