Greatest Keyboard Player Of All-Time

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41Tori Amos

Perhaps it's because she's such a stunning composer, vocalist and performer, her keyboard skills are overlooked, just as Prince was sometimes underrated as a guitarist.

A true composer - this woman paints with her piano. Her music has touched and even healed the souls of so many who were lost, broken, bruised.

She is living with her piano in her own mysterious world. It is pleasure to see her in collaboration with instrument. Singing voice and melody are living as one

'Not only is her songwriting incredible, but her technique is just mind blowing. I swear she plays like she has twenty fingers.'

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42Stephen Devassy

He is one of the best classical - western keyboardist player in india

He is just amazing, his fingers just flow through the piano, truly amazing pianist

His fingers are faster than light and sound.

He is fabulous...

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43Jean Michel Jarre

Well he basically revolutionized the whole music world singlehandedly doing what all people thought was impossible, finding the softness in electronic music and bringing it to the masses, the artists of today has got a plenty to be thankful for!

Should be top 10, not only for his talent but for his vision!

In a different class to everyone. Pure legend

Grandfather of synth pop

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44Gregg RolieGregg Alan Rolie is an American singer, keyboardist and organist. Rolie served as lead singer of the bands Santana, Journey and Abraxas Pool – all of which he co-founded.

IMO, the greatest keyboard player of them all.

45Dave Greenfield

Unique sound, quirky, melodic, he's what makes The Stranglers unique. His keyboard runs always make me think-how does he do that, nobody's fingers can move that fast.

Just listen to no more heroes and you'll see why he's definitely one of the best keyboardists around. Plus he's a punk keyboardist.

Unique... His sound created by him.. Others followed a trend he went it alone and that's what makes the stranglers what they are today...

Class act, no one can match dave

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46Jens Johansson

The Number one, the faster and precisely on the world, with unique technique

The best keyboardist worldwide!

His Music is something that you just can�'t put in words. Speed, Technique, Feelings. And he also explode toilets.

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47Steve Winwood

In my opinion he should be in the top ten for sure. I think he is one of the most underrated musicians of all time, and this list certainly doesn't help his cause. He can play everything but his keyboard/organ skills are amazing!

There aren't 32 better than this guy. Up, please.

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48Andrew Fletcher

The only one who can play keyboards without hands and eat bananas at the same time. Who one else can do that? Andy Fletcher forever!

The backbone of Depeche Mode. Simply the best.

Does he play keyboards or simply clap hands or play with unplugged synthetisers on stage?

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50Vadim Pruzinhov

he is epic! maybe not as good as the guy from children of bodom though.
DRAGONFORCE RULE!

OBVIOUSLY THE BEST KEYBOARD PLAYER. MAN! HE HAS SPEED, TECHNO, TIMING, MELODY AND EVERYTHING ONE NEEDS TO BE THE BEST.
NO OTHER KEYBOARD PLAYER CAN EVER BEAT VADIM.
HE IS SIMPLY THE BEST.

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51Mike ShinodaMichael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.

Mike deserves a plane between 1-10 because he's one of the best mixer as well as a great keyboardist... Have of the Linkin Park's mixing job is done by him and Joe Hahn!... Mike rules!

He is the best keyboardist and works well with samplers and synthesizer. He is a allrounder. A guitarist, keyboardist, Turn tabler... And a long a list! He deserves to be in top 10!

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52Stevie WonderStevland Hardaway Morris, known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist.

He's supposed to be higher than this.

He should certainly be on Higher Ground than this...

Stevie's ability to create soundscapes that move you to feel the emotions he is trying to convey via music storytelling is above none. He is a gifted creator who has influenced musicians across genres- Prince, RHCP, MJ, the Weekend, George Michael, to name a few. And, he is an amazing live performer. He is definitely in the top 10.

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53Vince Clarke

I would love to simply speak of his genius in three words, but recognize that there's so much more. Those three words, "Upstairs At Eric's." (Drops mic.)

Damn how do I take my vote back and vote for Vince?

One true icon. Innovative for decades.

Techno pop genius!

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54Ronald Jenkees

Ronald Jenkees is very unknown and VERY underrated. He is undoubtedly one of the best of his time. He has his own flow, his own style that is incredible and unique. You can FEEL his music. It touches the soul.

55Frederic Chopin

If he's on the list, then he should be in the top 3...

A true vituoso whose compositions are still being copied globally 150+ years later

56Freddie MercuryFreddie Mercury was born in Stone Town, Tanzania he later became a British singer, songwriter and record producer, known as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the rock band Queen. He also became known for his flamboyant stage persona and four-octave vocal range. Before he became a singer he has been ...read more.

Freddie should be higher on this list! Take me to The Seven Seas of Rhye!

57Roger O'Donnell

Arguably the best keyboardist the cure ever had!

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58Woolly Wolstenholme

Unique compositionally amongst so called rock stars.

Master of the Mellotron, and a great entertainer. RIP.

Musical genius and lovely human being. RIP Woolly

59Billy Preston

Billy Preston (the only musician to work with both The Rolling Stones "Sticky Fingers" & the Beatles "Let it be") has more soul than any other keyboard player I've heard. Take a listen of "that's the way god planned it" from George Harrison's Bangladesh Concert, Just beautiful.

Ranked too low. The man was a child prodigy, performing with Nat King Cole when he was 10. Brilliant musician.

He has played with the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton

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60Yanni

No one can touch his place in the universe

The best keyboard player in the earth

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