Learn how to play "Row your Boat" on the piano with this play-by-numbers video.
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 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.
Playing along with your favorite songs is an enjoyable, and highly effective, way of developing your playing technique. In this one-two piano tutorial, you'll learn how to play "Vienna" by Billy Joel. 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 "Vienna" on your own piano or keyboard, press play!
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
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...
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.
The Simpsons theme song has raised a generation of American children, and even though the show has long since jumped the shark the glory of it's theme song remains. In this video you'll learn how to play a really accurate piano version of the song, complete with chords and long runs at certain points.
In this tutorial, we learn how to write a love song on the piano with Nate Bosch. Keys to writing a love song include making tenderness with a light sound and following through. The e-flat key makes a beautiful sound that is perfect for a long song. You can use the lighter twinkling sounds at the end to make a light sound that is also romantic. Go to an open octave to add a very light sound that will compliment your notes perfectly as well. Make sure you use sounds that will compliment vocal ...
Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play "Amazing Grace" on piano with 3 chords. Instruction includes an overhead view so you can learn by watching. Intermediate pianists will have no trouble learning how to play "Amazing Grace" on piano with 3 chords by watching this helpful how-to video.
In this tutorial, we learn how to play Bingo on the piano. You will want to start out with the notes in front of you so you know which keys to play. Play the first part of the song first. You will notice that you play the same keys over and over again while doing this song. Break it down into sections so you have all the correct keys and listen as you are playing. Once you have finished playing all the sections, bring it together to create the entire song. Now add in the lyrics to the song an...
In this keyboard tutorial, you'll learn how to play Tupac's "I Ain't Mad at Cha" on the piano. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate and advanced piano players, players of all skill levels can play along. Watch this tutorial to get started playing "I Ain't Mad at Cha"!
Sharps, flats and naturals are musical notations called accidentals which indicate whether the pitch is raised or lowered with in a given key. This music theory how to video explains where the sharps and flats are on the piano keyboard and how to play them.
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!
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 ...
"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.
The alt rock band Train has been around forever - lead singer Patrick Monahan is 41 - and has had exquisitely popular hits like "Drops of Jupiter" and "Meet Virginia," but it wasn't until "Hey, Soul Sister" that they gained international recognition, even from the younger Justin Bieber-loving crowd.
In this free video keyboard lesson, you'll learn how to play the Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars" 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 "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol!
Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play the opening verse of Journey's "Open Arms" on the piano. The song is played slow enough for beginners to learn just by watching. Playing "Open Arms by Journey on the piano will be easy after "you've watched this how-to video.
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"!
Now that you know what a staff is, how many lines and spaces are in a staff, and what the different clef's are, it's time to learn where the notes go in each one. It's crucial to understanding note placement and everything else that involves using the staff to learn the sayings for each space and line. For the Treble Clef spaces, it's "FACE", for Treble Clef lines it's "Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge", for Bass clef spaces it's "All Cows Eat Grass" and for the lines he uses "Green Birds Don't ...
Interested in playing Spandau Ballet's "True" 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 sticktoitiveness. For more information, and to get started playing "True" on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!
Rascal Flatts are one of the biggest groups in country music, and their song "Bless the Broken Road" is a great uplifting ballad. Watch this video to learn how to play this relatively easy song on piano, then go out and play it. It'll probably bring some love you way.
Want to know how to perform Billy Preston's classic solo from the Beatles' "Get Back" on the piano or ogan? 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 effort. For more information, and to get started playing the solo from this classic McCartney song on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!
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 "Come Together" by John Lennon of the Beatles on the piano. While the lesson is geared toward pianists of an intermediate skill level, all players can follow along given adequate time and motivation. To get started playing "Come Together," press play!
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.
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.
Even songwriting greats like Alicia Keys and Stevie Wonder had to start somewhere. If you're interested in playing the piano but aren't sure where to begin - and also not too interested in playing nothing but scales all day - then start your melodic musical journey now by playing "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
The Jonas Brothers may be on their way out as they grow older and Nick Jonas embarks on his solo career, but for their fans their songs will always remain. This three-part video will teach you how to play a cool instrumental version of their song "Fly with Me" on piano, the ultimate expression of your love for the Jonas Brothers. Check out a written version of the song here.
The Travie McCoy ft. Bruno Mars track "Billionaire" is a prefect summertime anthem, and it translates really well to the piano. This video features a British person teaching you how to play the song on a piano or keyboard, which isn't too hard and is sure to make you the star of the next party you go to where there's a piano to play.
In this tutorial, we learn how to play piano in a romantic style. Take a minor third to begin and play these two notes. Improvise a melody by hitting any white key you choose. This is great for a beginner who doesn't have much experience. Adding the melody will help your song sound happier and more romantic. Using harmonies will help you create romantic notes and help you build a great song. You can use improvisation to make a beautiful melody as well, and make something that is all your own....
Playing parts that require more than five fingers on the piano is one of the first challenges that beginning players must learn to overcome. This video by David from Piano Play It teaches us how to use the crossing over technique, in which one crosses their fingers over and under one another without moving the hand. This makes it much less challenging to play seven and eight finger melody and bass parts without leaving the hand out of position.
Absolutely everybody has heard of it, regardless of whether they know it by name or not… "Clair de lune" by Claude Debussy. This masterpiece by the French composer is one of the most recognized piano pieces in the world. Debussy is regarded as one of the fathers of modern classical music, and the "Clair de lune" shows why. He introduced new, innovative approaches to harmony and sound textures that have inspired generations of musicians.
This video teaches a piano novice how to play the introduction to “Because” by the Beatles, which was written by John Lennon. A close up on the instructor’s hands from above demonstrates the fingering for the piece. The view of the fingering is very important, since this video does not teach you how to read sheet music. Instead, it takes you through the rudimentary fingering. You will not need to know what a quarter rest, an eighth note, or a key signature mean. The instructor plays the intro...
Check out this instructional piano video that demonstrates how to play a funky jazz Rhodes beat on the piano. This instructor uses the the Roland RD-170 keyboard, and the 66 El.Piano sound, which is great. With its short attack, not many sustain on it. It doesn't matter how fast this piece of music is played. Find your own way of playing the rhythm that you are comfortable with it. Personalize this funky jazz Rhodes beat on piano and improve your piano playing skills!
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.
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!
In this keyboard tutorial, you'll learn how to play the Jonas Brothers' "Love Bug" 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 "Love Bug"!
Learn how to play the "Hokage Funeral" song from Naruto on piano or keyboard with this music tutorial. This song is played at regular speed first and then slowed down so you can follow it. Watch this how to video and you will be playing "Hokage Funeral" from Naruto in no time at all.
Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play "Something About Us" by Daft Punk on the piano. You'll learn the piano chords in the beginning, the bass line, and the guitar solo. Intermediate pianists will very easily learn how to play Daft Punk's "Something About Us" by watching this helpful how-to video.