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Jerry Kovarsky

Jerry Kovarsky

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Jerry Kovarsky is a music industry veteran who has worked as a product/brand manager, marketing director, product developer and demonstrator for numerous keyboard manufacturers over a 30-plus year career. An accomplished keyboardist/synthesist, Jerry has been a passionate advocate for making music with keyboards and likes to live at the intersection of technology and art. Author of the popular book "Keyboard For Dummies," he graduated with a BA in Jazz Studies from William Paterson College (after time also spent at the University of Miami), when his musical aspirations were sidetracked by an opportunity to demonstrate early portable keyboards. These days, he’s returned to his musical roots, performing, recording and teaching on the island of Maui, Hawaii.

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We all love a bargain. But there are times when you should consider not just how little you can spend, but how much you can get for your money. This is especially true when it comes to purchasing a

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In Part 1 of this article, we talked about the difference in feel and sonic quality between entry-level “starter” instruments and more advanced models. In this installment, we’ll talk about other features that you

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Developing a good sense of time and rhythm is an essential skill for every musician. Beginners are often guided to practice with a metronome, and it can be an invaluable aid, but I think musicians at all levels can

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As keyboardists, we get to provide the harmonic backdrop for the music we perform with singers and with other instrumentalists. Having a deep understanding of chords, voicings and harmonic movement allows us to do our job with confidence, creativity

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Many of us are spending more hours at home these days than ever before. If you’ve always wanted to learn to play keyboards, or hoped to get back to practicing and improving your skills, there’s no time like the

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