Hot Winds How-Tos

How To: Play "Grinnin' in your Face" by Son House on harmonica

Check out this instructional harmonica video that shows you how to play "Grinnin' in your Face" by Son House on the harmonica. This video provides some tips to playing the harmonica, including having soul and being yourself. The harmonica should be an extension of yourself, so express the inner harmonica tune within your soul by watching this tutorial video! Learn Son House's "Grinnin' in your Face" and stomp them boots to this tune!

How To: Practice the octave and fourth exercise on the sax

This is a demonstration of Low End exercises on the saxophone. This is one of the tone and ear-training exercises in octaves and perfect fourths. This tutorial video is great for beginners and advanced sax players. Check out this instructional sax video that shows you how to practice these low end exercises. Try out the octave and fourth exercise on the saxophone and improve your saxophone playing skills!

How To: Practice high end exercises on the sax

This is a demonstration of High End exercises on the saxophone. This exercise involves the last five notes on the top, starting from B up to a high F and back down. There are also different combinations. This tutorial video is great for beginners and advanced sax players. Check out this instructional sax video that shows you how to practice these high end exercises and improve your saxophone playing skills!

How To: Learn about the One Note theory on the sax

How many notes are there on the saxophone? Check out this instructional sax video that teaches you the One Note theory. This mini tip explains that there's only one note on the saxophone. That note is the middle C. This is one of the easiest notes to play on the saxophone. Behind this one note is a philosophy that if you can take the feeling of the middle C note and transfer that to all the other notes on the saxophone, you can play every single note easily. Learn more about the One Note Theo...

How To: Produce a resonant sound with the flute

Many young players have a too tight, smile embouchure with the flute high on their lip and the hole almost entirely covered. Some were initially taught the coke-bottle method of blowing straight across the hole. This video addresses these common problems that many flutists have. This flute playing method is based on the techings of Bradley Garner, who teaches the lower roll out into the flute technique. The angling the air toward the crown idea was taught by Alain Marion. It may feel very str...

How To: Practice active breathing for flute

Check out this flute lesson on breathing techniques by Nina Perlove who teaches at Northern Kentucky University. This unconventional breathing method was taught by Alain Marion in Paris. The end goal is to allow your lungs and chest cavity to expand. You will have more breath control when playing the flute with the technique shown in this video.

How To: Build a pipe organ chair

It's a chair. It's a musical instrument. Eureka! Techno-guru Brian of tech makeover show My Home 2.0 builds a pipe organ chair, a (very) old-school invention that you can play just by sitting down. Sit back and enjoy this silent movie DIY!

How To: Play the didgeridoo

Learn how to play the Australian didgeridoo with basic and advanced techniques such as proper embouchure and circular breathing with expert instrument instruction in this free online music video series about Australian instruments.

How To: Maintain a clarinet

Clarinets are one of the most important and popular instruments in any band or orchestra. Learn how to maintain your clarinet with tips from an instrument repair expert in this free clarinet maintenance video series.

How To: Play the clarinet

The clarinet is one of the most versatile of wind instruments with the ability to have multiple different tones. Play the clarinet like a pro quickly and easily with tips from an experienced musician in these free video music lessons.

How To: Play "My Tribute" on pan-flute

Watch this tutorial video to learn how to play "My Tribute" on your pan-flute. This instructional video features a note-by-note transcription; knowledge of the letter note of each pipe is required. Soon you'll be playing "My Tribute" beautifully on your pan-flute.

How To: Play a Dolannes melody on the pan-flute

Watch this tutorial video to learn how to play a Dolannes melody on your pan-flute. This instructional video features a note-by-note transcription; knowledge of the letter note of each pipe is required. Soon you'll be playing this beautiful Dolannes melody on your pan-flute.

How To: Play sharps and flats on pan-flute

Watch this winds tutorial video to learn how to play sharps and flats on the pan-flute by tilting your jaw. This instructional video is good for beginners and will have you playing chromatic scales with sharps and flats on the pan-flute in no time.

How To: Play the pan-flute

Watch this winds tutorial video to learn how to play the pan-flute. This instructional video covers the tuning and some basic techniques for beginners who have never played the pan-flute before. This helpful how-to video will help you get started playing the pan-flute.

How To: Play the tin whistle

Watch this winds tutorial video to learn how to hold and play the tin whistle. This video is intended for people who have never played the tin whistle before. This helpful how-to video will teach you all you need to know to get started playing the tin whistle.

How To: Develop your own style on the tin whistle

Watch this winds tutorial video to learn how to develop your own style on the tin whistle. This instructional video is intended for intermediate tin whistlers. After you've watched this helpful how-to video, you'll be able to develop your own playing style on the tin whistle.

How To: Play "The Dawning of the Day" on tin whistle

Watch this winds tutorial video to learn how to play "The Dawning of the Day" on the tin whistle and review basic hand position. This video is directed toward beginning tin whistlers. You'll be playing "The Dawning of the Day" on your tin whistle in no time after you've watched this helpful how-to video.

How To: Play a polka on the tin whistle

Watch this winds tutorial video to learn how to play Peg Ryan's "Polka" on the tin whistle. This tune is faster and more complicated, so make sure you are comfortable with slower tunes first. Beginners will find this instructional video helpful in learning how to play a polka on the tin whistle.

How To: Play "The Cat's Meow" by Joanie Madden on tin whistle

Watch this winds tutorial video to learn how to play Joanie Madden's "The Cat's Meow" on tin whistle. This video is best for intermediate tin whistle players, as beginners may find it too difficult to learn how to play Joanie Madden's "The Cat's Meow" on tin whistle. For note names and music, visit www.thesession.org.

How To: Play "Star of the County Down" on the tin whistle

Watch this winds tutorial video to learn how to play the common Irish song "Star of the County Down" on the tin whistle. This song is great for learning new techniques and ornamentation, particularly tonguing. Beginning tin whistlers will find this instructional video very helpful in learning how to play "Star of the County Down" on the tin whistle.

How To: Play a cut on a tin whistle

Watch this winds tutorial video to learn a basic but crucial ornament, the cut, on the tin whistle. The cut is very similar to the hit and is a good technique for beginners to learn, but it takes a lot of practice. Tin whistlers of every level will find this instructional video helpful in learning how to play the cut on a tin whistle.

How To: Play the roll on a tin whistle

Watch this winds tutorial video to learn how to play a more difficult type of ornamentation, the roll, on a tin whistle. The roll takes a lot of practice to learn, and it is a combination of the cut and the hit. Tin whistlers will find this how-to video very helpful in learning how to play a roll on a tin whistle.

How To: Play an Irish jig and a hornpipe on a tin whistle

Watch this winds tutorial video to learn how to play a traditional Irish double jig, "Saddle the Pony," and a hornpipe, "The Boys of Blue Hill," on a tin whistle. Beginners may have trouble learning by watching in this video, so intermediate tin whistlers will find this video most helpful in learning how to play an Irish jig and a hornpipe on a tin whistle.

How To: Play a hit on a tin whistle

Watch this winds tutorial to learn how to play a hit, the easiest and most common type of Irish ornamentation, on a tin whistle. Even first-time tin whistle players will find this video helpful. You'll be able to play hits on your tin whistle in no time after watching this instructional video.

How To: Play flats and sharps on pan flute

Watch this winds tutorial video to learn several different ways to play sharps and flats on your pan flute. You can push the flute into your lip, tilt the instrument, lower your jaw, or push your top lip out to cover part of the opening. These four methods allow even beginners to easily play sharps and flats on the pan flute.

How To: Make an agave didgeridoo

Watch this music video tutorial to learn how to make a didgeridoo, or didjeridu, out of agave. This instructional video will allow you to use an agave trunk to make your own didgeridoo using a process that is involved and not for beginners.

How To: Make your own didgeridoo

Watch this music how-to video to learn how to make your own didgeridoo out of agave using the fire drilling method. This tutorial video on how to make a didgeridoo is not for beginners, as it involves chopping down the agave tree yourself and does not provide spoken instructions.

How To: Make and play a didgeridoo

This music tutorial video shows how to make a didgeridoo, an aboriginal instrument, out of a PVC pipe, beeswax, and other household materials. Making and playing your own didgeridoo will be easy with the instructions in this helpful how-to video.