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How To: Play "Imagine" by John Lennon on your 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 John Lennon's "Imagine" on 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 "Imagine," press play!

How To: Play "Cooler Than Me" by Mike Posner on the piano

Want to know how to play Mike Posner's "Cooler Than Me" 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 song own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!

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 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 "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 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!

How To: Play "Trouble" by Coldplay on piano

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.

How To: Play "Good Day Sunshine" by the Beatles on piano

Not only is learning your favorite songs a great way to improve your playing technique but, by seeing how your favorite songs are put together, you're likely to come out of the project a better songwriter as well. In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to play Paul McCartney's "Good Day Sunshine" from his days with the Beatles. To get started playing this famous Fab Four song for yourself (Ray Davies' favorite from Revolver, incidentally), watch this two-part piano lesson.

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 "Lady Madonna" 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 "Lady Madonna" 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 "Good Night" on your own piano or keyboard, press play!

How To: Play 30 must-have blues piano licks

In this video series the talented and sizzling Jonathon Wilson guides you through 30 must-have blues piano licks, riffs that, once mastered, could turn any musician into a talked-about sensation. Jonathon introduces each clip, letting you know of any tips or hang-ups that set the lick apart, and then provides a valuable demonstration of how to play and practice the riff alongside a full band.

How To: Read treble and bass clef lines and spaces

Now that you know what a staff is, how many lines and spaces are in a staff, and what the different clef's are, it's time to learn where the notes go in each one. It's crucial to understanding note placement and everything else that involves using the staff to learn the sayings for each space and line. For the Treble Clef spaces, it's "FACE", for Treble Clef lines it's "Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge", for Bass clef spaces it's "All Cows Eat Grass" and for the lines he uses "Green Birds Don't ...

How To: Play the solo from the Beatles' "Something" on piano

Want to know how to play the solo from 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 solo part on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!

How To: Play the Beatles' "Hello, Goodbye" on the piano

Want to know how to perform the Beatles' "Hello, Goodbye" 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 Paul McCartney song on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!

How To: Play Yiruma's "River Flows in You" on piano

Learn how to play "River Flows in You" by acclaimed South Korean composer and pianist Yiruma with this free video piano lesson. This video, which merely presents the chords and notes of the songs, is geared more toward intermediate and advanced players, pianists of all skill level can get started playing along. For more information and, to get started playing Yiruma's "River Flows in You" on your own piano, watch this tutorial.

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 "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.