Month: November 2018

  • TOP 5 ELECTRIC PIANO RIFFS and how to play them Another piano lesson in the form of a demonstration how to play 5 of my picks for the most epic electric piano riffs.  I’ll show you an overhead view of the piano, plus falling note and musical notation displays. Good luck and have fun playing these riffs!

  • My father teaches pentatonic scales

    My old man shared with me a nice article he wrote in 2002 for a Buddy Holly fan community.  He asked me if it was useful for my piano teaching, and I asked him if I could share it with you here. So here is the download.  Feel free to use and share however you […]

  • TOP 5 PIANO RIFFS and how to play them The second video in my “Top 5” series, where I demonstrate some piano arrangements of my favorite riffs.  This video features some classic piano pop songs, I’ll show you which notes to play using Synthesia and the overhead camera view.


    In this video we compare the ease of use and sound of a virtual guitar software plugin with my attempts to play and record a real acoustic guitar. I’ll also take you through the process of creating a folk song using Native Instruments Kontakt sample libraries.

  • TOP 5 SYNTH RIFFS and how to play them Whilst I hesitate to call this a lesson, it does demonstrate how to play each of my five favorite synth riffs.  I’ve created my own easy piano arrangement of each track. You can see the keys being played on the virtual keyboard and the Synthesia falling note display, as well as the conventional music […]

  • Piano lesson – Play along with easy beginner chords

    I wanted to revisit the previous lesson and take it right back to basics with the most simple chords, the major and minor triads.  We’ll also introduce the concept of chord inversions and I’ll demonstrate and give you some ideas using two slow-tempo backing tracks that are perfect for beginners. There may be some chords […]