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...
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.
In this video, I'm going to show you how to make an effective DIY pop filter using nothing but a few sheets of paper and a tissue. This will give you an excellent quality recording with your microphone. In fact, the no-cost pop filter I'm about to show you how to make is the same one I used to record this video, so the results are right here for you to hear.
Learn how to play "What's up" by the 4 Non Blondes on the guitar. Chords:
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.
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 do a loud fingerless whistle
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.
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?
How to loudly whistle with one hand
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
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:
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.
One of the basics of accordion playing and left and right brain splitting, this tutorial demonstrates how to coordinate your left and right hand when playing the accordion.
This lesson teaches how to convert your acoustic guitar to an acoustic electric. Teaches how to add a pickup and setup your guitar.
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...
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!
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 remove the knobs and sliders on a DJ mixer to replace the crossfader or make other repairs.
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!
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!
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...
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.
In this keyboard tutorial, you'll learn how to play Eminem's "Superman" on the piano. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate or advanced piano players, players of all skill levels can play along. Watch this tutorial to get started playing "Superman"!
This video is for those who are either at an advanced skill level or have practiced video number two in this series a few times.
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.
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.
As a musician, whether it be Piano, Guitar, Bass, vocals, what have you, learning the Blues is incredibly important to not only being a better musician, but also to passing on the heritage of American music in general and keeping it alive! In this fantastic lesson you learn how to play the Blues scale, licks and some right hand technique to get you started!
In this how to video, learn to play slow blues riffs in G on the piano or keyboard. This video is designed for the beginning piano student.
How to play various Minor scales on a regular ten hole diatonic. (C harp)
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...
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!
The swing drum beat pattern is an intricate jazz rhythm that incorporates the snare, hi-hat and kick drum. Learn to play several variations of the swing drum beat with expert tips in this free drumming video series.
How to play the tambura; get professional tips and instruction from an expert on playing stringed instruments and lyres in this free music lesson video series.
This music tutorial shows you how to break up a regular piano chord into a technique called Alberti Bass. This technique makes piano chords more interesting and can also give the chord more direction instead of a regular block chord sound. Watch this how to video and you will be playing the Alberti Bass pattern in no time.
When "Hannah Montana: The Movie" came out, Miley Cyrus' song "The Climb" exploded and even made it to the top of the Billboard 100, obscuring several equally good though not as highly publicized singles. One of these excellent tunes is "Butterfly Fly Away," sung by the chanteuse and her father, Billy Ray Cyrus.