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How To: Use damper and sustain pedals on the vibraphone

Gary Burton is one of the most commercially successful mallet players in history. In this installment from his Vibraphone Masterclass video tutorial series, which covers the full gamut of common questions on the instrument from its history to his famous 4-mallet grip, Gary demonstrates how to use the damper and sustain pedals to make your playing more dynamic and expressive.

How To: Use a damper pedal whle playing piano

Enthusiastic, young David Yzhaki teaches you how to play the piano with a damper (sustain) pedal. Get to know the pedals on an upright piano. The right pedal, which is the primary focus of the video, is the sustain pedal, which creates a sustaining note when pressed. The left pedal is called the "una corda," which modifies the tone quality by softening the note when pressed. The middle pedal is called the sostenuto pedal, which enables the piano player to hold a note longer than usual. To use...

How To: Create a Miniature Fireworks Show by Burning Steel Wool & Potassium Chlorate

We've all seen some the awesome fireworks that steel wool can produce, either in person or on video— and as simple as it is, we just can't get enough of it! It's really basic chemistry, but sometimes simplicity can amaze more than complexity. And in this video, our favorite web scientist, NurdRage, battles the burning flame of one of the world's most common household item, i.e. the Brillo Pad. Plus, there's an even bigger reaction towards the end with an added chemical compound).

How To: Make a Mermaid Tail Costume

Make your underwater dreams come true by turning yourself into a bona fide swimming mermaid. If mermaids did exist, you would be the perfect candidate to transform into the mythical creature. So check out this video tutorial form Little Orca to learn how to make your own mermaid tail costume.

How To: Understand music accents

Join David Yzhaki as he makes learning piano music fundamentals fast and easy. In classical music, a measure that is in four four time (four quarter notes get the pulse) the first beat and third beat are naturally more accented than the second and fourth. Jazz, reggae, and pop music are entirely opposite because the natural accents occur on the second and fourth beat of each measure. Another type of accent is called a melodic accent. This happens when a note is accented because of its higher ...

How To: Play "Space Dementia" by Muse on the piano

Watch this instructional piano video to learn how to play the song "Space Dementia" by Muse on the piano. Follow these instructions: Roll the chords, use plenty of sustain pedal for the spacey effect, and linger on the notes. Never rush it. Watch as this instructor silently guides you along the piano playing process. Start playing "Space Dementia" by Muse with this tutorial!

How To: Sand and save a wood floor

Over time, a wooden floor can sustain a heavy amount of damage thanks to the weather, heavy foot traffic, and things constanly falling on it. So, it's always a good idea to refinish a floor every few years or so to make sure that it will last longer. This tutorial will show you how to sand and save a wood floor. It's a difficult task, so make sure you have the time and patience to do it. Enjoy!

How To: Play piano with a damper pedal

The sustain pedal, or damper pedal, is typically the rightmost of two or three pedals and the most commonly used pedal in piano playing. When pressed, the sustain pedal removes the dampers from all strings and allowing them to vibrate freely. This how to video covers damper pedal techniques on the piano. This tutorial also touches on half pedaling and pedal changes. Watch this music lesson and you will be playing with excellent pedal technique in no time.

How To: Play a funky jazz Rhodes beat on piano

Check out this instructional piano video that demonstrates how to play a funky jazz Rhodes beat on the piano. This instructor uses the the Roland RD-170 keyboard, and the 66 El.Piano sound, which is great. With its short attack, not many sustain on it. It doesn't matter how fast this piece of music is played. Find your own way of playing the rhythm that you are comfortable with it. Personalize this funky jazz Rhodes beat on piano and improve your piano playing skills!

How To: Do yoga sun salutation A movements

In this fitness how to video Lucas Rockwood, demonstrates Sun Salutation A from the Ashtanga-Vinyasa & Power Yoga traditions. The breath is meant to synchronize with the movement so that entire practice is like one long breathing exercises. Inhales are expansive, strong breathes while exhales are relaxing and opening.

How To: De-Meth-Tivate

If you're Doing Meth, Carry a Clean Mirror Sure, one reason to keep your mirror clean is to avoid getting busted. But a clean mirror serves another important purpose too. Perhaps its time to take a good look at yourself and see if you can live the rest of your life with the person you've become.

News: Replacement Joints with Antibiotics on Board Mean Lower Chance of Infection & Fewer Surgeries

For about a million Americans each year, a joint replacement brings relief from pain and restored mobility. But, 5–10% of those people have to endure another surgery within seven years, and most of those are due to an infection in their new joint. If doctors could treat infections more effectively, patients could avoid a second surgery, more pain, and another rehabilitation.

News: How to Start a Fire with a Lemon

There's no doubt you've heard the old saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." The phrase was penned in an obituary to a dwarf actor in 1915 by an anarchist named Elbert Hubbard, who lost his life five months later aboard the RMS Lusitania when it was torpedoed by a German submarine.

How To: The Scientific Methods for Boosting Your Willpower

Willpower is a pretty significant word. It's the difference between sticking with a clean eating diet and diving face-first into a plate of brownies. It's what drags you out of bed on Monday mornings and into work rather than letting you stay snuggled under the covers asleep. And, most importantly, it's the kick in the butt we all require to both accomplish goals and make changes.

News: The Enterprise Leap — Robots, Gremlins, & Games Won't Save Magic Leap, but Tapping the Inner Child of CEOs Just Might

Mystery is a tricky thing. Used correctly, it can give onlookers the impression that wondrous and perhaps valuable things are afoot. However, once the veil of suspension of disbelief is removed in any significant way, that same mystery can quickly turn into not just skepticism, but outright anger at what may have seemed like an attempt to dupe trusting onlookers.

How To: Do beginning keyboard and synthesizers

In this video tutorial you'll get tips on how to use the various controls of a synth keyboard, including how to use attack, release, cut-off, pitch , modulation, sustain and more, as well as how to amplify your keyboard, and the best way to create a workspace for all of your gear so you can start composing and constructing electronic masterpieces.

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