Sunday, July 12, 2009

ChordMaster 2000 - the sexy way to learn guitar chords

So this weekend I've dressed up jTab as a little web application to help you learn chord fingerings for guitar...

Introducing the ChordMaster 2000 ;-)




OK, so maybe I sexed up the design and UI a little too much for such a simple task, but it was fun to see how far I could go with javascript and SVG (and no flash or silverlight).

It was also a proof point for jTab - the javascript library I released last week that renders arbitrary guitar chord and tab using SVG. Happily, it worked fine without a tweak - just some extension methods that are specific to the ChordMaster application (like getting an array of all chords that are defined as "intermediate" level).

PS: big thanks to @jasonong who's jumped in and already made some great contributions to the jTab project on github -- It's amazing to see github rock as a "social coding" platform - create a public project one day, have changes to merge back the next. Trivial to do with git, and the great visualisation of the project revision/branch history makes merging so easy to understand.

6 comments:

Nick Andrew said...

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Paul said...

Thanks Nick.

Angele Martin said...

Learning the guitar can be a great hobby and can actually be very relaxing. However, many times people go about learning the guitar in the wrong way. The truth is, in order to learn guitar chords, there really is no short cut and many people think that simply going online and looking up basic chords will help them know how to learn guitar chords. Whatever way you learn, you must make sure before you invest any money that it is not a waste.

lee said...

I found that quite informative.

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