Finding an instrumental or karaoke version of a song can be pretty easy, unless you're dealing with a song that isn't popular. That leaves you with just the full version of the song, complete with vocals. So how do you convert it into an instrumental or karaoke version?
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.
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.
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:
Yiruma has written many of the most beautiful new piano pieces of the last ten years, and is a truly special figure in the world of piano composition. If you're looking for an easy way to access his remarkable work, watch this video to learn how to play an easy arrangement of his classic song "River Flows in You",
Check out this music tutorial video that demonstrates how to play a simple guitar boogie in G. This instructional video provides fret diagrams and live action to show how to play a simple boogie in G. This video is aimed at budding fingerstyle guitar players, but can be adapted to a pick. Advanced beginners are also encouraged to watch and learn. Play a simple guitar boogie in G and improve your guitar playing skills!
"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.
Did you know that your joystick and gamepad are amazing MIDI controllers? MIJOY PRO 2 is a VSTi that lets you use your joystick or gamepad as a MIDI controller. So follow the step by step instructions outlined in this music tutorial video that demonstrates how to use your joystick or gamepad as a MIDI controller.
Want to know how to perform "Jingle Bells" on the piano? Learn how with this free video piano lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the popular Christmastime song. 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 popular winter song on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!
By now, most people have seen Charlie Schmidt's Keyboard Cat video. This viral YouTube phenomenon has been uploaded and e-mailed and tweeted millions of times.
To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, that they are not so much about rote repetition as making available to the guitarist new and different ways of playing. Every new riff you learn will make you a more able and versatile guitarist and better equip you to st...
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.
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.
This shows you how to extract vocals from a song to create an acapella version using inversions. You need the full version of the song as well as an instrumental one.
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.
Watch this winds tutorial video to learn how to play the pan-flute. This instructional video covers the tuning and some basic techniques for beginners who have never played the pan-flute before. This helpful how-to video will help you get started playing the pan-flute.
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.
First you need to do is press the t button in your keyboard and add a new mono track. Choose mono in format and click OK.
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 tunes, you can start incorporating them into your own songs. With this lesson and a bit of practice you will be able to play "Sultans of Swing" by Dire Straits on the guitar. And who knows, maybe soon you can play lead guit...
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.
Want to play "Hey Soul Sister" by Train? 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 "Hey Soul Sister" on your own piano or keyboard instrument, take a look!
Want to mix and scratch like a professional DJ? To be a good DJ you need to understand the concepts of mixing tracks, adding cool effects, and of course you need a good sense of rhythm to line up the beats. This how to video explains how you can set up a big sound system. This video provides an idea of what you may need for a big sound system. Remember that an event outside will need far more power than inside an enclosed area. Watch this DJ tutorial to learn how to set up a big sound system.
Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well, you have to learn how to play the blues first. Most popular rock songs have roots in the blues guitar style of playing. In this three part blues guitar lesson you will learn the three triad shapes and where the root notes are. These are really useful little chords that you find yourself using all the time once you get to know them. Check out this blues guitar how to video and you will be on your way to playing lead guitar.
Want to play "Sir Duke" by Stevie Wonder on the ukulele? Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson. Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, there is no better way to improve your chops than by learning to play your favorite songs. Not only is it more fun and much easier than running drills or memorizing a chord book by wrote, it's obviously also a wonderful way to build your repertory of songs. For more information, and to get started playing "Sir Duke" on your own uke, watch this vid...
Aron Gallagher teaches us how to learn the song "Do I" by Luke Bryan. He first talks about using a guitar capo, which is useful for this song and learning guitar in general. He starts of with four chords: G, E minor, D and then C. He also talks about placing your fingers for comfortable playing. He starts to begin the song and talks about the way you should move your hand, like up, down, up, down. It's a somewhat more methodical way of learning to play this song.
For intermediate banjo players, this video will teach you how to play two fingered chords. While two fingered chords are more difficult than four fingered chords, learning this skill will bring great improvement to your banjo skills as shown by the sample song "Banks of the Ohio." Play two finger chords on the banjo.
Want to know how to play Céline Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" 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 movie theme on your own keyboard instrument, watch this how-to!
Making beats on a drum machine is easy with these tips, get expert advice on drumming and music in this free video series.
The tabla is a popular Indian drum used in the classical, popular and religious music of the Indian subcontinent and in Hindustani classical music. This 11 part how to video teaches you the basics of playing the tabla. Watch these tutorials and you will be playing this Indian drum in no time.
Violin Lesson #51 -- Octaves. Todd Ehle talks about octaves for the violin in this video.
In this video series, our expert Stephen Haendiges will show you how to play guitar licks from a left handed persons perspective. He will teach you how to play rhythm guitar licks with using octaves, how to play lead guitar using octaves, arpeggios, and pinch harmonics, and how to play lead guitar using arpeggios.
Want to play "Michael, Row the Boat Ashore" on the ukulele? Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike. Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, there is no better way to improve your chops than by learning to play your favorite songs. Not only is it more fun and much easier than running drills or memorizing a chord book by wrote, it's obviously also a wonderful way to build your repertory of songs. For more information, and to get started playing this traditional Afri...
Want to learn how to play guitar like Brit Daniel from Spoon? In this how to video you can learn how to play "Paper Tiger" by Spoon on the guitar. "Paper Tiger" uses the capo in the 5th fret in standard tuning and the chords are Am, Em, F, C. This lesson is geared towards intermediate to advanced guitarists because it assumes some prior knowledge of guitar playing. With this how to video you will be able to sing and play "Paper Tiger" by Spoon on the guitar.
Want to play the Louis Armstrong's version of "When You're Smiling" on your ukulele? Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike. Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, there is no better way to improve your chops than by learning to play your favorite songs. Not only is it more fun and much easier than running drills or memorizing a chord book by wrote, it's obviously also a wonderful way to build your repertory of songs. For more information, and to get started play...
New to the ukulele and looking for advice on how to change your strings? If so, you're in luck: This video tutorial offers a guide to minimizing setup time (and so maximizing playing time) when changing strings on a ukulele. Learn how to setup your uke with this handy how-to.
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This is a short video describing where to place a capo on a standard tuned guitar to make it playable in the same positions and notes as a ukulele.
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 will show you how to tune your guitar using a tuner.
Any dope can play “Heart and Soul.” Now you can be one of them. Use your pointer finger to hit the 2nd F key up from the middle C briskly three times, then hit it once more before moving down to play keys E, then D, then F three times, briskly. Then F once more, before bouncing down and playing keys E then D.
Does your 12" vinyl record wobble in the middle of the turntable spindel? Learn how to stop records from wobbling on the platter while you're DJing.