Keyboard - January 2015 - Lang Lang

Keyboard - January 2015 - Lang Lang


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!