I just received an email about an interesting new website /service called iVideoSongs.com. This site has high quality videos that teach you to play an entire song from start to finish. Right now it’s heavy on acoustic guitar, but there are also some banjo, piano, electric guitar and drum songs. The titles are all shot in high definition at 1280 x 720 resolution and generally range in size from 200 MB to more than 500 MB each. There are beginner, intermediate and advanced level songs in different genres such as Folk, Indie, R&B, Country, etc. From what I can tell, beginner and intermediate videos are $4.99, while advanced videos are $9.99 each. Like iTunes, you can view a short snippet of a video before you buy it. There are even a few tutorials that you can download for free.
Now you might think who cares, I can watch all the videos I want for free on YouTube. I also love YouTube, but the quality of the videos on this new site really beat the snot out of YouTube 😉 And what is really cool is that some of the videos have the actual song writers showing you how to play their songs. For example, you can buy a video with Graham Nash teaching you how to play Our House on piano.
The only thing missing from iVideoSongs.com is a ukulele section!!! 😀