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Whole Tone Scale: How To Use In Piano Music

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Would you like to learn how to use the whole tone scale? You’re in the right place. In this tutorial, you’ll learn what is a whole tone scale and how to apply it in music. Let’s get started. How To Differentiate Between Semitones and Whole Tones On The Keyboard Before we know what this scale…

How To Play Bossa Nova Music & Chords On Piano

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Want to learn how to play Bossa Nova music on piano? Look no further. We have a great lesson for you. Let’s get started.   Why Learn Clave For Bossa Nova Music? At the heart of Bossa Nova, much like any Latin American music style, is the clave. The clave is a timekeeping rhythm that…

7 Best Piano Books for Beginners

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Are you looking for the best piano books for beginners? Want to kickstart your piano journey with much needed guidance from a professional piano teacher? Here we have our top piano book recommendations that will allow you to build the musical knowledge and skills you need to start playing piano fast! We are going to…

5 Best Piano Books For Intermediate Players

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Are you looking for the best piano books for intermediate players? You’re in the right place. In this article, we have five recommendations that will help you get your playing to the next level. Let’s get started. Not quite an intermediate level yet? Check out our beginner recommendations here. Before You Get Started, Read This…

Ylang Ylang Piano Tutorial

Looking for an Ylang Ylang piano tutorial? You’ve come to the right place. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to figure out this piano hit by FKJ. Let’s get started. How To Play Chords In This Ylang Ylang Piano Tutorial First off, FKJ plays Ylang Ylang alternating between the IV and I chord in the…

Sad Piano Chord Progressions

If you’re looking for some sad piano chord progressions, this is the lesson for you. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to move people to tears with some sad, bittersweet piano playing. Let’s get started. How To Extract Sad Piano Chord Progressions From A Jewel Hit One of Jewel’s hits from the 90s is “Foolish…

Swing In Music: How To Play With Great Feel

Would you like to learn how to put some great swing in music. You’ve come to the right place. In this lesson, you will learn how to get that great swinging feel in your piano playing. Let’s go! The First Thing You Need To Understand To understand swing in music correctly, you need to learn…

How To Read Piano Sheet Music

Are you having a hard time learning how to read piano sheet music? Are you one of those piano students who’s like, “I wanna play but I find reading notes taxing and frustrating?” Guess what: This lesson is for you. In this lesson, you will discover how to make sense of reading notes. Let’s get…

Fur Elise Piano Tutorial

Are you looking for a Fur Elise Piano Tutorial? Would you like some strategies to tackle this much beloved Beethoven classic? You’re in the right place.In this lesson, you will learn the best ways to play Fur Elise. Moreover, this Fur Elise piano tutorial will help you learn some neat vocabulary you can use to…

Easy On Me Piano Tutorial

Looking for an Easy On Me Piano Tutorial? You’ve come to the right place. In this piece, you’ll learn how to play Adele’s record-breaking hit on the piano. Let’s get started. 3 Reasons Why Easy On Me Breaks Records In today’s pop music charts, programmed instruments, auto-tuned vocals, and excessively produced audio is the norm.…

As The World Caves In Piano Tutorial

Are you looking for an As The World Caves In piano tutorial? If you’re one of the 57 million who viewed the viral Sarah Cothran cover or a die-hard Matt Maltese fan, then you’re in for a treat. In this piano lesson, you’ll learn how to play As The World Caves In and learn a…

Canon in D Piano Tutorial

Looking for a great Canon in D piano tutorial? You’ve come to the right place. In this lesson, you are going to learn how to play an easy arrangement of Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel. By learning Pachelbel’s Canon, you will learn a very influential piece of music. This canon’s influence extends to modern…

Blues Piano Scales: Important Blues Essentials

Would you like to learn how to play blues piano scales? This is the lesson for you. While you can learn the basics here, you’re also going to go beyond that and learn practical techniques. Let’s get started. Before We Begin This Blues Piano Scales Lesson… Knowing the major scale is a prerequisite to understanding…

Best Digital Pianos And Keyboards: Choice Picks (Reviewed 2023)

When we talk about the best digital pianos and keyboards list, there isn’t really one consensus. Most of the time, it depends on the experience of the writer. However, as a seasoned performing musician, I would like to provide some help via insight from my experience with these instruments. Whether you are just starting on…

Minor Key Piano Music: The Ultimate Guide

Would you like to master how to play minor key piano music? You’ve come to the right place. In this lesson, you’re going to gain solid foundation for playing piano in minor keys. Let’s get started. One Thing You Need To Understand Before Dealing With Minor Key Piano Music Before you start dealing with minor…

Chain Breaker Tutorial – Free Video Gospel Lesson

Want a free Chain Breaker tutorial? This is the place to be! In today’s video Andrew will teach you how to play an awesome solo piano version of Chain Breaker. You’ll get a handle of this wonderful song’s verse and chorus as soon as you go at it step by step. Get started with this Chainbreaker tutorial by…

Good Chord Progressions: The Key to Song Mastery

Do you want to learn some good chord progressions? You’ve come to the right place. Why you may ask? Knowing some of the coolest chord progressions in the history of music enables you to learn songs faster. Would you believe that by learning just one good chord progression that you’re learning 50 songs or more…

Chord Theory: The Ultimate Guide to Piano Harmony

Chord theory is a musician’s best friend. Now, why exactly is that? It’s because it’s a system that helps you understand what chords you need to use in a given song. It also helps when playing whatever style of music you might encounter. Fortunately, the piano is a very visual instrument. This makes it very easy for…

Major Piano Scales: Awesome Mastery Tutorial

Major piano scales: You’ve always wanted to master them in all 12 keys, right? Well, just hold onto your seats: In a few moments, you’re in for a really exciting treat! Today’s tutorial will teach you all the neat tips and tricks you’re going to need to understand how to play your major piano scales that…

Hey Jude Piano – Sweet Video Tutorial

Would you like a cool Hey Jude piano tutorial? Great! You’ve come to the right spot. In today’s video we’re going to teach you how to play the classic beginning of Hey Jude. This is a song every aspiring piano player needs to learn how to play. So, take a few minutes and learn all…

What A Friend We Have In Jesus Piano Tutorial

Would you like a What A Friend We Have In Jesus piano tutorial? You’ve come to the right place. In today’s video I’m going to show you how to play one of the most beautiful hymns there is. Lets get started! What A Friend We Have In Jesus Piano Video 7 Tips To Help You…

Chord Inversions For Piano – Simple Video Tutorial

Want to learn how to play chord inversions? You’ve come to the right place! In today’s video lesson I’m going to show you how to play this critical chord technique. You’ll see these chord inversions being used all over the place in music. Rock, country, gospel, classical, R&B, you name it. Incredibly important! Essentially what…

I vi IV V: Piano Tutorial

Would you like to explore the famous I vi IV V chord progression? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In today’s piano lesson you’re going to discover how to play the influential I vi IV V chord progression. You’ll also be learning how to build this chord progression in any key and also…

Plush Chords Tutorial

In today’s tutorial we’re going to learn how to play the Plush chords and intro riff. This is a classic Stone Temple Pilot’s song and a fun 90’s tune to learn. We’re not only going to learn the Plush chords and riff but we’re also going to learn how to play a bunch of cool fills…

Piano Chord Progressions: I, IV, V, IV

When it comes to piano chord progressions, you must know the (I, IV, V, IV). Why is this chord progression a “must know?” Well… It’s no secret, certain chord progressions definitely stand out. One of the most famous chord progressions in all of music history is the (I, IV, V, IV) Today’s easy and fun video…

Piano Man Tutorial: Lick Lesson

  Today we’re going to run through a mini Piano Man tutorial. Inside today’s lesson I’m going to teach you how to play one of Billy Joel’s most famous licks.         This famous riff is not only found in Piano Man but you’re also likely to hear it in country piano licks,…

Chariot Piano Tutorial

Want to learn Gavin DeGraw’s opening Chariot piano riff? If so, you’re in the right place. Today we’re going to break down this killer blues rock riff. This is a great riff to learn if you love playing pop and rock. Today’s fun lesson will teach you how to play the intro riff to Chariot…

Let It Be Piano Chords Quick Tutorial

Do you want to learn how to play the Let It Be Piano chords? Well you’re in luck! In today’s video tutorial, I’m going to teach you how to play the chords in the second section of Let It Be. On top of learning the chords, you’re also going to learn how to play one of…

Take On Me Piano Lesson

Today you’re going to explore an awesome Take On Me piano lesson! This influential lick was an 80’s classic but is still sure to liven up any current party scene. The video tutorial below will teach you how to play the intro riff to A-Ha’s Take On Me. Not only is this lick really fun…

Let It Be Piano Lesson

Today you’re going to dive into one of the most popular Beatles songs ever in this Let It Be piano tutorial! In the video tutorial you’ll how to play the first section of Let It Be by the Beatles. Together we’ll be walking through how to break down all 11 chord voicings in this section.…

Hallelujah Piano Tutorial

Today you are going to discover a fast and fun Hallelujah piano tutorial! This beginner tutorial of this song is an awesome place to start learning and growing your fundamental piano skills. In this lesson you’ll  not only learn how to play Hallelujah but you’ll learn how to play 5 different chords. Because this tune…

Imagine Piano Lesson

In today’s Imagine piano tutorial I’m going to teach you one of the most recognizable piano riffs of all time. Inside this lesson you’re going to learn how to play the intro riff to Imagine. You’ll explore the 3 different chords that are featured in this particular lick. Also, you’re going to learn a very…

Purple Rain Chords: Piano Lesson

Prince’s Purple Rain chords shows the world how to take a simple chord progression and make it magical! Want to know how you can do the same thing? Today I’m going to teach you how to play Purple rain on the piano. By learning the Purple Rain chords you will awaken a new set of…

The Way It Is Chords Tutorial

Would you like to learn how to play The Way It Is chords? How about one of the most famous riffs from this iconic 80’s classic?  If so, you’ve come to the right place! In today’s tutorial you’re going to learn how to play the chords to the middle section of Bruce Hornsby’s The Way…

The Way It Is Piano Lesson

Welcome to this The Way It Is Piano tutorial! In today’s lesson you’re going to learn how to play the famous intro from The Way It Is. But that’s not all! You’ll also learn how to break down all the melody notes from this lick. Plus, we’ll also dive deep into grace notes and a…

Beatles Piano Lesson: Learn Yesterday

Do you want to learn an easy Beatles piano song? Do you love the Beatles song Yesterday? Would you like to learn a super cool left hand piano pattern to help you expand your piano arrangements? I hope you said yes to all these questions because in today’s free Beatles piano lesson we’re going to…

Margaritaville Piano Lesson: How To Play The Intro Riff And Chords

Today we’re going to explore a Jimmy Buffett inspired Margaritaville piano lesson. I’m going to have some fun and teach you how to play the classic intro riff from the song. I can’t tell you how many times this song has been requested in bands that I’ve played with. So, learning it will be very…

Gb Piano Chord: 1 Minute Tutorial

Ok, so you want to learn a Gb piano chord and you want to learn it quick right? Cool, you’ve come to the right place. In today’s free piano chord lesson I’m going to teach it to you and help you learn piano in a fun way! Let’s get started learning now. (Video, diagram, tips,…

Country Piano Lesson: Learn A Famous Country Piano Lick

In this free country piano lesson I’m going to teach you how to play a really famous country piano lick. You’ll hear this lick being used in thousands of songs so it will definitely be useful for you to learn. This lick was originally made famous by the great Floyd Cramer but many great piano…

F Piano Chord: 1 Minute Lesson

In today’s quick piano tutorial I’m going to teach you how to play an F piano chord in 1 minute. The F chord is a super easy chord to play and knowing it will help you play lots of songs on the piano. Let’s get started learning right now (video, diagram, and extra tips below).…

E Piano Chord: Learn In 1 Minute

Do you want to learn how to play an E piano chord? Cool! You’ve come to the right place. In this beginner piano lesson I’m going to quickly show you how to play it. Let’s get started learning by watching the Youtube video below. E Piano Chord Video Tutorial Now that’s you’ve watched the E…

Eb Piano Chord: Learn In 1 Minute

If you want to learn how to play an Eb piano chord you’ve come to the right place. In this free beginner piano lesson I’m going to quickly teach you this useful major chord. Let’s get started learning the Eb piano chord right now (video, chord chart, and tips below.) Eb Piano Chord Video Lesson Why…

Amazing Grace Piano Lesson

Would you like an Amazing grace piano tutorial? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Today, I am going to teach you how to play an easy and fun version of one of the best songs of all time. You’ll learn how to play the right part (melody) and the Amazing Grace piano chords too…

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D Piano Chord: Learn In 1 Minute

In this piano lesson we’re going to quickly learn how to play a D piano chord. This is part 3 in a 12 part series of free beginner piano lessons that teach you how to play all 12 major chords on the piano. I’ve got a video tutorial, notation, a piano diagram, and some fingering tips…

Db Piano Chord: Learn In 1 Minute

If you want to quickly learn how to play a Db piano chord you’ve come to the right place! This is part 2 in a whole series of free beginner piano lessons that teach you how to play major chords on the piano. Db fits really nicely under the hands and is a fun chord to…

C Piano Chord Tutorial: Easy

In this free beginner piano lesson we’re going to quickly learn how to play a C piano chord. This is part 1 in a whole series of lessons teaching you how to play major chords on piano. It’s a very easy chord to play and learn so let’s get started learning right now! (Video demonstration,…

Piano Chords: How To Spice Up Your Major Chords Using The 9th

Do you play the same old tired piano chords every time they come up in a chord chart? Well, in today’s free piano lesson I’m going to teach you an easy way to spice up you major piano chords. We’re going to talk about how to add the 9th (sometimes called the 2nd) into your chords…

Piano Major Scales: How To Build And Play Them In Any Key

In this free lesson we’re going to learn how to play piano major scales in all 12 keys. Now, this lesson will be a little different than some of the other beginner piano lessons you may have seen online. Most of those lessons miss the most important part of teaching the major scale. They fail…

R&B Piano Chords Tutorial- How To Decorate Your Chord Progressions

Do you want some want to learn some new ways to make your R&B piano chords and chord progressions more stylish? Well, you’ve come to the right place! In this R&B piano tutorial we’re going to learn some ways to chromatically decorate plain old R&B chord progressions and make them much more interesting. You’ll hear…

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