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Nearly two million views on YouTube have brought pianist, Alfie Magliano, to the world’s attention through his YouTube series “Alfie Plays the Billboard Top 40," and we’re proud to present Alfie as the piano, synthesizer (synth) and music theory teacher at Music School Online. Alfie has many talents that have led him from the prestigious Yamaha School of Music at age four, through a music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, to his current position as an A-level session pianist and keyboardist for artists like Alicia Keys, Rick Ross, Niykee Heaton, Damien Escobar, Hoodie Allen and Skrizzly Adams. Alfie’s amazing ability to explain even the most complex concepts in a straightforward, approachable way shines through all of his MSO tutorials.
 
 
Acoustic Sounds - All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor
Creating Acoustic Sound
 

Learn how to create acoustic sounds using a synthesizer (synth). This synth lesson features "All About That Bass" by Meghan Trainor. 

 
 
00:09:59
Intermediate
 
Ain't It Fun by Paramore
Swing Rhythms
 

Alfie Magliano (Skrizzly Adams, Rick Ross, Sean Kingston) uses this catchy song to teach you about swing rhythms and anticipations.

 
 
00:14:56
Intermediate
 
All of Me by John Legend Part 1
Basic Parts
 

Learn how to play the iconic ballad "All of Me" by John Legend Part 1 on piano. Alfie Magliano teaches you a simplified version of this pop classic.

 
 
00:08:40
Beginner
 
All of Me by John Legend Part 2
Arpeggios
 

Learn how to play the iconic ballad "All of Me" by John Legend Part 2. Alfie Magliano demonstrates how to arpeggiate chords in this online piano lesson.

 
 
00:12:15
Intermediate
 
Amazed by Lone Star
Musical Journey
 

Alfie Magliano demonstrates how unexpected chord changes can take the listener on a musical journey.

 
 
00:13:00
Intermediate
 
Am I Wrong by Nico & Vinz
Basic Parts
 

Alfie Magliano teaches you how to play the guitar riff on piano by smoothly splitting the melody between your left and right hands.

 
 
00:06:18
Beginner
 
Apologize by OneRepublic
Rocking Right Hand
 

Learn how to play "Apologize" by OneRepublic on the piano. In this video, Alfie Magliano demonstrates a simple rocking pattern for your right hand.

 
 
00:06:42
Intermediate
 
Arpeggio Finger Techniques
Arpeggio Finger Patterns
 

Learn finger techniques to play arpeggio chords on the piano. These techniques are fundamental to playing harmonies on the piano.

 
 
00:12:35
Beginner
 
Baby by Justin Bieber
Hand Independence
 

Learn how to play "Baby" by Justin Bieber. Alfie Magliano discusses ways to practice hand independence in this piano video tutorial.

 
 
00:10:41
Intermediate
 
Bad Blood by Taylor Swift
Pop Rhythms
 

Alfie Magliano shows you the piano parts based on the original version and demonstrates common pop rhythms and chord progressions.

 
 
00:09:58
Intermediate
 
Bad by Wale ft. Tiara Thomas
Minor 7th Chords
 

Learn how to play "Bad" by Wale ft. Tiara Thomas. Alfie Magliano teaches you the guitar part on piano using minor 7th chords.

 
 
00:08:21
Beginner
 
Beauty And A Beat by Justin Bieber ft. Nicki Minaj Part 1
Walking Basslines
 

In Part 1, Alfie Magliano teaches the piano parts from the introduction through the chorus including the walking basslines.

 
 
00:09:40
Advanced
 
Beauty And A Beat by Justin Bieber ft. Nicki Minaj Part 2
Walking Basslines
 

In Part 2, Alfie Magliano focuses on teaching you the piano parts from the second verse followed by the bridge.

 
 
00:09:11
Advanced
 
Because of You by Kelly Clarkson Part 1
Modulation
 

In Part 1, Alfie Magliano shows you how to play the piano parts in the intro, the verses and the chorus.

 
 
00:10:20
Advanced
 
Because of You by Kelly Clarkson Part 2
Modulation
 

In Part 2, Alfie Magliano shows you how to play the bridge, the modulation, and the outro.

 
 
00:14:03
Advanced
 
Beginning Finger Scales
Major Scales
 

Alfie Magliano shows you how to play finger scales on the piano, a fundamental lesson for the beginner level piano player.

 
 
00:13:34
Beginner
 
Behind These Hazel Eyes by Kelly Clarkson
Legato Playing
 

 In this piano lesson, Alfie Magliano shares some tips to make the song expressive while getting a clean legato sound.

 
 
00:12:12
Intermediate
 
Big Dance Synth - Heroes - We Could Be - by Alesso ft. Tove Lo - th Alfie Magliano
Creating Big Dance Synths
 

Learn to create big dance synth in this lesson taught by instructor, Alfie Magliano, featuring the song "Heroes" by Alesso.  

 
 
00:09:30
Intermediate
 
Black Widow by Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora
Crescendo
 

In this piano lesson, Alfie Magliano teaches you the synthesizer parts which sound great on a piano.

 
 
00:15:09
Intermediate
 
Blank Space by Taylor Swift Part 1
Switching Between Chords Using Sustain Pedal
 

Alfie Magliano teaches you how to play a beginner version of "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift here in Part 1 of this two part online piano tutorial series.

 
 
00:12:00
Beginner
 
Blank Space by Taylor Swift Part 2
Additional Parts
 

Alfie Magliano shows you how to play the secondary piano parts to "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift here in Part 2 of this online piano tutorial series.

 
 
00:12:12
Beginner
 
Body Party by Ciara
Seventh & Ninth Chords
 

In this piano tutorial, Alfie Magliano teaches this R&B song containing ninth chords which give it a lush, jazzy sound.

 
 
00:14:19
Intermediate
 
Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day
Sudden dynamics
 

Alfie Magliano shows you the piano parts for the left and right hand and discusses playing techniques for this rock ballad.

 
 
00:10:30
Intermediate
 
Buzzkill by Luke Bryan
Sixths
 

Alfie Magliano teaches you the piano parts of the song, which features an extensive use of sixth intervals.

 
 
00:11:59
Intermediate
 
Cheerleader by Omi
I-IV-V Progression
 

Alfie Magliano demonstrates the I-IV-V chord progression, or 1 4  5, which is used in countless songs.

 
 
00:08:17
Beginner
 
Circus by Britney Spears
Neapolitan Chord
 

Alfie Magliano teaches you the piano parts to the song, including a very unique chord, known as the Neapolitan chord, found in the chorus.

 
 
00:11:49
Intermediate
 
Classic by MKTO
Consistent Chord Voicing
 

Learn how to play "Classic" by MKTO on the piano. Alfie Magliano changes the key of the song to make it easier to play. 

 
 
00:11:47
Beginner
 
Clocks by Coldplay
Mixolydian Mode
 

Alfie Magliano discusses the mixolydian mode utilized in the song in this piano video tutorial for the beginner piano player.

 
 
00:08:45
Beginner
 
Combining Sounds - Summer by Calvin Harris
Combining Sounds
 

Alfie Magliano shows you how to combine sounds on a synthesizer in this lesson featuring "Summer" by Calvin Harris.

 
 
00:12:54
Beginner
 
Cry Me a River by Justin Timberlake
Using the Sustain Pedal
 

Alfie Magliano teaches this piano video tutorial at the beginner level taking you through the song note by note.

 
 
00:09:55
Beginner
 
Dark Horse by Katy Perry ft. Juicy J
Diminution
 

Alfie Magliano teaches you the piano part and discusses the compositional technique known as diminution.

 
 
00:07:49
Beginner
 
Delay Effects - Loyal by Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne, Tyga
Delay Effects
 

Alfie Magliano shows you how to use delay effects on a synthesizer in this lesson featuring "Loyal" by Chris Brown.

 
 
00:10:00
Beginner
 
DJ Mustard Style - Don't Tell Em by Jeremih ft. YG
DJ Mustard's Signature Sound
 

Learn how to create DJ Mustard style sounds on a synthesizer in this lesson featuring "Don't Tell Em" by Jeremih.

 
 
00:12:08
Beginner
 
Don't You Wanna Stay by Jason Aldean ft. Kelly Clarkson Part 1
Chamber Music
 

In Part 1, learn how to play the piano parts starting with the introduction through the second verse.

 
 
00:08:26
Advanced
 
Don't You Wanna Stay by Jason Aldean ft. Kelly Clarkson Part 2
Chamber Music
 

In Part 2, learn how to play the piano parts from the bridge through the outro. The lesson finishes with a full run-through of the song.

 
 
00:11:28
Advanced
 
E.T. by Katy Perry
pedal points
 

Alfie Magliano teaches you the piano parts and discusses the pedal point featured in the pre-chorus that makes this song exciting.

 
 
00:11:52
Intermediate
 
Earned It by The Weeknd
Triple Time Signature
 

Learn how to play the string parts from the record on the piano in 6/8 time, or triple meter.

 
 
00:09:40
Beginner
 
Episode 01 - Treble Clef
Treble Clef
 

Learn the basics of music theory starting with the treble clef. Alfie Magliano explains what the lines and spaces of are, how to find the notes on the staff, and how this corresponds to the piano keyboard.

 
 
00:12:45
Beginner
 
Episode 02 - Bass Clef
Bass Clef
 

Learn the basics of music theory continuing with the bass clef. Alfie Magliano explains what the bass clef is, what the acronyms for the lines and spaces are, and how this correlates to the piano keyboard.

 
 
00:10:00
Beginner
 
Episode 03 - The Grand Staff
Combining Treble & Bass Clefs
 

Learn the basics of music theory continuing with the grand staff. Alfie Magliano explains what the grand staff is and explains the role of the brace and ledger lines. 

 
 
00:16:23
Beginner
 
Episode 04 - Dynamics
Terminology of Dynamics
 

Alfie Magliano discusses how to indicate whether you are playing from pianissimo to fortissimo and how to read instructions that tell you how to play a piece of music over time.

 
 
00:11:09
Beginner
 
Episode 05 - Tempo
Terminology of Tempo Markings
 

Alfie Magliano explains the 6 different tempo markings from grave (extremely slow) to presto (very fast) and the instructions that tell you whether to slow down or speed up. 

 
 
00:11:33
Beginner
 
Episode 06 - Articulation
Accents, Stoccato, Tenuto and More
 

Learn the fundamentals of music theory continuing with the terminology and symbols of articulation markings. Alfie Magliano discusses the 6 different articulation markings.

 
 
00:11:03
Beginner
 
Episode 07 - Accidentals
Flats, Sharps, and Naturals
 

Learn the fundamentals of music theory continuing with what accidentals are and how they work. Alfie Magliano discusses the three different types including flats, sharps, and naturals. 

 
 
00:10:31
Beginner
 
Episode 08 - Whole Steps, Half Steps, and Enharmonics
Recognizing Stepwise Note Movement
 

Learn the fundamentals of music theory continuing with whole steps, half steps, and enharmonics. Alfie Magliano explains what each of these are and demonstrates them on the piano keyboard.

 
 
00:08:21
Beginner
 
Episode 09 - The Major Scale Part 1
Tetrachords
 

Learn the fundamentals of music theory continuing with tetrachords and major scales. Alfie Magliano explains what a tetrachord is and the pattern it makes.

 
 
00:12:57
Beginner
 
Episode 10 - The Major Scale Part 2
Finding More Major Scales
 

Learn the fundamentals of music theory continuing with additional major scales as Alfie Magliano focuses on sharp and flat major scales. 

 
 
00:13:07
Beginner
 
Episode 11 - Key Signatures
Placing Sharps & Flats at the Beginning of the System
 

Alfie Magliano demonstrates why and how to place the sharps and flats at the beginning of the clef to indicate the key signature. 

 
 
00:13:45
Beginner
 
Episode 12 - The Chromatic Scale and Intervals Part 1
Chromatic Scale
 

Alfie Magliano explains what a chromatic scale is and demonstrates both the ascending with sharps and the descending with flats on the musical staff and the piano keyboard. 

 
 
00:16:34
Beginner
 
Episode 13 - Intervals Part 2
Perfect, Major, and Minor Intervals
 

Alfie Magliano explains more types of intervals, defining and demonstrating perfect and major intervals on the musical staff and the piano keyboard. 

 
 
00:13:58
Beginner
 
Episode 14 - Intervals Part 3
Augmented Intervals
 

Alfie Magliano explores augmented intervals, explaining how to create one and introducing new musical notation with the double sharp.

 
 
00:12:20
Beginner
 
Episode 15 - Intervals Part 4
Diminished Intervals
 

Alfie Magliano completes the series on intervals with diminished intervals, explaining how to create one and introducing new musical notation with the double flat.

 
 
00:11:06
Beginner
 
Episode 16 - Solfege
Singing the Scale Degrees
 

Learn the concept of solfege, a system of reading notes by assigning different, pleasant sounding syllables to the each note in the major scale regardless of the key. Do re mi fa sol la ti do... 

 
 
00:10:49
Beginner
 
Episode 17 - Triads
Three Note Chords
 

Alfie Magliano begins by explaining what a chord is and then shows how the triad is a specific type of chord with a  root, or first degree of the scale, a third and a fifth played together in unison. 

 
 
00:10:58
Beginner
 
Episode 18 - Scale Degree Names
Identifying Notes of the Scale
 

Alfie Magliano examines a more technical way to refer to the names of the scale degrees. He introduces you to the tonic, dominant, and subdominant degree names and more.

 
 
00:12:35
Beginner
 
Episode 19 - Dominant Seventh Chords
Four Note Dominant Chords
 

Alfie Magliano explains what is a dominant seventh chord, a special four note chord, how to form it, and what it looks like on the musical staff.

 
 
00:12:53
Beginner
 
Episode 20 - Chord Inversions Part 1
Reorganizing Chord Tones
 

Alfie Magliano discusses first inversions which is simply a reorganization of a triad chord moving the first degree to an octave higher allowing us to play these chords in a different way.

 
 
00:10:54
Beginner
 
Episode 21 - Chord Inversions Part 2
Examining Second Chord Inversions
 

In Part 2, Alfie Magliano demonstrates how to create a second inversion which is another reorganization of a triad chord to an octave higher.

 
 
00:09:37
Beginner
 
Episode 22 - Chord inversions Part 3
Dominant Seventh Chord Inversions
 

Alfie Magliano teaches you about dominant 7th chord inversions and demonstrates how to find the first, second, and third inversion of these four note chords.

 
 
00:10:34
Beginner
 
Episode 23 - Chord Notation
Using Symbols to Identify Chords
 

Alfie Magliano explains and demonstrates how to use symbols to identify chords you play without seeing them on the musical staff.

 
 
00:12:37
Intermediate
 
Episode 24 - Major Scale Progressions
Using I, IV, V, and V7 Chords in a Major Key
 

Alfie Magliano builds on previous lessons as he demonstrates inverting chords to minimize the distance from one chord to another to ensure smoother transitions among the chords.

 
 
00:08:42
Intermediate
 
Episode 25 - The Minor Scale Part 1
Relative minor scales
 

Alfie Magliano explains how to find the relative minor scales to the 15 unique major key signatures by utilizing the sixth degree of that scale.

 
 
00:09:35
Intermediate
 
Episode 26 - The Minor Scale Part 2
Harmonic & Melodic Minor Scales
 

Alfie Magliano continues exploring minor scales including the harmonic minor scale and the melodic minor scale. 

 
 
00:13:43
Intermediate
 
Episode 27 - Minor Triads
Exploring Minor Chords
 

Alfie Magliano demonstrates how a minor triad is built, the same as a major triad, but with the order switched. This small change from major to minor creates a very different emotion.

 
 
00:12:52
Intermediate
 
Episode 28 - Augmented & Diminished Triads
Further Studies in 3 Note Chords
 

Alfie Magliano continues your studies on triads with the addition of augmented and diminished triads explaining the formula to create these types of triads.

 
 
00:11:47
Intermediate
 
Episode 29 - The Major Modes
Ionian, Lydian, and Mixolydian Scales
 

Alfie Magliano examines modes, which are scales based upon eight notes. In this lesson, Alfie focuses on the modes related to major scales including Ionian, Lydian, and Mixolydian.

 
 
00:13:22
Intermediate
 
Episode 30 - The Minor Modes
Dorian, Phrygian, Aeolian, and Locrian Scales
 

Alfie Magliano examines the modes related to minor scales including Dorian, Phrygian, Aeolian, & Locrian. 

 
 
00:14:52
Intermediate
 
Episode 31 - Harmonizing a Melody
Adding Chords to a Melody in a Major Key
 

Alfie Magliano takes a melody, single notes played over time, and creates a chord accompaniment for it. 

 
 
00:11:09
Intermediate
 
Episode 32 - Broken and Arpeggiated Chords
Playing Chords Over Time
 

Alfie Magliano discusses how to play chords beyond block chords, all notes played at once, including broken chords and arpeggiated chords.

 
 
00:10:49
Intermediate
 
Episode 33 - Passing Tones & Neighboring Tones
Identifying Non-Chord Tones in a Melody
 

Alfie Magliano continues to discuss writing melodies and creating harmonies by introducing passing tones and neighboring tones. Alfie defines these tones and provides examples of both.

 
 
00:10:24
Advanced
 
Episode 34 - Composing a Melody Part 1
Writing a Melody Over Chords in a Major Key
 

Alfie Magliano demonstrates how to compose a melody against a backdrop of chords in a major key and how to identify the time signature, chords, and type of chords before adding passing and neighboring tones.

 
 
00:06:36
Advanced
 
Episode 35 - Composing a Melody Part 2
Writing a Melody and Chords in a Minor Key
 

Alfie Magliano combines harmonizing and composing a melody in a minor key into one lesson.

 
 
00:13:30
Advanced
 
Episode 36 - The Blues
Exploring The Blues Form & The Blues Scale
 

Alfie Magliano introduces the blues or, more specifically, the 12 bar blues chord progression. And demonstrates this progression and the blues scale on the musical staff and on the piano. 

 
 
00:08:21
Advanced
 
Episode 37 - Additional Scale Types
Pentatonic, Wholetone, & Arabic Scales
 

Alfie Magliano recaps all of the scales learned up to this point and introduces 3 new ones. He explains the properties and demonstrates them on the musical staff and the piano keyboard.

 
 
00:11:01
Advanced
 
Episode 38 - Alternate Chord Notation
Chord Notation Shorthands
 

Alfie Magliano examines various types of chord notation, not as formal, but very useful. He shows you several variations for writing chords and more.

 
 
00:08:05
Advanced
 
Episode 39 - Motive and Phrase
Words & Sentences of Music
 

Alfie Magliano defines motive as a short musical idea that repeats often throughout a song and he demonstrates several examples from classical and pop music.

 
 
00:13:49
Advanced
 
Episode 40 - Musical Forms Part 1
Binary, Ternary, Rondo, and Theme & Variation
 

Alfie Magliano explores several types of musical forms including binary, ternary, rondo, theme and variation, and developmental forms.

 
 
00:10:03
Intermediate
 
Episode 41 - Musical Forms Part 2
Pop Song Structure
 

Alfie Magliano explores pop music forms including the predominant pop song structure, also known as radio format, and discusses various modifications.

 
 
00:13:44
Intermediate
 
Everytime by Britney Spears Part 1
Ritardando
 

In Part 1, learn about the tempo marking known as ritardando and the piano parts from the intro through the chorus.

 
 
00:09:42
Advanced
 
Everytime by Britney Spears Part 2
Ritardando
 

In Part 2, learn how to play the piano parts for the bridge and utilize the full run-through of the song to practice along.

 
 
00:10:58
Advanced
 
Fallin by Alicia Keys
Playing in 6-8
 

This song is in triple time making it a very interesting song to learn. Alfie Magliano teaches you how to play it at a beginner level.

 
 
00:13:14
Intermediate
 
Fancy by Iggy Azalea ft. Charlie XCX
Playing Octaves
 

Alfie Magliano teaches you how to play octaves in this advanced piano lesson. 

 
 
00:12:01
Advanced
 
Feel So Close by Calvin Harris
Simple Chord Progressions
 

Alfie Magliano teaches you how to play a rocking pattern in this beginner piano lesson.

 
 
00:11:26
Beginner
 
Filters - Break Free by Ariana Grande
Filters
 

Learn about filters on a synthesizer in this lesson featuring "Break Free" by Ariana Grande.

 
 
00:19:34
Intermediate
 
Finger Exercises
Finger Strength & Independence
 

Learn finger exercises to build finger strength and independence to become a better piano player. 

 
 
00:07:49
Beginner
 
Flange Effects - Drank In My Cup by Kirko Bangz
Using the Flange Effect
 

Learn how to use flange effects on a synthesizer in this lesson featuring "Drank In My Cup" by Kirko Bangz.

 
 
00:10:46
Intermediate
 
Girl Crush by Little Big Town
Triple Time Signature
 

Alfie Magliano teaches you how to play the song and walks you through the triplet arpeggios of the piano part.

 
 
00:11:30
Beginner
 
Good Girl by Carrie Underwood Part 1
Power Chords
 

In Part 1, learn how to play the first half of the song on the piano with your teacher, Alfie Magliano.

 
 
00:13:38
Intermediate
 
Good Girl by Carrie Underwood Part 2
Power Chords
 

In Part 2, learn how to play the second half of the song on the piano with your teacher, Alfie Magliano.

 
 
00:12:02
Intermediate
 
Holy Grail by Jay Z ft. Justin Timberlake
Simple Chord Progressions
 

 Alfie Magliano teaches you a simplified version of this pop classic and walks you through the chords of the song.

 
 
00:13:29
Beginner
 
Horns - Shake It Off, Problem, Thrift Shop
Creating Horn Sounds
 

Learn how to create horn sounds on a synthesizer in this lesson featuring "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift, "Problem" by Ariana Grande, and "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore.

 
 
00:12:06
Beginner
 
Hurt by Christina Aguilera Part 1
Rocking Between the Notes
 

In Part 1, Alfie Magliano teaches you the piano parts to the intro, the first verse, and the chorus.

 
 
00:11:04
Intermediate
 
Hurt by Christina Aguilera Part 2
Applying Dynamics
 

In Part 2, Alfie Magliano teaches you the piano parts to the second verse, the bridge, and the outro.

 
 
00:15:34
Intermediate
 
I'm Not the Only One by Sam Smith
Pickup Notes
 

Alfie Magliano teaches you this very piano driven song in this beginner piano lesson.

 
 
00:13:23
Beginner
 
If I Die Young by The Band Perry
chord voicing
 

Learn how to play the main chord progression of the song and the playing patterns used throughout.

 
 
00:08:21
Beginner
 
I Knew You Were Trouble by Taylor Swift
Rapid Eighth Notes
 

Alfie Magliano teaches you how to imitate guitar strums on the piano in this intermediate piano lesson.

 
 
00:13:18
Intermediate
 
I Need Your Love by Calvin Harris
Pushing Into The Keys
 

Learn to play the song and the piano technique pushing into the keys in this intermediate piano lesson.

 
 
00:09:23
Intermediate
 
Introduction to the Keyboard
Position & Orientation Basics
 

Orient yourself to the keyboard including position, posture, keys. This is a fundamental lesson for new piano players.

 
 
00:16:49
Beginner
 
Introduction to the Keyboard 2
Intervals & Chords
 

Continue familiarizing yourself with the keyboard and learn to widen your reach across the keys. 

 
 
00:13:32
Beginner
 
It Will Rain by Bruno Mars
Chords and Song Form
 

In this piano lesson, learn how to play the chords and melody simultaneously.

 
 
00:11:26
Intermediate
 
Just a Kiss by Lady Antebellum
Rolling The Notes
 

Learn how to play this beautiful song which utilizes black keys in order to increase your comfort level for playing these.

 
 
00:12:47
Intermediate
 
Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars
Eighth notes
 

Alfie Magliano demonstrates how to play main piano part and the eighth note pattern.

 
 
00:09:31
Beginner
 
Last Friday Night by Katy Perry
Pickup Notes
 

Learn how to play the simple chord progression of this song with a focus on pickup notes.

 
 
00:08:19
Intermediate
 
Let it Go from the movie Frozen by Idina Menzel Part 1
Seventh & Ninth Chords
 

In Part 1, Alfie Magliano shows you how to play the first half of this long ballad and offers advice on playing techniques.

 
 
00:17:17
Intermediate
 
Let it Go from the movie Frozen by Idina Menzel Part 2
Seventh & Ninth Chords
 

In Part 2, Alfie Magliano shows you how to play the second half including the familiar sounding pre-chorus and the other parts to the song.

 
 
00:20:26
Intermediate
 
Live Your Life by T.I. ft. Rihanna
Pulsing Notes
 

In this piano lesson, Alfie Magliano teaches you how to play the chords and the main melody sung by Rihanna.

 
 
00:13:30
Intermediate
 
Love Me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding
Emotional Chords
 

Learn how to play the chords used in this song and how to use piano chords to express emotions.

 
 
00:11:14
Beginner
 
Love Somebody by Maroon 5
soft accompaniment
 

Alfie Magliano teaches you the piano parts for both hands, but focuses more playing a very soft accompaniment with your right hand.

 
 
00:07:06
Intermediate
 
Love The Way You Lie by Eminem feat. Rihanna
Broken chords
 

In this piano tutorial, learn about the powerful chords that appear in this hit song with a focus on the broken chords.

 
 
00:07:58
Beginner
 
MAPS by Maroon 5
Imitating Guitar Parts on Piano
 

In this intermediate level piano lesson, Alfie Magliano teaches you how to imitate the guitar part on piano.

 
 
00:16:50
Intermediate
 
Outside by Calvin Harris ft. Ellie Goulding
Articulation
 

 Alfie Magliano demonstrates proper articulation of the melody line, accenting certain notes while slurring others.

 
 
00:07:14
Beginner
 
Parts of the Piano
Essentials
 

Become acquainted with the parts of the piano to better understand how this instrument works and how to play it. 

 
 
00:19:26
Beginner
 
Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
Big, Powerful Chords
 

Learn how to play big, powerful chords to make an impact in this piano tutorial.

 
 
00:12:41
Intermediate
 
Reverb - Chandelier by Sia
Reverb
 

Learn about reverb on a synthesizer in this beginner lesson featuring "Chandelier" by Sia.

 
 
00:12:42
Beginner
 
Rolling in the Deep by Adele Part 1
Gauging the Pedal
 

In Part 1, learn how to play the verse, pre-chorus and chorus of this pop classic.

 
 
00:15:28
Advanced
 
Rolling in the Deep by Adele Part 2
Tasteful Improvisation
 

In Part 2, learn how to play verse 2, pre-chorus 2, the chorus extension and more in this piano lesson.

 
 
00:16:01
Advanced
 
Royals by Lorde
Chord Inversions
 

Learn how to play the piano parts of the song and about the chord inversions used in it.

 
 
00:12:00
Beginner
 
Sangria by Blake Shelton
Chorales
 

Alfie Magliano teaches you the main parts including a 3 part chorale and discusses the proper use of dynamics to create the mood of the song.

 
 
00:07:19
Beginner
 
See You Again by Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth
Transcription
 

Learn how to play an exact transcription of what Charlie Puth played on the record.

 
 
00:14:18
Intermediate
 
Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye ft. Kimbra
Basic Parts
 

In this piano tutorial, Alfie Magliano teaches you how to play the mallet part and the chords.

 
 
00:17:48
Beginner
 
Some Nights by Fun. Part 1
Basic Parts
 

In Part 1, Alfie Magliano teaches you how to play the basic chords and the melody of the song on piano.

 
 
00:16:25
Beginner
 
Some Nights by Fun. Part 2
Sixteenth Note Rhythms
 

In Part 2, Alfie Magliano continues teaching you how to play this song exploring sixteenth note rhythms.

 
 
00:06:55
Intermediate
 
Someone Like You by Adele Part 1
Basic Parts
 

In Part 1, learn how to play the intro, verse, pre-chorus, and chorus and how to play using a rocking pattern.

 
 
00:17:57
Advanced
 
Someone Like You by Adele Part 2
Playing a Chorale
 

In Part 2, learn how to play the bridge, vamp, and outro, as well as, how to play a chorale.

 
 
00:18:58
Advanced
 
Split Keyboard - Safe and Sound by Capitol Cities
Splitting the Keyboard
 

Learn how to split the keyboard on a synthesizer in this intermediate level lesson featuring "Safe and Sound" by Capital Cities.

 
 
00:12:50
Intermediate
 
Started from the Bottom by Drake
Hand Crossing
 

Learn how to play the dreamy piano part, played in lydian mode, and about playing techniques including hand crossing and pedaling.

 
 
00:07:26
Beginner
 
Stay by Rihanna ft. Mikky Ekko
Using Dynamics
 

In this piano lesson, Alfie Magliano explains how to use dynamics to make a simple melody much more interesting.

 
 
00:17:50
Intermediate
 
Stay With Me by Sam Smith
Chords & Octaves
 

Alfie Magliano teaches you some of the basic chords and how to find the octave in this beginner piano lesson.

 

 
 
00:10:45
Beginner
 
Still D.R.E. by Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg
Rolling Chords
 

Alfie Magliano explains forming piano chords and how to roll the chords to give the song an arpeggiated sound.

 
 
00:11:05
Beginner
 
String Sounds - Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
Creating String Sounds
 

Learn how to create string sounds using a synthesizer in this intermediate level lesson featuring "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen. 

 
 
00:10:45
Intermediate
 
Sugar by Maroon 5
Transcription
 

Learn how to play the piano parts and a method for transcribing rhythms, that is, hearing a rhythm on the radio and recreating it.

 
 
00:07:22
Intermediate
 
Take Me to Church by Hozier
Changing Time Signatures
 

Learn how to play the song in this piano lesson that focuses on the time signature changes within a song.

 
 
00:16:28
Beginner
 
Take Your Time by Sam Hunt
Major 7th Interval
 

Alfie Magliano points out the surprising interval of a major seventh chord within the chord progression.

 
 
00:11:06
Intermediate
 
The Other Side by Jason Derulo
Imitating Guitar Parts on Piano
 

Learn how to imitate the guitar part on the piano in this online piano lesson taught by Alfie Magliano.

 
 
00:14:58
Intermediate
 
The Simpsons Theme by Danny Elfman
Lydian Mode
 

Alfie Magliano demonstrates the lydian mode in practice that characterizes this classic TV theme song.

 
 
00:07:22
Beginner
 
The Way by Ariana Grande ft. Mac Miller
Wrist Technique
 

Alfie Magliano explains the history of the piano riff and goes over 16th notes and a wrist technique when playing octaves in the left hand.

 
 
00:12:06
Intermediate
 
Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran
Intervals on the Left Hand
 

Learn how to play this simple, but beautiful song which focuses on how to play intervals with your left hand.

 
 
00:14:23
Beginner
 
This Love by Maroon 5
Dissonant Chords
 

In this piano lesson, Alfie Magliano discusses dissonant chords while teaching you how to play the song.

 
 
00:18:28
Intermediate
 
To Make You Feel My Love by Garth Brooks
Learning by Rote
 

Alfie Magliano demonstrates how to play the version recorded by Garth Brooks and shows you how to play the song by rote.

 
 
00:10:16
Beginner
 
Try by Pink
Quick dynamic changes
 

Learn the piano parts to this song full of quick, dynamic changes and practical tips on how to play these dramatic changes.

 
 
00:12:53
Advanced
 
Unfaithful by Rihanna Part 1
legato thirds
 

In Part 1, Alfie Magliano demonstrates how to play the piano part heard throughout the song.

 
 
00:12:50
Advanced
 
Unfaithful by Rihanna Part 2
legato thirds
 

In Part 2, Alfie Magliano focuses on showing you the playing technique for how to play thirds at a smooth pace.

 
 
00:12:12
Advanced
 
Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
basslines
 

Alfie Magliano focuses on showing you how to play the basslines and some of the guitar riffs and the horn parts on the piano.

 
 
00:09:39
Intermediate
 
Viva La Vida by Coldplay
Syncopated Rhythms
 

Alfie Magliano teaches you about syncopated rhythmic patterns and hand techniques in this piano tutorial.

 
 
00:10:11
Intermediate
 
Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker
Triple Time Signature
 

In this piano lesson, Alfie Magliano teaches you how to play this fun song in a triple time signature.

 
 
00:12:39
Intermediate
 
Want to Want Me by Jason Derulo
Basic Parts
 

Learn how to play the verse, chorus and the bridge. This tutorial focuses on playing repeated notes.

 
 
00:10:07
Intermediate
 
Wave Forms - Tik Tok by Ke$ha and Big Poppa by Notorious B.I.G.
Wave forms
 

Learn about the 4 types of wave forms on a synthesizer in this lesson featuring  "Tik Tok" by Ke$ha and "Big Poppa" by Notorious B.I.G. 

 
 
00:11:28
Beginner
 
When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars
Complex Chords
 

Alfie Magliano shows you how to play the song in its entirety including some complex piano chords and performance suggestions.

 
 
00:17:28
Intermediate
 
Wild Ones by Flo Rida ft. Sia
Left Hand Independence
 

In this piano lesson, Alfie Magliano teaches you techniques to improve left hand independence on the keys.

 
 
00:12:25
Intermediate
 
Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus Part 1
Basic Parts
 

In Part 1, Alfie Magliano focuses on showing you ways to play the first verse, pre-chorus, hook, and bridge.

 
 
00:16:43
Intermediate
 
Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus Part 2
Pulsing Notes
 

In Part 2, Alfie Magliano focuses on techniques to play the parts of this song in a interesting way using pulsing eighth notes.

 
 
00:13:48
Intermediate
 
 
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