Glissandos- How to Figure them Out!

Scott “The Piano Guy” Houston teaches you how to play a glissando on a piano, keyboard, or organ. He also gives you a few great tricks for sneaking them into your playing.

8 Comments
  • Regina from the Bronx
    Posted at 07:26h, 22 September Reply

    Thanks Scott!

    I appreciate it.
    If possible, please create a video on noodling ideas!!!

    Regina from the Bronx

  • Jolene Taylor
    Posted at 10:01h, 22 September Reply

    That was a fantastic video! I have always thought glissandos were painful, but you have given me some great alternatives to pain! (And I think the descriptive word you needed there was “transition”).
    Thanks for the great tips.

  • Dave Turchik
    Posted at 13:13h, 22 September Reply

    Hey Scott, as always, great info. Here is the wiki def: In music, a glissando [ɡlisˈsando] (plural: glissandi, abbreviated gliss.) is a glide from one pitch to another. It is an Italianized musical term derived from the French glisser, to glide. Notice what the plural is. Not Glissandos. lol
    Again, thanks for all the hard work you put into these video’s.

  • Daniel Allen
    Posted at 18:03h, 22 September Reply

    Great. I am interested in your course but have progressive degenerative osteoarthritis in my hands and don’t know how to benefit from your course. I take a lot of pain meds and they slow me down and relieve the pain but the progress of the disease isn’t going to stop. I don’t know of anyone creating coursework for people with handicaps who of all people “need” the endorphin release of playing an instrument and the confidence that goes with it. I hope that guy could be you for depressed people like me and people returning from the military with handicaps too…that can escape the madness of their memories with music but like me have both depression and a handicap. Something to think about. I bought your first paperback and was inspired by it. Maybe there is a market here. You proved that the technical training isn’t necessary to play. If it sounds right…do it !!!!! Now the people who can’t follow the rules need a guy like you.

    My Best….. Dan Allen

  • Libby Bonpua
    Posted at 20:13h, 23 September Reply

    Every little thing that comes from you is totally interesting and they go a long, long way for me. I appreciate these Scott. Please send us more . Thank Heavens for you!

  • Libby Bonpua
    Posted at 20:16h, 23 September Reply

    Thank you for Glissando! Now I know the name of the thing I really want to use. Everything that comes from you is totally interesting including the Wands. Please send more.

  • Chloe Scarf
    Posted at 11:43h, 21 July Reply

    Hi Scott.
    I just got my 1st piano and am green.
    But sing Joni Mitchell style music.
    If I joined up for your classes could you help me learn versions of her material for starters?

  • Maggie McInerney
    Posted at 11:16h, 07 September Reply

    Thanks Scott!
    Awhile back you gave a video lesson using the song Blueberry Hill jazz style. You had a guest player demonstrate. I so enjoy doing that song. Just wondering what other songs I could put that technique to. Any suggestions? I tackled this just listening over and over.

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