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How To : Play Yiruma's "River Flows in You" on piano

Learn how to play "River Flows in You" by acclaimed South Korean composer and pianist Yiruma with this free video piano lesson. This video, which merely presents the chords and notes of the songs, is geared more toward intermediate and advanced players, pianists of all skill l ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Dance the Charleston swing dance move

Watch this dance how to video and learn the basic charleston dance step. Don't miss part 2! The Charleston is a dance named after Charleston, South Carolina. The dance became popular in the USA after the swing jazz 1923 song "The Charleston" by composer/pianist James P. Johnso ...more

Real Brain Food : What Geniuses Actually Eat, Part 2

If you've already read the first part exploring what geniuses actually eat as opposed to what the rest of us are told to eat for brain health, you've noticed that there are some big discrepancies. Instead of favoring healthy, wholesome foods high in antioxidants, lots of high- ...more

How To : Play a Latin salsa style montuno on the piano

In this how to video, learn to play a Latin montuno on the piano or keyboard. A montuno it refers to the repeated part of the song, like a chorus/refrain in Salsa music. This salsa piano lesson is designed for the beginning pianist.

How To : Accompany a singer or choir on the piano

This how to video goes in depth in how to help you out when you are playing piano during a devotional or in front a a singer. This piano tutorial is for the intermediate to advanced pianist. Accompany a singer or choir on the piano. Click through to watch this video on youtube ...more

How To : Do a Charleston dance variation Savoy Kicks

Watch this dance how to video and learn the Charleston Variation: Savoy Kicks. The Charleston is a dance named after Charleston, South Carolina. The dance became popular in the USA after the swing jazz 1923 song "The Charleston" by composer/pianist James P. Johnson came out. T ...more

News : Fashion Loves the Pixel

Not since JC de Castelbajac's infectiously fun LEGO fashion line have I seen such energetic geek-inspired ware. Japanese designer Kunihiko Morinaga pays homage to ye olde 8-bit days with his extensive catwalk of video game inspired womenswear—ranging from dresses to suits to s ...more

How To : Accompany yourself on the piano

The piano is an interesting musical instrument that has inspired musicians like Mozart ever since the early 18th century. Learn more about the piano and how to accompany other musicians from a professional pianist in this free video series. Part 1 of 21 - How to Accompany your ...more

How To : Learn to play piano with the five-finger exercise

This video will show beginners in piano an exercise that will help in building strength and flexibility in the fingers. The exercise is called the five-finger exercise. The narrator in the video begins by showing you how to play with one hand and then both at the same time. Th ...more

How To : Master basic bass patterns in C major

In this video series, watch as expert Jazz pianist Ryan Larson teaches how to move around on the bass in C. Learn different chord patterns and bass patterns, find out how to apply scales in the bass, how to move around underneath different modes, and more musical theory. Part ...more

How To : Play triads on the piano

This two part how to video covers chords on the piano or keyboard. Learn how to play the 3 note solid and broken triad, as well as D major scale, and the song Jingle bells. The triad is one of the most basic concepts that every pianist, or any musician, should learn. Watch thi ...more

How To : Use piano pedals

Everyone remarks upon the hands of the skilled pianist, but even the most dexterous keyboard artist couldn't pull off Schubert without using some fancy footwork. Familiarize yourself with the names of the pedals. There’s the damper pedal, the soft pedal, and the sostenuto. F ...more

How To : Play "Wait There" by Yiruma on piano

Learn how to play "Wait There" by acclaimed South Korean composer and pianist Yiruma with this free video piano lesson. This video, which merely presents the chords and notes of the songs, is geared more toward intermediate and advanced players, pianists of all skill level can ...more

How To : Play polyrhythms on the piano

Polyrhythm is the simultaneous sounding of two or more independent rhythms. A common example of a polyrhythm is 3 notes against 2, with the 3 beat pattern being faster than the 2 beat pattern, so that they both take the same amount of time. This how to video teaches the polyrh ...more

How To : Play piano melodies in C major

In these jazz piano lessons on video, pianist Ryan Larson teaches us not only how to improve our freestyle technique, but also how to read and write music—since you are only able to improvise with what you know. Keyboard lessons include how to play 5th chords, how to do chord ...more

How To : Play Track 3 from "Songs from a Secret Garden"

Memorable songs either contain a catchy beat - like most pop songs - but timeless songs have a little something extra. In the case of Track 3 from "Songs from a Secret Garden," there is an eternally sad and nostalgic quality about the song that makes it relatable to everyone a ...more

News : Sneak Peek at Super Bowl 50's Commercials for 2016

Up until the last 15 years or so, watching the commercials during the Super Bowl was arguably more exciting than the game itself. Super Bowl XXIV featured the San Francisco 49ers blowing out the Broncos, 55-10, in the worst Super Bowl beatdown of all time. The game might not h ...more

How To : Play arpeggios and 7th chords on the piano

This how to video covers playing arpeggios, dominate 7ths and diminished 7th's on the piano. These concepts are essential for every pianist to learn. Watch this video and you will be playing arpeggiated 7th chords in no time.

How To : Play piano melodies in E flat

In these free jazz piano lessons on video, pianist Ryan Larson teaches us not only how to improve our freestyle technique, but also how to read and write music—since you are only able to improvise with what you know. Keyboard lessons include how to play 5th chords, how to do c ...more

How To : Play a 12-bar blues song on the piano

Have you always fancied yourself as a Pianist but have no idea where to begin? Don't worry as we are going to show you an easy couple of bars from a 12-bar blues song that anyone can play with just ten minutes practice! Play a 12-bar blues song on the piano. Click through to w ...more

How To : Play piano in Ab major

In these jazz piano lessons on video, pianist Ryan Larson teaches us not only how to improve our freestyle technique, but also how to read and write music—since you are only able to improvise with what you know. Keyboard lessons include how to play 5th chords, how to do chord ...more

How To : Play classical piano

In this video series, learn some beginner tips on how to play classical music on the piano. Our expert pianist will give you a few pointers related to practice methods, including how to tackle complicated passages, how to build your skill level by starting small, keeping tempo ...more

How To : Play "It will come to pass" by Rizen

Learn to play, "It will come to pass". Following the chord progression and discovering a few tricks that pianist use to make their songs sound fuller and more exciting will make your piano playing another step better! Play "It will come to pass" by Rizen. Click through to watc ...more

How To : Play piano in B Major

In these jazz piano lessons on video, pianist Ryan Larson teaches us not only how to improve our freestyle technique, but also how to read and write music—since you are only able to improvise with what you know. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play piano in B Major. Play piano in B Majo ...more

How To : Use a fake book in Bb major

In this great video series our expert Ryan Larson, a great jazz pianist, shows us not only how to instantly better our improvisational skills but also how to read and write music on paper. He even ventures to teach us a to play a song walking us measure by measure through it. ...more

News : Genius Within (2009)

Here is the movie trailer for the feature film "Genius Within" Synopsis: Glenn Herbert Gould (September 25, 1932 ? October 4, 1982) was a Canadian pianist who became one of the best-known and most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century. He was particularly renowned ...more

News : Spotlight on Singer/Songwriter Alain Klingler

Singer/Songwriter Alain Klingler is a rising star in France. We were lucky enough to get the chance to catch up with him while he was touring in Canada. Here is a glimpse into the inspiration behind the heartfelt music of this talented artist.

How To : Play the "Star Wars" theme song on the piano

Want to know how to play the Star Wars theme on your piano or keyboard? Learn how with this free video piano lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players, Jedi pianists of all skill levels can play along given a little sticktoitiveness. For more informat ...more

How To : Play "Baby" by Justin Bieber on piano

Interested in playing Justin Bieber's "Baby" on your piano or keyboard? See how it's done 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 time and sticktoitiveness. For m ...more

Play "Comptine d'un autre été : L'apres midi" on piano

Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play "Comptine d'un autre été: L'apres midi" by Yann Tiersen from the movie "Amélie" on piano. The instructions in this video are detailed and helpful to pianists of any level, even beginners. You'll be feeling quirky and French ...more

How To : Play "Numb" by Linkin Park on piano

Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play "Numb" by Linkin Park on the piano. The instructions include the scale, key signature, and chord breakdowns. Intermediate pianists will have no trouble learning how to play Linkin Park's "Numb" on the piano after watching th ...more

How To : Play "Amazing Grace" on piano with 3 chords

Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play "Amazing Grace" on piano with 3 chords. Instruction includes an overhead view so you can learn by watching. Intermediate pianists will have no trouble learning how to play "Amazing Grace" on piano with 3 chords by watching t ...more

How To : Play "Jingle Bells" on a keyboard instrument

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 ...more

How To : Play the introduction to "Kids" by MGMT

In this keyboard tutorial, you'll learn how to play the introduction to MGMT's "Kids" on the piano. Given the simplicity of the riff, this how-to is well suited for novice pianists and keyboardists. Watch this tutorial to get started playing "Kids"!

How To : Play Art Tatum two-finger descending runs on piano

If you have so much as a passing interest in jazz piano, then you've surely heard of Art Tatum. This two-part tutorial offers a visual demonstration of one of Art Tatum's favorite licks, the two-finger descending run. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate or adva ...more

How To : Play "Welcome to the Black Parade" on the piano

Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play "Welcome to the Black Parade" by My Chemical Romance on the piano. Instructions include the scales and key signatures and chord breakdowns. Beginners and intermediate pianists will be able to learn how to play My Chemical Ro ...more

How To : Play "Love Story" by Taylor Swift on the piano

Want to know how to perform Taylor Swift's "Love Story" on your piano or keyboard? This free video piano lesson presents a complete guide. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players, pianists of all skill levels can play along given a little sticktoitiveness. ...more

How To : Play Chopin Nocturne n.20 in C# minor on piano

If you are looking to improve your classical piano technique then this three part how to video is the place to start. You will learn how to practice and study Chopin's nocturne number 20 in C# minor. This detailed lesson goes over where to place the accents, analyzes the dynam ...more

How To : Play "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin on piano

Want to know how to perform Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" on the piano? Learn how with this free video piano lesson, which presents a complete breakdown of the popular ragtime song and its chords. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players, pianists of all ...more

How To : Play "Vanilla Twilight" by Owl City on the piano

Want to know how to play Owl City's "Vanilla Twilight" on your piano or keyboard? Learn how with this free video piano lesson, which presents a complete overview of the song and its chords. While this tutorial is best suited for intermediate players, pianists of all skill leve ...more

How To : Play "Let It Be" by the Beatles on the piano

Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play "Let It Be" by the Beatles on the piano. Instructions include the scale and key signature and chord breakdowns. Beginners and intermediate pianists will be able to learn how to play the Beatles' "Let It Be" by watching this ...more

How To : Play "I Miss You" by Blink 182 on the piano

Want to know how to play Blink 182's "I Miss You" 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 informat ...more

How To : Play the Mortal Kombat theme on piano

Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play the Mortal Kombat them song on the piano. Instruction includes a slowed-down version so you can learn by watching. Intermediate pianists will have no trouble learning how to play the Mortal Kombat theme on the piano after wa ...more

How To : Play "In the End" by Linkin Park

Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play "In the End" by Linkin Park on the piano. The instructions include the scale, key signature, and chord breakdowns. Intermediate pianists will have no trouble learning how to play Linkin Park's "In the End" on the piano after ...more

How To : Play "Something About Us" by Daft Punk on piano

Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to play "Something About Us" by Daft Punk on the piano. You'll learn the piano chords in the beginning, the bass line, and the guitar solo. Intermediate pianists will very easily learn how to play Daft Punk's "Something About Us" by ...more

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