How To: Play "Your Song" by Elton John on piano

Playing along with your favorite songs is an enjoyable, and highly effective, way of improving your playing technique. In this keyboard tutorial, you'll learn how to play Elton John's "Your Song." 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 "Your Song," press play!

How To: Play Art Tatum two-finger descending runs on piano

If you have so much as a passing interest in jazz piano, then you've surely heard of Art Tatum. This two-part tutorial offers a visual demonstration of one of Art Tatum's favorite licks, the two-finger descending run. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate or advanced pianists, players of all skill levels can play along. Watch this tutorial to get started playing two-finger runs.

How To: Play Chopin's Nocturne op. 48 no.1 on piano

If you are looking to improve your classical piano technique then this how to video is the place to start. You will learn how to practice and study Chopin's nocturne opus 48 number 1. This nocturne should be played in the style of a Bel Canto opera piece, with the main melody line played as the singer. 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 no...

How To: Play "Golden Slumbers" by the Beatles on piano

Playing along with your favorite songs is an enjoyable, and highly effective, way of developing your playing technique. In this piano tutorial, you'll learn how to play "Golden Slumbers" by Paul McCartney of the Beatles. 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 "Golden Slumbers" on your own piano or keyboard, press play!

How To: Play "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" by Elton John

Playing along with your favorite songs is an enjoyable, and highly effective, way of developing your playing technique. In this five-part keyboard tutorial, you'll learn how to play Elton John's "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" on piano. 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 "Don't Let the Sun Down on Me," press play!

How To: Replace Piano Keytops

Piano keytops can become worn or broken. Replacing them with new keytops isn't as difficult a task as some would think. In the demonstration video you can see how the keytops are replaced and the materials needed in order to complete the job. Having the right supplies and information can make this piano repair job achievable.

How To: Fall to a piano key for begginers

In this tutorial, we learn how to fall to a piano key for beginners. First, you need to have an arm technique down that will allow your arm to fall down and help your arm have more power. Then, you will need to activate your fingers in the correct way to help them fall to the right keys at the precise moments. Using these techniques will help you avoid stress to your body while you are playing the piano. When you practice these more, you will have a better time playing the piano, and more pre...

How To: Play "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed on the piano

Want to know how to play Lou Reed's "Perfect Day" on your piano or keyboard? Learn how with this free video piano lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its chords. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players, pianists of all skill levels can play along given a little time and effort. For more information, and to get started playing this Lou Reed classic on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!

How To: Play Sir Elton John's "Your Song" on piano

Want to know how to perform Elton John's "Your Song" on the piano? Learn how with this free video piano lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its chords. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players, pianists of all skill levels can play along given a little time and effort. For more information, and to get started playing "Your Song" on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!

How To: Play "Better Off Alone" by Alice Deejay on the piano

Want to know how to perform Alice Deejay's "Better Off Alone" on the piano? Learn how with this free video piano lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and its chords. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players, pianists of all skill levels can play along given a little time and effort. For more information, and to get started playing "Better Off Alone" on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!

How To: Play "Drown In My Own Tears" by Ray Charles on piano

Learn how to play the sweet song Drown in My own Tears by Ray Charles in Minutes! 1. The intro starts with the G# chord until the first line of the verse. 2. The next tab is the G# G#7 F# and G#; on the line after the lyric "my eyes". 3. The second tab of the second line: G# Fm Bbm Ebm7 G#7 G#. 4. The third line goes, G# G#7 F# G#;. 5. The tab on the lyrics starting "If you don't think" is same as that in step #3. 6. The net line plays as F# G#; C# C#7 C# C#7 (repeat 2x). 7. Last line of vers...

How To: Play "Can't Believe It" by T-Pain & Lil Wayne on piano

If you want to learn how to play cool songs on the piano then this tutorial is the place to start. This lesson teaches you how to play "Can't Believe It" by T-Pain and Lil Wayne on the guitar. This lesson is geared towards beginner and intermediate pianists but it does assume prior knowledge of piano playing. Follow along with the host and soon you will be able to play "Can't Believe It" by T-Pain and Lil Wayne on piano.

How To: Play "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" by Charles Mingus on piano

Want to learn how to improvise and play jazz piano? Well first you have to learn from the jazz greats of yesteryear. This lesson teaches you how to play "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" by Charles Mingus on piano. With some practice and basic understanding of music theory and harmony you will soon be able to improvise jazz solos over basic chords. Soon you will be able to play along with any tune with this jazz piano lesson. Check out this jazz piano how to video and you will be on your way to playing ...

How To: Play the Beatles' "Fool on the Hill" on piano

Playing along with your favorite songs is an enjoyable, and highly effective, way of developing your playing technique. In this keyboard tutorial, you'll learn how to play "Fool on the Hill," by Paul McCartney of the Beatles, on the piano. 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 "Fool on the Hill," press play! Fab!

How To: Play hip hop beats on piano

Our synth expert, Ryan Larson, will explain the basic sequencing process step by step, including how to use samples, setup and create loops, choose and add effects to tracks, record instruments like a thumping bass drum, crisp hi hat cymbals, tight snare hits, and other percussion, add bass lines, keyboard melodies and horns, how to mix tracks, and even how to play the sequencer for a live performance.

How To: Play rolled chords on the piano

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...

How To: Strengthen your 4th & 5th fingers with piano exercises

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...

How To: Play "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles

In this video, we learn how to play "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles. Start out with your hands across the piano with your fingers around the A, E, and C keys. Start off by playing the melody so your fingers can get a feel of how the different keys are played. Go slowly doing different sections of the song, then put it all together. There will be D and F# keys being played, but those will come towards the end of the melody in the song. Once you learn to put all the key together, you can pl...

How To: Tune the three strings of any treble note on a piano

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to tune a piano. Begin by placing a rubber tuning wedge in between to mute the two outer strings. Then tune the middle sting with a piano tuning hammer. Tune it to a strobe tuner or using intervals from already tuned strings. Now mute the right string and tune the left string. Use the middle string as reference. Then mute the left string and tune the right string. This video will benefit those viewers who have a piano, and would like to learn how to t...

How To: Play "Halo" by Beyoncé on the piano

In this video, learn how to play the last section of Beyoncé's song, "Halo" on the piano. This instruction has added an A to the notes, allowing it sound better (in his/her opinion). If you want to play "Halo" exactly how it is in the song, the notes are (just for the last part of the right hand) as follows:

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