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Friday February 16, 2018. 03:14 PM
Tom Schuman’s solo on “Conversations,” from Spyro Gyra’s 1984 live release, Access All Areas. The solo on Schuman’s tune “Incognito,” from the band’s 1982 release of the same name.The solo on “Who Knew!” from the band’s most recent release, The...
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Tom Schuman is a monster player who is not mentioned enough in the pantheon of jazz/jazz-rock players, possibly because his band, Spyro Gyra, is often thought of as a commercial, smooth jazz entity. Sure, they have made their share of melodic, accessible music, but if you go ...
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MILWAUKEE - Jason Lyle Black is an award-winning pianist, composer and entertainer with over 10 years of experience in the music industry. Black has been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, Huffington Post and more, produced a #2 Billboard New Age...
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Thursday February 15, 2018. 04:30 PM
This lesson originally appeared in the January 2014 issue of Keyboard.Growing up in Southern California, I was acutely aware of its session scene, with guys like David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Greg Phillinganes, Victor Feldman, and other heavy hitters covering every conceivable ...
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The Roger Waters “Us + Them” production fits nicely into normal sized arenas in the USA, but down here in New Zealand and Australia we had to make some changes to pull off several of the shows.In Auckland and Adelaide, we had to use less of the “Rolios” due to the...
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Nashville-based singer/songwriter Gabe Dixon has led his own acclaimed groups and played keyboards with artists like Paul McCartney, O.A.R.and Supertramp.His new song “I Believe In Our Love” is featured on the Amazon Original playlist “Love Me,' out just in time for...
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Organ Workshop: Diminished ScalesThe diminished seventh chord is very versatile and can be used in many musical situations. I covered the two basic diminished chord progressions (I6, Idim, IIm7, V7; and I6, I#dim, IIm7, V7) and their use in introductions, modulations, fills, ...
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How To: Feeling the PressureChannel pressure, commonly referred to as aftertouch, is a powerful tool. Implemented intelligently, it lets you keep both hands on the keyboard while adding nuance to your playing. This month, we’ll look at ways aftertouch can be used for...
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Wednesday February 14, 2018. 08:06 PM
Announcing the biggest gathering of piano players, piano bar performers, dueling piano entertainers, touring pianists, students, teachers, and fans – EVER.Our first event, in March 2017, was SOLD OUT.Planning is now almost complete for Piano Summit 2018 –three days of...
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Tuesday February 13, 2018. 11:59 PM
NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond with QSC Founders Pat Quilter and John AndrewsAnaheim, CA (January 30, 2018) – QSC founders Pat Quilter, John Andrews and Barry Andrews were honored at the 2018 Winter NAMM Show with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)...
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Ipswich, UK ( February 2018) — Celestion is pleased to announce that Positive Grid, the leading developer of digital audio software and hardware, has bundled a Celestion Impulse Response library of the company’s most legendary guitar speakers with the release its new...
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This lesson originally appeared in the October 2014 issue of Keyboard.I recently had the pleasure of seeing the Bruce Hornsby and Pat Metheny “Campfire” Tour at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles. I was immediately reminded of Bruce’s debut record “The Way It Is,”...
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Monday February 12, 2018. 05:20 PM
Keyboardist Dave Cohen is one of the most in-demand musicians in all of country music. A quick glance at some of his recent credits on Spotify finds his playing all over recent chart-topping releases by everyone from Florida Georgia Line and Rascal Flatts to Kid Rock, Steven ...
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The original Vox Continental, first introduced by British manufacturer Jennings Musical Industries in 1962, is a classic “combo organ”. This sleek, transistor-based portable electric organ is deeply rooted in pop-music history, used by many of the biggest rock bands of...
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Since 1977, Star Wars has been inspiring generations of moviegoers with its expansive universe, larger-than-life characters, and dazzling special effects. While the film franchise has produced some of the greatest cinematic moments of all time, the music composed for Star...
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Friday February 9, 2018. 03:49 PM
Organ Workshop: Using Drawbars Part 2Last month we talked about how the drawbars work, and how to make basic drawbar tone colors sound brighter or more muted. This month we’ll continue our study with an examination of how to create the four families of organ...
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Thursday February 8, 2018. 09:50 PM
“I can’t believe you went to Camp Encore/Coda,” singer/songwriter Martin Johnson tells me via phone, surprised that I attended the same New England music camp he once did. “I got kicked-out, though. I was a little bit tough when it came to music back then. I didn’t ...
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I used to write a column for Keyboard entitled “Ask Mike,” where I answered questions about my experiences touring with some of the top artists in the world. This blog will serve as an updated version of that column. Here we go!My current gig is doing Digital Performer...
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This week's track pick comes all the way from Singapore. Jazz organist Chok Kerong studied law before switching gears and heading to New York for graduate studies at the Manhattan School of Music.On his latest release Tales They Told Me, Chok uses the classic organ trio forma...
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Wednesday February 7, 2018. 03:11 AM
The year was 1983. Michael Jackson and The Police topped the pop charts, the Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet program hit the PC software market, and this ad appeared in Keyboard for Roland's latest polysynth, the Juno-60. Introduced the previous year, the Juno-60 cost $1,795...
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