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How To: Play "Kids" by MGMT on the piano

Want to know how to perform MGMT's "Kids" 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 "Kids" on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!

How To: Play "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz on a piano or keyboard

Want to play "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz? 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 "I'm Yours" on your own piano or keyboard instrument, take a look!

How To: Play "First Love" by Pehla Nasha on piano

Want to know how to play Pehla Nasha's "First Love" 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 Pehla Nasha's "First Love" on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!

How To: Play augmented chords on a piano or keyboard

There's no getting around it: if you want to get good at playing the piano or any other keyboard instrument, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash in free piano lessons, like this one from Piano Play It, which make the task not only easy but fun. For more information, and to get started playing aug or + chords on your own piano, take a look.

How To: Play the dorian mode on the piano

Nate Bosch teach us about the second mode of the major scale called ,,The Dorian Mode". On a C major scale he gonna play the notes found on that scale but starting from the second note of the scale called the second mode of the Dorian mode, playing all the notes starting from D. He end it off with another D. This is the Dorian mode of the C major scale: all the notes found on the C major scale played from the second note. The chord that can be built out of that scale is the 7th chord. Startin...

How To: Play One Republic "Apologize"

Viewers learn to play One Republic "Apologize" with this video. The whole song rotates through C, A-flat, B-flat, and B. Repeats though the whole song. First part plays with the C octave-G, C, E-flat, 5-1-3-1 fingers. Second part: Move down to A-flat with left and with the right play A-flat, C, F. Same fingering. Move up to E-flat. E-flat, E-flat G. Same fingering. Roll from F to E-flat. Next, move left to D, B-flat, D and F. Same fingering. One time. Roll from E-flat to D. Next, play C, A-fl...

How To: Play "Maybe I'm Amazed" by Paul McCartney 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 "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!

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 "Piano Man" by Billy Joel 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!

How To: Play drums on a keyboard MIDI controller

Jason Johnson with Revolution Audio shows us some easy steps to creating a basic midi drumbeat using your keyboard. To start, the kick drum is located at C1, this is in a different location depending on the number of keys your keyboard has. The other drums which are included are left and right snares, the tones, high hat closed, open high hat, and the pedal high hat. There are also the cymbals which include the crash, often used at the end of measures and the ride which is employed often in j...

How To: Play "My Immortal" by Evanescence on piano

Playing popular songs on the piano is not as difficult as it seems. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "My Immortal" by Evanescence on the piano. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. Watch this how to video and you will be able to sing and play "My Immortal" by Evanescence on piano.

How To: Play "Strawberry Fields Forever" by the Beatles

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 "Strawberry Fields Forever," by John Lennon 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 "Dear Prudence," press play! (For added fun, try it on a Mellotron.)

How To: Play "Martha My Dear" 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 "Martha My Dear" 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 "Martha My Dear" on your own piano or keyboard, press play!

How To: Transpose music on the piano

This how to video explains transposing music from one key to another. Transposition, in music, is when you move a series of notes up or down a constant interval. Transposing is a great skill to have, especially when playing jazz music. Watch this tutorial and you will be transposing your sheet music in no time.

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: Play the "Amazing Grace" hymn on a piano or keyboard

How sweet the sound of an instrument properly played! With this clip, you'll learn how to play "Amazing Grace" on a piano or other keyboard instrument. Regardless of your preferred style of music, if you want to be great, you'll need your head and hands on the same page. And there's no better way to get your head and hands on the same page than to practice. Happily, the Internet is awash in video tutorials like this one.

How To: Play "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" 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 "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by George Harrison 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 "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on your own piano or keyboard, press play!

How To: Play Michelle by The Beatles on Piano - Piano Tutorial

Video: . You don't have to know how to read piano chords or piano sheet music in order to use this piano tutorial. Connect a piano keyboard or start playing on your computer keyboard right away! Practice one hand at a time, change playback speed, transpose to a different key, create loops to repeat, track your progress and much more.. How to Play Michelle by The Beatles - Interactive Piano Tutorial.

How To: Play "Blackbird" by The Beatles on the piano

Blackbird is one of the best and most well-known songs Paul McCartney songs done by The Beatles. The original version features very sparse guitar playing as the only instrumentation, but like most songs it can be translated to the piano, as has been done here. The video highlights all of the chords and which hands to play them with, which should have you playing the lights out of this beautiful, melancholy tune as quickly as your skill allows. It moves pretty fast, so keep up!

How To: Play "Misty" by Erroll Garner on the piano

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" ...