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Fall Out Boy, Ben Folds Teach Music on Apple Computers


Later this month, musically-inclined fans of Fall Out Boy, Ben Folds, and a handful of other artists can learn to perform their idols’ favorite tunes with the best teachers imaginable: Apple’s new series of downloadable Artist Lessons for GarageBand, the company’s widely-used home recording software, will offer video tutorials with FOB’s Patrick Stump, Folds, Sting, John Fogerty, Norah Jones, and others, teaching users one of their hit songs.

Priced at $4.99 per lesson, the video tutorials also include footage of each artist discussing the genesis of their featured tracks — sounds familiar to us — and allow budding rockers to view lyrics, practice along with the artist, or slow down parts of the song for closer study.

Good start, Apple. But while it’ll be totally awesome to make our friends weep when we learn how to play Ben Folds’ “Brick,” some serious guitar shredding tutorials would be appreciated. Kirk Hammett or Mike McCready, anyone?

Check out the video tutorials here.