The first couple of months of learning a new instrument are often the most challenging - and boring. That's because rather than focusing on pounding out songs, you're instead practicing chord progressions, major and minor scales, and finger work. But if you've had a bit of pr ...more
"Viva la Vida" continued the staggering string of hits from Coldplay in 2008, and is a really fun song to play on almost any instrument. In this video you'll learn how to play a cover of it on solo piano, which Chris Martin would certainly appreciate.
In this tutorial, we learn how to weave a (king) cobra stitch for paracord bracelets. First, take a 10 inch cord, fold it in half, then tie a knot at the end of it. Put this on a holder, then tie another chord on the bottom of it and hold it with your knees for tension. Next, ...more
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
If you have a particular talent with melodies or chords but not both, this video shows two methods for crossing over to the other side when working in FL Studio! Learn how to create melodies from chords and chords from melodies to suit your creative needs in this FL Studio tut ...more
This music theory tutorial gives a basic intro to chords and using them in FL Studio (Fruity Loops).
If you need to know how to make an arrangement on an acoustic solo fingerstyle guitar, you've come to the right video tutorials. This three-part instructional guitar lesson will show you want you need to know about arranging. Find the melody in the song or use sheet music or ...more
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.
Just as guitars do, ukuleles are able to play complex chords. Learn over a dozen complex chords that can be played on the ukulele in this free video clip series. Part 1 of 15 - How to Play jazz chords on the ukulele. Play jazz chords on the ukulele - Part 2 of 15. Click throug ...more
Learn how to play rag time music on the mandolin with these lessons covering Irish music chords and stroke patterns with expert music training tips in this free online instrument instruction video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play Irish chords on the mandolin. Play Irish chor ...more
Popularized by artists like Son House and Skip James, Delta blues is not only one of the oldest forms of blues music, it is among the most stylistically distinct and technically rewarding to play. In this video guitar lesson from YouTube user deltabluestips, you'll learn the v ...more
Miley Cyrus is a polarizing figure. You either love her or you hate her, and she's always doing something to reaffirm your particular bias (like pole dancing on an ice cream stand, for instance). But there's little debate that she knows how to belt out a good ballad. Check ou ...more
Major chords are like happy kids' movies, which have an upbeat beginning, middle, and end to satisfy innocent minds and sugarcoat harsher realities. Major chords create a light, jovial mood and are the basis of numerous famous songs. Learn how to play these happy chords by wa ...more
Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to construct any major chord on the piano using major 5-finger patterns. This lesson is intended for beginners and new piano students. The tips in this helpful how-to video will allow you to play any major chord on the piano by usin ...more
In this tutorial I give some basic instructions on how to plug and strum the chords to the song "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" as it is played by Israel Kamakawiwo`ole (Bruddah IZ). Basic chords are introduced with the strum pattern as used by the artist, followed by a progressi ...more
In this how to video, learn to play a blues song improvising over four chords on the piano or keyboard. This piano tutorial is for beginner to intermediate students.
Learn how to play a D Add F Sharp on your acoustic guitar with Charles Sedlak. What more could you want? A record deal? Maybe you should slow down a bit, and learn the basics, no? Have you even popped a string yet? I didn't think so.
This video tutorial will get you started playing B flat barre chords on the ukulele. In it, you'll find a number of tips and techniques for fretting the B flat chord and be advised of common pitfalls. For more information, and to get started playing B flat chords on your own u ...more
Looking for that one video with the chords for that one Miley Cyrus song that you really, really, really like? Look no further... In this video, learn the tablature, chords, chord changes in "Butterfly Fly Away" by Miley Cyrus.
An important early lesson on the guitar is the famous 12 bar blues. It is probably the most used blues chord sequence. It is usually the same progression but has some variations that are quite common. Watch as Justin shows you how to play the 12 Bar Blues chord.
In this clip, you'll learn how to play a medley of four-chord songs on an acoustic guitar. Specifically, you'll learn how to play Jason Mraz' "I'm Yours," Coldplay's "Viva la Vida," Busted's "Year 3000," the Fray's "How to Save a Life," Green Day's "Time of Your Life," Lady Ga ...more
This how to video talks about rolled chords on the piano or keyboard. A rolled chord is a sequence of notes played almost at the same time like strumming a chord on a guitar and very common to provide a harp-like effect on the piano. There are two main uses for rolled chords, ...more
This video is a demonstration of an M hum warm up technique for singers. Hold your tongue and follow these simple exercises in this video. A great way to warm up breathing muscles, gently warm up vocal chords, and coordinate air and vocal chords.
Learn how to switch chords smoothly on the acoustic guitar as Charles Sedlak teaches you! By using a metronome, you'll see how easy it can be to get your instrument in tune and on pace with your music.
This is how to false and death chord scream. This is an element of most death metal and hard rock vocals. The scream utilizes a different breath, lung exhale and vocal control than regular talking or singing.
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 the trad ...more
Open chords are pretty simple to understand. They're basically notes in a chord that you don't play or finger. Closed chords are notes of a chord that are stacked on top of each other (vs. open chords, where the notes are apart from one another). If you'd like to get better ...more
In this lesson you will learn various lead guitar techniques using an available jam track that can be downloaded from www.nextlevelguitar.com
The banjo is a stringed musical instrument that's been adapted from several African instruments. Learn more about the banjo and chord progressions with expert tips in this free video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play chord progressions on the banjo. Play chord progressions on ...more
Many parents think that starting with Classical Guitar is how you're supposed to learn Guitar, which isn't true, you can learn Guitar any way that you want! But, that doesn't mean that Classical and Flamenco guitar is not UBER awesome at the same time! If you've got a nylon st ...more
Watch this piano tutorial video to learn how to change major triads and chords to minor triads and chords and play "Last Christmas," written by George Michael and performed by Wham! and Jimmy Eat World, on piano. This lesson uses the five-finger pattern concept to teach you ho ...more
David Cavage shows you the basic building of scales and chords on the 5-string banjo, and he shows some exercises afterwards. This is a 7-part tutorial, lessons 74-80. For more instructional banjo videos, search WonderHowTo for musicmoose. Part 1 of 7 - How to Build basic sca ...more
For intermediate banjo players, this video will teach you how to play two fingered chords. While two fingered chords are more difficult than four fingered chords, learning this skill will bring great improvement to your banjo skills as shown by the sample song "Banks of the Oh ...more
In this how-to video, you will learn how to play the song "Jingle Bells" on the guitar. You will need a guitar, acoustic or electric, and basic knowledge of chords in order to do this. The song consists of the chords C major, F major, G major, and back to the C. This makes the ...more
Chord inversions are a great way to use the same series of notes in a chord to get different voicings. For the example in this video use a C-major triad, which contain the notes C, E, G. Playing these three notes in this pattern is called the root inversion. The first inversio ...more
This video shows how to play the slash chords on the piano. The first step describes how to play the c chord with the right hand and how to play the Enote on the bass with the left hand. The person explains the C/E operations with both the hands is the second step. The third s ...more
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 an ...more
Today is the anniversary of George Harrison's death nine years ago in 2001, and we thought a commemorative music lesson was in order. And instead of the usual Beatles fare, we thought we'd show you something a little less known, but just as good— "Handle with Care" by the Trav ...more
Learn ukulele basics from this video. This is great for beginners. Learn the C chord, the F chord, and the G chord.
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 the chords to "Don't Let Me Down" by the Beatles. While the lesson is geared toward players of an interme ...more
Ear training is incredibly important to any musician. Knowing to hear and identify root and chord movement and being able to analyze a chord progression quickly is so important to your career. In this video you will get a great ear training lesson on how to analyze the chord p ...more
Want to play minor jazz chords by on the ukulele? Learn how with this video tab from Glen Rose of Jazzy Ukulele. For all of the details, and to get started playing minor jazz chords on your own uke, watch this free video ukulele lesson. While this ukulele jazz tutorial is per ...more
Pete Sears shows you how to play the C minor chord perfectly on your piano or keyboard. It's derived from the major chord, so if you know how to play major chords, it's easy! Part 1 of 2 - How to Play a C minor chord on the piano. Part 2 of 2 - How to Play a C minor chord on ...more
Checkout this helpful interactive tutorial for learning acoustic or electric guitar. See how to learn chords for acoustic and electric guitars. The Guitar Chords section allows you to choose between electric or acoustic guitar, find any number of chords and hear them played on ...more
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 freddym233 is here to help you train your head and hands with his series of free video guitar lessons. In this installment, you'll learn ho ...more
Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that shows you how to play an easy chord progression and strum pattern. With this lesson and a bit of practice, you can practice your chord progression and strum patterns. Then learn how to play the song "American Pie" to impr ...more
How to play a walking bassline on guitar by adding three notes before and after chords - eighth notes that feel like triplets but they are actually 8th notes.
This video is a demonstration of a lip trill warm up technique for vocalists. A great way to relax and warm up your vocal chords. Plenty of helpful tip are included in this instructive video.
Piano improvisations don't just come out of nowhere - experts constantly practice finger agility drills as well as chord progressions. Watch this video to learn how to do chord progressions on the piano in order to improvise songs more easily on the piano. This tutorial focus ...more
Want to play Black Eyed Peas' "Where Is the Love" on the ukulele? How about Five for Fighting's "Superman"? Maroon 5's "She Will Be Loved"? Jason Mraz' "I'm Yours"? This free video ukulele lesson demonstrates a simple four-chord progression that will allow you to play all of t ...more
Learn the basics of playing the guitar with this how to video. In this music lesson from Veronica Belmont and Bob Cuadra teach you the parts of the guitar and how to play some simple chords. It may seem hard at first but with the help of this tutorial you will be strumming you ...more
This video is a demonstration of a vocal warm up exercise. Holding your tongue with your hand singing you basic scale and chord shapes with a variety of different vowel sounds. Repeat squeezing cheeks. Sounds great!
Check out this video to learn how to play high major chords on the fret board of a ukulele! Part 1 of 2 - How to Play high major chords on the ukelele. Part 2 of 2 - How to Play high major chords on the ukelele.
Don't you dare touch that piano until you've watched this helpful lesson in piano music theory! While practicing scales alongside your piano teacher is super important to becoming a master piano player, you can't skimp on the music theory. Music theory helps you not only unde ...more
Want to play "Mr. Sandman" 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 e ...more
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 basic ma ...more
How to play chordal vamping on the harmonica. Use chords to keep time or as a vamp in between riffs/licks - sort of like the Whammer Jammer intro. (A harp 2nd position)
This free video ukulele lesson presents an introduction to movable chord shapes. It concentrates on the shapes for major chords with root notes on the E and A strings. It also shows some variations on one of the chord shapes and points out positional relationships that allow y ...more
Chord inversions are simpler than they sound - in effect, they help connect two chords together so they sound good being played one after the other. More technically, a chord inversion describes the relationship between a chord's bass with the other notes in the chord. Get th ...more
If there's one thing we learned from high school show choir, it's that trying to scream out songs like your favorite pop artists will eventually ruin your voice and even scar your vocal chords so you'll never be able to sing well again. In fact, lots of famous pop musicians ha ...more