Hi there! Welcome to Vizzy Guitar! I'm Damon, that dude to the right.
I built Vizzy Guitar to scratch an itch. Well actually to scratch several itches.
One day I was sitting on my couch with my guitar in hand trying to learn how to play a tasty Sublime jam.
I had Spotify open so I could listen to the song.
I had an internet browser open so I could see the chords and lyrics.
I had another internet tab open because there was a chord I didn't know to play.
I had YouTube open to see a tutorial video on how to play the song.
I had another YouTube open to see someone playing a cover of that song.
All that and I had a huge acoustic guitar (my sweet Taylor 210e) and a guitar pick occupying both my hands. Switching between all those tools was the itch of a thousand mosquito bites.
I wanted a single page that had everything. No ALT-TAB’ing through the various tools. No removing my hands from the guitar. All the tools you need to learn guitar in one single location.
I Googled for such a page and nothing like what I had in mind appeared.
So I decided to build it.
Of course, there was a problem. I didn't know how to code.
But I always wanted to learn to code. Enter my other my other itch. (Un)luckily for me I was unemployed and had ample free time to learn this new skill.
Then I built Vizzy Guitar. Suffering the plight of the novice web developer. Bugs that take absolutely forever to solve, things suddenly not working when they did 10 minutes ago, a small update making the entire page go blank. Then followed by the overwhelming giddiness and intense fist pumping when a piece of code finally works to perfection!
After a month of diligent work I finally had built the tool I had in mind. The end result is Vizzy Guitar. It's far from finished as I have big ideas of where this could go. And hope I can execute some of these ideas.
I envision a community of guitar players on Vizzy Guitar who help one another learn how to play songs and keep each other accountable to ensure everyone is taking the learning seriously.
To spread the word about Vizzy Guitar I've made several tutorial videos myself that are stored on my Vizzy Guitar YouTube channel. You can follow my channel to be notified when I post new videos.
I have ideas for features that I want to add but I'd love to hear from you! Are you using it? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE OCTOBER 24, 2014 - Today I'm happy to announce the launch of the Songbook feature. I've been working on this for quite some time now and I'm thrilled to finally finish it. With this update it's now possible to create a profile on Vizzy Guitar with your Facebook account and save songs that you want to learn to your songbook. You can login at anytime and quickly access the songs in your songbook. When I hear a song I want to learn on the radio, I open up Vizzy Guitar and save the song to my Songbook and reference it later once I've got my guitar in front of me. Wherever you see this plus sign can select it to add that song to your Songbook. Enjoy!
UPDATE JANUARY 3, 2015 - Today I release a brand new design to the Vizzy Guitar app. The previous design looked a little amateur in my opinion. With this new design I attempt to reflect the app's intentions and communicate the value more clearly. It also works a lot better on the mobile phone and IPad now. Keep on rocking!
UPDATE JANUARY 22, 2015 - Added to the homepage a list of the top 5 most popular songs here on Vizzy Guitar. Click on those links to learn how to play the most popular jams that users are searching. There is also a link called "More Songs" which shows a list of the 100 most popular tunes on Vizzy Guitar. Rock on brothers!
UPDATE APRIL 8, 2015 - Today I'm excited to release a new feature that I've been working hard on for a while now. The feature is ability to search songs which contain ONLY specific chords. If you're just learning guitar, perhaps you know just 3 chords. What songs can you play? Surprisingly quite a few and now with this feature you can search for songs containing only those certain chords. Enter G, C, D into the search and Vizzy Guitar returns a list of all songs we have which contain only G, C, and D. Be sure to separate the chords with a comma! Please try out this new feature and let me know what you think! Cheers! Damon
UPDATE APRIL 14, 2015 - Hopefully by now you're enjoying the Vizzy Guitar site. I've put in a lot of hours into designing and building this site to help you learn songs on the guitar. I'm also paying out my pocket to cover the hosting. To try and offset the cost of hosting I've added Google ads onto the search pages. I did it in a way where I don't think its obstructive. If you click on the ads I will be forever grateful.