How to Solo on a Song

How To : Play the Jason Derulo song "Ridin' Solo" on piano

"Ridin' Solo" by Jason Derulo is a great R&B anthem for anyone who's every broken up with someone to live their life the way they had to. This video will teach you how to play the song on piano, and the creator was even nice enough to make the sheet music available for free here.

How To : Play "Hey Joe" by Jimi Hendrix on acoustic guitar

This acoustic guitar video lesson is brought to you by Aaron from Free and Easy Guitar, it will teach you how to play "Hey Joe" by Jimi Hendrix. As you follow along with him, he breaks down the strumming and chords used in the song, calling out the chords and explaining the st ...more

How To : Play "Frontin'" by Neptunes ft. Jay-Z

The Neptunes first album "In Search Of..." might well be their best ever work, and the song "Frontin'" ft. Jay-Z is a classic hip-hop faux-ballad that features a really hot piano riff. Watch this video to learn how to play that riff and the whole rest of the song on solo piano.

How To : Play "Time to Pretend" by MGMT on piano

MGMT is only two full-lengths old, but their impact on pop music has been massive. "Time to Pretend" has spawned legions of imitators, and for good reason. If you want to play a classy version of it, watch this video to learn how to cover the song on solo piano.

How To : Use Reason 5's block feature to arrange your song

One of the features of new music-editing software Reason 5 is the ability to 'block' your song. You can label each segment of the song as intro, chorus, verse, break or solo to make your song easier for both musicians and non-musicians to navigate.

How To : Play "Let It Be" by The Beatles on acoustic guitar

James from Handsome Alvin, the Australian, acoustic duo band who perform in pubs and clubs around Brisbane, wants to teach you an acoustic guitar lesson. This beginner guitar lesson is for how Handsome Alvin plays "Let It Be" by The Beatles. If you want to learn how to play " ...more

How To : Play the song "Cave" by Muse on piano

"Cave" by Muse is, like most of their songs, a beautiful track to bang out on solo piano like Matt Bellamy probably does sitting in his boxers drinking Bass. This video will show you how to cover "Cave" on your piano.

How To : Play the Demi Lovato song "Catch Me" on piano

Demi Lovato has had a pretty interesting career for one so young. She's already been on Barney and Friends, in the Disney Camp Rock films, and has released two solo albums. This video will teach you how to play her song "Catch Me" on piano. If you want to see the notes written ...more

How To : Play guitar with your song in Garageband

If you play the electric guitar, you can plug it right into your Mac and lay down a solo track or play along with a song you've already started in Garageband. Just connect your guitar to an adapter and connect the adapter to your Mac.

How To : Play an acoustic fingerstyle guitar

If you need to know how to play the acoustic 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 playing the acoustic guitar like a pro. Just listen and learn from these tips and tr ...more

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. ...more

How To : Play the song "Seabreeze" by Tyrone Wells himself

Check out this instructional guitar video that shows you how to play the song "Seabreeze" by Tyrone Wells. This demonstration is taught by Tyrone Wells himself. You will need a guitar, a willing heart, a love for music, and fingers. Follow these simple steps to play "Seabreeze ...more

How To : Play Auld Lang Syne on solo guitar

Check out this solo guitar version of this classic new years eve drinking song "Auld Lang Syne. Aimed at intermediate players, this guitar lesson starts easy and develops a bit. Part 1 of 4 - How to Play Auld Lang Syne on solo guitar. Part 2 of 4 - How to Play Auld Lang Syne ...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 : Play "Drive My Car" by the Beatles on a piano

pianojohn113 demonstrate how to play drive my car (Beatles) on a piano using the American method of notes. he explain which musical notes play one by one including the most important part of this song "the solo part", providing you a sequence of tips for your creativity and en ...more

How To : Play the "Beat It" electric guitar solo

In this video, we learn how to play the "Beat It" electric guitar solo. You will want to focus on harmonics when you are playing this so it sounds just like the original song. Start out by playing the intro to the song, paying attention to where the highs and the lows of the s ...more

How To : Play the "Nothing Else Matters" solo by Metallica

In this tutorial, we learn how to play the "Nothing Else Matters" solo by Metallica. Start off with playing E, B, G, D, A, and E chords on the guitar. You can play these slowly so you get the hang of how they are supposed to sound. After you have these figured out, start to pl ...more

How To : Play the solo from "In My Life" by The Beatles

In this video, we learn how to play the solo from "In My Life" by The Beatles. You can play this straight, the way it's played on the piano, or another way. If you just play it like this, you are going to have a very difficult time getting the keys to sound correct. The other ...more

How To : Play the solo from Black Sabbath's "Paranoid"

There are few projects that are so simple, and so immediately rewarding, as learning to play a favorite song on the guitar. Not only is it a wonderful way to pass the time but, by learning to play your favorite songs and riffs, you'll be better able to articulate (and otherwis ...more

How To : Play "Europa" by Carlos Santana on ukulele

In this how-to video, you will learn how to play the Carlos Santana song "Europa" on a ukulele. You will need a tuned ukulele and knowledge of basic chord shapes. The chord progression consists of the chords Gm, C7, F, Am, and Dm. End the previous progression with the chords G ...more

How To : Play "Gold" by Spandau Ballet on piano

This is a piano rendition of "Gold" by British superstar band Spandau Ballet. "Gold" was a huge hit in the 80`s. Dino 5254 presents a piano solo in this video which visually shows us the melody and chords on the keyboard. Instead of the pulsating electric guitars, drums, vocal ...more

How To : Play "The Christmas Song" by Mel Tormé on 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 two part piano lesson teaches you how to play "The Christmas Song" by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells. With some practice and basic understanding of mus ...more

How To : Play "Creep" by Radiohead on the ukulele

In this how-to video, you will learn how to play the Radiohead song "Creep" on a ukulele. You will need a tuned ukulele and knowledge of basic chords. The chords used are the same as a guitar. You will need to know the G, B, C, and Cm chord in order to play the song. Once you ...more

How To : Play "Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton on piano

"Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton is a beautiful, hearbreaking song about his deceased daughter, and can make just about anyone cry when they hear it. It sounds really good on solo piano, and this video will teach you how to play a perfect cover version of it for that instrument.

How To : Play a cover of "Solo" by Iyaz on piano

Iyaz is the next singing sensation to emerge from the Carribean, and his hit single "Solo" is awesomely catchy. This video will teach you how to play it on the piano or keyboard quickly and easily. The video only shows the left hand part because that is the backbone of the son ...more

How To : Play "Shove the Sun Aside" on 7 string guitar

If you are looking for some new licks to incorporate into your solos on the electric guitar, then this how to video is a great place to start. In this guitar lesson you will learn how to play a lick from the song "Shove the Sun Aside" by Dave Weiner. This riff is played on a 7 ...more

How To : Play "Can't Stop"

Justin explains how to play this electric guitar song: "Can't Stop" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. In part 2 he goes over the chorus, the bridge, and the guitar solo. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play "Can't Stop". Part 2 of 2 - How to Play "Can't Stop".

How To : Play Silent Night for solo guitar

Justin Sandercoe teaches you a beautiful but simple solo guitar arrangement of the Christmas song Silent Night. The first video shows left hand only, the second right hand only. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play Silent Night for solo guitar. Part 2 of 2 - How to Play Silent Night for ...more

How To : Play country thirds

Thirds are part of any country song. Watch this video lesson to explore playing thirds in various keys and how to tastefully use them when soloing.

How To : Play "That's just the way it is" on the piano

If you would like to play "That's Just the Way it is" on the piano you first should realize this song is in the key of G! The phrase that starts this song first starts with A minor then goes to E minor. Next, go to D and down to a C and to a G then back to A minor. That is the ...more

How To : Play "It's So Easy" by Buddy Holly on the guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well first you have to learn techniques from the masters. This two part guitar lesson teaches you how to play the solo from "It's So Easy" by Buddy Holly on the guitar. Once you get a hang of these popular guitar chords and tunes, you c ...more

How To : Play a rock solo on the electric guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well first you have to learn techniques from the professionals. This guitar lesson from Siggi Mertens teaches you how to play a rock solo on the electric guitar. Once you get a hang of these popular guitar chords and tunes, you can star ...more

How To : Play the horn solo to "For No One" 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 the horn solo to "For No One" by Paul McCartney of the Beatles. While the lesson is geared toward players of ...more

How To : Play the "Hotel California" solo by the Eagles

Check out this two part how to video and learn the solo to Hotel California by the Eagles. Hotel California is one of the most popular classic rock songs. This lesson is designed for the beginner to intermediate guitar player. With this tutorial you can impress your friends by ...more

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