Guitar Hero and Rock Band have created an army of people who want to make the leap from plastic controllers to real instruments. iVideosongs (www.iVideosongs.com ) just launched and it makes it fun and easy to learn songs from the actual artists who wrote them, as well as world-renowned instructors. Their growing catalog already includes songs ranging from classic to contemporary acts, including The Beatles, The Allman Brothers and 3 Doors Down.
Some interesting stats:
- 54% of US households have a least one active musician.
- $18 billion - amount spent on instruments and lessons in 2004.
- Studies show that music students score higher in math (41 pts. higher on the SAT), science, and reading than non-music students.
- The combined net worth of the nation's Forbes 400 wealthiest list climbed to $1 trillion this year-most are musically trained.
Overview (Founder & John Oates - Hall & Oates) http://www.ivideosongs.com/news/
Beatles songs (Giles Martin) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGT2iSuek9M