Influential keyboardists to learn from
For christmas I got my first keyboard with midi synths and all the shizz, because I really wanted to start composing prog-ish sortsof music (Dream theater, pink floyd, that stuff)
The problem is that most bands I see with a keyboardist, bassist and guitarist, the keyboardist usually spend 90% of the song playing what ever the guitar player is doing on the right, and the bassist on the left. Maybe they'll do a small solo but that's about it.
I know jazz definetley breaks this rule, but I need more sources than just one (Even if it is a very vast) genre to learn from. I just want to find some keyboard players who play seperate lines and sound great doing it
So far I have Herbie Hancock, Jordan Rudess, Travis Dickerson, and that's it :/ Suggestions would be welcome
Stevie Wonder, Joe Zawinul
Bernie Worrell - Parliament
Chick Corea :D
Some of my favorite keyboard players (in no particular order)
- George Duke
- Allen Ravenstein
- Chick Corea
- Patrick Moraz
- Dave Stewart (the guy from the Canterbury scene -- Hatfield & The North, National Health, Bruford, Egg -- not the producer/guy from Eurythmics)
- Herbie Hancock
- Don Preston
- Wayne Horvitz
- Peter Levin (Tony's brother!)
- Barry Miles
Listen to some of his solo works as well as his early Yes recordings.
Guys it'll take me years to listen to all these suggestions, thank you so much
Not a keyboard player, but once I started listening to Professor Longhair, it really unlocked the whole New Orleans thing for me, especially the second line stuff.
Oh, I know this may not be an immediate desire, but Beethoven. Very creative and influential pianist and composer.
15 posts and no Bill Evans?
Dave McKenna's solo work is a lesson in why a bass player might not be necessary.
John Lord - Deep Purple
Greg Allman - Allman Brothers
Rick Wakeman - Yes
Chick Corea - Return To Forever
Has anyone said Edgar Winter yet?
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