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Baby Grand – Piano Lessons

Take some piano lessons from Scott Houston “The Piano Guy.” In this video, Scott and his guest, Matt Munhall, demonstrate how to play the intro from Billy Joel hit, Baby Grand.

Matt begins by playing a few measures of the song. He then demonstrates 2 different right hand licks from the intro. First, noodling around with the notes: C, C#, D and F. The second lick Matt demonstrates noodling around with the G, G#, Ab and C notes.

He also shows how to walk down a single note bass note with his left hand. Scott Houston describes how to play a slash chord used in the song.

The video concludes with a great performance of Matt Munhall playing and singing “Baby Grand” on piano.

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Baby Grand – Piano Lessons

Patsy Cline – Crazy – Piano Lessons

In this video, Scott Houston “The Piano Guy” and his guest pianist, Bradley Sowash, show you how to play “Crazy” Patsy Cline’s timeless country hit. Bradley starts out by determining the chords for the song. This song has easy chord changes, and the chords are spelled out in the video.

Bradley teaches a country lick, The Floyd Cramer Lick. Floyd Cramer Piano music is some of the best country piano music out there. in addition to the piano lick, Bradley demonstrates a faux stride technique. Many players find stride piano difficult, so this faux stride is a great technique to get the terrific sound while removing 90% of the difficulty.

Bradley teaches how to add a great intro to the song simply by playing the chords found in the last few measures of the song. This intro technique can be used for liberally any song.

Piano triplets and how to count 12/8 rhythm are also demonstrated in this video. The video concludes with a great performance of Bradley playing “Crazy” on Piano.

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Patsy Cline – Crazy – Piano Lessons

Cyndi Lauper Time After Time – Piano Lessons

Take some piano lessons from Scott Houston “The Piano Guy.” In this video, Scott and guest David Tolley discuss playing the Cyndi Lauper hit, Time After Time. This tune is a great one to learn because the chord changes are pretty simple. You really utilize the sustain pedal.

David shares some ideas for ways to make the song “your own.” He demonstrates some options to change up the melody line: playing it one note at a time, playing in octaves, using chords under the melody line, arpeggiating from the top down or the bottom up.

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The video concludes with a great performance of David Tolley playing his arrangement of “Time After Time” on piano.

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Cyndi Lauper – Time After Time – Piano Lessons

“Yesterday” Beatles – Piano Lessons

Take some piano lessons from Scott Houston “The Piano Guy.” In this video, Scott and his guest David Tolley, demonstrate how to play The Beatles classic hit, Yesterday. David describes how he personalizes the tune by beginning with a single note melody line. Then he demonstrates how you can fill in by adding chords by rolling up the notes that comprise the chords. Later he uses block chords instead of the rolling chords for a little variety.

David also reveals some techniques to add interest to the right hand melody part. He shows you how you can to add grace notes, run ups (arpeggios) and octaves just to name a few.

Some of the left hand variations shared include: block chords, oompahs, arpeggios and a changing of the rhythm.

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“Yesterday” Beatles – Piano Lessons

Improvisation – Piano Lessons

Take some piano lessons from Scott Houston “The Piano Guy.” In this video, Scott shows you how to get started improvising on a piano.

Here’s a great tip to try. Use the notes: C, D, Eb, E, G, A
to improvise with your right hand as you play the blues chord changes with your left hand. You will never hit a “bad” sounding note that way, and can improvise all night.

Chords for your left hand part:
C7=C,E, G,Bb
F7=F,A,C, Eb,
G7=G,B,D, F

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Improvisation – Piano Lessons

Hang On Sloopy – Piano Lessons

Take some piano lessons from Scott Houston “The Piano Guy.” In this video, Scott and his guest, Dave Powers, discuss how to play the rock tune “Hang On Sloopy” which is a great 3-chord tune.

This song uses 1-4-5 chord changes. First Dave plays the baseline with his left hand and the chords in his right hand.

Dave demonstrates playing the melody line and the chorus. Then Dave shows you how to play root chords in the left hand. Then he stretches out a bit and uses power chords in his left hand along with the baseline to simulate a rock n roll guitar.

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The video concludes with a great performance by Dave Powers playing “Hang on Sloopy” on piano.

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Hang On Sloopy – Piano Lessons

Stardust – Piano Lessons

Take some piano lessons from Scott Houston “The Piano Guy.” In this video, Scott gives you a sneak peek into the 1-on-1 DVD series. Scott gives you a glimpse at how the song, Stardust, will be taught in his DVD. You can go to www.scotthouston.com to purchase the DVD in its entirety.

Stardust is one of the titles in the 1-on-1 DVD instructional series. This series was designed to do one thing extremely well – teach you to play one particular tune truly like a pro would play it. Follow Scott chapter by chapter as he starts at the very beginning and works his way up, teaching you to play the song like you want to sound! Then, play along with the professional rhythm section tracks to really have a ball!

These teaching videos are great for beginners and more advanced players alike as they allow learners to spend as little or as much time needed to get the info in each chapter “under hand” before progressing to the next chapter. You will be able to see Scott’s hands clearly as he works through different techniques using one song title per DVD. Please know that all the techniques shared through one DVD can then be applied to other songs in the same genre.

These DVD’s are some of our very BEST SELLERS for a reason. They teach only the techniques that you need to know to play this one song extremely well, but then the extra bonus is that you can apply many of the techniques you just learned to any of your other favorite tunes of the same genre. Each DVD also allows you to print out a lead sheet(s) and chord charts showing keyboard diagrams for your left hand part. Scroll down to see the titles that we have available.

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Stardust – Piano Lessons

Crocodile Rock (Piano Lessons)
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Take some piano lessons from Scott Houston “The Piano Guy.” In this video, Scott Houston and his guest, Dave Powers, demonstrate playing the Intro, signature lick from the Elton John hit, Crocodile Rock. The song is played in the key of G like Elton John recorded it.

Dave starts out by playing the intro to the song, Crocodile Rock so that you can bring it to mind. Scott Houston and Dave discuss how the song was played in a style similar to rock songs produced in the 50’s but the song was recorded by Elton John in the 70’s.

Dave demonstrates playing the chords used in the signature lick in the intro, Crocodile Rock: G, Em, C, and D with his right hand. He also shows you how to invert a chord while his left hand plays the roots of the chords.

Scott’s life goal is help you learn to play piano through piano lessons that you can take anywhere and at any time to get you started having some fun at a piano or keyboard as quickly as possible.

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Crocodile Rock (Piano Lessons)

Cheers Theme Song (Piano Lessons)

Take some piano lessons from Scott Houston “The Piano Guy.” In this video, Scott and his guest, Dave Powers, show you how to play the TV theme song from “Cheers.” Dave and Scott suggest listening to a recording of the song and trying to imitate it. You don’t want to play a song exactly as it is written in notation. Good players interpret the sheet music. Scott and Dave discuss the difference between playing the song solo style vs. accompaniment style. This song is unique in that it sounds good when you play just the melody line because it is easily recognizable. Dave gives some suggestions on how to play stride piano. They discuss in detail how to read and play slash chords.

Scott’s life goal is help you learn to play piano through piano lessons that you can take anywhere and at any time to get you started having some fun at a piano or keyboard as quickly as possible.

The following skills are covered in this video: pedal tones 170, pedaling, slash chord & stride piano. The video concludes with a great performance of the theme song from “Cheers.” Dave accompanies himself on piano.

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Cheers Theme Song (Piano Lessons)

Elton John Your Song – Piano Lessons – Moving Beyond the Basics

Take some piano lessons from Scott Houston “The Piano Guy.” In this video, Scott and his guest, five-time Grammy nominee David Benoit, take playing the Elton John hit, Your Song, to the next level.

Scott and David begin by discussing the subtle differences between playing “solo style” piano and “accompaniment style.”

David shares that if he is playing a solo style (no one is singing) then he will usually take the melody line up an octave from where he would play it if he was accompanying someone singing the song. Accompaniment style playing requires you to support the singer and stay out of their way.

David and Scott talk about how David goes about making a song his own or in other words, making his own arrangement of a popular tune. For this song, he chose to leave off the intro that was in the popular, recorded tune by Elton John.

He also changed the key that he was playing the song in from the key of Ab to C which really opened up the song.

Another tip given was to encourage you to play the song the way you would want to sing it. They share that they often noodle around the melody line. They interpret the sheet music not memorize it.

If you would like to pause here and take a step backwards to get down just the basics of this tune, take a look at the video below:


Elton John Your Song – Piano Lessons – Just the Basics

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The video concludes with a great performance of David Benoit playing “Your Song” on piano.

Scott Houston is the host of The Piano Guy television series on Public Television and has taught hundreds of thousands of folks like yourself, how to have some fun on their piano or keyboard. He wants to help you get there too—as quickly as possible.

The following skills are covered in this video:

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Elton John Your Song – Piano Lessons – Moving Beyond the Basics