After a 15+ year hiatus from playing the guitar, I dusted off my old 1981 Taylor 810, had Ian Weston of Weston Instruments (Ottawa Guitar Repair Shop) work his magic and perform a personalized setup on it and, I started to play again.
I had quite a bit of trouble remembering the tunes I used to know so well. I spent many hours sifting through old hand written and photocopied sheets of guitar songs and tabs etc.; and soon realized it was necessary to convert the whole kit and caboodle into an electronic format and add them to a simple website so I could access them easily.
The site consists of approximately 150 web pages, which includes the Admin, Member and Visitor portions of the application. There are about 15,000 lines of code with a MS Access database back end. The code is written in Classic ASP - VB Script and hosted by Cirrus Tech Ltd. (Toronto, Ontario).
The tools used to develop the site: Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 and Fireworks CS5; AVS4YOU Document Converter, Audio Converter and Audio Editor and Microsoft Notepad, Access and Word.
The site is designed to allow Members (friends and family) to add and edit their own favourite Songs and Videos etc. However, I have not enabled this component. Maybe someday...
I do not own the copyright of the songs, licks and audio files published here. All rights belong to the copyright holders - no copyright infringement is intended.
Most songs have been transcribed from old hand written notes collected and compiled over the years. The audio files are gathered from my personal music library OR extracted from websites offering free guitar lessons. These files are for my own private use and not used for any commercial or profit making enterprise. Also, the Tab and Notation files are my own work and represent my interpretation of the songs. Tab files with references to any artist are not meant to be actual transcriptions of copyrighted material.
For superb lessons, original videos and tabs etc. check out the many websites and Resources mentioned throughout the site.