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How To Play Piano Chico Marx Style, Pt. 1

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Published on Dec 27, 2007

Comedian Wayne Federman presents a short piano lesson demonstrating the three fundamentals of playing in the style of Chico Marx.

I am obviously not as proficient as the amazing Chico but you get the idea. Again, this is just the basics: Shooting, Flicking, and Gliding (remember use only the NAIL of the middle finger).

I will examine some other tricks and techniques (left hand smash, ragtime, intros, etc.) in my next tutorial, How To Play Piano Chico Marx Style Part 2. Here it is:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx_Q3G...

Special thanks to the very talented pianist/actor Peter Slutsker (he played Chico on Broadway) who taught me the "glide."

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Lsqv-E9Vmyg
Chico playing in Night At The Opera

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