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THURSDAY TRACK PICK – Bruce Hornsby’s “Cast-Off” Featuring Justin Vernon

We’re choosing Bruce Hornsby’s affecting new single “Cast-Off” from his new album Absolute Zero as our THURSDAY TRACK PICK this week. The song features Justin Vernon of Bon Iver fame. For more information visit www.brucehornsby.com from KeyboardMag www.keyboardmag.com/artists/thursday-track-pick-bruce-hornsbys-cast-off-featuring-justin-vernon via IFTTT

Jordan Rudess at Guitar Center NYC Thurs 4/18

Catch synth legend Jordan Rudess at Guitar Center in NYC Thursday April 18 at 6:00 PM for a CD signing and Q&A. His new album Wired for Madness is out tomorrow! from KeyboardMag www.keyboardmag.com/artists/jordan-rudess-at-guitar-center-nyc-thurs-4-18 via IFTTT

Novation Announces Aphex Twin Firmware Update for Bass Station II

The latest firmware update for Bass Station II adds five powerful and innovative new features to Novation’s hugely popular monosynth, all of them developed in response to user feedback and requests, one of those users being particularly noteworthy… AFX Mode Electronic music legend Richard James, aka Aphex Twin, has already played an instrumental part in

5 Things I’ve Learned About Repairing Vintage Keyboards

I’ve loved music all my life, but unfortunately I have no musical talent. My creative outlet has been the repair, restoration and innovation of the vintage keyboards that make the sounds I love. Through my Synthchaser video series on YouTube, I share my approach to repairing and maintaining vintage keyboards so talented musicians can continue

Five Things I’ve Learned About Repairing Vintage Keyboards

I’ve loved music all my life, but unfortunately I have no musical talent. My creative outlet has been the repair, restoration and innovation of the vintage keyboards that make the sounds I love. Through my Synthchaser video series on YouTube, I share my approach to repairing and maintaining vintage keyboards so talented musicians can continue

5 Ways to Play Like Jimmy Smith

Before Jimmy Smith, the Hammond B-3 organ was primarily heard in churches, baseball stadiums, and skating rinks. Inspired by organist Wild Bill Davis and others, Smith spent the better part of 1953 “woodshedding” in a warehouse where he honed the sound that would come to define him. The topics explored here only scratch the surface

BRUCE HORNSBY – Forward March

“This is what I like to do,” Bruce Hornsby tells me, as he prepares for the release of his new album Absolute Zero. “I’m interested in trying to push forward. I’m a lifelong student, and I’ve always tried to grow, evolve and change as a singer, a lyricist, a songwriter and player.” If your awareness of Hornsby’s

Be the Bass With These Left Hand Techniques

Picture this: You got the gig and you’re excited about the music. You get to your first rehearsal and the bandleader wants you to play “bass” on a couple of things. You panic because you’ve never had to be the bass player and cover your keyboard parts at the same time. I’ve been fortunate to

VIDEO – IK Multimedia’s UNO at Synthplex

Erik Norlander gives KEYBOARD a look at IK Multimedia’s affordable analog monosynth, UNO, at the inaugural Synthplex music and instrument conference. Video by Stephen Fortner of Fortner Media. from KeyboardMag www.keyboardmag.com/video/video-ik-multimedias-uno-at-synthplex via IFTTT