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"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.
Learn how to play the guitar solo from the song "Mother" by Pink Floyd on the electric guitar.
Learn how to play the acoustic guitar solo from the song "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd
In this electric guitar video lesson, brought to you by GuitarJamz, host Marty Schwarz will teach you how to play "You Give Love a Bad Name" by Bon Jovi. As you follow along with him, he teaches you the progression of the chords used in the song, breaking down each part of the ...more
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
Grab your electric guitar, strap, amp, and your pick and check out this free guitar lesson. This video tutorial will teach you country guitarists how to play a Johnny Cash song. Not just any Johnny Cash song, but one of his most famous: "Folsom Prison Blues." The solo for this ...more
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.
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.
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.
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
"My Heat Will Go On" by Celine Dion made her the biggest artist in the world for a time after the release of Titanic, the film with which it will always be associated. Watch this video to learn how to play the whole song on solo piano, which might be the most romantic thing th ...more
"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.
The entire Danny-Elfman-composed soundtrack to The Nightmare Before Christmas is hauntingly beautiful, and "Sally's Song" is no exception (much like her character). In this video you'll learn how to play a solo piano cover of the song, with all the notes conveniently overlayin ...more
"Fireflies" made Owl City a star, and it a stirring piece of modern songwriting. If you have a piano and want to capture the amazing textures of the song in a solo piano cover of it, watch this video to learn how to play it. If this version is beyond your abilities (it's real ...more
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
If you like Justin Bieber and you like to play piano, oh boy do we have a video for you. This video will teach you how to play a solo piano instrumental cover of Justin's hit song "Stuck in the Moment". It's a very pretty song and pretty easy to play, so check it out! Check o ...more
The Jonas Brother may not be the kings of pop anymore since Nick Jonas emergence as a solo artist. Their songs still resonate with their millions of adoring fans though. If you play a little piano and count yourself among those fans, give this video a try. It will show you how ...more
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
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.
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
The Jonas Brothers may be on their way out as they grow older and Nick Jonas embarks on his solo career, but for their fans their songs will always remain. This three-part video will teach you how to play a cool instrumental version of their song "Fly with Me" on piano, the ul ...more
"Sharp Dressed Man" by ZZ Top was the great anti-metal anthem of the 1980's, and it's enduring appeal is undeniably. There's just something about the combination of beards and southern rock... Anyway, whether you have an impressive beard or not, this video will teach you how t ...more
In this acoustic guitar video lesson, brought to you by RockGuitarPower, host Mike, will teach you how to play "Stairway To Heaven" by Led Zeppelin. 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 ...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.
Want to know how to perform Billy Preston's classic solo from the Beatles' "Get Back" on the piano or ogan? 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 time ...more
Learn the solo version of this magnificent song for your uke. You just need to be willing, and ready, and of course own a ukulele.
There's really no way we can quantify or put into words the awesomeness that was the Beatles. All we can say is that Paul McCartney and John Lennon were pure magic together. And the songs they assembled during the course of the band were nothing short of glorious. If you're a ...more
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
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 "Saving Grace" by Pete Murray. If you want to learn how to pla ...more
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 "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" by Poison. If you want to learn how ...more
Altered chords are a great spice to add to any song, especially in Jazz and Fusion. But trying to improvise over them in a solo can be disastrous if you aren't playing on the key tones of the chord, you will just create a large amount of a-tonal and diminished notes that you m ...more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
NeverShoutNever has really carved out a niche for himself as the post-pop-punk-solo-acoustic-guitarist-singer of his day, and he is certainly talented for one so young. His songs are pretty easy to learn, and are a great place to start on the guitar. This video will teach you ...more
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
This is the fast sweep picked arpeggio part at the start of the solo in Metallica's "Leper Messiah." Check out this instructional electric guitar video to learn how to play a fast sweep picked arpeggio. With a bit of practice, master this technique and play the song "Leper Mes ...more
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
It's been a while since most people have really cared about Britney Spears music, but many of her songs really are great pieces of pop. In this video you'll learn how to cover her song "Everytime" on solo piano, making it distinctly classier than it usually is. From the Creat ...more
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
"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.
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
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
Practice your soloing skills and record melodic lead lines over your favorite song or backing track by importing pre-recorded tracks into Logic.
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".
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
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.
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
Grab your acoustic guitar, strap, and your pick and check out this free guitar lesson. This video tutorial will teach you Christian rock guitarists how to play a solo from a Matt Redman song. Not just any Matt Redman song, but one of his greatest: "Blessed Be Your Name." And j ...more
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
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
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
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