Check out some orchestral improvisation and on-the-fly groove creation from Michael Patrick.We'd already become great friends by the time Michael sat down for his live stream performances at the Yamaha Ginza Store and Innovation Road performance stage. We'd heard him play some very cool piano and electric piano things back in the green room and thought he'd play something along those lines....
But when the camera started rolling we didn't expect the breathtaking orchestral improvisation he laid down at the Ginza Store. We loved it so much that he created a longer version for Innovation Road. In both videos he showed that you can build a groove Part-by-Part and never drop out of record with the new Pattern Sequencer in MONTAGE OS v3.0. In both videos he came up with tasty hooks that could be the basis for a hit song. Check out the videos below and check out the musicianship of Michael Patrick.
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Yamaha Synthesizer Product Specialist Blake Angelos has over thirty years of experience with music hardware and software. An expert in music technology, Blake has conducted numerous clinics, master classes and presentations throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. In his role as Product Specialist for the Synthesizer Department Blake appears in many product videos and artist interviews, writes many articles for YamahaSynth.com and co-hosts a regular Podcast called “Behind the Synth”.
Before his work with Yamaha, he taught music theory and jazz studies courses at Arizona State University; managed a technology-focused music store in Seattle and was a production supervisor at Microsoft, where he led a team that developed groundbreaking interactive music content for the Microsoft Network. Blake holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master of Music degree from Arizona State University. Blake currently resides in Bellingham, Washington with his family, and between his travels around the world for Yamaha, he performs as much as possible with several jazz and creative music groups in Bellingham, Seattle and other places in the Pacific Northwest.