About Fretboard Heatmaps!
This site began with a simple curiosity. I wanted a way to compare the tendencies of different guitar players.
I began by writing Ruby code to scrape the internet and download many tablature files. I then used R to produce a data set that would drive these visualizaions.
The data set is stored in MongoDB. The site is served via a Rails app and the visualizations are implemented via Backbone.js