Keyboard Magazine releases How to Jam 2005

Keyboard magazine helps get the spring touring season underway by showing readers “how to jam.”
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How to Jam 2005 focuses on the leading artists of the Jam Band scene, players who have piles of incredible keyboard gear and legions of fans. Improvised music has never been more popular, with entire festivals dedicated to this truly enjoyable genre.

In addition to How To Jam 2005’s extensive newsstand distribution and bonus distribution on The John Lennon Tour Bus, a first-time-ever e-zine version of the magazine, that will include all the advertisements and all the editorial of the printed version, will be available for download to thousands of people who log on every day to and (monthly traffic: 35,000).

“The e-zine format allows us to reach a new kind of reader,” says editor in chief Ernie Rideout. “There are millions of technically-minded young musicians who want information about how to make music with the latest technology, but many of them do not purchase magazines on the newsstand. The How to Jam e-zine reaches these new readers directly.”

From the late, lamented Phish to the astounding Big Elf, there are dozens of bands that base their sound on the imagination and technical genius of their keyboard wizards. How to Jam 2005 spotlights the best of these keyboardists, showing readers how they optimize their creativity on the instruments, and how they incorporate both vintage keyboards with the latest technology to create incredibly inventive new music. How to Jam 2005 will also show readers how to play funk, rock, fusion, and other styles. A comprehensive survey of the latest how-to-play materials available is also included.

How To Jam 2005 will hit newsstands on May 17, 2005. Don’t miss out!