GuitarCardio.com, a site created by Brad Heintz, is a site that helps you increase your guitar stamina through a series of user-selectable exercises. Brad explains why he created the site:
Like most people who have to practice at something, I found that the practice & warm-up part of my routine got stale pretty quickly, and that I was just running through the same scales again and again, not really stretching my finger skills or my knowledge of music theory.
I’m also a software engineer. And like most software engineers, my first approach to a problem – any problem – is to try to write a solution.
Thus was born GuitarCardio.com, the practice tool that keeps my practice sessions and warm-ups fresh and challenging. I tell it what keys I want to work in, what scales I want to practice, and how hard I want the exercise to be, and I get a customized practice regimen on the spot. I’m pretty pleased with it – it’s done a tremendous job of scratching my particular itch, and I’ve put it on the web to see if it can’t maybe help someone else as well.
The GuitarCardio site provides a selection screen where you can select the key, scale-type, and difficulty level for the exercise. The resulting exercise is shown in tab with a finger diagram to help you along. Brad plans on adding things like additional scale types and modes, as well as site features like user profiles.
(via Guitar Pug)
Julian Tan says
Hi and thanks for stopping by GuitarPug! All the best with the site!
Thanks for the link to GuitarCardio! I’m glad you thought it was worth putting in front of your readers.
Hope to see you back soon.