Keyboard Magazine - November 2015 - Jean Michel Jarre - Old Synths And New Frontiers

Keyboard Magazine - November 2015 - Jean Michel Jarre - Old Synths And New Frontiers


The November issue of Keyboard Magazine features Jean-Michel Jarre. The Time Machine, Jarre’s latest and most ambitious project, is a two- part series of collaborations with an incredible collection of musicians, including icons such as Pete Townshend, Tangerine Dream, Hans Zimmer, Vince Clark, Cyndi Lauper, Moby, and Laurie Anderson with many more. We sat down with him to discuss the project and of course, his ongoing love affair with blinky things that go beep in the night.

Talent Scout: Mia Fitz - Originally from Dublin, Ireland keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist Mia Fitz has worked extensively as a session player, songwriter, producer and recording engineer. Find out more about Nia including her musical training, first gigs, and musical influences.

CODA: New York-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Mike DelGuidice started his Billy Joel tribute band Big Shot back in 2000. Thirteen years and countless sold-out Big Shot shows later, Joel himself recruited DelGuidice to join his band. Joel shares with us the 5 things he learned about playing in a tribute band.

Review: The new cylindrical Mac Pro has been met with some skepticism by the professional music production community, mostly due to its lack of internal expansion slots and drive bays. But eventually those boxy aluminum towers will be obsolete. We tell you everything you need to know and canvass the peripherals---to make the jump.


Jazz – Five ways to play like young piano virtuoso Joey Alexander.

Jazz Rock Jeff Babko shows how to learn from Rhodes electric piano icons such as Herbie Hancock, Donald Fagen, George Duke, and more.

Improvisation George Whitty helps you master versatile three-note approach patterns.


Sound Design - Two ways to synthesize the Star Trek theme lead.

Retro Reprint - Continuing our 40th anniversary coverage, we look back at Bob Moog's "On Synthesizers" column.

The Art of Synth Soloing - Part 2 of our lesson on the synth leads of Chick Corea.