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Judging by the comments on last month's "Piano for Dummies" competition, a lot of you are learning to play keys - or at least that was your New Year's resolution. Here are 10 Youtube videos that will give you a jump start.
The first few are pretty basic (and some of you might need that), but the videos get more interesting after that. I particularly love learning from Jordan Rudess - both how he plays, and how he uses his equipment. Who do you learn the most from? Do you have any keyboard tutorial links to share with us in the comments?
1. Basic Piano Notes, Keyboard Tutorial #1
"Here I show how to find basic notes on a piano keyboard."
2. Basic Piano Chords Part #1 (Keyboard Tutorial #2)
"Here I describe a triad and how to use it."
3. How to Play Trance/ Techno on Keyboard (Lesson 1)
"Wes teaches you simple steps on how to play your own trance/techno without the use of any music sheets or scores! This is lesson 1, and covers the very basics. Let me know how effective it is."
4. How to Play Trance/ Techno on Keyboard (Lesson 2)
"Wes teaches you simple steps on how to play your own trance/techno without the use of any music sheets or scores! This is lesson 2, and covers Expanding and Speed modulation. Please note that this recommends an intermediate skill level in piano to grasp."
5. Not Too Hard, Fun Piano Lesson - Intermediate Blues Lick for C7 F7 Chords
"This is a blues lick in C which slides of the Eb note... So that would make it based around the A blues scale."
6. Blues Piano Licks : Blues Piano Intermediate Lick One
"How to play the first intermediate blues piano lick, including a step-by-step demonstration; learn this and more in this free online piano lesson taught by professional composer and pianist Jonathan Wilson."
7. Jordan Rudess - Keyboard Wizardry
"This is a little excerpt from his "Keyboard Wizardry" DVD. I highly recommend this DVD."
8. Jordan Rudess - Chromatic Exercise
"This is a little excerpt from his "Mastering Live Performance" DVD. I highly recommend this DVD."
9. Jordan Rudess Keyboards World 1 (2007)
"Jordan Rudess before a concert of Six degrees of inner turbulence talks to a camera about his keyboards in the concert ."
10. Jordan Rudess Keyboards World 2
"Jordan Rudess before a concert of Live at Budokan talks to a camera about his keyboards in the concert."