Rihanna’s-Take a Bow: Piano Lesson #23

December 1, 2008
Piano Lesson #23

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You are about to learn:
Artist:
Rihanna
Song: Take a Bow

Rihanna fan or not, Take a Bow was beautifully composed and written by Neyo and the production team Stargate.

Released in 2008, Rihanna’s single has risen to the top. Men lovers worldwide enjoy this song…there is just something about the sarcastic singer croning to her boyfriend that his “performance” was an Oscar winner. 🙂 Enjoy this first performance of mysterious hands showing us the keystrokes to the ballad Take a Bow.


David Sides does a beautiful rendition in the next youtube video. All is not lost when it comes to the material that can be found on the internet…parental supervision not required : ).

Now, this blog would be incomplete without a video of Hanson performing Mmm Bop. I mean Rihanna performing Take a Bow (very similiar songs, so you can see my initial confusion). Enjoy:

Ahhh yes, handsome guy and a stunning gal (not me…Rihanna) almost always make for a good video. Take a Bow is a wonderful ballad, and I wish you a great deal of fun while you take the time to learn how to play this song.

Ciao.

xoxo Sheena

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I Am Me…;)

November 30, 2008

Hi everyone! 🙂

I am glad to announce that Sheena has joined Edutainment, so from now on you’ll be enjoying great piano lessons from both Chrissi, Sheena, and myself.

Sheena is a total piano lover and she’s ready to join in the fun.
But before me telling you more about her, why not have her speak by herself: ;o)

Hello piano novices,My name is Sheena, and I will be contributing to the Piano Video Tutorial column. There are two things I can’t stand:

1. Blindly trying to figure out which key strokes on a black and ivory will make the sounds of my favorite songs and 2. Finding time between my morning hours of nothing and my late day nap to search the net for tutorial videos…

My newest endeavor is to continue what this site has started: providing various video tutorials of classic and modern songs played on piano by unknown avid pianists and by the original bands. Music to my ears, right? Look out for new piano tutorials coming to your computer soon. Ciao!

xoxo Sheena

Start casting your vote!
Tell Sheena and me what you’d like to learn next!

You may also propose us songs not listed in there by writing the song you want to learn next in the “other” field:

Cheers!

Questor


Piano Lesson #22 – Apologize by One Republic

September 29, 2008
Piano Lesson #22

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You are about to learn:
Artist:
One Republic
Song: Apologize

This is an amazing song that has become quite popular all over the American radio broadcasts with the help from Timbaland. One Republic was a band that not many knew about in various parts of the world, but now everyone is seeming to rave about them.

With the popularity of the song Apologize I thought it would be a great idea to teach everyone how to play this beautifully melodic song. If you haven’t heard this song before I highly recommend you listen to it. Here is a link to a video of this song so you can truly hear what I mean about this song being one of the best. This is the version that includes Timbaland because I feel this version gives you a better feel of the piano and emotional portrayal that it is trying to give its listeners.

I can truly say I myself can be caught singing this song any time I hear it and have downloaded & purchased the One Republic CD just so I can listen to it whenever I want. When you listen to this song the wording with the inclusion of the many different instruments such as the cello and violins just makes the song feel even more put together then most you hear on the top 100 music hits lists now a days.

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All Those Chatter boxes! – Piano Lesson #20

January 15, 2008

Piano Lesson #20

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You are about to learn:
Artist:
Coldplay
Song: Talk

Many people say they Talk too much, but there is no possible way you could possibly Talk about Coldplay too much. Throughout this video you will experience a tutorial where you will watch all the keys being played by a young gentlemen, then a special surprise has been included into this blog. I hope you enjoy!

For the tutorial you will have a little more interpretation then previous tutorials I’ve done, but you will still understand everything that will be occurring. Lets take a look,

Now its time to take part in the special treat I have prepared for you. In the next video you will get the joy of watching Coldplay play Talk live at the 2006 Grammy’s. Would of been one of the most exciting bands to ever see live. Time to get up and dance!

Now that we’ve both sat here and enjoyed watching Coldplay play at the 2006 Grammy’s, I think it is time we get a look at their official video for Talk.

I hope you’ve learn’t as much as I have from this tutorial and hope you enjoyed watching them live! Until next time…

~Chrissi~

Up next will be a few more tutorials for various bands, keep checking back for more and more updates. Don’t forget to place some requests so I can satisfy your learning needs.

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Faster then the Speed of Light – Piano Lesson #19

January 13, 2008

Piano Lesson #19

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You are about to learn:
Artist:
Coldplay
Song: Speed of Sound

It is now time to head back into the Speed of Sound and learn this song a little slower then the actual Speed of Sound. In this piano tutorial you will get a great tutorial explaining how to play this wonderful Coldplay song. The teacher has an on screen piano which displays nicely of what you are suppose to be playing. Hope this tutorial will help.

With this next video you will get an easy attempt at this melodic blessing done by a great pianist. He will take you through the song at a wonderful pace that will definitely help you put the song together.

When you’ve gone through and played along with both of the tutorials there is no doubt you are getting the hang of Speed of Sound. Now that we have taken the time to learn another one of their phenomenal songs I think its time we here the guys themselves play Speed of Sound, enjoy!

That voice will just have anyone mesmorized. Hopefully you have enjoyed this tutorial as much as I have, hope to see you in the near future taking on further up coming tutorials!

~Chrissi~

Up next will definitely get you talking, can’t wait to see you there!

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Only You Can Be on Your Best Behaviour – Piano Lesson #18

January 11, 2008

Piano Lesson #18

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You are about to learn:
Artist:
Vanessa Carlton
Song: Best Behaviour or Only You

Now it is time to take on the piano tutorial for Best Behaviour or Only You which has been written by Vanessa Carlton. There is so much to this song that it has been split into two different tutorials to assist in your learning. Once you get playing though you will get the hang of things quite quickly.

Its time to start the piano tutorial, the first part will explain the keys you will be using and what you will do with them. Take your time, you will get the hang of things eventually.

This first lesson was very helpful in the playing of Best Bahaviour or Only You, now I hope this second video tutorial will be even more helpful. Enjoy,

When you put the two videos together after a bit of practice with each then you will soon be getting the song down. Now that we’ve completed these piano tutorials its time to take a break and watch the song all put together by a wonderful pianist. Sadly this song never made it onto Vanessa’s newest album so there hasn’t been a video created for it. Hope you enjoy watching this pianist play the song, quite fascinating.

Now that you’ve gone through the tutorials and watched someone else play the song I hope that gives you enough hope to put this piano tutorial to great use.

~Chrissi~

Up next will be some more wonderful songs from Coldplay, if you have any requests just let me know and I will get them done for you!

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There are Many Fools, especially Me – Piano Lesson #17

January 9, 2008

Piano Lesson #17

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You are about to learn:
Artist:
Vanessa Carlton
Song: Fools Like Me

You are now going to take part in the piano tutorial for Fools Like Me by Vanessa Carlton which is just as well done as all her previous songs. The person doing this tutorial has done many tutorials by Vanessa Carlton and has done every single one very well. For this tutorial it has been split into two separate parts allowing you to get a feel of the different parts you will be expected to play. Lets begin with part one,

The first part of the tutorial did phenomenal explanation of many parts of the script for Fools Like Me, next we will go through the second part which has been done by the same teacher as the first part,

The tutorial put together is very well once you get the hang of things. To assist with putting the song all together for you we are now going to watch Vanessa Carlton playing the song herself live in concert. Turn your computer up and get ready to play along.

Vanessa Carlton plays the song so amazingly, now just practice and you will soon sound just like her! Hope this piano tutorial helped you learn Fools Like Me with no complications.

~Chrissi~

Coming up will be a few more piano tutorials of Vanessa Carleton and some Coldplay, if you have any requests let me know I would love to fulfill your requests.

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