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The Parents Guide for Kids Starting to Learn Piano

Every parent wants the best for their child and it's challenging to find positive activities that they will enjoy. Learning piano at a young age was one of the best things that I did in my life. I am grateful to my parents for supporting and encouraging me. Piano is aligned with improved memory, mathematics, social, creative, reading and comprehension skills. Simply put, playing piano encourages your child to use their brain, their physical coordination and their creativity. Above all, playing piano taught me the enjoyment of learning a new skill and the rewards of being disciplined. This in turn, helped me…

  BOSS Talk

Jonny Gardiner: Using the BOSS GT-1 on a Pro Theatre Tour

My name is Jonny Gardiner. I am the lead singer and guitar player for The Nevilles, as seen on The Footy Show. Recently, I have been touring as guitar player for numerous theatre shows including, Songs in the Key of Motown, Kings of Country, Sun Records All-Stars, Elvis: An American Trilogy and Live Aid 85…

  Artists

Vince Watson Talks Roland Gear, Analog vs Digital, and the Origins of Techno

Vince Watson is a hopeless synth hoarder. To walk into the DJ’s Amsterdam studio is to enter a treasure-trove of vintage, modern, cult and leftfield hardware, hunted down since adolescence, and deployed on club classics from Mystical Rhythm to Biologique. For this Scottish-born 41-year-old, every synth tells a story, reminding him of roots on Glasgow’s…

  Artists

10 minutes with Jamie xx

DJ, producer, solo-artist and prolific remixer, Jamie xx is also one third of Mercury Music Award winners, The xx. While the band fused beats, breaks and guitars to brilliant effect, Jamie has also carved a name for himself as a ‘go to’ remixer, having crossed stems with the likes of Radiohead, Adele, and Florence and…

  Artists

SBTRKT Talks Gear

SBTRKT (AKA Aaron Jerome) is undoubtedly one of the hottest producers around. DJ, remixer and studio alchemist, SBTRKT won hearts and minds with his eponymous debut album back in 2011, which led him to collaborate with Radiohead, M.I.A., Mark Ronson and Modeselektor to name just a few. Building on the huge success of his debut, last…

  Artists

4 Proven Tips To Inspire Your Songwriting Pt.3 – Writing for Michael Jackson

Some of the most inspiring stories of the music industry come not from the bright-shining stars but from the slow-burning musicians and artists, whose songwriting abilities and smarts have provided them an enviously long career. One such musician is Geoffrey Williams, a singer-songwriter and loop artist who has written for artists such as Michael Jackson,…

  Artists

4 Proven Tips To Inspire Your Songwriting Pt.2 – The Lesson I Learnt from Nile Rodgers

Some of the most inspiring stories of the music industry come not from the bright-shining stars but from the slow-burning musicians and artists, whose songwriting abilities and smarts have provided them an enviously long career. One such musician is Geoffrey Williams, a singer-songwriter and loop artist who has written for artists such as Michael Jackson…

  Artists

4 Proven Tips To Inspire Your Songwriting Pt.1 – Inspiration is Everywhere!

Some of the most inspiring stories of the music industry come not from the brightest-shining stars but from the slow-burning musicians and songwriters whose ability and smarts have provided them with an enviously long career. One such musician is Geoffrey Williams, a singer-songwriter and loop artist who has written for artists such as Michael Jackson…

  Artists

Massive Attack In The Studio With Roland AIRA

Massive Attack have been pushing the boundaries since the mid ‘80s, effortlessly fusing music with politics and controversy like no other band. They’re also masters of the collaboration, working with Portishead, Liz Fraser, Horace Andy, and Damon Albarn to name just a few. We recently got some studio time with the band as they checked…

  Artists

Pro Tutorial – Heidi Joubert Demos the EC-10 ELCajon

  When Roland launched the new EC-10 ELCajon at the 2016 NAMM Show, we asked top percussionist Heidi Joubert to show the crowds exactly what this percussion game-changer was capable of. For those of us who weren’t lucky enough to spend January in sunny California though, we also shot these four video demos, in which…

  Artists

Roland Artist Interview – Underworld

With a career that spans more than 20 years, Underworld are bona-fide dance music icons. PowerOn speaks to musical mastermind Rick Smith about their sound, their equipment and why their live shows are designed to go a bit wrong. Contributed by Roland UK Roland are at the heart of the fall and rise of Underworld….