Here is a detailed review of all of the musical intervals demonstrated on the piano keyboard. For each interval we’ll study how it is constructed, listen to the characteristics of the sound and play some songs that utilize each interval.
Follow up the video with a fun musical quiz that tests your ear training and knowledge of the intervals. I’ve created 20 questions to test how well can you hear intervals played on the piano, and if you can sing the intervals when asked. Best of luck!
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.
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.
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 notation. I’ve included a top-down camera shot showing my hand position and fingering.
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 that you are unfamiliar with, but with some practice you’ll have no problem!
Let’s practice accompaniments and playing solos to backing tracks I created using BAND-IN-A-BOX. We’ll do a couple of relatively easy tunes today that are suitable for beginners and intermediate players. I’ll play through each song and give you some pointers, ideas and tips, then it’s your turn to play!