In the August 2013 issue of Keyboard magazine fiery jazz-fusion phenom Hiromi talks about how you have to treat your inner composer and keyboardist as two different people, and about writing a “soundtrack of the day” on her new album Move. Plus: Jim Beard’s thoughts about practice, serving the gig, and a word that musicians shouldn’t consider dirty. Matt Johnson of duo Matt and Kim on how to create a ferocious, booty-shaking punk-pop sound when half the band is keyboards. Remembering Doors’ keyboardis Ray Manzarek. Brian Charette details five ways to play like Hiromi, and much more!
Digital Pianos for Home and Stage – Affordable and great sounding digital pianos are multiplying. Whether you intend mainly to practice with family or play for enjoyment, to make the piano the foundation of your weekend bar-band rig, or both, one of these new instruments is right for you. Casio Privia Pro PX-5S, Kawai ES7, Korg SP-280, Roland RD-64, Yamaha P-105