Keyboard - September 2015 - Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes

Keyboard - September 2015 - Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes


The September 2015 issue of Keyboard features Duran Duran’s inventive keyboardist Nick Rhodes.

As Duran Duran’s chief technologist, Rhodes has kept the musical world on its toes for the better part of four decades, crafting legendary sounds and songs on more than a dozen acclaimed albums. On the band’s latest offering," Paper Gods”, Rhodes melds analog synths with the infectious dance grooves and surprising soundscapes.

Talent Scout:

Born June 25, 2003 Joey Alexander is only 12 years old and already sounds like a seasoned jazz master. He was invited by UNESCO to play solo piano for Herbie Hancock in 2011 and has performed in the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta in 2012. His debut album “My Favorite Things” was released this past May.


Keyboardist and composer David Bryan is a founding member of the rock super-group Bon Jovi and the composer of the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis.

Michael Ghegan is an internationally acclaimed saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, and producer who has worked with artists such as Elton John and Justin Timberlake. Bryan and Ghegan are currently working on projects both in the studio and live on stage, and they recently appeared alongside famed vocalist Andrea Bocelli in Italy.


Learn how to modernize your jazz playing with Geoffrey Keezer.

Tony Monaco is teaching how to use chord substitution.

Follow George Colligan’s seven steps to compose your own music.


Eight ways to get more from Cakewalk Sonar Platinum.

Re-creating the Roland D-50.

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Presonus Studio 192

Vienna Symphonic Library Dimension Brass II



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