Keyboard - October 2014 - Ian McLagan

Keyboard - October 2014 - Ian McLagan


The October 2014 issue of Keyboard magazine features Ian McLagan, who is both a consummate songwriter and keyboardist and a true member of rock ‘n’ roll royalty. Though best known for playing with the Rolling Stones and legendary British mod-rockers Small Faces, he’ll tell you that just pays the bills so he can live his true passion of writing original songs. With his first solo album since 2008 now out, he tells us that and much more.

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Road Warriors – Longtime Billy Joel sideman David Rosenthal may just be the most tech-savvy keyboardist working today. He recently completed the Herculean task of migrating Joel’s massive live show from old-school keyboards and MIDI modules to modern gear. Here’s how he did it.

Talent Scout – Peter Dyer on playing synths with Aloe Blacc, Van Hunt, and Mariah Carey.


The Art of Synth Soloing – Putting the minor and major blues scales to work. Adding some blues licks to a solo is a sure way to connect to your audience, and for many genres of music, this is the essential vocabulary you should be drawing from. But did you know that there’s more than one blues scale? Read on!

Beyond the Manual – Must-know tips for mixing virtual instruments.


Pop – Five ways to play like Bruce Hornsby.

Latin – Manuel Valera on modernizing Cuban piano.

Jazz Ben Stivers on jazz concepts for pop keyboardist.


Synthesizer – Roland Aira System-1

Keytar Synth – Korg RK-100S

Keytar Controller – Alesis Vortex Wireless

Theremin – Moog Music Theremini

Studio Monitors – PreSonus Sceptres S6 and Temblor T10

All this and much more in the October 2014 issue of Keyboard!