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How to Play Elton John: "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word"

Struggling to learn to play Elton John songs on the piano? This unbelievable video offers an excellent bird's eye view of "Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word" being performed on the piano by an amazing, expert pianist. Video includes captioned Elton John lyrics to help you keep track of your place in the score. If you want to master the piano style of Elton John, this tutorial is an absolute must see.

How To: Play Yiruma's "River Flows in You" on piano

Learn how to play "River Flows in You" by acclaimed South Korean composer and pianist Yiruma with this free video piano lesson. This video, which merely presents the chords and notes of the songs, is geared more toward intermediate and advanced players, pianists of all skill level can get started playing along. For more information and, to get started playing Yiruma's "River Flows in You" on your own piano, watch this tutorial.

How To: Play "Wait There" by Yiruma on piano

Learn how to play "Wait There" by acclaimed South Korean composer and pianist Yiruma with this free video piano lesson. This video, which merely presents the chords and notes of the songs, is geared more toward intermediate and advanced players, pianists of all skill level can get started playing along. For more information and, to get started playing Yiruma's "Wait There" on your own piano, watch this tutorial.

How To: Learn to play piano with the five-finger exercise

This video will show beginners in piano an exercise that will help in building strength and flexibility in the fingers. The exercise is called the five-finger exercise. The narrator in the video begins by showing you how to play with one hand and then both at the same time. The narrator advises to keep your fingers curled and to make sure you hit the keys with the tips of your fingers. To begin, you place your right-hand thumb on the C note. You then play each note from C to G in order and th...

How To: Dance the Charleston swing dance move

Watch this dance how to video and learn the basic charleston dance step. Don't miss part 2! The Charleston is a dance named after Charleston, South Carolina. The dance became popular in the USA after the swing jazz 1923 song "The Charleston" by composer/pianist James P. Johnson came out. The Charleston soon became one of the most popular hits of the time period.

How To: Do a Charleston dance variation Savoy Kicks

Watch this dance how to video and learn the Charleston Variation: Savoy Kicks. The Charleston is a dance named after Charleston, South Carolina. The dance became popular in the USA after the swing jazz 1923 song "The Charleston" by composer/pianist James P. Johnson came out. The Charleston soon became one of the most popular hits of the time period.

How To: Play triads on the piano

This two part how to video covers chords on the piano or keyboard. Learn how to play the 3 note solid and broken triad, as well as D major scale, and the song Jingle bells. The triad is one of the most basic concepts that every pianist, or any musician, should learn. Watch this how to video and get started playing the piano today.

How To: Play polyrhythms on the piano

Polyrhythm is the simultaneous sounding of two or more independent rhythms. A common example of a polyrhythm is 3 notes against 2, with the 3 beat pattern being faster than the 2 beat pattern, so that they both take the same amount of time. This how to video teaches the polyrhythmic structures of 2 against 3 and 3 against 4. This is a technique for the advanced musician and pianist. Watch this how to video and you will finally figure out the mystery behind playing polyrhythms.

News: Sneak Peek at Super Bowl 50's Commercials for 2016

Up until the last 15 years or so, watching the commercials during the Super Bowl was arguably more exciting than the game itself. Super Bowl XXIV featured the San Francisco 49ers blowing out the Broncos, 55-10, in the worst Super Bowl beatdown of all time. The game might not have been that exciting, but the commercials sure were.

Real Brain Food: What Geniuses Actually Eat, Part 2

If you've already read the first part exploring what geniuses actually eat as opposed to what the rest of us are told to eat for brain health, you've noticed that there are some big discrepancies. Instead of favoring healthy, wholesome foods high in antioxidants, lots of high-achieving types tend to go for caffeine, sugar, and processed foods. One notable health habit practiced by many: eating breakfast.

How To: Play classical piano

In this video series, learn some beginner tips on how to play classical music on the piano. Our expert pianist will give you a few pointers related to practice methods, including how to tackle complicated passages, how to build your skill level by starting small, keeping tempo, what to do if you make a mistake, where to focus your eyes, and even a few suggestions for the best types of pianos suited to classical music.

How To: Play piano melodies in C major

In these jazz piano lessons on video, pianist Ryan Larson teaches us not only how to improve our freestyle technique, but also how to read and write music—since you are only able to improvise with what you know. Keyboard lessons include how to play 5th chords, how to do chord progressions in the key of C major, how to use sharps, flats and intervals, how to play bass lines, how to change chord voicings, and how to play different melodies on the piano.

How To: Play piano melodies in E flat

In these free jazz piano lessons on video, pianist Ryan Larson teaches us not only how to improve our freestyle technique, but also how to read and write music—since you are only able to improvise with what you know. Keyboard lessons include how to play 5th chords, how to do chord progressions in the key of Eb major, how to use sharps, flats and intervals, how to play bass lines, how to change chord voicings, and how to play different melodies on the piano.

How To: Master basic bass patterns in C major

In this video series, watch as expert Jazz pianist Ryan Larson teaches how to move around on the bass in C. Learn different chord patterns and bass patterns, find out how to apply scales in the bass, how to move around underneath different modes, and more musical theory.

How To: Use a fake book in Bb major

In this great video series our expert Ryan Larson, a great jazz pianist, shows us not only how to instantly better our improvisational skills but also how to read and write music on paper. He even ventures to teach us a to play a song walking us measure by measure through it. You are only able to improvise with as much as you know so make sure the next time you're jamming with your friends you wow them with how well you know your instrument, whatever it might be!

How To: Play piano in Ab major

In these jazz piano lessons on video, pianist Ryan Larson teaches us not only how to improve our freestyle technique, but also how to read and write music—since you are only able to improvise with what you know. Keyboard lessons include how to play 5th chords, how to do chord progressions in the key of Ab major, how to use sharps, flats and intervals, how to play bass lines, how to change chord voicings, and how to play different melodies on the piano.

News: Fashion Loves the Pixel

Not since JC de Castelbajac's infectiously fun LEGO fashion line have I seen such energetic geek-inspired ware. Japanese designer Kunihiko Morinaga pays homage to ye olde 8-bit days with his extensive catwalk of video game inspired womenswear—ranging from dresses to suits to streetwear. The pixel-printed Fall/Winter 2011/2012 collection debuted during Tokyo Fashion Week under his label Anrealage. Not only did the models don classic pixel prints, but they also strutted to a live pianist perfor...

News: Levon Helm Bustin' Out the Nitty-Gritty Mud Beats

Levon Helm... The longtime drummer for The Band , Levon Helm wore many musical hats throughout his long career, including multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, singer, impressario, studio owner, studio engineer and producer. He grew up working on a farm in Arkansas; his first instrument was guitar, which he began playing at ag eight, but after seeing the F.S. Walcott Rabbits Foot Minstrels, he decided to ...

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