Keyboard - February 2015 - Hans Zimmer

Keyboard - February 2015 - Hans Zimmer


The February 2015 issue of Keyboard magazine features Oscar and Grammy-winning composer Hans Zimmer. Zimmer's beautiful scores have become part of the fabric of our film-going lives, from The Lion King to 12 Years a Slave. His latest project is the sci-fi epic Interstellar, and we take you into Zimmer's studio and behind the movie music.


Conan keyboardist Scott Healy offers musical memories and tips to hone your craft.

Too soon after our October cover feature, we say good-bye to Faces, session, and solo great Ian McLagan.


Beyond the Manual – Live dangerously, and tweak your presets!

Synth Soloing – Apply last month's Steve Winwood lesson to your own playing.

Dance – Make a bass loop out of a vocal.


Beginner– This month's Key of One column takes a critical look at the potential pitfalls of traditional music education.

Jazz – Five ways to add Brad Mehldau-isms to your own playing.

TechniqueWicked warm-ups to start your session.


MIDI Controller – Arturia KeyLab 88

Digital Piano – Yamaha P-255

Virtual Instrument – Applied Acoustics String Studio VS2

App - Korg Module

All this and much more in the February 2015 issue of Keyboard!