User Profiles Are Live!

Site Features

As promised, here‘s the new update with user profiles. Now, you can sign up and have GuitarCardio.com remember your favorite exercise settings. You can also opt to receive a infrequent newsletter from the site, which will likely contain mostly the same material as the blog (though I do have a few ideas for exclusive newsletter content for those loyal users interested enough to sign up).

And just so it is clear: If you give your email address at signup (which you really don’t have to do), I don’t share it with anyone, and I don’t contact you unless you’ve signed up for the newsletter. I hate it when that crap happens to me, and I won’t do it to you.

The other interesting feature is that now when you finish a set of exercises and come back to the main form, it keeps the settings you used to start the last run of exercises – less clicking!

I’ve also made a layout change to the front page that I think gives a more balanced look and takes up less screen space, and fixed a rare crashing bug that nobody complained about so I’ll pretend that nobody noticed it.

I still have a few other things to implement before I call the current iteration done, but it’s mostly under-the-hood stuff. If I do anything visible to you, I’ll post about it here.

Upcoming Review

Right now I’m trying out a set of Fingerweights, because I thought they looked interesting, and I’ll be posting my impressions here after I’ve had a chance to get a feel for them.

And by the way, if you want to suggest something you’d like reviewed, please do so in the comments – I’m always interested in learning about new toys and tools.

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#1 No One Thing / New GuitarCardio Features on 07.29.08 at 9:09 pm

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#2 Frank on 08.05.08 at 6:02 pm

Hey Brad,

I’d honestly be interested in your thoughts on those finger weights. At first, I honestly thought that was a silly idea but over time I’ve started giving them serious thought….

I look forward to your write up.

Thank you,
Frank

#3 Brad on 08.05.08 at 7:06 pm

Frank – I’ve been using them nightly for a short while, long enough to form a first impression, but not enough to feel like I can give them a proper review yet. I don’t want to commit to a specific date, but check back after the weekend (or better yet, subscribe to this blog’s RSS feed) to see my review.

#4 Larry McDowell (GuitarMusings) on 08.12.08 at 7:36 pm

Just created my profile. Thanks!
The fingerweights are an intriguing tool. I can see where it will increase your speed but not sure how it would help dexterity. We expect 32nd notes at 200bps from you real soon. : )

#5 Frank on 08.13.08 at 7:48 am

I subscribed to your blog as soon as I found it. 🙂

I’ll keep an eye out for your review(s) on the finger weights, meanwhile I wouldn’t want to rush you.

Thanks!

Regards,
Frank

#6 Brad on 08.13.08 at 9:49 am

Larry – I’m on it. Expect the YouTube video any day now. 🙂

Frank – Your patience is appreciated. I’m having a bear of a week at work, and have not had loads of time for writing. It’s coming, though, I promise.

#7 Larry McDowell (GuitarMusings) on 08.14.08 at 6:26 pm

Brad- got one question/concern about preferences. I logged in and selected what scales/keys I wanted to use and the proceeded to practice. I came back a couple of days later and logged in and all my selections where back to the default. Is there any way to save our last session so we don’t have to recheck our uncheck our selections?
Thanks!

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