TEDx Talks

Karolina Glazer — vocalist, composer, arranger and producer. Described as having a vocal range beyond some of Poland’s greatest jazz divas, and she is only just getting started. Draws inspiration from musical sources as varied as traditional ‘drum talk’ of Northern India and medieval chorales, and relishes an approach to the voice as an instrument.



Bill Hilton


In this video tutorial I look at how to use your piano’s sustain pedal (sometimes, wrongly, called the “loud pedal”).

You can use the sustain pedal both to help smooth out your playing and for some interesting effects. However, it’s really important that you don’t over use the pedal, or you risk your piano playing sounding messy and even discordant. In general, it’s a good idea to release and re-push the sustain pedal between chord changes to prevent dissonances carrying over into the changed harmony.

You can also use pedal to sustain complex or “jumpy” melodies, but, again, it’s important to make sure you don’t overuse it.

Using the sustain pedal is one of the areas where it’s really important to listen to your piano playing while you practice – because playing the piano is relatively mechanical, it’s easy to “switch off” and not really play close attention to the sound you’re making.

The sustain pedal also highlights the differences between different types of piano, and between digital pianos and acoustic ones. Again, it’s all about listening to yourself and the instrument you’re playing and using the pedal accordingly.

radiokid2·75 videos

A tutorial for classical and jazz pianists on how to play as fast as your fingers will allow.

matthewosburn·20 videos


maiko Jazz Violin·52 videos

Spain / Chick Corea : maiko jazz violin live!
maiko(vln),宮野弘紀(g), 伊藤志宏(pf)
July 26, 2012
at JZ Brat, Shibuya Tokyo JAPAN.
maiko Sound Spirits vol.17
SONY HDR-AX2000で撮影

http://www.namm.org http://www.wannaplaymusic.com/ http://www.scottthepianoguy.com/
Scott Houston is called “the Pied Piper of recreational music-making.” On his Emmy Award-winning public television series, The Piano Guy, Scott gives hope to millions of viewers who just want to sit at the piano and play their favorite tunes. Here Scott and his guest, Bobby Floyd, discuss playing the Ray Charles’ hit, Georgia On My Mind.
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NOTE: Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring is a monumental creation of the 20th Century.  It is a Ballet (Choreographed by Diaghilev). It is usually heard as an orchestral suite. However, Stravinsky did write a version for piano 4-hands.  Anderson and Roe have tackled this Epic composition about ancient, primal, earthy rituals. A couple of scenes are graphic.  Anderson and Roe are great pianists, with a flair for the dramatic, plus a great sense of humor.  Kudos to both o them in this monumental masterpiece.

SIDE  NOTE:  These videos would be great for Halloween.

Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe present:
Igor Stravinsky’s RITE OF SPRING – Episode 1 of 10

Britain’s Got Talent ·828 videos

Britain’s Got Talent 2009: Despite not being a huge fan of this kind of act, Simon was simply blown away by Julian’s audition a few weeks ago. Tonight Julian has the chance of repeating his overwhelming success by performing with his Soprano Saxophone to All By Myself

theytrebel·419 videos

Want to sing like this, try the link http://tinyurl.com/singnice
14 year old Liam Mc Nally stuns the audience and judges singing a beautiful rendition of Danny Boy in the 6th week of auditions on Britain’s Got talent 2010.

SongwritingSecrets·4 videos

http://www.genius-songwriting.com Three techniques to allow you to improve greatly on your chosen instrument.

Dave Frank·80 videos

http://www.davefrankjazz.com Designed for jazz piano lovers, this in-depth master class explores 15 cool concepts to expand one’s improv potential! Includes various LH patterns and concepts, comping concepts, stride-type piano, playing outside, contrapuntal playing, call and response, trading fours, and many more:) Pianofreaks, you will LUV this!

creativeguitarstudio·362 videos

Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answer’s a viewers question:

Q: I like your videos where it shows you going to gigs and playing at them. One thing I want to know about, is how you can learn so many songs so quickly when you have to play as a sub in a band.

You once made mention that you sometimes only get a few days notice to learn an entire evenings worth of material. This sounds incredible. I am 17 years old and I want to do what you do as a career but the idea of learning so many songs with such short notice is really intimidating.

Can you please do a video talking about this whole concept? I am very curious how musicians do this.

Bradley – Murrells Inlet, SC.

A: To do this kind of gig a musician would either receive or have to write out a quick stage chart, (also referred to as; “lead sheet or slash chart”). This isn’t all that hard to do since what we are after here is simply a “rough sketch,” of the harmony and overall arrangement of all of the songs that are unknown in a set-list.

In the video I cover many areas of doing a gig like this. Including showing real charts that I have used to do gigs where I had to jump in as a sub.

Material associated to this video is available for download off of the Creative Guitar website.
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