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How To : Use a digital tuner to tune your guitar

Guitars will need to be tuned continuously to ensure that it is tuned for the correct scale and notes so your music makes sounds the way you intend. If you haven’t been playing forever, you will probably need the assistance of an electric tuner to find the note. This video wil ...more

How To : Play movable barre chords on the ukulele

There's no getting around it: if you want to get good at playing the ukulele or any other instrument, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash in free, high-quality uke lessons, like this one from YouTube's preeminent tropical tutor, Ukulele Mike. This parti ...more

How To : Play boogie woogie as a beginner

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. Part 2 of 2 - How to Play boogie woogie as a beginner.

How To : Fry scream for hard rock vocals

Classically trained singers will tell you that screaming is the worst thing you can ever do to your vocal chords, but if you're into singing/screaming heavy metal or rock then it's necessary to know how to scream with minimal damage. The correct way to scream is a technique c ...more

How To : Fix a wobbly platter problem on a turntable

Learn how to open up your turntable platter in order to fix a wobble on your table, getting those records to play smooth. While DJing might appear simple to the untrained eye, truly mastering the turntables requires as much time and dedication as mastering any other instrument ...more

How To : Whistle with a blade of grass

Next time you're outside, pluck a blade of grass for an easy way to entertain yourself – and annoy your friends. Step 1: Pick a blade of grass Pick a flat blade of grass that’s as long as your thumbs. You’ll get more sound from wide, slightly coarse grass than from thin, fin ...more

How To : Play tabla drum basic techniques

The tabla is a popular Indian drum used in the classical, popular and religious music of the Indian subcontinent and in Hindustani classical music. In this how to video you will learn basic techniques of playing the tabla. Watch this tutorial and you will be playing the tabla ...more

How To : Make a Carrot Recorder

This video tutorial show how to make a recorder out of a carrot. Great fun musical instrument. Step 1: Follow this youtube tutorial for instructions. Video: .

How To : Play a basic conga drum sequence

In this video are the Afro-Cuban Percussion Class at Grossmont College, with instructor Manny Cepeda to show us how to play a Meringue rhythm on the Conga Drums. He starts off with a slow beat by beat demonstration and then moves on to a faster beat. The camera changes the vie ...more

How To : Set up a shoulder rest on a violin

Learn how you can set up your shoulder rest for a violin with this tutorial. A shoulder rest makes playing the violin a lot more comfortable. With the tips in this how to video you will be able to set up your shoulder rest and play the violin with comfort and ease.

How To : Play a Latin salsa style montuno on the piano

In this how to video, learn to play a Latin montuno on the piano or keyboard. A montuno it refers to the repeated part of the song, like a chorus/refrain in Salsa music. This salsa piano lesson is designed for the beginning pianist.

How To : Perform a peshkar on the tabla

Interested in learning how to play the tabla? In this installment from his video series of free tabla lessons, Debu Nayak introduces the peshkar. While these tutorials are geared towards absolute beginners, even seasoned percussionists are likely to pick something up. To get s ...more

How To : Play "Sultans of Swing" by Dire Straits on guitar

Want to impress your friends by whipping out your guitar and strumming some of their favorite tunes the next time you are at a party? This guitar lesson teaches you how to play the Dire Straits song "Sultans of Swing." Once you get a hang of these popular guitar chords and tun ...more

How To : Play "Open Arms" by Journey on piano

Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play the opening verse of Journey's "Open Arms" on the piano. The song is played slow enough for beginners to learn just by watching. Playing "Open Arms by Journey on the piano will be easy after "you've watched this how-to video.

How To : Play a basic harmonica blues scale

Guitar Man demonstrates how to play a basic harmonica blues scale and how to bend a note on a harmonica. Playing a harmonica blues scale is really simple. You can play the blues scale with any G instrument. The blues scale is three blow, three blow, three inhale or suck, four ...more

How To : Play the song "The Real Slim Shady" on piano

Eminem is finally back in the hip-hop game, like we knew he would be, and the words "Slim Shady" are on the lips of music fans everywhere again. In this video you'll learn how to play Marshall's classic song "The Real Slim Shady" on piano.

How To : Play "Lovers & Friends" by Usher on piano

In this keyboard tutorial, you'll learn how to play Usher's "Lovers & Friends" 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 lesson to get started playing "Lovers & Friends"!

How To : Play pizzicato notes on the cello

Learn how to play pizzicato on the cello with this tutorial. This lesson teaches you music theory basics. Watch this how to video and you will be able play pizzicato notes on your cello.

Drumssette : A DIY Drum Machine

While digital samplers have their merits, they're predictable in a way that can cause them to sound stiff or sterile. The solution? A return to the analog, tape-based samplers of yesteryear, which, with their inherent mechanical noise and euphonic distortions, offer a more mus ...more

How To : Play relas on the tabla

Interested in learning how to play the tabla? In this installment from his video series of free tabla lessons, Debu Nayak introduces the rela and demonstrates how to play one. While these tutorials are geared towards absolute beginners, even seasoned percussionists are likely ...more

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 ...more

How To : Cue your vinyl records on a turntable

Check out this instructional turntable video to learn how to cue your vinyl records. It's not scratching, but it is cueing. This takes some skill because you want to align two songs perfectly in sync. Remember, this only works if the stop and start time of your platter are the ...more

How To : Play Davy Graham's "Angi" on guitar

This is a music tutorial video that demonstrates how to play the original, classic version of Davy Graham's "Angi" - also known as "Anji". It concludes with a complete played version of the tune. Check out this instructional guitar playing video to learn how to play the song " ...more

How To : Play basic chords on the ukulele for beginners

The ukulele is a beautiful and unique stringed instrument that is perfect for the traveling musician because it is so portable and relatively inexpensive. The ukelele is a version of a small guitar that originated in Hawaii. In this tutorial you will learn how to play basic ma ...more

How To : Play a piano medleys from Pirates of the Caribbean

Want to be like Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, or would you rather be like Hans Zimmer or Klaus Badelt? Check out this video tutorial to learn how to play a piano medleys from Pirates of the Caribbean. If you're a piano player or keyboardist, and a film l ...more

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