Listening to Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata," with its moody minors and grab bag of sharps, is like turning through page after suspenseful page of a forlorn Romantic era novel.
If you are looking to improve your piano technique then this how to video is the place to start. You will learn how to strengthen your fourth and fifth fingers with this easy piano exercise. The fourth and fifth fingers are often the weakest fingers when playing piano. You must learn to strengthen then so you can play piano better. This exercise also improves the extension between the ring finger and the pinky finger. This is a great exercise for beginner to advanced students. With this tutor...
If you are looking to improve your classical piano technique then this three part how to video is the place to start. You will learn how to practice and study Chopin's nocturne number 20 in C# minor. This detailed lesson goes over where to place the accents, analyzes the dynamics and legato playing technique. This piano tutorial teaches you the best way to practice it so you can Chopin's nocturne no.20 quickly and easily. This piece is not for beginner students, this lesson is directed to adv...
Chord inversions are a great way to use the same series of notes in a chord to get different voicings. For the example in this video use a C-major triad, which contain the notes C, E, G. Playing these three notes in this pattern is called the root inversion. The first inversion is to use the root being C and put the note up one octave. Now the chord is played E, G, and C. The second inversion is two take the E and put that note up one octave. Now the pattern goes G, C, and E. These three inve...
Playing along with your favorite songs is an enjoyable, and highly effective, way of developing your playing technique. In this four-part piano tutorial, you'll learn how to play Billy Joel's "Piano Man." While the lesson is geared toward players of an intermediate skill level, all players can follow along given adequate time and motivation. To get started playing "Piano Man" on your own piano or keyboard, press play!
If you are looking to improve your piano technique then this how to video is the place to start. You will learn how to strengthen your fourth (ring) and fifth (pinky) fingers, as well as the wrist and arm, with this easy piano exercise. The fourth and fifth fingers are often the weakest fingers when playing piano. You must learn to strengthen then so you can play piano better. This is a great exercise for beginner to advanced students. With this tutorial you will be able to gain strength in y...
This video will go over running a radio through the MicroKorg's effects and initializing a track (hold shift then press 3, then press 3 again while 3 light is blinking). Go to oscillator 1 on edit select 1 and select audio (aud) with the first effects knob.
Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play "Numb" by Linkin Park on the piano. The instructions include the scale, key signature, and chord breakdowns. Intermediate pianists will have no trouble learning how to play Linkin Park's "Numb" on the piano after watching this helpful how-to video.
Learn how to play the Guang Liang (Michael Wong) song "Tong Hua" or "Fairytale" on the piano or keyboard with this tutorial. This is a beautiful piano piece that's really worth playing. This song is played at tempo and then slowed down so it the notes are easier to follow. Watch this piano how to video and you will be playing "Tong Hua" by Guang Ling in no time at all.
"Everytime We Touch" by Cascada is one of the all-time classic of mainstream house music, and can still be heard at clubs and parties around the world. If you want to class the song up a bit, watch this video to learn how to play a cover of it on solo piano.
At one point or another you'be probably been in a relationship that resembles that which Roberta Flack sings about in "Killing Me Softly With His Words." The girl is madly in love with the guy but he's kind of, well, a douchebag who hurts her repeatedly. But she still hangs on.
In this free video keyboard lesson, you'll learn how to play "Your Guardian Angel" by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus on the piano. While this lesson is geared toward beginners, intermediate and advanced players are certain to take something away as well. Watch this tutorial to get started playing "Your Guardian Angel" by Red Jumpsuit Apparatus!
Learn how to play a classic vocal warm-up rising through the keys playing a major scale up to note 5 and returning to the root before rising by a semitone
Fur Elise by Beethoven is one of piano's most recognizable tunes. In this two part series, listen and learn how to play this beloved classical piece on your own. With a little practice, you should be impressing your listeners in no time.
Major chords are like happy kids' movies, which have an upbeat beginning, middle, and end to satisfy innocent minds and sugarcoat harsher realities.
Come December we apparently are finally going to have a new Dr. Dre album, and he claims it will be his last. Show your respect for arguably the most important man in hip-hop by learning how to play his 1999 hit "Still D.R.E." on piano, and represent for the gangstas all across the world.
You might think that if you can talk, you can talk into a talkbox. Not true. There is a surprising amount of technique to proper, clear talkbox talking, and this video will teach you everything you need to know to get started. It'll even teach you how to soften your tube!
Yiruma has written many of the most beautiful new piano pieces of the last ten years, and is a truly special figure in the world of piano composition. If you're looking for an easy way to access his remarkable work, watch this video to learn how to play an easy arrangement of his classic song "River Flows in You",
Learn how to play 'Lean On Me' by Bill Withers on the piano. This is a fun song for beginners.
Any dope can play “Heart and Soul.” Now you can be one of them. Use your pointer finger to hit the 2nd F key up from the middle C briskly three times, then hit it once more before moving down to play keys E, then D, then F three times, briskly. Then F once more, before bouncing down and playing keys E then D.
This how to video talks about rolled chords on the piano or keyboard. A rolled chord is a sequence of notes played almost at the same time like strumming a chord on a guitar and very common to provide a harp-like effect on the piano. There are two main uses for rolled chords, one is for the sound effect it makes when played, and the other use is to join big chords that wouldn't be possible for the average person to play solid. This technique is commonly used in 20th century piano music. Watch...
"California Love" by 2Pac, Dr. Dre, and Roger Troutman is one of the best rap songs ever and brought Roger Troutman's incredible use of the talkbox to mainstream audiences. If you have a talkbox and a keyboard, check out this video to learn how to play this hip-hop classic on the best instruments to do so.
Love the all time favorite "Final Countdown?" watch this short tutorial and learn how to play final countdown on the piano. This short instructional video will teach you exactly how to play it and in no time you too will be playing it on your piano. So if you want to learn how to play final countdown on your piano watch this short instructional video and follow along and you will be playing it like a pro.
In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to play the Beatles' "Hey Bulldog" on the piano. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate or advanced piano players, players of all skill levels can play along. Watch this tutorial to get started playing "Hey Bulldog"!
Are you piano neophyte frustrated with your scale drills and constant replay of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"? Learn how to play the blues - no joke - by watching this video.
In this how to video, learn to play a Latin montuno on the piano or keyboard. A montuno it refers to the repeated part of the song, like a chorus/refrain in Salsa music. This salsa piano lesson is designed for the beginning pianist.
Want to know how to play Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" on your piano or keyboard? Learn how with this free video piano lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players, pianists of all skill levels can play along given a little time and sticktoitiveness. For more information, and to get started playing this song on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!
In this series of instructional music videos you'll learn how to play the blues piano in the key of E major. Expert Ryan Larson shows you his special 12 key method to help you understand the techniques used by blues musicians through the ages, including the music theory behind 12 chord blues song structure, walking bass & rhythm lines, as well as 7th chords.
This video is a demonstration of how to play A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton on piano. This video is a slow performance of the piece with the video over the performer's hands so you can learn by watching.
Learn how to play this Naruto theme called "Sadness & Sorrow" on the piano or keyboard with this tutorial. This song is first played at regular speed and then played slowly so it is easier to learn. Watch this piano how to video and you will be playing "Sadness and Sorrow," from the popular Japanese manga, Naruto, on the piano in no time.
"Viva la Vida" continued the staggering string of hits from Coldplay in 2008, and is a really fun song to play on almost any instrument. In this video you'll learn how to play a cover of it on solo piano, which Chris Martin would certainly appreciate.
Want to know how to play the Star Wars theme on your piano or keyboard? Learn how with this free video piano lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players, Jedi pianists of all skill levels can play along given a little sticktoitiveness. For more information, and to get started playing this classic John Williams theme on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!
Are you a fan of Depeche Mode? This tutorial is designed to help you play "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode on the piano or keyboard. This song isn't taught in a literal or mechanical fashion but rather is taught to grasp the song's structural parameters & essence. This video will help you understand the body of "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode and enables you to make it your own. This how to video is for intermediate to advanced piano students. With this lesson you will be able to play ...
Interested in playing Sir Elton John's "Candle in the Wind" on a piano or other keyboard instrument? Let this free video music lesson be your guide. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate or advanced piano players, players of all skill levels can play along. Watch this tutorial to get started playing "Candle in the Wind"!
This how to video goes in depth in how to help you out when you are playing piano during a devotional or in front a a singer. This piano tutorial is for the intermediate to advanced pianist. Accompany a singer or choir on the piano.
Learn how to play "Incomplete" by Sisqo on the piano.
In this how to video, learn to play slow blues riffs in G on the piano or keyboard. This video is designed for the beginning piano student.
Learn how to play "With You" by Chris Brown on the piano.
Love playing Zelda? The video game itself is awesome, but next time you're cruising around dungeons pay attention to the music in the background. The soundtrack for Zelda is well known and created by a master composer.
In this video, we learn how to play "Bennie and the Jets" by Elton John. Start out with A, E, C. Next, go to the G and then to the A. After this, go to B, A, A, sharp, and D. After this, you will have started to do the intro to the song. You will be playing with your right hand during this. Next, you will trip again and go to A, A sharp, B, A sharp, G, E, then finally to the G in the new measure. Continue to play until you reach the end of the song. You will go through all the different keys ...