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How To: Play "Halo" by Beyoncé on the piano

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:

How To: Play "Allure" by Jay-Z on piano

In this keyboard tutorial, you'll learn how to play Jay-Z's "Allure," including Pharell's string part, on the piano. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate and advanced piano players, players of all skill levels can play along. Watch this tutorial to get started playing "Allure"!

How To: Play "Last Christmas" by Wham on piano

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#, ...

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: Strengthen your 4th & 5th fingers with piano exercises

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...

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 "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 the song "Forgot About Dre" by Dr. Dre and Eminem on piano

Dr. Dre has only ever released two albums, and it's been 11 years since the last one, 2001. But it's lead single "Forgot About Dre" is still a classic, largely because it introduced Eminem to everyone who didn't already know him in '99. This video will teach you how to play the song on piano, complete with long runs and chords that will make your version sounds much better than most of the other ones out there.

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...

How To: Play "Heal the World" by Michael Jackson on piano

Want to know how to perform Michael Jackson's "Heal the World" on your piano or keyboard? 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 sticktoitiveness. For more information, and to get started playing this pop ballad on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!

How To: Play "He's a Pirate" from Pirates of the Caribbean

Learn how to play "He's a Pirate" from Pirates Of The Caribbean on the piano or keyboard with this tutorial. This song is first played at regular speed and then is slowed down so it is easier to follow the notes. The middle C of the tutorial is one octave higher in the slow part of the song because the camera had to be set one octave lower so you could see the chords. Watch this piano how to video and you will be able to play "He's a Pirate" from Pirates of the Caribbean in no time.

How To: Play "Gold" by Spandau Ballet on piano

This is a piano rendition of "Gold" by British superstar band Spandau Ballet. "Gold" was a huge hit in the 80`s. Dino 5254 presents a piano solo in this video which visually shows us the melody and chords on the keyboard. Instead of the pulsating electric guitars, drums, vocals and keyboard in the original number, this particular cover version is a slow one with pauses and gentle lapses that go from one section of the melody to the next. Even the jungle drum beat section of the original pop s...

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 "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 "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 rolled chords on the piano

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...

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