Actually, because of new technologies, my full studio is on my laptop. And I have a little keyboard in my bag. I can make everything I do come from my laptop. Even when I go to a big studio, all I do is to plug in my laptops. That's they way I do it.
I'm kind of a one-note at a time, one finger keyboard player.
When I'm not at the keyboard, I'm generally reading, practicing tai chi or middle eastern dance, or cooking.
I got private lessons in keyboard at Julliard, before New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.
Time made me change. I gradually woke up to the realization that this is who I am, an author, a public figure, and I couldn't just hide in my study, tapping away at the keyboard and pretend that I didn't have a role to play beyond stringing words together.
But I find that the keyboard is the complete instrument you know?
I do music because I can just pick up my guitar and sing, and completely satisfy, instant gratification. I don't need a script, I don't people, I don't need anything, cameras, I just have myself and my guitar, or keyboard.
I wish we hadn't used all the keys on the keyboard.
So I'll set a cycle in motion and pop it into record and I'll lay down a drum pattern, a bass line, a keyboard and guitar part, and once the groove is going I launch into the song and sing my song over the top.
After moving to England I did some recording and eventually formed an English band, this was together for quite a few years with only a keyboard replacement. The band had no name, just my name.
You are talking to a man who can only play a plastic keyboard. Give me anything weighted and I've had it. I haven't got the strength in my fingers to push them down. So I don't get a lot of expression on the keyboard.
I'm starting to play all the melodies with kind of keyboard sound but playing it from the bass guitar.
And I think it's a real challenge to be up there sometimes with only a keyboard if they don't have a grand piano... and to try to win people over that way. It's really hard.
With the help of modern technology, I can compose intricate keyboard parts and then I have to go back and learn them in order to perform them properly.
Windows 2000 already contains features such as the human discipline component, where the PC can send an electric shock through the keyboard if the human does something that does not please Windows.
Most of the stuff I learned to play, I learned in high school. I had a band in high school, a jazz-fusion thing, and I was the keyboard player. I was interested in how the instruments worked and the theory behind playing with them.
So, I really don't consider myself a fabulous keyboard player.
Writing is not just the technical act of your fingers on the keyboard. Writing is living.
I can play every instrument there is, every horn, I've played all the saxes and trumpets and everything and keyboards.
I spent ten years playing classical piano, and that was what led to keyboards and eventually to production and to Linkin Park.
The Internet, I'm trying to point out, is a kooks' paradise. Anybody with a keyboard and a modem can spread fear, loathing, and just plain asinine ideas among hundreds of thousands of people with the click of a button. Discouraging, but true.
Error, no keyboard. Press F1 to continue.
On an iPhone, you touch on the digital keyboard and you know how the letter pops up and shows up bigger so you're making sure you're touching the correct letter? That's Nokia innovation.
I do love using keyboards and I love writing keyboard parts, but I am not a player in the true sense of the word.
It's been very hard for the guitar as a serious synthesizer to compete with keyboards.
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