How To: Connect your laptop to your DJ mixer

This video shows you how to connect your laptop to your mixer. First you will need two different sound sources from your laptop to your mixer. This is so that you can use all of your mixer functions on two different channels. The way to do this is to run a 1/8" RCA cable channel 7 from your normal earphone jack to the mixer. Also use a behringer uca202 audio interface to connect to the laptop via USB cord. This provides another earphone jack. Then use a master out cable to connect it to an am...

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: Play the Beatles' "Come Together" 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 "Come Together" by John Lennon of the Beatles on the piano. While the lesson is geared toward pianists of an intermediate skill level, all players can follow along given adequate time and motivation. To get started playing "Come Together," press play!

How To: Play "Close to You" by the Carpenters on ukulele

Watch this ukulele tutorial video to learn how to play the Carpenters' "Close to You" on ukulele. The instruction in this how-to video is very detailed and aimed toward intermediate to advanced ukulele players. You'll be playing "Close to You" beautifully in no time after you've watched this instructional ukulele video.

How To: Play a basic melody technique on the autoharp

This how to video installment explains a basic autoharp melody playing technique called "pinching". Playing melody on the autoharp is not as difficult as it may first appear. There are an awful lot of strings, but finding a melody note and playing it clearly isn't as hard as it seems. Pay attention to these harp playing tips.

How To: Strengthen your 4th & 5th fingers with piano exercises

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...

How To: Play "Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus on Ukelele

The Ukelele is a great little instrument that is easy to learn, sounds good, and is portable. How much better could it be? They work especially well for covering pop songs, since they're very simple and catchy, which is the essence of the Ukelele. This video will teach you how to play the hit song "Party in the USA" by Miley Cyrus on Ukelele. It's pretty easy, and great for those new to the instrument.

How To: Play "Halo" by Beyoncé on the piano

In this video, learn how to play the last section of Beyoncé's song, "Halo" on the piano. This instruction has added an A to the notes, allowing it sound better (in his/her opinion). If you want to play "Halo" exactly how it is in the song, the notes are (just for the last part of the right hand) as follows:

How To: Play the harmonica in the key of G

In this video from pazzmanmusic we learn how to play the harmonica in the key of G. Draw on the 1, blow on the 2 and blow on the 3. Then draw on the 3. A bit of a bend draw. Then walk it down by drawing on the 2 and then drawing on the 1. Then he goes on to play a riff where he blows on the 1 and 4 holes and covers the 2 and 3 with his tongue.

How To: Play drums on a keyboard MIDI controller

Jason Johnson with Revolution Audio shows us some easy steps to creating a basic midi drumbeat using your keyboard. To start, the kick drum is located at C1, this is in a different location depending on the number of keys your keyboard has. The other drums which are included are left and right snares, the tones, high hat closed, open high hat, and the pedal high hat. There are also the cymbals which include the crash, often used at the end of measures and the ride which is employed often in j...

How To: Play "The Long and Winding Road" by the Beatles

Playing along with your favorite songs is an enjoyable, and highly effective, way of developing your playing technique. In this piano tutorial, which is broken up into three parts, you'll learn how to play "The Long and Winding Road" 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 "The Long and Winding Road" on your own piano or keyboard, press play!

How To: Whistle like a bird

This 3 part how to video walks you through imitating birds by whistling. First you will learn to whistle through your teeth and then how to practice the technique to whistle bird calls. Watch this tutorial and you'll be attracting birds in no time.

How To: Play Ben E. King's "Stand by Me" on the ukulele

Want to play Ben E. King's "Stand by Me" on your ukulele (or Sean Kingston's "Beautiful Girls," for that matter? See how it's done with this free video ukulele lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the song. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the ukulele, players of all skill level should be able to follow along given adequate time and effort. For more information, and to get started playing "Stand by Me" on your own ukulele, take a look!

How To: Make a Reggaeton beat

Love Daddy Yankee? Check out this DJ tutorial video on how to make a Reggaeton beat. Watch as this instructor guides you along the beat-making process using FL Studio 7. This video is great for beginners who want to learn a few DJ tricks and techniques. Just follow along at home and you can make the next hot Reggaeton beat!

How To: Use a Merle Travis-style picking pattern

Because of its portability, the acoustic guitar can be wonderful songwriting device. However, having a pocket symphony in your head–or pocket, as it were–does you little good if your hands aren't on board. Fortunately, YouTube user Sawlon is here to help you train your head and hands with his series of free video guitar lessons. In this installment, you'll learn how to play acoustic guitar with a Merle Travis fingerpicking pattern employed in songs like "Landslide," Dust in the Wind," "Helple...

How To: Play "Unwell" by Matchbox Twenty on guitar

Want to learn how to play Matchbox Twenty on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Unwell" by Matchbox Twenty on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Matchbox Twenty plays it. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. Watch this how to video and you will be able to sing and play along to "Unwell" by Matchbox Twenty.

How To: Play "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars on the ukulele

Want to play "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars on soprano, concert or tenor ukulele? Learn how with this video tab, which presents a complete breakdown of the song's component sections, chords and strumming & picking patterns. For all of the details, and to get started playing "The Lazy Song" on your own uke, watch this free video ukulele lesson.

How To: Play "Guava Jelly" by Bob Marley on the ukulele

In this how-to video, you will learn how to play "Guava Jelly" by Bob Marley on the ukulele. You will need a tuned ukulele and basic knowledge of chords in order to play this song. The first part consists of the chords G, C, and D. The second chord progression consists of G, Em, C and D. After this, start playing C, G, D, G, C, G, C, G, D and G. Next, repeat the first progression for the next verses. After this, repeat the third chord progression and then go back into the intro progression. T...

How To: Play "Rocket Man" 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 "Rocket Man" by Elton John. 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 "Rocket Man" on your own piano or keyboard, press play!

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