Hot Piano & Keyboard How-Tos

How To: Play hip hop beats on piano

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How To: Play "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" on piano

Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds from Sargent Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band represents the culmination of the Beatles high psychedelic period. Commonly assumed to be about LSD, according to John Lennon it was really about a picture that his daughter drew. Go figure. This tutorial teaches us quickly and simply how to play the song on piano, with handy chord diagrams and technique tips aide you on your journey through Pepperland.

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: Beatles "Don't Let Me Down" quick chords

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!

How To: Play "Numb" by Linkin Park on piano

Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play "Numb" by Linkin Park on the piano. The instructions include the scale, key signature, and chord breakdowns. Intermediate pianists will have no trouble learning how to play Linkin Park's "Numb" on the piano after watching this helpful how-to video.

How To: Play "Clocks" by Coldplay on piano or keyboard

Want to play "Clocks" by Coldplay? 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 "Clocks" on your own piano or keyboard instrument, take a look!

How To: Play "Something" by the Beatles on the piano

Want to know how to play the Beatles' "Something" 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 great George Harrison song on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!

How To: Play piano in a romantic style

In this tutorial, we learn how to play piano in a romantic style. Take a minor third to begin and play these two notes. Improvise a melody by hitting any white key you choose. This is great for a beginner who doesn't have much experience. Adding the melody will help your song sound happier and more romantic. Using harmonies will help you create romantic notes and help you build a great song. You can use improvisation to make a beautiful melody as well, and make something that is all your own....

How To: Play "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon on the piano

Want to know how to play Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" 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 time and sticktoitiveness. For more information, and to get started playing this song on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!

How To: Play "For No One" 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 "For No One" 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 "For No One" on your own piano or keyboard, press play!

How To: Play "Crawling" by Linkin Park on piano

Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play "Crawling" by Linkin Park on the piano. The instructions include the scale, key signature, and chord breakdowns. Intermediate pianists will have no trouble learning how to play Linkin Park's "Crawling" on the piano after watching this helpful how-to video.

How To: Play the Mortal Kombat theme on piano

Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play the Mortal Kombat them song on the piano. Instruction includes a slowed-down version so you can learn by watching. Intermediate pianists will have no trouble learning how to play the Mortal Kombat theme on the piano after watching this helpful how-to video.

How To: Play "The Scientist" by Coldplay on piano or keyboard

Want to play "The Scientist" by Coldplay? 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 "The Scientist" on your own piano or keyboard instrument, take a look!

How To: Play "Billie Jean" by Michael Jackson on piano

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!

How To: Master the vocabulary and terminology of music theory

Knowing music theory never hurt anyone—not Bach, not Chopin, not Schoenberg. Even if you fancy yourself a musical iconoclast, the better you know the rules of music, the better equipped you'll be to break them down the line. In this free video music theory lesson, you'll learn how to use and understand the most frequently used terms and phrases in music theory. For more information, including a very thorough overview, watch this helpful musician's guide.

How To: Read dotted notes and triplets in music theory

Knowing music theory never hurt anyone—not Bach, not Chopin, not Schoenberg. Even if you fancy yourself a musical iconoclast, the better you know the rules of music, the better equipped you'll be to break them down the line. In this free video music theory lesson, you'll learn how to read and use dotted notes and triplets on a musical score. For more information, including a very thorough overview of the process, watch this helpful musician's guide.

How To: Play "Better Off Alone" by Alice Deejay on the piano

Want to know how to perform Alice Deejay's "Better Off Alone" 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 "Better Off Alone" on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!

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 Just Called To Say I Love You" on piano

Want to know how to play Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You" 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 ballad on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!

How To: Play "Drive My Car" by the Beatles on a piano

pianojohn113 demonstrate how to play drive my car (Beatles) on a piano using the American method of notes. he explain which musical notes play one by one including the most important part of this song "the solo part", providing you a sequence of tips for your creativity and enabling you to create your own solo part for this song following his method. he explain the video in a very easy way to understand even for those who have a minimal knowledge about pianos. this video lets you get a set of...

How To: Play "Angels" by Robbie Williams on piano

Want to play like Robbie Williams? In this free video keyboard lesson, you'll learn how to play Robbie's "Angels" 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 "Angels" by Robbie Williams!

How To: Play Chopin Nocturne n.20 in C# minor on piano

If you are looking to improve your classical piano technique then this three part how to video is the place to start. You will learn how to practice and study Chopin's nocturne number 20 in C# minor. This detailed lesson goes over where to place the accents, analyzes the dynamics and legato playing technique. This piano tutorial teaches you the best way to practice it so you can Chopin's nocturne no.20 quickly and easily. This piece is not for beginner students, this lesson is directed to adv...

How To: Play "Landslide" by Stevie Nicks on piano

This tutorial is designed to help you play "Landslide" by Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac 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 "Landslide" by Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac 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 Stevie Nicks'...

How To: Play "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" 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 "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" 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 "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" on your own piano or keyboard, press play!

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: Play the Beatles' "Fool on the Hill" 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 "Fool on the Hill," by Paul McCartney 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 "Fool on the Hill," press play! Fab!