Bands/Musicians 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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1
3,098 1,564
Jordan Rudess is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Progressive metal, New Age music, Electronic music

2
833 730
Rick Wakeman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

3
2,842 2,768
Stephen Devassy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
KushalRSahay added Stephen Devassy World music, Classical music

4
704 654
Keith Emerson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Classic rock, Rock music, Classical music

5
495 453
Tetsuya Komuro is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Eurobeat, Oldschool jungle, Pop music

6
580 601
Herbie Hancock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
TitusMercea added Kozmigroov, Jazz-funk, Electro

7
451 448
Henrik Klingenberg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal

8
559 581
Jon Lord is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
LeonardoSilvaBorges added Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

9
857 1,005
Thomas Dolby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop rock

10
485 537
Chick Corea is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Kozmigroov, Fusion, Avant-garde jazz

11
597 683
Jean Michel Jarre is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
New Age music, Electronic music, Trance music

12
358 466
Nigel John Taylor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
missnovembertues added New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

13
248 306
Jens Johansson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
ManeKinnunen added Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal

14
370 507
Jan Hammer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Synthpop, Pop music, Jazz fusion

15
463 655
Kevin Moore is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
TomislavHorvat added Progressive metal, Industrial metal, Psychedelia
Chroma Key.....ex Dream Theater keyboardist and composer

16
287 391
Nick Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
CrisTinaScordo added Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

17
300 424
Gary Numan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
雷太古謝 added Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

18
249 345
Vangelis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
LeonardoSilvaBorges added New Age music, Electronic music, Classical music

19
278 395
Kasson Crooker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Electronica

20
379 562
Sean T. Drinkwater is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Sean T. Drinkwater Rock; jazz; blues; contemporary

21
209 307
Keytar Bear is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
LeeMartin added Keytar Bear

22
271 422
Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

23
142 203
Tuomas Holopainen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
GarySimYenKhuan added Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Black metal

24
368 622
Howard Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Keytarists of All Time
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

25
202 319
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