Keyboard - January 2015 - Lang Lang

Keyboard - January 2015 - Lang Lang

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The January 2015 issue of Keyboard magazine features classical pianist Lang Lang a revered artist, an ambassador for global music education and an advocate for the uniting power of music. Lang was recently named a United Nations Messenger of Peace, talks about his childhood love of piano, ways to get students excited about classical music, and his latest release, The Mozart Album.

Hear:

Bruce Hornsby virtually reinvented himself for Solo Concerts, fusing modern classical, jazz, blues, and more into a new signature sound.

Jazz-funk organist Wil Blades on his rhythm-first approach to playing the Hammond B-3

Singer songwriter Beth Thornley releases an electric new EP, Septagon.

Pianist and composer Chip Crawford finds his audience by accompanying Gregory Porter.

Know:

Gig Hacker – a veteran gigging keyboardist’s method for organizing sound and charts.

Beyond the Manual – Get inspired by non-linear ways to compose and record.

Synth Soloing – Play in the style of Steve Winwood.

Dance – Create great leads by cutting and rearranging loops.

Play:

Beginning – Our new Key of One column helps you understand music without conventional notation.

Theory – Getting the most out of your Rhodes, whether it’s vintage or virtual.

Technique – Mastering one-chord vamps that excite the audience but leave room for the band.

Reviews:

MIDI Controller – Korg Triton Taktile

Piano – Yamaha TransAcoustic U1TA

Synthesizer – Moog Sub

Sample Library – Sonokinetic Grosso

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