This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.
CNET News Video: Musical instrument apps to tune into
About Video Comments (0 ) Transcript

CNET News Video: Musical instrument apps to tune into

1:02 /

According to some statistics, more than half of adults regret not learning a musical instrument as a child. If that's you, don't despair. There are several useful apps and tech tools that can have you playing like Beethoven -- well, almost -- in no time! CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports in this Tech Minute.

If you're keen on playing the piano, the free app Piano Dust Buster 2.0 from JoyTunes has found a way to make learning fun. You can use the app's built-in piano keyboard to learn the notes and ultimately work up to playing a song. This is best on an iPad or tablet, or set your device with the app running near your real piano and the app will pick up the notes to let you know if you're playing them correctly. Once you gain some proficiency, challenge people around the world in concert mode, picture a guitar band, but for pianos. And speaking of guitars, the free app for both iPhones and androids Beginner Guitar Songs is a great, straightforward tool for true beginners. Start with the very basics. Tuning your instruments, learning chords, and finger placement. Then watch videos from master teachers to start playing real songs. Finally, log your practice time with the free iOS app Music Journal. Manage your daily progress, songs or chords you've learned and track your growth overtime. Remember, as the cliché goes, practice makes perfect. In San Francisco, I'm Kara Tsuboi, CNET.com for CBS News.

New releases

Amazon's new Kindle and Facebook's...
2:52 17 September 2014
The Kindle Voyage e-reader leaks early on Amazon, and Facebook reportedly works on an app called Moments....
Play video
Ask the Experts: iPhone Overti...
33:47 17 September 2014
In a special Ask the Experts: iPhone Overtime edition, CNET's Jeff Bakalar sits down with Scott Stein to answer...
Play video
Improving your images
1:29 17 September 2014
Searching for photos gets much easier in iOS 8 and the camera app helps you take better pictures.
Play video
iOS 8 brings tons of small ref...
2:47 17 September 2014
From better ways to search photos to new features in messaging, iOS 8 is packed with ways to make your life...
Play video
Type faster with the iOS 8 key...
0:54 17 September 2014
The new iOS 8 keyboard predicts your next words while typing and even accounts for the people you're talking...
Play video
Getting blitzed on football te...
1:03 17 September 2014
Along with September comes gridiron season. Whether you're following your favorite pro team or your alma mater,...
Play video
iPhone 6 vs. iPhone 6 Plus
1:46 17 September 2014
The new, larger iPhones have already set an Apple sales record for preorders. While the phones won't be available...
Play video
iPhone 6, reviewed and up clos...
3:12 17 September 2014
A bigger screen, a whole new design, and the promise of Apple Pay. What else does Apple's newest iPhone offer?...
Play video