How To Get The Sounds, Rhythms, & Sequences You Want From YOUR Keyboard!"
I have a Yamaha Clavinova and a Van Kouvering and a Roland, but I also play a Kurzweil and several other brands occasionally. You may have a Technics, Ensonic, Roland, Casio, Baldwin, or some other brand. Each keyboard is somewhat different but the principles are the same for all.
That means that if you learn one keyboard really well, you can figure out all the others -- they are just variations on the same theme.
All keyboards have 3 basic categories:
- Sounds. Some keyboards call them "voices", others call them "tones", but they are all sounds -- the sound of a piano, the sound of a sax or a trombone or a string section. You need to know how to choose & combine these sounds -- also called "layering".
- Rhythms. Most all keyboards have preset rhythms you can use to play along with, but you need to know what fits with what, and at what tempo.
- Sequencer. This is like a tape recorder inside the keyboard to record what you play, except what you play is recorded "digitally". How to put sound on top of sound by using "tracks".
On this DVD course you'll see Duane set up his Kurzweil (looks like a grand piano, but it's really a "keyboard computer") with lots of different sounds and rhythms combined, and then use his sequencer to build and record a song track by track.
DIG-1: "Electronic Keyboard & Synthesizers: How To Get The Sounds, Rhythms, & Sequences You Want From YOUR Keyboard!" Instructional DVD