In the past two years of the current incarnation of the website, I have had 100,000 visits–80,000 of them unique users. During that time I have had 100,000 visits to my tablature page. This bandwidth usage is expensive. Until now, I’ve operated according to a donation only “give as you see fit” philosophy. However, in 2 years, of those 100,000 visits to my tablature page, I have only had a handful of donations (maybe 20?).
To continue my efforts to fund a doctoral education, as well as to fund continued growth and maintenance of this website, I have chosen to create an inexpensive subscription service. Everything expect those items on the Tablature page and the Storefront remains free. However, the Tablature of this website is available for $5 per year. This is inexpensive enough for most people to pay it, is affordable given the number of unique tabs offered, and collectively helps meet my goals laid out earlier. I have hesitated initiating a subscription service, but feel now is the time.
Those who subscribe will now be designated “Tab Supporters.” A one year membership gives one unlimited access to the Tablature/Lessons page. This entitles the subscriber to:
- all available tabs
- to monthly updates of the tab section
- the ability to request tabs (honored when possible)
- other premium content as content arises
- and the knowledge that you’re incentivizing my transcription efforts, ensuring more regular updates, continued financial support of the site, and sponsorship of my creative efforts.
You can join here.