Add unique emotions and overtones to your playing by experimenting with triads over bass notes to build ambient, open chords.
It Might Be You Chords
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
Learn how to play the basic beginner guitar chords. This handy video shows you the way a chord should be formed and how it should sound, perfect for those who are just starting out.
Learn how to play the basic ukulele chord progression in "G"! Play G, E minor, C, and D7 (or you can substitute E minor with B minor). No, it doesn't sound too sad, just a little wistful.
In this ukulele lesson, learn how to play movable barre chord shapes on a soprano, concert or tenor ukulele. With the uke, as with any other instrument, if you want to improve, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash with free, high-quality ukulele lessons ...more
They always did say, "simple music is the hardest to play, and Blues is simple music." Playing the Blues requires a specific touch that takes practice as well as a great compilation of licks! In this video you will learn how to play a signature Freddie King lick (ripped off by ...more
If you want to learn how to play the guitar then this how to video is the place to start. In this tutorial you will learn how to play barre chords. Barre chords are a very common technique and is one of the basic concepts of guitar playing. With this how to video you can start ...more
In this instructioanl acoustic guitar video, Marty Schwartz teaches a concept to get out of the open chord rut. Learn how to embellish chords for intermediate acoustic guitarists by practicing the G major pentatonic scale and G D E- A- C etc. Improve your guitar playing skills ...more
In this video xylophone lesson for aspiring mallet percussionists, we learn how to play a two-chord ostinato on the xylophone using three mallets. The chord progression is a simple one, commonly heard in popular music. It moves from the root or tonic (I) to the subdominant (IV ...more
In this video series, our expert Stephen Haendiges will show you how to play guitar licks from a left handed persons perspective. He will teach you how to play rhythm guitar licks with using octaves, how to play lead guitar using octaves, arpeggios, and pinch harmonics, and ho ...more
In this tutorial shows an exercise to learn all major chords, minor chords, dominate 7th chords, and diminished chords on the piano or keyboard. This is an excellent exercise to improve agility on the piano. Watch this how to video and you'll be playing all of the piano chords ...more
In this guitar lesson from Justin Sandercoe you will learn about A shape major barre chords, how they are formed, and tips for getting the fingers in the right place and all the notes clear. In the second part of the series you will learn about A shape minor, dominant 7th and ...more
This how to video describes how to play basic piano chords. The author begins by explaining musical intervals and how they build chords. He then shows you how to play major and minor chords and how they relate to melodic and harmonic intervals. This video is perfect for those ...more
Are you looking to play Hai Guzarish? Come on, who isn't!? Well, this clear, straight forward how-to walks you step by step, note by note and chord by chord through this classic song. Stop pounding your head trying to figure out how to play this song and just watch this instru ...more
Watch banjo expert Geoff Hohwald teach you the basics of rhythm techniques of banjo also known as chopping or vamping. While it may seem to be a boring skill, being good at vamping is actually the key to great bluegrass music. Play basic rhythm chords on a banjo. Click through ...more
This video is a demonstration of a basic breathing warm up exercise for vocalists. This exercise is breathing out strongly with sealed lips. A great way to warm up your vocal chords and get your breath happening.
Learn how to play rag time music on the mandolin with these lessons covering jazz chords and stroke patterns with expert music training tips in this free online instrument instruction video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play jazz chords on the mandolin. Play jazz chords on the ...more
Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well first you have to learn techniques from the professional. This guitar lesson from Siggi Mertens teaches you how to play the Am, G, and C chords on the acoustic guitar. Once you get a hang of these popular guitar chords and tunes, y ...more
In this video xylophone lesson, we learn how to play a two-chord ostinato on the xylophone using three mallets. The chord progression is a simple one which moves from the root or tonic (I) to the dominant (V) and back.
Unless you're a music theory buff or taking AP Music Theory in school (forced or otherwise), then the only word in "diatonic circle chord progressions" that makes sense to you is "circle." But the fancy schmancy term is just an elaborate way of saying you're playing chord prog ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to create sound with vocal chords. Your vocal chords remain open when you are breathing and are drawn together when you are singing. As the vocal chords release, it creates a ripple effect that releases noise through your mouth. You want to make ...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 how to video, Aaron shows you a real common ...more
The banjo is a stringed musical instrument that's been adapted from several African instruments. Learn more about the banjo and chord positions with expert tips in this free video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Master basic banjo chords and techniques. Master basic banjo chords ...more
Check out this video to learn how to play the minor chords on the ukulele! Play A minor, B minor, C minor, D minor, E minor, F minor (my favorite), and G minor.
The piano is a very versatile instrument that can create any mood. This video series will show how to create tension through piano chords and note intervals. Part 1 of 15 - How to Create tension with piano chords. Create tension with piano chords - Part 2 of 15. Click through ...more
Looking to brush up on your basic flute skills? In this short beginners flute lesson, learn how to play a Bb minor chord on the flute with arpegio with Dan Lefler of Danman's Music School. A demonstration of how it should sound when played correctly is presented.
There's no getting around it: if you want to get good at playing the piano or any other keyboard instrument, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash in free piano lessons, like this one from Piano Play It, which make the task not only easy but fun. For more ...more
Playing ukulele chords is easy and fun on this great little instrument. Learn how to play a variety of ukulele chords with expert tips in this free music lesson video series. Part 1 of 9 - How to Play ukulele chords. Play ukulele chords - Part 2 of 9. Click through to watch th ...more
In this guitar lesson, learn how to play chord substitutions and passing chords in basic jazz guitar. 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 ...more
In this guitar lesson, learn how to play a C/B (or "C over B") chord 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 lesso ...more
In these videos, learn the rest of the notes on the guitar, including the A and D strings, how to play the classic songs “Amazing Grace” and “Greensleeves,” how to play a C major scale, G, C, and D major guitar chords, how to read chord charts, and how to play simple chord pro ...more
Getting started in ukulele, or guitar, trying to make barre chords can be extremely tough, trying to hold down all those notes and THEN trying to add extra notes, fuggetta bout it right? In this video lesson you will learn how to make barre chords effectively and be able to pl ...more
Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, that they are not so much about rote repetition as making available to the guitarist ...more
In this video, we learn how to play the funk chords on the guitar. These chords are more E dominant and require riffs that you may not be used to. The first chord you will use is an E7 chord, starting with the first finger on the root note. Go to the second, fourth, then third ...more
See how to play a fun, fast-paced R&B chord vamp in the key of G. 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 ...more
In this video you will learn how to play a B minor chord on an acoustic guitar. Play a B minor chord on the guitar. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com
Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that shows you how to strum from C chord to Am chord. This lesson provides great techniques for two important chords if you are just starting. Improve your guitar playing skills by watching this short tutorial video to learn h ...more
Soloing over a large amount of Jazz changes can be tough, with the chord changes sometimes spanning through two or three different keys. One trick to soloing in Jazz to solo over the chord tones of the chords that are being played. You can either use only the 3rd and 7th the c ...more
This video details the A Minor Blues Scale and cycles through a few examples of easy Blues Licks and Chord Progressions. Peter Vogl takes the viewer and/or Guitar Novice through the A Minor Scale, easy up-close camera work allows the individual fingering to be seen easily.
To play a guitar riff is to do more than simply to memorize a short musical phrase. Guitar riffs are like any other musical exercise; practicing them can be a terrific means of building manual dexterity and improving your overall playing technique. We can say of riffs, then, t ...more
In this guitar lesson, learn how to play a C#m (or "C sharp minor") chord 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 ...more
If you're a beginning or intermediate ukulele player and you're looking for a way of taking your playing to the next level, you'll probably want to use some movable chord forms. These are particularly helpful if you already know the open chord forms or if you're having trouble ...more
Master the F major chord on your acoustic guitar, with help from Charles Sedlak. If you can master this, the rest is downhill - you pretty much have it made. Watch out though, you have to cover two strings with one finger!
Want to learn how to play the guitar? With this two part tutorial you can learn how to read tabs, chords and notes for the guitar. You will learn how to read guitar music and notations so you will be able to play any song you want. Part 1 of 2 - How to Read tabs, chords, and n ...more
If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with Music Radar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for h ...more
There's no getting around it: if you want to get good at playing the ukulele or any other instrument, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash in free, high-quality uke lessons, like this one from YouTube's preeminent tropical tutor, Ukulele Mike. This parti ...more
Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that provides a lesson that explains what sus4 chords are and how to play the verse of the song "Pinball Wizard" by The Who because it's a great example of a sus4 chord. Improve your guitar skills by watching this short tutori ...more
Mainly for beginners, this lesson demonstrates how to play heavy metal power chords in several different positions on the guitar.
Learn how to play the basic ukulele chord progression in "D"! Start with D, B minor, G, and A7.
The CAGED system is an amazing way of organizing the fretboard to allow you to find any chord on any place of the neck and instantly have a shape to play on, a scale, a triad and even an arpeggio. In this video you learn how to apply the method with minor chords as opposed to ...more
In this ukulele lesson from Ukulele Mike Lynch, we learn how to finger chords without inadvertently muting strings. With the uke, as with any other instrument, if you want to improve, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash with free, high-quality ukulele l ...more
This video is a demonstration of how to play a B chord on the guitar. Tab notation is shown as well as footage of a hand on a fret board playing the chord note by note slowly.
This free video guitar lesson discusses tritone chord substitution. In short, when a dominant 7th chord is functioning, it can be substituted by a dominant chord that is a tritone or augmented fourth away from its root. For more information, and to get started playing tritone ...more
Adam Gussow teaches how to combine the 2 hole draw with chord rhythms using lip pursing and tongue blocking techniques. Part 1 of 2 - How to Combine a 2 hole draw with chord rhythms on harmonica. Part 2 of 2 - How to Combine a 2 hole draw with chord rhythms on harmonica.
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
In this clip, you'll learn how to play baisc major triads on a standard four-string ukulele. If you want to get really good at playing the ukulele, it stands to reason that you'll need to practice. Happily, the Internet is awash in high-quality video lessons like this one from ...more
Our expert will demonstrate how to play a variety of popular songs on the acoustic guitar. He will teach you the basic chords for each song in the series and then give step-by-step instructions for playing each pop song on the acoustic guitar. Learn how to play all your favori ...more
In this guitar lesson, learn how to play D major, D minor and D7th guitar chords 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 ...more
This explains how to use two-note chords when playing rhythm guitar. A step by step video tutorial that will show you how to mix two note melodic ideas with double stops and throwing in a single note melody. Andrew Wasson from Creative Guitar Studio put together a melodic phra ...more
Learn how to voice certain chords on the piano in this free video music series that will teach you how to utilize one of the essentials of mastering the piano - voicing chords. Part 1 of 15 - How to Play chord voicings on the piano. Play chord voicings on the piano - Part 2 of ...more