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.
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.
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!
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.
"Don't Stop Believing" by Journey has enjoyed a massive resurgence in popularity since it was featured on Family Guy a few years back. You can play it pretty much anywhere and people will like it. Watch this video to learn how to play the classic song on piano, like Steve Perry wants you to.
Many MicroKorg enthusiasts focus on it's synthesizer functions, but it's also a vocoder, and nowhere is that more apparent than in this video. It will teach you how to connect an electric guitar and a mic to your MicroKorg and use them together so that you can hear your voice on your guitar. It's very worth it.
Interested in playing Lionel Richie's "Hello" 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 "Hello"!
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 the introduction to "Lullabye" by Billy Joel.
This how to video talks about 4-note arpeggios and shifting from major to minor triads on the piano or keyboard. These techniques are essential to playing more advanced piano pieces where there are key changes. You will have a better grasp of music theory with this easy to follow piano tutorial.
In this series of instructional music videos you'll learn how to play the blues piano in the key of B Flat (Bb). 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.
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.
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.
German composer Johan Pachelbel is known as the king of the Southern German organists, and his Canon in D is his most famous work. This video will teach you how to play this classic piece on piano in C. Not the original key or instrument, but it sounds great.
Learn how to play Fur Elise by Beethoven on the piano or keyboard in this tutorial made by Andrew Furmanczyk. This is easy, fun and detailed way to learn this popular piece. Watch this how to video and you will be playing Fur Elise in no time.
Eminem is finally back in the hip-hop game, like we knew he would be, and the words "Slim Shady" are on the lips of music fans everywhere again. In this video you'll learn how to play Marshall's classic song "The Real Slim Shady" on piano.
Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play the Mortal Kombat them song on the piano. Instruction includes a slowed-down version so you can learn by watching. Intermediate pianists will have no trouble learning how to play the Mortal Kombat theme on the piano after watching this helpful how-to video.
Want to play like Robbie Williams? In this free video keyboard lesson, you'll learn how to play Robbie's "Angels" 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 "Angels" by Robbie Williams!
If you would like to play "That's Just the Way it is" on the piano you first should realize this song is in the key of G! The phrase that starts this song first starts with A minor then goes to E minor. Next, go to D and down to a C and to a G then back to A minor. That is the first phrase of the song. Continue to practice this phrase. Now to start the chorus, you should play a G on the left hand and then A , B, G and go to the F on the left hand with G, A, F. When you go to the C it's just D...
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"!
Want to learn how to improvise and play jazz piano? Well first you have to learn techniques from the jazz greats of yesteryear. This piano lesson teaches you how to play "Misty" by Erroll Garner. 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 "Misty" ...
In this free video keyboard lesson, you'll learn how to play Metro Station's "Kelsey" 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 "Kelsey" by Metro Station!
Check out this instructional piano video that shows you some exercises to improve the way you play scales (and arpeggios) with a few exercises and techniques. This tutorial is great for beginner to advanced piano players. Practice the scales and arpeggios on the piano and improve your piano playing skills!
Think you can't play any modern songs (i.e. the ones you hear on the radio) just because you're new to the piano? Well, we're here to tell you that mentality is SO five seconds ago. Because now that you've stumbled upon this piano tutorial, you'll learn all the essentials you'll need to play Miley Cyrus' hit single "The Climb" on piano. This tutorial is intended for beginners.
Miley Cyrus has already far surpassed the musical fame and talent of her father Billy Ray. For her legions of fans, this video tutorial is here to teach you how to play her song "The Climb" on the piano, based on the AOL live recording of the song that features a more prominent piano part than the recorded version. Practice, and learn how to be like your favorite Disney star!
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 "Body on Me" by Ashanti featuring Akon and Nelly 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 "Body on Me" by Ashanti featuring Akon and Nelly on piano.
Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body" on the piano. The instructions will be most helpful to intermediate to advanced pianists, but even beginners will be able to learn how to play "Touch My Body" by Mariah Carey on the piano after watching this how-to video.
Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play "Say You Say Me" by Lionel Richie on piano. Instruction includes names of chords and an overhead view so you can learn by watching. Intermediate pianists will have no trouble learning how to play Lionel Richie's "Say You Say Me" on piano by watching this helpful how-to video.
Chiddy Bang's anti-adulthood anthem "Opposite of Adults" is one of a long line of such songs to do well on the radio. If you like the song too, and play a little piano, this video will teach you how to play the song on piano or keyboard. Once you start, this thing is so damn catchy you won't be able to stop.
Want to play "Baby" by Justin Bieber? See how it's done with this free video piano lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and it chords. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the piano, players of all skill level should be able to follow along given adequate time and effort. For more information, and to get started playing "Baby" on your own piano or keyboard instrument, take a look!
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.
Learn Billy Joel's great song Piano Man and how to play it on the piano. You should already know how to play the piano to follow along.
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",
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.
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
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.
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!
"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.
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:
Want to play "Fix You" by Coldplay? See how it's done with this free video piano lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song and it chords. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the piano, players of all skill level should be able to follow along given adequate time and effort. For more information, and to get started playing "Fix You" on your own piano or keyboard instrument, take a look!
Beginner piano players are usually relegated to easy - and boring - songs like "Old McDonald Had a Farm" and "Mary Had a Little Lamb." But being a piano novice doesn't mean you have to skip out on fun tunes.