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The Greatest Keytarists of All Time  

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Who are the world’s greatest keytarists? Playing an instrument that isn’t as common as one like the piano, guitar, drums, or violin can be a daunting task. The notable individuals featured on this page are the absolute best keytarists in the world. They come from many different genres of music, including rock, blues, jazz, swing, J-pop, and new age.

Who are the greatest keytarists of all time? The keytar is a unique and not often used instrument. A keytar is much like a standard keyboard, but is worn around the neck with a strap, similar to a guitar. Since the keytar can be worn, it offers the player mobility on stage.

This list features the all time greatest keytarists, ranked by the community. It includes famous musicians such as Todd Rundgren, Weird Al, Donald Fagen, Imogen Heap, Jean Michel Jarre, and Rick Wakeman. Vote up the best keytarists of all time below.
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George Duke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Crossover jazz, Sophisti-pop, Smooth jazz
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Donald Fagen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock
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Vadim Pruzhanov is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Glam metal, Power metal
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David A. Stewart is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Synthpop, New Wave, Folk music
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Eloy Fritsch is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Lauren Veronese added New Age music, Electronic music, Progressive rock
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Daniel Estrin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
JulianNichols added Daniel Estrin Melodic Metal
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Janne Wirman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Progressive metal, Pop music, Melodic death metal
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Richard Wright is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
JohnCarter added Electronic music, Experimental rock, Jazz
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Vince Clarke is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
BryanRowe added Synthpop, New Wave, Dance music
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Michele Bon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
MicheleBon added Michele Bon Progressive Rock
Keyboardist, composer, arranger, prgressive rock band LE ORME
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Martin Gore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
BryanRowe added Synthpop, New Wave, Alternative dance
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Gary Wright is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Rock and roll
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Imogen Heap is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Synthpop, Indie, Pop music
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Geoff Downes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music
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Alan Wilder is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
AdrianCroft added Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
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Patrick Moraz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Electronic music, Jazz fusion, Progressive rock
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Roger Powell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
TroyHeiner added Rock music
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John Avila is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Chicano rock, Rock music, Alternative rock
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Daisuke Asakura is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Spacesynth, Synthpop, J-pop
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Christopher Bowes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
IsaacFerguson added Black metal, Power metal, Folk metal
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Neil Tennant is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
BryanRowe added Synthpop, Alternative dance, Electronic dance music
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YUHKI is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
SaulBorges added Yuhki Power Metal
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Ryo Okumoto is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
MartinKornick added Experimental rock, Progressive rock
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Edgar Winter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
slaft added Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music
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Alex Staropoli is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Ask1 added Progressive metal, Power metal, Symphonic metal