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.



#1 Adam on 07.27.09 at 4:34 pm

Love everything you’re doing with the site. It’s a near daily stop for me during my practice time. One thing I would like is to be able to star or favorite an individual exercise. Sometimes I’ll come across one that is just fun to play and want to mark it to get back to it easily later.

#2 Brad on 07.27.09 at 5:31 pm

Adam – It’s great to hear that you’re getting so much out of the site! I like your idea, too – I’ll put it in the queue.

Expect more new features to be added this fall – work and other projects have me pretty much slammed at the moment, but I’m hoping to catch some breathing room in a couple of months.

#3 Guitar Players Center on 04.04.10 at 11:14 am

Well done, good solid advise for guitar players of all sorts. From guitar lessons for beginners to folks looking for intermediate level lessons.

#4 sam on 05.06.10 at 4:32 pm

this is a great website! i am a 10 year old who loves to play srv tabs.thanks for the guitar tabs!

#5 Nick Weiland on 08.27.10 at 6:12 am

Hey dude i love this i use it everyday for my work out before getting into my playing. just one thing tho could you put the modes of the harmonic minor and melodic minor on there. as well as the half whole tone scale and the whole tone scale. then this would be everything i need. i would even do a feature of this on my website. much love

#6 Brad on 02.27.11 at 10:50 am

@Nick: Thanks! I’ll take your suggestions about the scales to add. It’s going to take a while, though – there are new scales and exercises, video reviews of gear, and more in the works, but paid work and founding another company are kicking my ass at the moment.

Stay tuned to my twitter feed (@guitarcardio) – I’ll be announcing updates there.

#7 Matt on 03.28.11 at 6:00 pm

Love the site, it’s great to have such a huge supply of exercises to drill. My chops are improving greatly, so thank you.

I second Adam’s request for the ability to favorite exercises. It would also be awesome if there were a built in metronome on the exercise page to help with timing and speed.

You could put those two ideas together and make it possible for us to favorite an exercise and record our fastest BPM from playing along with the metronome. That way we could easily track our progression.

Keep up the great work!

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