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So You Wanna be a Rock 'n' Roll Star?

Nick_lounge Along with everything else the Internet has to offer, there is an amazing amount of music related content out there, especially for popular music.  Here are a some sites that can help you release your inner rock star!


Want to sing some Karaoke but are snowed in this winter?  Cantanding to the rescue!  A searchable database of You Tube videos, Cantanding has thousands of popular songs, along with the lyrics scrolling by on your monitor.  (Me, I'm partial to Total Eclipse of the Heart when no one's around).


Is that old six string you bought at the Five and Dime collecting dust in the corner?  Log on to Vanderbilly and breathe life into your pickin' and grinnin'!  This is a very comprehensive video database of many popular guitar songs, along with other instructional materials.

Guitar Geek Rig Database

Ever wonder how Jimi Hendrix got that amazing sound?  The Rig Database over at Guitar Geek has indexed hundreds of guitar setups.  For fun, compare Adrian Belew's rig with the setup used by Angus Young of AC/DC.

Build Your Own Clone

Now that you know what sorts of pedals your Guitar Hero used, it's time to start soldering.  BYOC offers both schematics and complete electronics kits for the budding Tom Sholz.

CD Baby

Now that you've recorded your masterpiece, it's time to start selling.  CD Baby offers an almost turnkey solution for anyone looking to sell CDs online.


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