Keyboard Magazine - January 2016 - Rob Thomas

Keyboard Magazine - January 2016 - Rob Thomas


Solo Artist and Matchbox Twenty frontman Rob Thomas reveals the keys and the process behind writing, arranging, and recording his latest pop opus, The Great Unknown.

Breakouts: Grammy-winner Salvador Santana raps with a rock feel and a hopeful message on his latest album, Fantasy Reality.

Talent Scout: Jazz organ player Akiko Tsuruga

Jazz: Reimagining a jazz standard: “Round Midnight”, Part Two

Pop/Rock: 5 ways to play like genre-bending superstar Elton John.

Know: Sound Design – Synthesizing rock guitars

            The Art of Synth Soloing – Play like the late, great multitalented George Duke.

Review: Controller – Roli Seaboaard Rise

                Synthesizers – Roland Boutique Series

                Modular Synth – Pittsburgh Modular System 10.1

CODA: Five things that Jeff Juliano has learned about mixing music