“Helping Out The Music Lover Since June 2002…”
Initial impressions were good. A good layout and a well organised, well respected source for guitar tabs and song lyrics. The site was obviously centred around guitar music, which is where I decided to call in an expert:
Enter my brother. Wearing a Jimi Hendrix T-shirt, electric guitar slung over his shoulder, humming Voodoo Chile. After some strumming of his guitar and monosyllabic grunts, he assured me that the tabs were all accurate (apparently they’re not on a lot of tab sites). The site, in his opinion, didn’t cover as many genres as he’d like to see, focusing more on recent music. I, however, was impressed with the list I saw, ranging from the hugely popular Coldplay, right through to the Goo Goo Dolls’ Iris and Led Zeppelin’s Stairway To Heaven.
My brother’s interest in Clapton and Hendrix meant that he didn’t stay long, but he admitted that it was a good site for the large number of guitar players interested in chart music, and he liked the tips, such as Tuning Your Guitar. He also felt that this would be an ideal site for beginners.
Viewing Trent’s Music Heaven more as a weblog, there were many elements of the site that I liked. The comments are displayed on the main page under each post. Whilst on more personal sites this can sometimes override the original post, here it works well, and along with a referrals list, creates an interactive aspect.
Trent’s Music Heaven is a specialist site, and to someone like myself who has no interest in guitar music there is no real reason to go there. My brother’s reluctance was that he is used to sites such as guitartab.com and Olga, where everything you want is already there. He wasn’t used to the weblog element, where you check back daily for updates. For guitar enthusiasts, especially those who also have an interest in weblogging, this site is a rich resource.
Trent’s Music Heaven