Hello all! I wanted to give all who are interested a heads up on a new Finn guitar site I'm creating.
A couple Frenz, including myself, started to form a site similar in concept by committee, but unfortunately it stalled and died (as many committee projects do). I thought about this for awhile and decided to take the reins and make a site myself.
I'm doing this for a few reasons. The main reasons (which are selfish, I know) are to learn web design, and to get myself playing more guitar and transcribing songs.
Aside from that, there isn't really a dedicated Finn guitar site that I'm aware of. There are plenty of tabs out there, but to reach them you need to navigate through pages of generalized Finn sites. My site will be tab-dedicated, and the tabs will be accessible in about two or three clicks of the mouse.
Also, I'm simply not satisfied with many of the Finn tabs floating around on the net. Some are just plain wrong; others are mostly correct, but use incorrect chord names/spellings (Am6 when it's really F#mb5, for example), or different chords than used by the actual Finns in performance.
My goal is to present tabs which are as accurate as possible, most of them transcribed from live Finn performances, video if possible.
I also plan to offer bits I haven't seen at all on the internet - the solo acoustic introduction Neil favors on "Fall At Your Feet," or the acoustic solo line he often inserts in "Distant Sun," for example.
The site will offer tabs for Neil's solo work, Crowded House, Split Enz and the Finn Bros. I may be looking for outside contributions, especially for Split Enz as I only own one of their albums.
You can check the site out now in its fetal state: www.finnfrets.com
In the next few weeks it should really solidify. It will look much snazzier, with plenty of good Finn pics/photos, and the tabs will be offered in (monospaced) html format with page breaks for good printing.
I will post again when the site is fully operational - just wanted to share my enthusiasm for this project. Thanks for reading!