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After all the iPad music software news today, I thought we needed a bit of old-fashioned giant monster synth goodness.

And who better to deliver it than ELP’s Keith Emerson?

Here, Emerson offers an all-too-short mini-master class in the Moog modular synthesizer and busts out a few riffs.

And just for the hell of it, here’s some gratuitous keyboard wanktology (with backwards Bach) from the master himself, in his younger days. 

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9 Responses to “Keith Emerson Explains The Moog Modular Synthesizer & Plays Bach Backwards”  

  1. 1 NoB

    I love this wanker

  2. 2 Xtopher

    Very cool!

  3. 3 @cacealian

    In addition to the Toccata in D part, he also plays a bit from Bach's Italian Concerto earlier in the piece. Here's another master playing it, Glenn Gould:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0FV9k9Ov5o

  4. 4 @cacealian

    In addition to the Toccata in D part, he also plays a bit from Bach's Italian Concerto earlier in the piece. Here's another master playing it, Glenn Gould:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0FV9k9Ov5o

  5. 5 @cacealian

    In addition to the Toccata in D part, he also plays a bit from Bach's Italian Concerto earlier in the piece. Here's another master playing it, Glenn Gould:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0FV9k9Ov5o

  6. 6 @cacealian

    In addition to the Toccata in D part, he also plays a bit from Bach's Italian Concerto earlier in the piece. Here's another master playing it, Glenn Gould:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0FV9k9Ov5o

  7. 7 @cacealian

    In addition to the Toccata in D part, he also plays a bit from Bach's Italian Concerto earlier in the piece. Here's another master playing it, Glenn Gould:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0FV9k9Ov5o

  8. 8 @cacealian

    In addition to the Toccata in D part, he also plays a bit from Bach's Italian Concerto earlier in the piece. Here's another master playing it, Glenn Gould:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0FV9k9Ov5o

  9. 9 keytard

    That Korg Oasys looks very out of place in his live rig

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