Entries from January 2009 ↓

New Feature – Drill Instructions

Two features in two days! What am I thinking?

I just rolled out something I’ve wanted to add for a while: Instructions for each drill. Now, in addition to the name of the drill and the tabulature for it, you get some description of the rules of that drill (e.g., walking up the scale in runs of three notes). This new description is to the right of the fingering diagram, just below the scale description that I rolled out yesterday.

I hope this helps. In principle, if you know the root note, the scale, and the rule for the drill, you should be able to play through it without even looking at the tab. (In fact, I try to do this as often as possible, to cement my knowledge of the various scales and the fretboard.)

As always, I welcome your thoughts & suggestions for improvements in the comments.

Oh, and I’ll be messing about with the theme for this blog, so if it suddenly changes appearance while you’re reading tonight, there is no cause for alarm.

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New Feature – Scale Computation

I rolled out a new feature to GuitarCardio.com just a few minutes ago: Now, when you are drilling a particular key and scale, the notes associated with it are shown to the right of the fingering diagram above the tab. (For example: When you are drilling a C Major scale, it will let you know that the notes involved are C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C.) I’m pretty sure I got all the flats and sharps right, but if not, I’m hoping a sympathetic user with a stronger music theory background than mine will kindly fill me in on anything I fumbled.

More features are on the way, as are another gear review and a video tutorial. You will, of course, hear about them here first.

And as always, feel free to leave your feature requests in the comments. (And before you get to it: I haven’t forgotten the bass players. BassCardio.com is on the way as well.)

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