Entries from November 2008 ↓

Vote for us!

TopOfGuitar.com is sort of like Digg or Reddit, but for guitar-related news and sites. Take a minute to check it out, contribute your own links, and (if you’d be so kind), vote up GuitarCardio, which is still on the front page as of this writing.

And while you’re clicking links, see if you agree with Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time (to which I was directed by TopOfGuitar.com). I always find lists like that are useless in any objective sense, but fun because they get you thinking about what makes a great song great.


New Features: Modes and Minors

Now that I’ve moved from a day job to a consulting situation that allows me more flexibility in pursuing my own projects, you may expect more updates to this blog and more features on the site.  To wit:  I have rolled out the much-requested modes feature (Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian, and Locrian), as well as adding in the Harmonic Minor and Melodic Minor scales.

(Side note: In the traditionalist-vs.-purist debate on the descending Melodic Minor scale, I fall in with the purists – it’s the same descending as ascending.)

Up next, I’ll probably include some more drill types, as well as an explanation of the current drill next to the fingering diagram above the tab.

Enjoy, and keep the feature requests coming!