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

December 1, 2008
Piano Lesson #23

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You are about to learn:
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.


xoxo Sheena


Of Course Christmas has a Song – Piano Lesson #10

December 22, 2007

Piano Lesson #10

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You are about to learn:
Mel Torme and Robert Wells
Song: The Christmas Song

christmas hollyChristmas has its own song of course that you will hear thousands of times over the month of December. Now its time for you to learn The Christmas Song. The words of the song definitely are what every young child will experience during Christmas, and hopefully you will to.

The tutorial has been split into two parts which will allow you to get a feel of the separate parts. Lets begin this tutorial with part one which has been done with great instructions and playing by the pianist teaching you.

Now that we’ve completed part one, lets take on the rest of the song and put it all together. Are you ready?

The song sounds so amazing when you put it together, especially when you add vocals along with it. In the next video you will listen and watch the amazing group Celtic Woman sing this carol for you, enjoy!

Well, it looks like you have mastered The Christmas Song, I hope this tutorial has helped you in many ways and got you more into the spirit while playing. There is no Christmas tune that won’t get you singing, especially this one.

~Chrissi~christmas tree

I hope I’ve helped you prepare for the holidays with this beautiful song. I hope you come back to learn many more that are soon to come!

A True Christmas Classic – Piano Lesson #9

December 22, 2007

Piano Lesson #9

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You are about to learn:
Johann Sebastian Bach
Song: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

christmas hollyA Christmas song that many won’t know from the title, but once they hear it they will fall in love with the fantastic melodies. The tutorial for Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring has been split into three tutorial videos. This song is so beautiful once you have completed it you will never stop playing.

The gentlemen teaching this tutorial does an amazing job at every tutorial and no matter what you will be able to play this song with just a little practice. Have fun!

Now that you’ve completed part one lets start the next step, your soon going to be playing like a pro!

This is getting easier now isn’t it? Now lets do the last tutorial together and see how wonderful this turns out,

That is the most beautiful Christmas song ever. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desire is so phenomenal and well composed I think its time you listen to these amazing women from the group Celtic Woman sing this song from their hearts, enjoy!

We’ve officially completed the tutorial for Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desire. I hope this song is a great hit at your christmas gatherings.

~Chrissi~christmas tree

Now that we’ve learnt another amazing song together I think its time we get going on another, hope to see you there. Don’t forget, if you have a song you would like to see on Edutainment just leave some feedback, I will gladly put it on for you!

Christmas Time means Piano Time! – Piano Lesson #8

December 22, 2007

Piano Lesson #8

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You are about to learn:
Vince Guaraldi (from A Charlie Brown Christmas)
Song: Christmas Time is Here

christmas hollyChristmas Time is Here so its time to be full of christmas cheer. This beautiful song will fill your mind with beautiful memories of opening presents under the tree singing along to all the christmas carols playing in the background. Christmas is the time of your you sit and watch all your favourite Christmas cartoons, and Christmas Time is Here definitely made it on to the most popular Christmas cartoon ever, Charlie Brown’s Christmas.

In this tutorial you will be taught how to play this wonderful song by an amazing pianist who has done this tutorial phenomenally. Hope he helps you learn this fantastic song and gets you into the Christmas spirit.

Well now that we’ve learnt the song I think its time to watch a great video creation that will display Christmas Time is Here beautifully. Enjoy!

Now most of you are probably thinking, where is Charlie Brown? Well its time to get excited because this next video will be the excerpt from the great Charlie Brown’s Christmas. Get your piano ready and play along!

Vince Guaraldi did an amazing job at composing that ever so peaceful melody. I’m hoping to hear you play too! Christmas Time is Here now let’s get that piano going and play me a tune!

~Chrissi~christmas tree

I hope all these tutorials are helping you out. Lets learn some more together in my next entry. See you there!

Who Would of Thought Chipmunks Being out at Christmas – Piano Lesson #7

December 22, 2007

Piano Lesson #7

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You are about to learn:
(Santa Claus?) 🙂
Song: The Chipmunks Christmas Song

christmas hollyChipmunks are not normally the overly festive animal, but they are definitely around every Christmas singing your favourite christmas songs. The Chipmunks Christmas Song is that one song your children will grow up with and love for many years to come. Lets give them a chance to sing this song many of times while you play.

With this tutorial you will learn The Chipmunks Christmas Song in two seperate parts that are easy to learn and lots of fun. This song is so catchy I can already hear myself singing along!

The song definitely makes you think of hula hoops right away, now lets continue learning this song and who knows you might get a hula hoop for Christmas this year,

I hope you have enjoyed yourself learning that wonderful tune. The Chipmunks are surely a memory of your childhood so lets take a blast to the past and watch one of the oldest christmas cartoons you’ll always enjoy.

The Chipmunks Christmas Song will always be a wonderful memory for anyone so I’m glad you’ve taken the time to learn this wonderful song with me!

~Chrissi~christmas tree

Hope that we can learn many more christmas carols together over the Holidays, until next time…