Writing more and more music these days has poses a slight problem…I really prefer playing and writing on the piano. Problem is, almost every recording studio only has access to a keyboard, sounds are synthesized, songs are systematic, and every note is perfectly in place. I have both a piano and a keyboard to use, but until now, all of my songs have been written on the piano. However, everything is recorded using a keyboard so I never know exactly how things are going to sound until the day of a recording session.
Here’s the thing…nothing can truly replace the authentic sound of a piano. Even expensive keyboards that have lots of dials and buttons to replicate the piano, can not turn into a piano. Why? It’s an emotional connection. It’s a feeling that can only come from the musician. On the piano, a musician controls the volume, texture, and sustain…the music is personal; the keys are finessed into a melody. Every note does not have to be perfect…that’s the beauty of it. There is no way to copy authenticity.
When I’m alone, writing, creating, playing…I get lost in the music. I have never experienced that feeling with a keyboard.