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I played “horns” on Rick Springfield’s new song

I played keyboards on Rick Springfield’s new album “The Snake King”, and on this song “Little Demon” I played the horn/trumpet part (sampled trumpet sounds on my keyboard) , and towards the end at the 4:40 minute mark I played a synthesizer part/solo. Check it out:

Recording on someone’s album is a perfect example of why and when being able to read sheet music is unnecessary (and in fact useless.) Because to a large degree it’s the musicians’ responsibility to come up with good parts that fit the song, so it’s all about using your ear, being able to come up with parts that fit, and the ability to take direction and play a part you’re asked to play on the spot.

That’s exactly the kind of “skill stack” you’ll learn as a Piano Genius member. While I can’t promise becoming a member will lead you to getting play keyboards on a Grammy-award winning artist’s album, it can’t hurt! 🙂

I’m performing on ABC Thursday June 30th

Hi, this is Tim, creator of PianoGenius.com. I’m performing playing keyboards this Thursday June 30th 2016 at 9PM on ABC on “ABC’s Greatest Hits” show with Rick Springfield.  Kenny Loggins, REO Speedwagon, Kim Carnes, and Pitbull will also be on the show. (That’s me on the far right 🙂

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This next photo is from the same upcoming show:

GREATEST HITS - "Greatest Hits - Episode 1" - The series premiere episode will kick off the six-week music event with chart toppers from 1980-1985, with performances by Pitbull, REO Speedwagon, Ray Parker, Jr., Jason Derulo, Kenny Loggins, Kim Carnes, Rick Springfield and Kool & The Gang. The episode will showcase some of the greatest hits from the early '80s, including a duet with REO Speedwagon and Pitbull, and a special tribute to Michael Jackson performed by Jason Derulo. Hosted by actor and comedian Arsenio Hall and country music star Kelsea Ballerini, "Greatest Hits" will air THURSDAY, JUNE 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Tyler Golden) RICK SPRINGFIELD
GREATEST HITS – “Greatest Hits – Episode 1” – The series premiere episode will kick off the six-week music event with chart toppers from 1980-1985, with performances by Pitbull, REO Speedwagon, Ray Parker, Jr., Jason Derulo, Kenny Loggins, Kim Carnes, Rick Springfield and Kool & The Gang. The episode will showcase some of the greatest hits from the early ’80s, including a duet with REO Speedwagon and Pitbull, and a special tribute to Michael Jackson performed by Jason Derulo. Hosted by actor and comedian Arsenio Hall and country music star Kelsea Ballerini, “Greatest Hits” will air THURSDAY, JUNE 30 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Tyler Golden)
RICK SPRINGFIELD

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