Thursday, September 6, 2012

80s Rock School Tutorial For Keyboards & My Pitchbending Tip.

My tip: Don't grab the pitch bender. If you are using a spring loaded pitch bender that works horizontally (Roland/Korg), grab the entire outer edge of the keyboard and nudge the stick with the side of your thumb/hand. Don't be afraid to shake the entire keyboard a little. You may be tempted to use your thumb and index finger, but this slows down the action. I don't believe it was meant to be used this way. Let the spring work its way back. To bend downward, just put your thumb on the other side and do the same. Don't do it like Jordan Rudess does, he uses two fingers and it takes too much energy. My way will sound a lot wilder and will still default to the base note with my method.

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