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
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In this video, we learn how to improve your chord changes on an acoustic guitar. Start off by playing slowly so you figure out exactly where each of the chords are. Then, start to play in faster and faster, making sure your chord changes are clean and not messed up. After you ...more
Want to impress your friends by whipping out your guitar and strumming some of their favorite tunes the next time you are at a party? This two part acoustic guitar lesson teaches you how to play the David Bowie song "Changes." Once you get a hang of these popular guitar chords ...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
An isomorphic (or self-transposing) keyboard is "a musical device where a grid of notes is displayed to the user and the interval change between notes in constant for any given direction." For those of you who didn't grow up playing the piano like I did, that basically means t ...more
This video teaches a simple chord progression consisting of 4 simple chords, G, Em, C and D to learn up to 5 songs. The principle I will illustrate in this video is that popular music often is based on standard chord patterns, or intervals. To demonstrate this, I will play the ...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
This video is an acoustic guitar lesson from TboneWilson1978. In this video, he teaches you how to play the song "Something Changed" by Pulp. As always he starts you out by showing you which chords you need to know to get started on learning the song, and demonstrates how to f ...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
Want to play "Waiting for the World to Change" by John Mayer 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 mor ...more
In this video, we learn how to play bass: Rhythm changes in C. A lot of times this tune is played very quickly, but playing slow can sound very nice as well. When you play slow you can see and hear exactly what the note is supposed to be like. There is more time in between the ...more
If you want to get really good at playing the guitar, it stands to reason that you learn how to use a capo. Happily, the Internet is awash in high-quality tutorials like this one, which presents an overview of how to shop for a guitar. For more information, including a step-by ...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
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
In these guitar lessons on video, learn how to change chord voicings by playing moveable chords, barre chords, and using a capo. These three techniques will help you transcribe the music you have in your head just as you hear it. Part 1 of 17 - How to Use capos and barre chord ...more
In this beginner guitar lesson, learn how to read chord lines - a very popular way to write out chords that is used in the guitar playing community. This method of writing chords is increasingly popular and makes chord reading easier to understand. Follow along with this tutor ...more
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
Learn how to play chord inversions on the acoustic guitar. Inversions can be used as alternatives or substitutes to create a little different sound in the songs we play. I'll introduce some easy chord inversions for some common chords. Play chord inversions on the acoustic gui ...more
Thsi video lesson is on chord embellishments, specifically the use of suspended 2 and suspended 4 chords as little enhancements. Using these easy, little chords as substitutions will enhance your rhythm playing. Hopefully, this will aid in your strumming effectiveness too. We' ...more
Pete Sears covers different chord variations in the key of C for playing the piano or keyboard.
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
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 the tapping technique when playing chords and single line melodies. Some guitarists u ...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
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
Check out this instructional funk guitar video that shows you how to play funk chord voicings. Now that you know how to strum the 16th notes and how to add in some accents, learn a few funk chord voicings that work well with those techniques. The first is a 9th chord, and the ...more
Want to learn how to play Staind on the guitar? With this tutorial you can learn how to play "Everything Changes" by Staind on the acoustic guitar. This version is a simplified version of the song and is not exactly how Staind plays it. This lesson is geared towards intermedia ...more
Learn the guitar chord progression of CFG with this video. You'll soon be playing guitar chords like a pro! Play CFG chord progression. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com
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
Learn a better way of using those fingers on the strings for playing the G7 chord on your acoustic guitar. You will not believe your eyes, or your ears! Charles Sedlak shows you how.
So you're getting pretty good now, and if you've been following Justin's progressional tutorials you know your major and minor chords and can strum. Now it's time to learn the dreaded F chord. Don't be alarmed, even though you have to hold down two strings with one finger, it ...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
Like other minor chords, this one should be a piece of cake if you know your major chords! Here we will learn the E7 chord, with Charles Sedlak. Yes, that's right - the E7 chord. If your fingers are bleeding from those strings, good. Calluses help.
Master the D7 chord on your acoustic guitar. Don't get confused, it's just three fingers that lay on those bitter strings, it's not hard at all, but if you're Charles Sedlak, nothing is hard, is it?
You can see many of the elements of the major chords in the C7 chord. Here we will learn this chord, and here we will become rock gods, with help from Charles Sedlak, that is. It does take time and patience though.
Master the A7 chord on your acoustic guitar, with help from no other than Charles Sedlak. Remember the A chord? Well, all you do is lift one finger off the strings! That's it!
Learn to play the Major 7 Guitar Chord with this video and become more dextrous in your practice. Play major 7 chord progression. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com
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
Watch this video to learn how to play the ukulele chord progression in "C"! Start with C, A minor, F, and G7. Or try C, F, C, and G7. Or C, F, C, and G7. You'll get the hang of it.
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.
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
Here is an introduction to the Chord Progression EAB on your guitar. Master it and you will soon be sounding smoothly on your guitar. Play an EAB chord progression on the guitar. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com
In this guitar lesson, learn how to play a B eleven 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 lessons like thi ...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 three mo ...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
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
Do you dream of standing on stage in front of millions of fans with a guitar in your hand? You could make this dream come true, if only you could play the guitar! This guitar tutorial series from Robert Renman teaches you the basics of guitar playing along with a few beginner ...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.
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.
Before Bon Jovi caused teenage girls to spontaneously and simultaneously burst out of their clothing at his concerts he was just a kid in his basement, strumming chord after chord until his fingers turned red. Rock stardom requires sacrifice before all the fame and glory hits ...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 clip, you'll learn how to incorporate movable M7th chords into your ukulele playing. 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
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!
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
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
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
Learn how to play the basic ukulele chord progression in "F"! Play F, D minor, B flat, and C7. It really does sound awesome.
Learn how to play the ukulele chord progression in "A"! This is "basic, basic" (so says our instructor/musician). Try A, D, A, E7.
In this guitar lesson, learn how to play an F major triad 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 lessons like thi ...more
Learn how to play the basic ukulele chord progression in "D"! Start with D, B minor, G, and A7.
In this short lesson, learn how to play the F major chord on the flute with arpegio with Dan Lefler of Danman's Music School. Thinking your sound might be a little off? Catch a demonstration of how it sounds when played correctly.