Keyboard - September 2014 - Jonah Nilsson

Keyboard - September 2014 - Jonah Nilsson

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The September 2014 issue of Keyboard magazine features Dirty Loops, Jonah Nilsson, on the Keys to Pop Perfection. How funk-fusion pop covers led to International acclaim. “It just skyrocketed,” Swedish keyboardist and vocalist Jonah Nilsson says of his Dirty Loops’ recent chart-topping success. “Our new album Loopified was released in two different versions in Japan, and now they’re sitting at Number One and Number Two on the pop charts over there. I don’t know what happened!"

Hear:

Cover Story - Dirty Loops originally soared to YouTube stardom with their Jazz-funk covers of pop hits. Their new album, Loopified, features originals fueled by the same mastery of harmony and rhythm. Keyboardist and frontman Jonah Nilsson reveals how they craft their infectious and unique grooves.

Breakouts - Having co-written with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, and currently opening for Gavin DeGraw, songstress Mary Lambert has a lot to say about body image, sexuality, and self-esteem. Here’s why you should listen. 

Know:

The Art of Synth Soloing - Scales and Modal playing in context. We laid out the major and minor scales and their most useful related modes. Now let’s see them in use, beginning with an analysis of Tom Canning’s lilting sine-wave solo on Al Jarreau’s hit “Morning”.

Beyond the Manual -  How to use external hardware audio processors with your DAW…

Play:

Organ – Larry Goldings on the sound of one hand comping.

Jazz - Five ways to play like Dr. Lonnie Smith.

Rock - John Ginty on percussive B-3 techniques. 

Reviews:

Host Machine - Muse Research Receptor Trio and Qu4trro

Synthesizer - Clavia Nord Lead A1

Controller/Sequencer - M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro

Virtual Instrument - Vir2 Acou6tics

Virtual Instrument - Arturia Vox Continental V

 

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