This is exactly the idea (or one of the ideas) we had in mind when creating this site.  Take disperate musical elements. Mix/Edit/Loop.  Repeat.

It’s easy to get started.  Do a YouTube search for “Music Lessons” or “Guitar Playing or anything with sound, for that matter.  The following free software may be of some help:

Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be a great open-source video editor right now.  (Feel free to comment me wrong.)  That being said, there are some good demos and other ways of securing a video editing app. These two are PC only, but if you’re on a Mac you already have iMovie, or ideally Final Cut Pro, which is probably the best software ever made in the history of the universe.

  • Adobe Premiere – My absolute favorite; requires a free Adobe account
  • Sony Vegas Pro – Never used it, but some people swear by the Vegas line

There are also lots of gray-market, below-the-table options for acquiring the above software if you’re in a pinch.  Think schmit schmorrent.

Sorry software developers.  To make up for it, here’s an article on the ethics of reusing material online.