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.
Adam Gussow discusses the "machine language" of the blues harmonica and deconstructs a rhythm by Sonny Terry.
Come along with David Yzhaki into the musical world of the piano! Learn easily with his step by step directions how to play "Last Christmas" by Wham! The song consists of only four chords. D6Bm7EmAHow to start to play "Last Christmas": Start with D6 (Right hand F#, A, B, D) (Left Hand D) Switch to Bm7 (Which is basically the same chord, only the baseline changes. )Switch to Em (Right Hand G, B, E) (Left Hand E). Switch to A (Right Hand A, C#, E) (Left Hand E). Switch to F#m/D (Right Hand C#, ...
Love the all time favorite "Final Countdown?" watch this short tutorial and learn how to play final countdown on the piano. This short instructional video will teach you exactly how to play it and in no time you too will be playing it on your piano. So if you want to learn how to play final countdown on your piano watch this short instructional video and follow along and you will be playing it like a pro.
So you care for music, do ya? In this free video guitar lesson from the Internet's Siggi Mertens, you'll learn how to play Leonard Cohen's oft-covered "Hallelujah" on your acoustic guitar. While this lesson is geared toward intermediate players, beginners should also be able to follow along given a little perseverence.
Are you an aspiring timbalero or timbalera? Eguie Castrillo is one of the world's most prolific timbale artists and has played with everyone from Tito Puente to Steve Winwood. In this installment from his video tutorial series on the fundamentals of timbale playing, Eguie demonstrates a number of common but very useful drum fills. Take a look!
How to do a loud fingerless whistle
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.
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?
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.
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.
Learn how to play the Christmas song 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' on the piano or keyboard.
Come see how to master your own music tracks with software by Studio One! Just follow the step by step instructional video. Mastering is done from the project page, which is not available in Studio One Artist. If you want mastering features, please upgrade to Studio One Professional. How to Master a song using Studio One: Adjust song start and end markers: Click on Open Marker Track button. Click and drag start and end markers to the beginning and end of the song. Master a song in a new proje...
Check out this video from Berkleemusic.com and watch as Berklee Professor Jeff Baust illustrates different ways for using the panning automation in Pro Tools software.
Learn how to play 'Lean On Me' by Bill Withers on the piano. This is a fun song for beginners.
How classic is "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple, right? It's one of the greatest classics of all time! And now, you can learn how to play this hit on your acoustic guitar by yourself. Impress anyone who's listening with this rockin' tune. This tutorial will show you exactly how to play "Smoke on the Water" with your guitar, from finger placement to the proper chords.
Looking to impress the ladies with your singer voice? Most of us could only sound like Barry White by gargling cockleburs. But you can pull off a throaty, soulful resonance with the right kind of practice.
In this video, we learn how to mix your song in Studio One. First, press the F3 button to show all the instruments you have and then you can click on those to change the settings of how your music sounds. Create different noises and change the beat delay to create a unique sound. After this, you can change the one, beat, volume, bass, and anything else you want to in your song. You can use the compressor to change effects, then adjust any other settings that you would like! When finished, sav...
Learn how to play "Dear God" by Avenged Sevenfold, an acoustic guitar tutorial. Follow along with this demonstration, tabs and lyrics here:
This is a tutorial on how to play the theme from "The Godfather" films, written by the prolific Nino Rota. The video breaks down the chords to play this brooding accordion classic.
In this video, we learn how to play "Losing My Religion" by R.E.M. on guitar. This song will be done in the open position. Start out with the intro, which will have the chords: F, A minor, G, D minor, D, E minor, and C. This song does not have any split measures, so every chord should get one to two measures as you play. Play this slowly, then when you have it repeat this four times and change up on the fifth time. Once you are finished, you can breeze through the song and simply learn the ch...
Elliott Smith was more than a great songwriter; he was a great guitar player. This video tutorial demonstrates a small chord progression highlighting the Milonga style of picking. It was a strong influence on the development of Elliott Smith's fingerpicking style and a lot of modern rhythmic guitar styles. While this tutorial is geared toward intermediate and advanced players, even beginners will find much to take away. For more information, and to get started using a Milonga flamenco picking...
Learn how to play "Love Story" on the piano while using sheet music. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play "Love Story" on the piano with music.
In this video, we learn how to play country rhythm guitar patterns. The sound will have a little bit of a bass pickup when you play it to get a country sound. First, hold down an open G chord and on beat one pick the first string. Continue to move the pick down the strings and move back up. As you go, you will move slowly and keep the same noise of the strings as you go around. This will take a little bit of practice, but is a great exercise to get the right country sound for the guitar pattern.
This video illustrate us how to play " Yankee Doodle" on the piano. Here are the following steps: Step 1: First of all take the piano and then slightly brush your hands from right to left and then from left to right.
This how to video describes how to use Fruity Loops to chop up orchestral loops and integrate them into your project. First you take a sample and adjust the knobs on the Fruity Loops interface to achieve the desired result. This video is great for anyone who is learning Fruity Loops Studio or simply learning how to create songs from smaller orchestral samples. The video itself lasts about ten minuets and will help you achieve the musical prowess you desire.
This is a how to scream guide to chick/guy screaming in rock music and not damage their vocal chords in the process.
In this guitar lesson, learn how to play basic and advanced power chords on a guitar in standard tuning (EADGBE). With the guitar, as with any other instrument, if you want to improve, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash with free, high-quality guitar lessons like this one. For more information, and to get started playing power chords on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial.
Starting an independent record label, like starting any other business, requires a well-conceived plan with clear goals. Check out this tutorial and learn how to take your love of music and turn a profit.
Having trouble with the claves? Take heart, aspiring timbaleros and timbaleras. Eguie Castrillo, having played with everyone from Tito Puente to Steve Winwood, is one of the world's most prolific timbale artists. In this installment of his video tutorial series on the fundamentals of timbale playing, Eguie suggests techniques for the important, if oft-overlooked, skill of listening and learning from recorded music.
Learn two ways of using the mic when DJing and how to use the mic and the volume controls at the same time.
Come December we apparently are finally going to have a new Dr. Dre album, and he claims it will be his last. Show your respect for arguably the most important man in hip-hop by learning how to play his 1999 hit "Still D.R.E." on piano, and represent for the gangstas all across the world.
In this video, we learn how to play "O Holy Night" by Mariah Carey on piano. This song is simple and you have to realize you are going to have to count your keys out differently. Sing along while you are playing so you can better understand. Start with a C chord, then play the F chord, following the guidelines of counting the keys. As you do this, you will continue to play out the different bars and then move on to move F chords and C chords. When you approach the chorus, take your time on th...
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:
Learn how to play a classic vocal warm-up rising through the keys playing a major scale up to note 5 and returning to the root before rising by a semitone
If you're a musician, but can't cover the cost of an expensive recording studio to get your song onto a playable media, then this video is what you need. It will show you how to make your own high-quality home music recording studio on a shoestring budget! If you're trying to get the attention of big music record labels, you need some hgih-quality sounds, but you don't need the high-quality costs! The setup is pretty simple— a microphone, MP3 player, sound mixer, headphones and a good-quality...
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.
This video teaches the bare basic sounds for beatboxing and gives you some simple beats to start practicing with. To help you out with timing, use the online metronome at http://www.metronomeonline.com/.
It's the season for holiday songs, and what could be more classic than the festive "Feliz Navidad"? In this video, you'll learn how to play "Feliz Navidad" on your guitar. Just follow along with Jen Trani's chord movements, and you'll be strumming "Feliz Navidad" in no time at all.
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.