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How To: Do a high pitched scream

Cory teaches us how to do a high pitched scream in this video tutorial. This is the same as a low scream, just higher in pitch. The first this to do is to let out a lot of air when you are using a high pitched scream. This is the opposite of what you would do for a low pitch yell. The next thing to do is to position your tongue in your mouth. The tongue should be up to the front of your mouth touching your bottom teeth. The last thing to remember is to use a different spot in your throat, fin...

How To: Play Donovan's "Catch the Wind" on the ukulele

Want to play Donovan's "Catch the Wind" 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 playing this classic Donovan pop...

How To: Play "Drown In My Own Tears" by Ray Charles on piano

Learn how to play the sweet song Drown in My own Tears by Ray Charles in Minutes! 1. The intro starts with the G# chord until the first line of the verse. 2. The next tab is the G# G#7 F# and G#; on the line after the lyric "my eyes". 3. The second tab of the second line: G# Fm Bbm Ebm7 G#7 G#. 4. The third line goes, G# G#7 F# G#;. 5. The tab on the lyrics starting "If you don't think" is same as that in step #3. 6. The net line plays as F# G#; C# C#7 C# C#7 (repeat 2x). 7. Last line of vers...

How To: Play "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" on piano

Playing along with your favorite songs is an enjoyable, and highly effective, way of developing your playing technique. In this three-part piano tutorial, you'll learn how to play "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" 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 "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" on your own piano or keyboard, press play!

How To: Learn even finger spacing on the cello

Watch this instructional cello playing video to learn how to space your fingers evenly on the cello for the beginners. The second and third fingers tend to be too close together but the Spock sign usually ameliorates this. The tutorial also offers effective alternative solutions to help the finger spacing. This is a great video for beginning cello performers and enthusiasts.

How To: Play "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" by U2 on guitar

Want to master "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" by U2? See how it's done with this free video guitar lesson, which presents a complete (and we mean complete) breakdown of the song and its constituent parts. While this tutorial is geared toward those who already have some knowledge of the guitar, players of all skill level should be able to follow along given adequate time and effort. For more information, and to get started playing "ISHFWILF" on your own guitar, watch this video g...

How To: Play "Final Countdown" on a piano

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.

How To: Play Eric Clapton style blues guitar

Want to play like Slowhand? In this video guitar lesson from YouTube user deltabluestips, you'll learn how to play Delta Eric Clapton-style blues guitar. While this lesson is geared more toward intermediate and advanced guitarists, there's much for beginning players to take away. Get started playing like Eric Clapton with this how-to.

How To: Play "Paradise City" by Guns n Roses on guitar

Playing popular songs on the guitar is not as difficult as it seems. With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Paradise City" by Guns N Roses on the acoustic guitar. This lesson is geared towards intermediate guitarists because it assumes prior knowledge of guitar playing. Marty Schwartz covers the finger picking as well as the chord structure for "Paradise City." Watch this how to video and you will be able to sing and play "Paradise City" by Guns n Roses.

How To: Play "Landslide" by Stevie Nicks on piano

This tutorial is designed to help you play "Landslide" by Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac on the piano or keyboard. This song isn't taught in a literal or mechanical fashion but rather is taught to grasp the song's structural parameters & essence. This video will help you understand the body of "Landslide" by Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac and enables you to make it your own. This how to video is for intermediate to advanced piano students. With this lesson you will be able to play Stevie Nicks'...

How To: Play the Beatles' "A Day in the Life" 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 "A Day in the Life" by John Lennon and 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 "A Day in the Life" on your own piano or keyboard, press play!

How To: Play an E minor (Em) chord on an electric or acoustic guitar

In this guitar lesson, learn how to play an E minor triad 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 learn how to play a E minor on your own guitar, watch this video tutorial for beginning guitarists.

How To: Write a love song on the piano

In this tutorial, we learn how to write a love song on the piano with Nate Bosch. Keys to writing a love song include making tenderness with a light sound and following through. The e-flat key makes a beautiful sound that is perfect for a long song. You can use the lighter twinkling sounds at the end to make a light sound that is also romantic. Go to an open octave to add a very light sound that will compliment your notes perfectly as well. Make sure you use sounds that will compliment vocal ...

How To: Mix dubstep style music

In this tutorial, we learn how to mix dubstep style music. A lot of people don't like dubstep because it's hard to time, but it can be done because you are just pushing the pitch control all the way down. A lot of bass will be in dubstep, which is why it is called dubstep. To count the timing, you must become familiar with dubstep and count time with the bass. The snare can also help you count the bass as well if you are new to this. Take a minute and listen to the way the bass works, the mor...

How To: Play "The Charleston" by James P. Johnson on a ukulele

Want to play "The Charleston" by James P. Johnson 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 also a wonderful way to add to your repertory of songs. For more information, and to get started playing "The Charleston" on your...

How To: Play Claude Debussy's "Claire de lune" on the piano

Absolutely everybody has heard of it, regardless of whether they know it by name or not… "Clair de lune" by Claude Debussy. This masterpiece by the French composer is one of the most recognized piano pieces in the world. Debussy is regarded as one of the fathers of modern classical music, and the "Clair de lune" shows why. He introduced new, innovative approaches to harmony and sound textures that have inspired generations of musicians.

How To: Play "Happy Birthday to You" on an acoustic guitar

This video shows you how to play Happy Birthday on acoustic guitar.For starters, you need to get familiar with 3/4 rhythm, or 3 strums per chord. You should practice it with basic chords.To play Happy Birthday, you need to use an easy succession of 3 basic chords: G, C and D. The song goes like this (remember to strum each chord 3 times, if it appears to times you have to strum it twice):G D D G G C D GWhen you play this song some people might have a difficulty getting in tune with it, so you...

How To: Play "Wish You Were Here" (Pink Floyd) on guitar

In this acoustic guitar video lesson, brought to you by GuitarJamz, host Marty Schwarz, will teach you how to play "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd. As you follow along with him, he teaches you the progression of the chords used in the song, breaking down each part of the song, teaching you the chords and explaining the strum pattern and picking of the guitar riffs. This tutorial focuses mostly on just the beginning of the song, and does not cover the entire song.