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
If you want to play 'Twinkle, Twinkle little Star' on the piano you should first start on the note D. You should play the notes going up the scale to find that next work that matches the tone of when you sing it. When you find it, that interval is a fifth. Then, the song goes back down again in steps. Your melody will work in the scale of the notes that you have just played. There are three parts to the whole song that you should learn. You will use all the notes found in the D Major scale. N...
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.
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.
Avenged Sevenfold has been one of the biggest rock bands in the world for a long time, but their most recent single "Nightmare" might be their biggest hit yet. It's a beautiful, haunting song, and like much of A7X's work it translates well to some furious piano playing. This video will show you how to play the song on piano or keyboard in the simplest terms possible, but it's a hard song if you are new to piano you might want to look elsewhere.
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 Elton John's "Tiny Dancer." 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 "Tiny Dancer" on your own piano or keyboard, press play!
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 ...
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!
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.
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!
By now, most people have seen Charlie Schmidt's Keyboard Cat video. This viral YouTube phenomenon has been uploaded and e-mailed and tweeted millions of times.
A MicroKorg synth / vocoder combined with a Micron BANSHEE talk box allow you to make a lot of great, funky music without too much equipment. Finding the right patches on the synth that make the talk box sound the best can be tough, so TalkBoxerDX made this video to demonstrate one way to patch the MicroKorg so it will sound awesome with your talk box, be it BANSHEE or otherwise.
The first couple of months of learning a new instrument are often the most challenging - and boring. That's because rather than focusing on pounding out songs, you're instead practicing chord progressions, major and minor scales, and finger work.
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!
Tetris is without question the most popular single video game of all time, played on everything from keychains to the sides of skyscrapers. It's iconic song is a Russian folk song called "Korobeiniki", written in 1861, and in this video you will learn how to play an easy, beginner version of the entire song on piano.
In this tutorial, viewers will learn how to use the synthesizer functions of the Yamaha PSS-780 keyboard. Starting with the basic piano voice, the presenter shows how this can be modified to create a new sound. He shows how the attack rate of the sound can be modified with one setting, how the modulation button affects the tones of the sound, and how sounds can be further modified with the frequency control. The presenter concludes by noting that with practice the user will learn to create ot...
In this keyboard tutorial, you'll learn how to play Brian McKnight's "Only One For Me" 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 "Only One For Me"!
Learn to play the classic Beatles tune "Yesterday" on the piano in minutes! This video will teach you how to play the classic Beatles tune "Yesterday," so that others can sing along. You'll start in the Key of F for the intro, and move along with the video, following the easy-to-learn fingering patterns that the instructor gives. With a minimal knowledge of piano, you can learn to play this song and have fun singing along! This instructional video will have you playing the piano in no time!
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.
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.
Chivalry is dead only if you believe it is. Be the Lothario to your busty mistress by picking up how to play the sweet tune "Love of My Life" by Queen.
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, 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:
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...
Come along with David Yzhaki into the musical world of the piano! Learn easily with his step by step directions how to play "Last Christmas" by Wham! The song consists of only four chords. D6Bm7EmAHow to start to play "Last Christmas": Start with D6 (Right hand F#, A, B, D) (Left Hand D) Switch to Bm7 (Which is basically the same chord, only the baseline changes. )Switch to Em (Right Hand G, B, E) (Left Hand E). Switch to A (Right Hand A, C#, E) (Left Hand E). Switch to F#m/D (Right Hand C#, ...
"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.
Learn how to play 'Lean On Me' by Bill Withers on the piano. This is a fun song for beginners.
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.
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...
Major chords are like happy kids' movies, which have an upbeat beginning, middle, and end to satisfy innocent minds and sugarcoat harsher realities.
Piano cover and tutorial for "We Are The Champions" by Queen. It's not required to know how to read piano chords and piano sheet music in order to use this tutorial. Users can make tutorial slower or faster, practice one hand at a time, transpose a song to a different key, create a loop for difficult part of the tutorial to play it over and over again.
Miley Cyrus is a polarizing figure. You either love her or you hate her, and she's always doing something to reaffirm your particular bias (like pole dancing on an ice cream stand, for instance). But there's little debate that she knows how to belt out a good ballad.
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!
Coco Chanel once said that fashion fades but style is eternal. So even with Lady Gaga's new single "Born This Way" catching fire and Britney Spears in the midst of her pop comeback, time and time again we still go back to perennial favorites like Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, and Charlie Brown tunes.
Interested in playing Queen's "Don't Stop Me Now" 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 "Don't Stop Me Now"!
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.
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 "Maybe I'm Amazed" by Paul McCartney. 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 "Maybe I'm Amazed" on your own piano or keyboard, press play!
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!