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How To: Play a piano medleys from Pirates of the Caribbean

Want to be like Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, or would you rather be like Hans Zimmer or Klaus Badelt? Check out this video tutorial to learn how to play a piano medleys from Pirates of the Caribbean. If you're a piano player or keyboardist, and a film lover, and an aspiring composer, then this video from freakazone might intrigue you.

How To: Start reading sheet music for the piano

In this tutorial, we learn how to start reading sheet music for the piano. To be able to read the notes, you need to visualize what you are doing on the piano. A good starting point is the middle C on the keyboard. For a piano, you have horizontal lines in two sets on the sheet of paper. These lines are called "staffs" and the vertical lines are the "bar lines". The sections are called "measures". The top of those staffs is all the notes above the middle c. The bottom is all the notes below m...

How To: Play "Love Story" by Taylor Swift on the piano

Want to know how to perform Taylor Swift's "Love Story" on your piano or keyboard? This free video piano lesson presents a complete guide. 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 this song on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!

How To: Play "Final Countdown" on a piano

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.

How To: Play the same piano chord different ways

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...

Play "Comptine d'un autre été: L'apres midi" on piano

Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play "Comptine d'un autre été: L'apres midi" by Yann Tiersen from the movie "Amélie" on piano. The instructions in this video are detailed and helpful to pianists of any level, even beginners. You'll be feeling quirky and French right away after you've watched this helpful how-to video and learned how to play Yann Tiersen's "Comptine d'un autre été: L'apres midi" on the piano.

How To: Play "Bennie and the Jets" by Elton John

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 ...

How To: Play Billy Joel's "Vienna" on piano

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!

How To: Play piano in a romantic style

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....

How To: Play a gospel run on piano

In this tutorial, you'll learn to play a well-known gospel run, one heard in many gospel churches. While this tutorial is geared towards intermediate players, even complete beginners will benefit from this tutorial, which presents a note-by-note breakdown of the lick. Can I get a witness?

How To: Play "I Miss You" by Blink 182 on the piano

Want to know how to play Blink 182's "I Miss You" 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 this pop-punk song on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!

How To: Play the Beatles' "Hey Jude" on the piano

Playing along with your favorite songs is an enjoyable, and highly effective, way of taking your playing technique and, well, making it better. In this keyboard tutorial, you'll learn how to play "Hey Jude," as written 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 "Hey Jude," press play!

How To: Play "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" on piano

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds from Sargent Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band represents the culmination of the Beatles high psychedelic period. Commonly assumed to be about LSD, according to John Lennon it was really about a picture that his daughter drew. Go figure. This tutorial teaches us quickly and simply how to play the song on piano, with handy chord diagrams and technique tips aide you on your journey through Pepperland.

How To: Play Claude Debussy's "Claire de lune" on the piano

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.

How To: Play "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles

In this free video keyboard lesson, you'll learn how to play Sara Bareilles' "Love Song" 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 "Love Song" by Sara Bareilles!

How To: Play "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey on the piano

Want to know how to perform Journey's "Don't Stop Believing" 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 this song on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!

How To: Play the Beatles' "A Day in the Life" 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 "A Day in the Life" by John Lennon and 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 "A Day in the Life" on your own piano or keyboard, press play!

How To: Play "Penny Lane" by The Beatles

In this video, we learn how to play "Penny Lane" by The Beatles. The keys you will play at first are: B, D#, F#, B/D#, F#, and B. There is a style you have to employ to get this to work on the piano. Each note is played separately when you do it on the piano, so don't combine the notes together as you are playing. Make sure you are keeping the notes in sharps. The next notes are: B, D#, F#, A#, D#, F#, and A#, From here, the next ones are the same except with a G# at the end. Continue to play...

How To: Play "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson on piano

Want to play "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson? 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 "Billie Jean" on your own piano or keyboard instrument, take a look!