Here's one of the neatest ideas I've seen for ages, courtesy of a new web site at http://play.riffstation.com. Search for the name of a song or band, and the site will bring up the relevant video from Youtube. It'll also automatically analyse the track, work out which chords are being played, and show you them in guitar, ukulele or piano notation. So you can play along.
Despite involving what is undoubtedly some very clever technology behind the scenes, the user interface is actually really simple to use. And it's currently free, too. The system claims to have analyzed hundreds of thousands of songs already, but will offer to scan your chosen song if the one you select hasn't already been processed. It takes just 20 seconds or so.
While it's far from perfect (the applause during the intro often confuses it), the system is still a brilliant idea and a great help to budding musicians everywhere.
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