Keyboards were first named as Arranger Keyboards, due to the style of music they could adapt to with a single click of a button. There are hundreds of techniques to play different music styles on a keyboard but still the three most common styles of music played on the keyboard are:
- Blues and Rock Keyboard technique
- Pop and Rock Keyboard technique
- Jazz Piano Keyboard technique
Every keyboard music style has its own technique to play. A music style consists of predetermined music that arranges itself with the stroke of the key on the keyboard. The styles can be differentiated by hearing upon its pitch, depth, tone and rhythm of the tone.
80′s Keyboard Styles
Almost every musical band in the 1980′s had a keyboard player that formed the backbone of the band. It was a very important instrument in success of any band during the 1980′s pop period. There are some really great examples of keyboard players, including Jordan Rudess for the Dream Theatre, and Jonathan Cain for Journey. There are a few other very famous keyboard players during this time that maybe didn’t get a mention, including Rick Wakemen and even David Bryan who was the keyboard player for Bryan Adams.
The keyboard has always fascinated music lovers and its music brings a different kind of energy into any live performance or recorded song. If you are thinking of buying a keyboard for yourself then you can choose from many choices like Roland, Casio, Yamaha and Midi etc. Before you make any decision on investing in a keyboard you should be really clear about what type of music style you want to play, as some keyboards are specific to certain types of music.