Friday, May 22, 2009 Spring 2009 Update

It’s been 8 weeks since my last blog post but it hasn’t been because I didn’t want to keep visitors up-to-date. Things have been moving at a breakneck pace and we’ve held meetings with a wide variety of potential partners and contributors for the site. In the last 4 weeks alone, we’ve met with additional developers, programmers, and publishers, all in an effort to begin the grand undertaking that will become the new Many of these meetings opened new doors for new ideas and potential partnerships which both excite and complicate the process.

Our first benchmark date has been set for mid-July. This date will coincide with the 2009 Summer NAMM to be show held in Nashville, TN. It will be our intent to have all the old content (interviews, videos, lessons, etc) up and searchable, and we will be introducing new content from numerous sources. New elements such as Contests, Tools, Educational Resources, a “Getting Started” section for beginners along with a host of other new features will slowly be integrated into the site, as we progress to the official re-launch of

We can’t thank the users of enough, as your thoughts, concepts, critique (both good and bad) have been most valuable. We’d like to ask you to keep them coming. This push/pull process has helped guide us towards a better vision of what should become.

If you aren’t already aware of our new Planet Waves Chordmaster App for iPhone, please be sure to visit the Apple App Store to check it out. Because of the excellent content, penned by my personal guitar teacher Steve Salerno, it has received exceptional reviews from dozens and dozens of users. We just released the new Scale Wizard this past week and it’s also receiving strong reviews. These types of guitar-based tools will be an important part of what we want to provide users. We have much planned in this regard.

If you have some additional thoughts, please send them along to us at We’ll be sure to respond promptly or add your comments to our growing list of “Ideas and Concepts”. Thanks for taking the time to check out Do us a favor and tell a friend or two about and the new features that we’ll be introducing in the near future.

Jim D'Addario