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How To : Play blues piano in the key of E

In this series of instructional music videos you'll learn how to play the blues piano in the key of E major. Expert Ryan Larson shows you his special 12 key method to help you understand the techniques used by blues musicians through the ages, including the music theory behind ...more

How To : Play blues piano in key of D Flat

In this series of instructional music videos you'll learn how to play the blues piano in the key of D Flat (Db). Expert Ryan Larson shows you his special 12 key method to help you understand the techniques used by blues musicians through the ages, including the music theory be ...more

How To : Play advanced bass jazz techniques

In this video series, watch as jazz musician Ryan Larson teaches advanced bass guitar lessons in all twelve keys. Learn how to read tab and relate it to scale names, how to walk through various bass lines, and how to play a Latin walking bass line. Part 1 of 22 - How to Play a ...more

How To : Play bass guitar rhythm

In this video series, watch as jazz musician Ryan Larson teaches advanced bass guitar lessons in all twelve keys. Learn how to read tab and relate it to scale names, how to walk through various bass lines, and how to play a Latin walking bass line. Part 1 of 19 - How to Play b ...more

How To : Play a natural scale on the harmonica

This how to video teaches you how to play the natural scale, and chord changes especially the ii-V-I which is something every musician should know. Watch this how to video and soon you will be able to play the natural scale on harmonica. The greek modes: C = Ionian/major CDEF ...more

How To : Play piano scales in B for beginners

In this video series you'll learn how to play improvisational piano in the key of B major. Expert Ryan Larson shows you the major scale, harmonic minor scale, and 7th scale on the piano. He'll take you through a song measure by measure, reading the sheet music, and showing you ...more

How To : Play piano scales in G for beginners

In this video series you'll learn how to play improvisational piano in the key of G major. Expert Ryan Larson shows you the major scale, harmonic minor scale, and 7th scale on the piano. He'll take you through a song measure by measure, reading the sheet music, and showing you ...more

How To : Play bass guitar scales in F major

With this video series you will be able to learn about the bass guitar and everything you need to know to start playing. Begin by learning the parts of the guitar. Our expert will break down the parts of the bass guitar so you understand what each part does. Part 1 of 14 - How ...more

How To : Play bass guitar scales

Bass is the anchor of the string instruments linking all the others together. See why and get playing tips in this free video series on musical instruments. Part 1 of 17 - How to Play bass guitar scales. Play bass guitar scales - Part 2 of 17. Click through to watch this video ...more

How To : Play upright bass scales

Play upright bass scales and learn about minor and major scales. Learn about upright bass octave scales in this free stringed instrument video from a music teacher. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play upright bass scales. Play upright bass scales - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch ...more

How To : Play scales and arpeggios on the upright bass

Become a better bass player by mastering these exercises. Learn how to improve your upright bass playing skills in this acoustic bass lesson from an expert bass player. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play scales and arpeggios on the upright bass. Play scales and arpeggios on the uprigh ...more

How To : Play A Simple Blues Lead Guitar Lick

There is a lot of mystery and voodoo surrounding blues guitar these days. With the common opinion claiming that in order to play the blues you have to really feel the music and respond with your playing. While this is certainly the case when improvising, I would argue that a g ...more

How To : Play "Blue Moon" by Rodgers & Hart on the ukulele

Want to play "Blue Moon" by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart on your 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. ...more

How To : Play "My Blue Heaven" on the ukulele

Want to play "My Blue Heaven" by Walter Donaldson and George A. Whiting on your 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 favo ...more

How To : Play pentatonic legato on guitar like Paul Gilbert

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How To : Play rhythm guitar like Albert Lee

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar'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 he ...more

How To : Play 12-bar blues on the guitar like Albert Lee

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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 basic walking bass lines

If you are looking to begin playing the bass then this how to video is the place to start. This is a short demonstration lesson detailing the basic principles of walking bass lines. You will learn some easy scales and how to play a walking bass line for whatever song you are p ...more

How To : Play the minor pentatonic scale on guitar

This how to video explains a bit about the minor pentatonic scale and the chords it gets played over on the electric guitar. This is an easy scale to learn and is the basis for most blues music. Watch this tutorial and you will be playing minor pentatonic scales on the guitar ...more

How To : Play 5 positions of the minor pentatonic scale

This how to video shows you the five positions of the minor pentatonic scale and the various common fingerings for each on the guitar. The minor pentatonic scale is often used in blues music. Watch this tutorial and you will be playing the 5 positions of the minor pentatonic s ...more

How To : Practice your finger speed on the piano

This video teaches how to build up finger speed on the piano. First they start off with simple exercises. The five note scale starts with middle C, and plays the five notes up to G and back down. The key to building up speed is to start off slow. Make sure all of the keys are ...more

How To : Play "Tush" by ZZ Top on the bass guitar

If you're a beginner bass player, sometimes the best way to learn is to watch others play. Also, learning from books and virtual bass websites can be frustrating and confusing, but this video makes it all simple. It's a beginner bass lesson for "Tush" from ZZ Top. It's basical ...more

How To : Play the bassline from "Brown Eyed Girl"

Grab your bass and get ready to learn some beginner songs, specifically "Brown Eye Girl" by Van Morrison. This two-part video will teach you through playing songs, not learning scales. This is not a transcription of the original - but the bassline is based on the original. Th ...more

How To : Play "Pump It Up" by Elvis Costello on the bass

Everybody loves Costello, but not everyone knows how to play Costello. If you want to learn how to start playing bass, "Pump It Up" from Elvis Costello is a perfect choice to begin with. If you're a beginner and want to get better, learn songs not scales. This is a two-part v ...more

How To : Play lead blues guitar

In this five part video tutorial you will learn how to play lead blues guitar. Learn how to bend notes, play pentatonic scales, 12 bar blues rhythms and some blues licks. Follow these lessons and you will be playing blues guitar in no time. Part 1 of 5 - How to Play lead blues ...more

How To : Become A Better Guitar Player

How to be a better guitarist Have you ever just wanted to pick up that old guitar that is just laying around? Or found yourself bursting with creative ideas but don't know how to express them with a guitar? I want to show you my way on becoming the best guitarist you can be, ...more

How To : Play a sliding 9th chord on a blues guitar

In this video, we learn how to play blues guitar: a sliding 9th chord. First, play a G9 chord, where you will here all of the chords around it as you play. You can slide this chord around one or two frets to hear different sounds come from it. It's a great vehicle to slide up ...more

How To : Play the bass guitar for beginners

This video shows in great detail how to slap the strings of a bass guitar with the thumb or pop the strings with the finger. The various angles of the video make it easy for a viewer to see what it looks like as they slap or pop the guitar, especially the over the shoulder ang ...more

How To : Play "Take Me Home, Country Roads" on ukulele

Want to play John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" on the ukulele? Learn how with this free video ukulele lesson. 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 fu ...more

How To : Play jazz bass in C Major

In this video series, expert jazz musician Ryan Larson will teach you how to read and play jazz bass in the key of C Major. Learn the different scales and techniques in this step by step bass guitar lesson. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play jazz bass in C Major. Play jazz bass in C M ...more

How To : Start chicken picking

This video lesson introduces a basic philosophy on chicken pickin' or country playing. For country guitar playing, you don't need to use much in the way of effects, just a tiny bit of reverb and compression. Country isn’t dependent on one set of scales, like rock or blues. To ...more

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How To : Play jazz bass in B Major

In this video series, expert jazz musician Ryan Larson will teach you how to read and play jazz bass in the key of B major. Learn the different scales and techniques in this step by step bass guitar lesson. Part 1 of 17 - How to Play jazz bass in B Major. Play jazz bass in B M ...more

How To : Play jazz bass guitar in E Major

In this video series, expert jazz musician Ryan Larson will teach you how to read and play jazz bass in the key of E Major. Learn the different scales and techniques in this step by step bass guitar lesson. Improve your ability to groove with other musicians and move freely al ...more

How To : Play jazz bass guitar in E flat (Eb)

In this video series, expert jazz musician Ryan Larson will teach you how to read and play jazz bass in the key of Eb major. Learn the different scales and techniques in this step by step bass guitar lesson. Improve your ability to groove with other musicians and move freely a ...more

News : A New Deck, and an Old One Revived

Ladies and gentlemen, I have a confession to make, in case you haven't noticed already: I'm a little reticent about building decks. I've only posted two on this blog, one of which was made by someone else. I have a few thousand cards. Why not make use of a few? Well, why not, ...more

News : My deck sends all the boys to the graveyard

Here, ladies and gentlemen, is my main deck. The youngest card in it was printed in 2000. It makes me feel a little crusty and old for one of the first times in my life. But it does mob pretty well against all of the mostly pre-2000 decks I've played it against (none of my fri ...more

How To : Bend notes when playing a minor pentatonic scale

In this how to video, you will learn to use the pentatonic scale and bend notes. First, you must remember that your bend must reach another note in the scale. When bending, you are bring the fret to your finger rather than sliding up to it. You must use your ear to make sure i ...more

News : Canning Mission Warning!

Beware the Canning Mission! The Zynga Community Forum is full of complaints about the new Canning Mission. Here is an outline: Mmm Tomato Gravy! Canning Master Part I - Harvest 50 Tomatoes - Collect 5 butter - Have 5,000 food (This will be consumed) Hot and Saucy: Canning M ...more

News : Richie Hayward Benefit in San Jose, August 13, 2010

DRUM! Magazine — the leading magazine for drummers and percussionists worldwide — has announced the biggest drumming event ever to take place in Northern California. On Friday, August 13, drummers will descend on the San Jose Repertory Theatre in the heart of Silicon Valley to ...more

How To : Play basic slide guitar techniques

In this video clip series our expert, Rick Tobey, will introduce you to blues guitar by demonstrating commonly used scales, box patterns, shuffle patterns, chord progressions and other great tips for paying slide blues guitar. Part 1 of 15 - How to Play basic slide guitar tech ...more

How To : Play jazz bass in F

In this video series, expert jazz musician Ryan Larson will teach you how to read and play jazz bass in the key of F major. Learn the different scales and techniques in this step by step bass guitar lesson. Improve your ability to groove with other musicians and move freely al ...more

How To : Play upright bass in E

In this video series, watch as jazz artist Ryan Larson teaches basic swing progressions on an upright bass. Learn how to find the frets and chart the scales. Get tips on simple bass progressions and melodic patterns. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play upright bass in E. Play upright b ...more

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