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.

STRUMMED ACOUSTIC 2 vs MEDIOCRE GUITAR PLAYER

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 notation.  I’ve included a top-down camera shot showing my hand position and fingering.

Ableton Live synthwave tutorial

Here’s a breakdown of a remix I created in the synthwave genre using Ableton Live.

We cover the following topics, and more!

  • Importing and tempo-matching audio stems into Ableton
  • Creating tracks using software synths like DEXED and TAL-UNO-LX
  • Drum racks and LinnDrum drum machine samples
  • Using effects plugins
  • Composing and arranging
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • Exporting and freezing audio