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Friday May 18, 2018. 04:23 PM
In my touring and recording work on the Hammond organ, I’ve developed certain musical concepts that have served me well.In my touring and recording work on the Hammond organ, I’ve developed certain musical concepts that have served me well. Here are some tips and tricks...
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Dream team band R+R=NOW—featuring Robert Glasper on keyboards, Terrace Martin on synthesizer and vocoder, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah on trumpet, Derrick Hodge on bass, Taylor McFerrin on synth and beatbox, and Justin Tyson on drums—will release their debut album...
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Thursday May 17, 2018. 02:47 PM
On his new Blue Note Records debut Concentric Circles, jazz piano patriarch Kenny Barron continues to surprise, mixing hard-driving swing, Latin grooves and plaintive ballads into a sound all his own. His original composition 'Blue Waters' blends sneaky chords with post-bop, ...
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Wednesday May 16, 2018. 09:23 PM
In this lesson, Brian Mitchell applies guitar techniques to the keyboard by exploring some of Leon Russell’s pianistic tendencies.I’ve always been drawn to artists who have a unique sound and a style that you can immediately recognize. One of my favorite musicians has...
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Organ Workshop: Limb IndependenceAs keyboardists, most of us have spent a fair amount of time working toward gaining independence between our left and right hand. But what about our other two limbs? Why should drummers have all the fun when we can use our feet,...
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Korg is giving away an analog monologue synth with every new Kronos purchase. Details at
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Tuesday May 15, 2018. 07:40 PM
(Minneapolis, MN - May 15, 2018) Prince played with many talented musicians over the course of his 40-year career, but his most celebrated and iconic allies will always be Bobby Z, Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Matt Fink & Brownmark; The Revolution. They resume their U.S....
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Learn Brent Mydland's Grateful Dead synth solosNo doubt you are surprised to see me covering the Grateful Dead in an instructional column on synth soloing. But here we are, and it’s a rare, but very tasty little solo we are covering this month.EXPANDING THE DEAD’S SONIC...
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INTERVALLIC IMPROVISATION LEADS TO A MORE INDIVIDUAL STYLE OF PLAYING. IT CAN HELP YOU find your own voice by forcing you to avoid familiar avenues and improvisational habits. I discovered this style by listening to jazz greats like John Coltrane, Woody Shaw, and Larry...
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Monday May 14, 2018. 06:46 PM
Sound Design Workshop: Beyond ArpeggiosArpeggiators have come a long way since they appeared as accompaniment tools in vintage analog synths. Nowadays, nearly every DAW includes an arpeggiator, usually packed with features ranging from customizable patterns to unusual...
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(New York, NY) – New wave icon Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey is set to release his first new music in 25 years: Bailey’s latest endeavor and first-ever solo album SCIENCE FICTION is due out July 13 via Mikrokosmos/BFD and is distributed via The Orchard in North America....
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Berlin, Germany (May 14, 2018) - zenAud.io is celebrating spring with a 25% off sale for the entire month of May: ALK2, a new paradigm in performing live with loops, is on sale for 149€ (regular price is 199€) until June 1, 2018. Additionally, the company is running a...
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Roger Joseph Manning Jr. has toured with his own bands—including Jellyfish, Imperial Drag and the synth-geek favorite the Moog Cookbook—but for now he says he’s happy to be playing with Beck. For one thing, legs of Beck’s tour are relatively short, so Manning is able ...
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(New York, NY) – America’s premier 80s concert tour Retro Futura returns this summer, with a stellar line-up. Kicking off in July, the tour is headlined by pop songstress Belinda Carlisle; the bill also features such hitmakers as ABC, Modern English, Tony Lewis of The...
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If you’re a gigging keyboardist, you’ve undoubtedly been asked to cover multiple parts at once. Often times, this involves playing parts with one hand so that your other hand is free to play other keyboards or zones on the same keyboard. This can be a challenge, as you...
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Jimmy Jam (pictured right of center) addresses the Roland U.S. artist relations team at the official opening of Roland’s Los Angeles Artist Relations Center on May 8, 2018. Los Angeles, CA, May 10, 2018 — On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Roland held a grand opening celebration...
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Bass pedals are a fun and important aspect of Hammond-style organ playing. Unlike classical organists, most jazz organists use only the left foot, assigning the right foot to the expression pedal in order to create dynamic contrast.For many clonewheel players, the thought of ...
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THE KEY TO EFFECTIVE POP PIANO PLAYING IS TO BE STRATEGIC ABOUT HOW MANY VOICES YOU USE, what range you play in, and how you use dynamics. You don’t have to play ten notes all the time, or play constant rhythms that mimic guitar strumming. Instead, the goal is for the...
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Grammy-nominated jazz pianist (and frequent contributor) Geoffrey Keezer is working on On My Way To You, his new album of jazz covers and originals.If you've enjoyed his lessons for Keyboard, check-out the project via Kickstarter HERE.
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On June 1, Artistry Music, a Mack Avenue Records label, will release Soul Side of Town, Tower of Power’s 25th album – an amalgamation of soul, vintage R&B, groove, pop and rock. It’s the centerpiece for a celebratory 50th Anniversary campaign that includes the...
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