Ten Minute Technique - Warming Up Under the Gun
Jan 22 2010 8:10AM
by Josh DodesFinding time to practice is difficult for all of us. Whether you’re on the road, running from one gig to the next, or dealing with distractions at home, it can be daunting to keep your chops up. Whether at sound
The Chord Doctor - Expand Your Chordal Command
Jan 22 2010 7:45AM
by Clifford CarterYou hear that the government is contemplating another multi-billion dollar stimulus package. That’s an intimidating number I can’t even digest. A much kinder, gentler number is 12 — the number of notes in the
Synth Sense - Hot Synth Licks for Non-Synth Players
Jan 22 2010 7:00AM
by Matt BeckMatt Beck, known for his burning keyboard and guitar work with pop icons Rod Stewart and Rob Thomas, just released his latest solo CD, Anything Which Gives You Pleasure. Learn more at
Rock The Piano Glissando
Dec 1 2009 12:10PM
It’s part comedy and part drama. Early rockers, Broadway rehearsal pianists, and Jersey rockers alike have used and abused the piano glissando. It’s dramatic, cool, and aggressive, but it’s also a tad clichéd — which could
Boogie Down
Nov 1 2009 10:15PM
by Scott Healy Before rock ’n’ roll, there was boogie-woogie. Without boogie, we wouldn’t have Little Richard, Johnnie Johnson, or Jerry Lee Lewis — or half of New Orleans piano music and most of blues. If you play a lot
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers “Refugee”
Nov 1 2009 4:35AM
Tom Petty made it clear that you don’t have to live like a refugee — and if you follow Benmont Tench’s example, you don’t have to play like one either. Benmont’s B-3 work on the classic hit makes the song soar, largely due
Rock Keys Legend Benmont Tench
Sep 23 2009 12:00AM
If the history of rock keyboards had a name, that name would be Benmont Tench. From his seminal work as a founding member of the Heartbreakers to sessions with everyone from Bob Dylan to Stevie Nicks to Elvis Costello, his sound

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