Keyboard Magazine - March 2016 - The Astonishing Jordan Rudess

Keyboard Magazine - March 2016 - The Astonishing Jordan Rudess


The Astonishing Jordan Rudess – On Dream Theatre’s New Rock Opera, His Latest Solo Album, and the Future of Prog.

Prog legend Jordan Rudess’ latest project with Dream Theater is The Astonishing, a rock opera with a hero whose secret weapon is the power of music. Stephen Fortner spoke with Rudess about this ambitious concept album as well as his new solo piano release and latest app.

New Column: Acoustic Grand and Upright – We dig deep into the latest products, projects, and techniques for acoustic piano players.

Breakouts: Meet four Nashville keyboardists who elevate the tours and recordings of some of the country’s biggest stars.

Play: Pop/Rock – 5 ways to get Adele’s piano sound.

          R&B George Whitty shows you classic comping strategies.

Know: Musicianship – Learn to transcribe songs and solos by ear.

            The Art Of Synth Soloing – Play like composer/musician/producer Jeff Lorber.

            Sound Design – Get the most out of Ableton 9.5’s new Simpler features.

Review: DAW – MOTU Digitial Performer 9

               Virtual Instrument – Sample Magic Bloq

               APP – Wizdom Music GeoShred

               Controller – Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88

               Synthesizer – Akai Timbre Wolf

CODA: 5 Things that Andrew McCormack has learned about playing solo piano.

Web Exclusive! Read an excerpt from Andy Babiuk’s Beatle- tech Bible: Beatles Gear: The Ultimate Edition