19 Feb The New Mormon Guitar
When I first started Mormon Guitar, I had this idea of everything I wanted the site to be. Namely, I wanted it to be a place with all the resources I didn’t have when I was young and trying to teach myself how to play. And to also help kids see that hymns can actually be really cool.
I would go buy a Guitar Player magazine at Barnes and Noble every month because they had a few TABs in the back. The only people I knew who played were my friends, and we were all at about the same level. So our learning was basically left to listening to music and trying to figure out how they were doing it.
That’s the question I wanted the teaching side of Mormon Guitar to answer. How is he doing that?
Today’s new site marks a huge leap forward. The site now has interactive TAB for all of the hymns. This allows you to see and hear exactly how the songs are being played. The music and videos are perfectly synced to the notation so you can hear exactly how it’s supposed to sound. You can also slow it down, loop sections that you want to practice and even see which frets and strings are being played on the interactive fretboard.
And the best part…. it plays directly in your browser. No software. No plugins. It just works. That includes working on computers, tablets and phones.
While I still have lots of things planned for the site, the interactive TAB is the necessary foundation to get it there.
None of this would of been possible without the guys at Soundslice. Adrian Holovaty is an absolute code wizard (not to mention a great guitar player) and developed such an ingenious platform with Soundslice. I’ve seen tools before that would do bits and pieces, but never the complete package like Soundslice. And especially never as a web-based technology that works directly in a web browser with no software or plugins to download. It is exactly what I was looking for. I really can’t thank the guys at Soundslice enough.