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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.

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