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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Major chords are like happy kids' movies, which have an upbeat beginning, middle, and end to satisfy innocent minds and sugarcoat harsher realities.
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...
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.
Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play Coldplay's "Trouble" on the piano. These instructions are very detailed, including transcribed music, and are best suited for intermediate students who can read music. This helpful how-to video will help you play Coldplay's "Trouble" like Chris Martin himself in no time.
Learn how to play 'Lean On Me' by Bill Withers on the piano. This is a fun song for beginners.
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.
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 the chords to "Don't Let Me Down" by 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 "Don't Let Me Down," 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
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.
"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.
Want to know how to perform Caesars' "Jerk It Out" on the piano? Work it out 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 "Jerk It Out" 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 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!
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.
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!
Yiruma is one of the biggest names in contemporary piano composition. His song "Kiss the Rain" is guaranteed to make any listener reflect honestly on their life in a way that few songs ever have been, and in this video you'll learn how to play the whole thing on piano. It's not easy, but you can do it!
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...
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",
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to play "Robot Rock" by Daft Punk on the piano or keyboard. This is a very simple Daft Punk song to play. This lesson breaks up the right and left hand to make it even easier to play. Watch this how to video and you'll be playing "Robot Rock" in no time.
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.
Are you a fan of Depeche Mode? This tutorial is designed to help you play "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode on the piano or keyboard. This song isn't taught in a literal or mechanical fashion but rather is taught to grasp the song's structural parameters & essence. This video will help you understand the body of "Enjoy the Silence" by Depeche Mode and enables you to make it your own. This how to video is for intermediate to advanced piano students. With this lesson you will be able to play ...
This video shows how to get long or short hair straight fast with saran wrap. Comb out your hair if you have longer hair. Part and separate your hair. Wrap your hair tight around your head until it's all close to your head. Spray your hair with Tresemme hair protector and moisture. Take a little more than enough saran wrap off the roll to go around your head once. Wrap your head with the saran wrap. Take another piece of saran wrap to cover the top of your head. Put your hair under a dryer fo...
"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.
This kid's heart is in the right place. He teaches you beginner's boogie woogie. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play boogie woogie as a beginner.
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.
Learn how to play this boogie woogie blues lick in the key of C on the piano or keyboard.
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 the Cure's "Just Like Heaven" on piano. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate and advanced pianists, players of all skill levels can play along. Watch this lesson to get started playing "Just Like Heaven"!
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 ...
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.
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!
In this brief video tutorial sponsored by Pianolessons.com, the host Nate boss talks about building basic Triads. A Basic Triad is a three note cord that you can build around the notes of a scale, as demonstrated. He shows you G major, C major, a major, and many other chords that you can make on a scale. In this video, you also get to see precisely where the teacher is placing his fingers, which should be helpful for those of your just starting out. Be sure to have your pen and paper ready to...