How To: Play chords on the flute

In this short tutorial for beginners, chords on a flute is discussed with a demontration. How to play three note chords is demonstrated by flute teacher, Dan Lefler from Danman's Music School.

How To: Play "Somewhere over the Rainbow" on the ukulele

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 "Somewhere over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World" like Iz. Once you get a hang of this beginner song you can impress your friends with this rendition of "Somewhere over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World" on your uke.

How To: Tune an ocarina

An ocarina is an ancient instrument similar to a flute. It has an oval-shaped body with four to twelve finger holes and a mouth tube projecting out from the body. This tutorial teaches you how to tune an ocarina. You will need a needle tool, a cutting tool or small sharp knife and a drill bit. With this how to video you will be able to tune your ocarina.

How To: Play Elliott Smith's "Somebody That I Used to Know"

Elliott Smith was more than a great songwriter; he was a great guitar player. This video guitar lesson presents a step-by-step walkthrough of Elliott's "Somebody That I Used to Know." 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 playing Elliott Smith's "Somebody That I Used to Know" on your own guitar, watch this how-to!

How To: Play Billy Joel's "Vienna" on piano

Playing along with your favorite songs is an enjoyable, and highly effective, way of developing your playing technique. In this one-two piano tutorial, you'll learn how to play "Vienna" by Billy Joel. 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 "Vienna" on your own piano or keyboard, press play!

How To: Play the cello with proper bow control

In this tutorial you will learn a deceptively simple exercise that will give you more control over your bow arm. The bow is where we create most of our expressivity so more control means more ability to shape the sound of what you play. Watch this how to video and you will be able to learn proper cello bow control.

How To: Make a carrot ocarina

Check out this instructional ocarina video that shows you how to make a carrot ocarina. This video is in Japanese with English subtitles. This video is great for Zelda enthusiasts and anyone who can appreciate the art of ocarina playing. Follow the simple instructions outlined in this ocarina tutorial and learn how to make a carrot ocarina that will impress your music friends!

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 "Piano Man" by Billy Joel on piano

Playing along with your favorite songs is an enjoyable, and highly effective, way of developing your playing technique. In this four-part piano tutorial, you'll learn how to play Billy Joel's "Piano Man." 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 "Piano Man" on your own piano or keyboard, press play!

How To: Use EQ & compression to your beats in FL Studio

How to Use EQ and Compression With Your Beats in FL Studio Nick from Prime Loops shows us how to use EQ and compression effects to add flair to a beat. Dovetailing off a previous tutorial that showed how to create a beat, this step-by-step instructional video shows what buttons and effects to use, what they do, and in what order they can be used. According to Nick, whether one chooses to compress first or use EQ first, is a matter of personal taste. To add an additional spark to a hip hop bea...

How To: Play "Misty" by Erroll Garner on the piano

Want to learn how to improvise and play jazz piano? Well first you have to learn techniques from the jazz greats of yesteryear. This piano lesson teaches you how to play "Misty" by Erroll Garner. With some practice and basic understanding of music theory and harmony you will soon be able to improvise jazz solos over basic chords. Soon you will be able to play along with any tune with this jazz piano lesson. Check out this jazz piano how to video and you will be on your way to playing "Misty" ...

How To: Play "Love Story" by Taylor Swift on ukulele

If you want to play 'Love Story' by Taylor Swift on ukulele you should first start with making sure you have your ukulele standard tuned to G, C, E and A top to bottom. You will use the chords C, G, Am and F. These are the chords that are use basically through the entire song. Only at the end is a Bm chord thrown into the song. The strumming patter is Down Down Up, Up Down Up. Play this for each of the chords. You can also pick within the chords if you like this. This is the intro. For the ve...

How To: Do deep screams and pig squeals in metal singing

In this video, we learn how to do deep screams in metal singing. You will take a high note and add to it by pushing your throat. This is like doing the vocal fry method. After you keep practicing, this will become a guttural scream. Put your tongue on the roof of your mouth and shape your mouth into a fish shape. Let the air flow steadily and the noise will come out really deep and out of your guts. This may take you several days or weeks to do, but don't give up easily! Once you get the scre...

How To: Play "Save it for Later" by English Beat on guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well first you have to learn techniques from the masters. This guitar lesson teaches you how to play the English Beat song "Save It for Later" with open-D tuning (D-A-D-A-A-D). 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 "Save it for Later" by English Beat on the guitar. The next time you are with your friends you can ...

How To: Play the trumpet for beginners

In this tutorial, we learn how to play the trumpet for beginners. You need to put your lips together very tight and get a higher sounding buzz. It will take practice to get the buzzing of your lips. Practice this with just your mouth, then use a mouthpiece to practice with. Next, you need to try different breathing exercises by taking a big breath in and let it come down low. Don't fill the top of your lungs, fill down low in your body where your diaphragm is. Also, make sure you have good po...

How To: Play "Whiskey Lullaby" on the guitar

Want to learn how to play "Whiskey Lullaby" on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play the intro to "Whiskey Lullaby" by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss play 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 "Whiskey Lull...

How To: Use 3/4-time strum patterns when playing 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 particular tutorial provides a detailed, step-by-step overview of how to play a number of useful three-quarter time strums. For more information, and to get started playing 3/4 strum patterns on your own uke, watch this helpf...

How To: Play "Hey Soul Sister" by Train on piano or keyboard

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!

How To: Play "The Dawning of the Day" on tin whistle

Watch this winds tutorial video to learn how to play "The Dawning of the Day" on the tin whistle and review basic hand position. This video is directed toward beginning tin whistlers. You'll be playing "The Dawning of the Day" on your tin whistle in no time after you've watched this helpful how-to video.

How To: Make smooth cello string crossings

In this instructional cello video, learn how to make smooth string crossings on the cello. When going from one string to another, you don't want any accents. You want this to be as smooth and seamless as possible. This cello tutorial also provides a couple of exercises to practice making smooth string crossings.

How To: Hold an acoustic guitar with correct playing posture

In this tutorial, we learn how to hold an acoustic guitar for the right posture while playing. The guitar should fall naturally onto your lap and your right hand should fall across the top. You may want to hold the guitar while hunched over, but you need to sit up with the arm bent so the circulation to your arm doesn't get cut off. You want the arms and body to flow and be natural so you don't tense up and you play beautiful music. The more you play the guitar, the more comfortable you will ...

How To: Play "Patience" by Guns N' Roses on guitar

This acoustic guitar video lesson is brought to you by Aaron from Free and Easy Guitar, will teach you how to play "Patience" by Guns 'n' Roses. Before you begin you will need to tune your guitar down 1/2 step to play this song the way he performs it. As you follow along with him, he breaks down the strumming and chords used in the song, going into detail on how to finger the chords he uses. You'll learn the C, G, A, D chords, as well as some other Dsus chords.

How To: Play "Blackbird" by The Beatles on the piano

Blackbird is one of the best and most well-known songs Paul McCartney songs done by The Beatles. The original version features very sparse guitar playing as the only instrumentation, but like most songs it can be translated to the piano, as has been done here. The video highlights all of the chords and which hands to play them with, which should have you playing the lights out of this beautiful, melancholy tune as quickly as your skill allows. It moves pretty fast, so keep up!

How To: Tune a ukulele using a digital tuner

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 Ukulele Underground. This particular tutorial provides a detailed, step-by-step overview of how to put a ukulele into standard (GCEA) tuning with a digital tuner. For more information, and to get started tuning up your own uke, watch this helpful how-to.

How To: Play a bluegrass banjo lick on a Bb pentatonic scale

Learn how to play probably the most recognized melodic licks in bluegrass banjo with this tutorial. This lick is based on a Bb pentatonic scale. You can hear this lick in a lot of Ben Eldridge's playing though it may date back farther than the 1950's. Watch this how to video and you will be able to play this famous lick based on the Bb pentatonic scale.

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