While I’m Argentina I’m making a living doing web design and web development.
My current strategy is to find clients via Elance. I’m brand new to that site so although I’ve got the talent to develop amazing websites and apps, I still need to build up my online reputation.
In the time during my work day when I’m not doing business development or working an actual client engagement, I focus on building a web app that I created called Vizzy Guitar.
I first announced the launch of Vizzy Guitar a few months back. At that point I had a minimum viable product that worked. Those that gave me feedback – mostly my friends who I sent it to – said they really liked it and found it very useful to learn songs on guitar. That was very encouraging.
I use Vizzy all the time. I recently was invited to a wedding. When the groom found out that I play guitar he asked me if I could learn a song his sisters where going to sing while the wedding party walked down the aisle. Over to Vizzy Guitar I went and learned the song literally in a matter of minutes. We rocked the house during the wedding.
I have a pretty big vision of what Vizzy could grow into. I plan on working hard to accomplish that vision. It could also fizzle out. I have no idea but hopefully it’s not that second option.
After about a month of work today I’m extremely excited to announce a new feature – Songbooks.
Now users can create a profile via their Facebook logins and save songs into their Songbook. The songbook can then be accessed at any time for a quick list of all the songs you want to learn.
Every time I think of or hear a song I want to learn, I open Vizzy Guitar and add it to the my songbook. Then when it’s time to jam on the ax, I open up my songbook and start learning songs.
If you play guitar, check it out. If you know someone who plays, please forward them this link – www.vizzyguitar.com – and I would be forever grateful.
Which Songs to Learn?
If you’re a beginner guitar player here are a few songs I recommend that you try. All 10 of these songs can be played with only 3 chords – G, C, and D. There are more complicated versions so use the “Next” button on Vizzy until you find the simple version with G, C, and D.
- Sublime – What I Got
- Bob Dylan – Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
- Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama
- Rolling Stones – You Can’t Always Get What You Want
- Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead or Alive
- The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary
- Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song
- Guns N Roses – Sweet Child O Mine
- Monkees – I’m a Believer
- Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire
Some of those songs have difficult solos and such but you should be able to find a simple version with just 3 simple chords.