"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.
This how to video goes in depth in how to help you out when you are playing piano during a devotional or in front a a singer. This piano tutorial is for the intermediate to advanced pianist. Accompany a singer or choir on the piano.
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.
Learn how to play "Morning Song" on the piano with this play by numbers video.
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.
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...
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 how to video describes how to play basic piano chords. The author begins by explaining musical intervals and how they build chords. He then shows you how to play major and minor chords and how they relate to melodic and harmonic intervals. This video is perfect for those just beginning to play piano or those who want to learn a little bit of music theory. The video itself lasts about ten minuets and provides a great base for beginning music theory.
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.
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...
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.
The Roland TB-303 should be a part of every electronic musicians arsenal, but cannot be because of it's scarcity. If you have a MicroKorg, however, you can make a patch that provides a decent approximation of the 303 sound, and this video will teach you how to program it.
Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play Journey's "Faithfully" on the piano or keyboard. Instruction is slow enough so that even beginners can learn by watching. Playing "Faithfully" by Journey on the piano or keyboard will be easy after you've watched this helpful how-to video.
Now that you know the power of the music, in this free video series, learn how to sequence your own beats on a Korg Triton Studio keyboard. Our synth expert, RT Ouk, will explain the basic sequencing process in detail, including how to use the function tabs on the keyboard (program, mixer, play loop, sampling, preference, top edit, and menu), how to set the tempo, how to select individual tracks, quantize input resolution, record a song, edit a track, insert and master effects—and even how to...
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
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 ...
"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.
Learn how to play 'Lean On Me' by Bill Withers on the piano. This is a fun song for beginners.
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.
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...
Open chords are pretty simple to understand. They're basically notes in a chord that you don't play or finger.
"Don't Stop Believing" by Journey has enjoyed a massive resurgence in popularity since it was featured on Family Guy a few years back. You can play it pretty much anywhere and people will like it. Watch this video to learn how to play the classic song on piano, like Steve Perry wants you to.
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.
Playing along with your favorite songs is an enjoyable, and highly effective, way of improving your playing technique. In this keyboard tutorial, you'll learn how to play Elton John's "Your Song." 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 "Your Song," 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.
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!
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.
Beginner piano players are usually relegated to easy - and boring - songs like "Old McDonald Had a Farm" and "Mary Had a Little Lamb." But being a piano novice doesn't mean you have to skip out on fun tunes.
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.
Are you tired of needing seperate synths and drum machines to create your drums and bass / lead lines? If you have a Korg MS-2000 and many other synthesizers, it's possible to program your synth to act like a 16-step drum machine while still being able to play bass and lead lines over the drums. Watch this video to learn how to do it.
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.
This video illustrate us how to play " Yankee Doodle" on the piano. Here are the following steps: Step 1: First of all take the piano and then slightly brush your hands from right to left and then from left to right.
Looking to wow your friends or teacher? If so, you're in luck: This keyboard tutorial demonstrates a number of simple, but impressive, jazz riffs and runs that anyone can play, given sufficient time and dedication. To get started playing these jazz passages, take a look!
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!
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.
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.
Lady GaGa is back, and "Born This Way" is taking the music world by storm like each of her songs does. This video will teach you how to play a nice piano cover of it and impress your friends. It's also pretty easy, so beginners are welcome!
MGMT is only two full-lengths old, but their impact on pop music has been massive. "Time to Pretend" has spawned legions of imitators, and for good reason. If you want to play a classy version of it, watch this video to learn how to cover the song on solo piano.
In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to play the Beatles' "Hey Bulldog" on the piano. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate or advanced piano players, players of all skill levels can play along. Watch this tutorial to get started playing "Hey Bulldog"!
German composer Johan Pachelbel is known as the king of the Southern German organists, and his Canon in D is his most famous work. This video will teach you how to play this classic piece on piano in C. Not the original key or instrument, but it sounds great.