Hot Piano & Keyboard How-Tos

How To: Play "Can't Believe It" by T-Pain & Lil Wayne on piano

If you want to learn how to play cool songs on the piano then this tutorial is the place to start. This lesson teaches you how to play "Can't Believe It" by T-Pain and Lil Wayne on the guitar. This lesson is geared towards beginner and intermediate pianists but it does assume prior knowledge of piano playing. Follow along with the host and soon you will be able to play "Can't Believe It" by T-Pain and Lil Wayne on piano.

How To: Play "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John 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 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!

How To: Play "Golden Slumbers" 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 "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!

How To: Play Art Tatum two-finger descending runs on piano

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.

How To: Use music dynamics (Forte, Fortissimo, Pianissimo)

This video presents a piano tutorial which explains music dynamics in playing music, which illustrate a change in the volume or intensity in your playing. The basic dynamics are forte (f), which means to play loudly, and piano (p), which means to play softly. Notations added to the left side of forte and piano signs such as mF and mP signify mezzo forte and mezzo piano, meaning that the part should be played relatively loud and relatively soft, respectively. FF and PP, fortissimo and pianissi...

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 the solo from "In My Life" by The Beatles

In this video, we learn how to play the solo from "In My Life" by The Beatles. You can play this straight, the way it's played on the piano, or another way. If you just play it like this, you are going to have a very difficult time getting the keys to sound correct. The other way you can play this song is to use the chords as well. When you do this, the song will come out with a better sound and be more put together than the other way. Add in the words to the song and sing along as you go to ...

How To: Play the C minor blues scale on the piano

This video shows a musicians hands as he explains and demonstrates how to play the C minor blues scale. The notes in the scale are: C, E-flat, F, G-flat, G, B-flat, C. He then explains the fingering: 1, 2, 3, 4, 1, 2, 3. He demonstrates different patterns with the left and right hand that use the notes in this scale in a 12-bar blues riff. This video would be helpful to anyone learning to play blues piano. After you understand the scale, you can experiment on your own.

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 "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" ...

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: 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 Beatles' "Norwegian Wood" on the piano

Want to know how to play the Beatles' "Norwegian Wood" 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 classic John Lennon song on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!

How To: Play "Body On Me" by Ashanti ft. Akon & Nelly on piano

If you want to learn how to play cool songs on the piano then this tutorial is the place to start. This lesson teaches you how to play "Body on Me" by Ashanti featuring Akon and Nelly on the guitar. This lesson is geared towards beginner and intermediate pianists but it does assume prior knowledge of piano playing. Follow along with the host and soon you will be able to play "Body on Me" by Ashanti featuring Akon and Nelly on piano.

How To: Play famous Tori Amos riffs on the piano

Are you a fan of Tori Amos? This tutorial is designed to help you play famous riffs by Tori Amos on the piano or keyboard. This two part lesson demonstrates riffs from Silent All These Years, Precious Things, Pretty Good Year, A Sorta Fairytale, Cooling, iieee, Winter, Spark (extended), Cornflake Girl, Lust, Bliss, Take Me with You, and Space Dog.. This video will help you understand these riffs by Tori Amos and enables you to make them your own. This how to video is for intermediate to advan...

How To: Play "Michelle" 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 one-two piano tutorial, you'll learn how to play "Michelle" 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 "Michelle" on your own piano or keyboard, press play!

How To: Play the introduction to Billy Joel's "Miami 2017"

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 "Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway)" 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 "Miami 2017" on your own piano or keyboard, press play!

How To: Play 4 note arpeggios on the piano

This how to video talks about 4-note arpeggios and shifting from major to minor triads on the piano or keyboard. These techniques are essential to playing more advanced piano pieces where there are key changes. You will have a better grasp of music theory with this easy to follow piano tutorial.

How To: Play Billy Preston's solo from the Beatles' "Get Back"

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!

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...

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.

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