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!

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.

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 that you are unfamiliar with, but with some practice you’ll have no problem!

The backing tracks and sheet music are available in my earlier post –
Piano lesson – Let’s play along to backing tracks together!

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

 

Free sheet music and backing tracks

The lessons section of my website is where you will find free lessons and tutorials and accompanying PDF sheet music and MP3 backing track downloads.

I’ll publish a new post here whenever I upload a new lesson to YouTube and I will include links to download any supplementary materials.

 

Piano lesson – Let’s play along to backing tracks together!

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!