Keyboard - February 2015 - Hans Zimmer

Keyboard - February 2015 - Hans Zimmer

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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.

Hear:

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.

Know:

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.

Play:

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.

Reviews:

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!