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Welcome To Tony’s Guitar Leads Newsletter – March 3, 2016



Guitar Soloing Tip Video Lesson – Augmented Chord Shapes

This video shares a really simple trick for soloing with an augmented chord shape! It is a very easy idea and has a really cool sound! This can be used in any genre and in most minor songs. Try it out and add this idea to your “bag of tricks!”


https://youtu.be/8b1e–pc_Jk

Don’t forget to check out my Learn2Jam guitar soloing course.  Get up to speed with soloing quicker than you every thought possible. www.guitar-1.com



A Tool for your Guitar Tool Box

Our friend, guitarist and recording artist Will Landrum has just posted a new video where he shows you how to play lead guitar along with the chords of your own choosing… WITHOUT KNOWING MUSIC THEORY.

This is REAL MUSIC HELP for REAL GUITAR PLAYERS Who Want To Create Their Own REAL MUSIC!

  • Plug In Your Own Chord Progression And Instantly Know What Scale / Mode / Key To Use For Lead Guitar.
  • No More Guessing What Chords Work With Other Chords.
  • No More Guessing What Lead Guitar Scale / Mode To Use With The Chords You’ve Selected.
  • Discover New And Melodic Chord Progressions IMMEDIATELY.
  • Comprehensive Library Of 1,512 Chord Diagrams (Just in case you’re not sure how to play a certain chord)
  • Comprehensive Library Of Scale / Mode Pattern Diagrams (Just in case you need to play lead in a certain mode in any position)


Here’s the link to the video:
http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/tsgsi-s.html





Free Gift – 50 Ways to Improve Your Guitar Playing

We wanted to send you a gift to help you improve your guitar playing.  It’s a free E-book called “50 Ways to Dramatically Improve Your Guitar Playing Today”, compliments of our friends over at Elmore Music.

It’s packed full of great information to help you take your guitar playing to the next level and it’s absolutely free.  So take a minute and grab your free copy before this page comes down. Here’s the link:

http://tinyurl.com/q5bskme

In the meantime, hope you enjoy the free report and good luck with your guitar playing!




Free Audio Slow Downer Mobile App

My friend, James Todd, over at Song Surgeon has released a mobile app version of his widely acclaimed software.  This product is called Song Surgeon Trainer, and it runs on both Android and iOS mobile devices (phones and tablets).  This app has basic key, tempo, and looping features.  It does not have the more advanced features of found in the desktop version of Song Surgeon. However, it is a useful little app to have – and you can’t beat the price.

Use the link below to grab either the iOS or Android version of the Song Surgeon Trainer app.

http://songsurgeon.com/page/mobileapp.html

If you do download and install the product, please consider going to the Apple or Google Play store and leave a rating or a review for this product. It’s a small thing we can do for him.  Thank you.



Software For Musicians – This Month’s Drawing: Value of $199

A few months back we started a new group on Face Book called Software For Musicians. The objective of this group is to identify useful software used by musicians and give away free copies through a monthly drawing.   Sometimes the drawing are only for a single copy and at other times multiple copies are made available. There are also times when everyone gets a free copy of the Product of the Month.   If this sounds like something you are interested in, you can sign up for this Facebook group here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/436486146536324/

This month’s giveaway is a free copy of FL Studio Producer.  FL Studio 12 is a complete software music production environment or Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). It is sold online for $199.  Join our FB Group, enter the drawing, and it could be yours FREE

Best Regards,

Tony Aja
Learn2Jam Guitar Soling System
Guitar Leads Master Volume

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Welcome To Tony’s Guitar Leads Newsletter – February 16, 2016



Guitar Soloing Tip Video Lesson – Using Polyrhythms

This video is about incorporating “polyrhythms” in your solos. Using polyrhythms can open up a whole new musical world for you and the people you play with. Adding polyrhythms in your solos will also give you the upper hand at a jam session. Most people don’t use them and they are really cool! Try this idea out for a few weeks and you will transform your playing!


https://youtu.be/lsfyWMuZ6AA

Don’t forget to check out my Learn2Jam guitar soloing course.  Get up to speed with soloing quicker than you every thought possible. www.guitar-1.com



A Tool for your Guitar Tool Box

Our friend, guitarist and recording artist Will Landrum has just posted a new video where he shows you how to play lead guitar along with the chords of your own choosing… WITHOUT KNOWING MUSIC THEORY.

This is REAL MUSIC HELP for REAL GUITAR PLAYERS Who Want To Create Their Own REAL MUSIC!

  • Plug In Your Own Chord Progression And Instantly Know What Scale / Mode / Key To Use For Lead Guitar.
  • No More Guessing What Chords Work With Other Chords.
  • No More Guessing What Lead Guitar Scale / Mode To Use With The Chords You’ve Selected.
  • Discover New And Melodic Chord Progressions IMMEDIATELY.
  • Comprehensive Library Of 1,512 Chord Diagrams (Just in case you’re not sure how to play a certain chord)
  • Comprehensive Library Of Scale / Mode Pattern Diagrams (Just in case you need to play lead in a certain mode in any position)


Here’s the link to the video:
http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/tsgsi-s.html





Reducing Vocals and Isolating the Guitar

I am on the Song Surgeon newsletter list, and received very valuable video in the most recent edition that I wanted to pass onto you.  This video shows you how you can use a vocal reduction feature, in combination with a 31 band EQ to do a very good job of reducing vocals and isolating the guitar.  If you are trying to learn the guitar part of a song, it can be difficult to hear the guitar part within the mix.  Here is a practical way to solve that problem:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybPyoaHm6oo

The free app below is part of the same family of Song Surgeon products that a friend of mine owns.  If you are interested in learning more, you can go to www.songsurgeon.com




Free Audio Slow Downer Mobile App

My friend, James Todd, over at Song Surgeon has released a mobile app version of his widely acclaimed software.  This product is called Song Surgeon Trainer, and it runs on both Android and iOS mobile devices (phones and tablets).  This app has basic key, tempo, and looping features.  It does not have the more advanced features of found in the desktop version of Song Surgeon. However, it is a useful little app to have – and you can’t beat the price.

Use the link below to grab either the iOS or Android version of the Song Surgeon Trainer app.

http://songsurgeon.com/page/mobileapp.html

If you do download and install the product, please consider going to the Apple or Google Play store and leave a rating or a review for this product. It’s a small thing we can do for him.  Thank you.



Software For Musicians – Face Book Group

A few months back we started a new group on Face Book called Software For Musicians. The objective of this group is to identify useful software used by musicians and give away free copies through a monthly drawing.   Sometimes the drawing are only for a single copy and at other times multiple copies are made available. There are also times when everyone gets a free copy of the Product of the Month.   If this sounds like something you are interested in, you can sign up for this Facebook group here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/436486146536324/

Best Regards,

Tony Aja
Learn2Jam Guitar Soling System
Guitar Leads Master Volume

Tony’s Guitar Leads Newsletter – Free lesson + free stuff

Welcome to the August 2015 Learn2Jam Newsletter


Guitar Soloing Tip

Due to the demands of schedule I am finding it increasingly hard to supply you with guitar lessons and tips that you have come to expect in this newsletter.  As a result, I have brought on board another guitarist to help me assemble these videos.  I’d like to introduce Sean Rohrer to all of you.  Sean has 20 years of experience as a guitarists musician and mix engineer. He and his bands have toured extensively and shared the stage with acts like Sleeping with Sirens, Soulfly and Static X.

I have reviewed this first lesson assembled my Sean and I think you’ll find it to be excellent. Here is a brief summary:

There are certain guitar techniques which are instantly recognizable, timeless sounds. Pentatonic double stop rhythm playing is one of those techniques. Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Pearl Jam, Lynyrd Skynyrd and countless others have all used this to write classic songs which still hold up decades later. Using mostly one shape, moved strategically to different places, you can outline a chord progression while combining lead and rhythm playing, all at the same time! The prerequisite techniques for this kind of playing are: pentatonic scales, barring, hammer on’s and pull off’s. See the video below for more information:


https://youtu.be/8bAM672v0vw

Don’t forget to check out my Learn2Jam guitar soloing course.  Get up to speed with soloing quicker than you every thought possible. www.guitar-1.com


Forte Music Notation Software FREE

The folks at Forte are celebrating their 500,000th download by giving away FORTE Basic (a $24 value), absolutely free.

I have downloaded and installed this program and it is a really nice, professional looking applications. FORTE was created specifically to be user-friendly, functional, and fun! It’s perfect for all ages and all skill levels! You do not need time-consuming tutorials to get started. With FORTE you will be able to compose your first piece of music in as little as 10 minutes.  Here is the link to some additional information about the product:  http://www.fortenotation.com/en/product-tour/

And, here is the page to grab your free copy:

http://www.fortenotation.com/en/lp/give-away/


Break Out Tool For Guitarists – Save $50

If you use video in your guitar lessons, learning or teaching, then you really should try this product. It will enable you to learn guitar songs, solos and riffs easier and quicker. It not only saves you time but it enables you learn material more accurately – because you can break a solo or riff down, analyze it and then put it back together again by doing video slow motion, video zooming and repeated playing – ALL at the same time.

Click the link below to get more information At a minimum, even if you don’t buy the product, today you MUST give it a try.  Once you do, you’ll be hooked!  The demo is a fully functional 4-hour trial. Take it for a test drive and see for yourself, just how valuable this product
 
http://tinyurl.com/oxq5m5v

Here is what one user said.

You should hear my first assignment vs. those who didn’t use Video Surgeon. It could be the difference between a passing grade and a failing grade for me. You are changing the way people learn! I’m the third student in this class that already bought Video Surgeon. You should hear my first assignment vs. those who didn’t use Video Surgeon.

Andrew W.
Guitar Student, Berkley School of Music

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Stay tuned, because with Sean’s help I hope to send you a steady diet of new guitar lessons.

Best Regards,

Tony Aja
Learn2Jam Guitar Soling System
Guitar Leads Master Volume

Tony’s Guitar Leads Newsletter – Free lesson + free stuff

Welcome to the July 2015 Learn2Jam Newsletter

Tony Aja here from Learn2Jam.  Since it is summer and most everyone is outside, this is going to be a short newsletter.  It has only two items… but both of these are FREE and well worth your time.


Guitar Soloing Tip

The free video tip will help you learn to play a soloing on the spot, whenever you are called upon. It’s a neat little tip that relies upon soloing from a Barre position.

Interested in learning more soloing tips?? Check out my Learn2Jam Guitar Soloing System at:    www.guitar-1.com


A Free Tool of the Trade for Guitarists

If you don’t have a audio slowdowner you should.  It’s one of those required tools of the trade that helps you better hear how and song is being played, thus enabling you to play along and learn new material quicker and easier.  

Song Surgeon Trainer is a FREE Android app that you can install on your phone or tablet and it will allow you to change the tempo and key.  It is a basic app, and doesn’t do all of the fancy stuff that other apps might do.  But it is a good place to start and the price is right!

Here is a link to the app on the Google Play Store.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.laxyo.SongSurgeon

I am told that a Apple version is under development and should be available by the end of August – so if you are an iPhone or iPad user you’ll have to wait a bit longer – but I will let you know when it is available for iOS.

Best Regards,

Tony Aja
Learn2Jam Guitar Soling System
Guitar Leads Master Volume

[URGENT] 92% Savings will expire in a few hours

Dear Friend,

Wow! In just a little more than a week it will be Christmas. I can’t believe that; 2014 has flown by so quickly!

In order to get everything to you by Christmas, Wednesday the 17th will be our last shipping day.  That means that all orders for Christmas MUST be placed by MIDNIGHT on Tuesday the 16th.

To be specific, that means that our 92% discount described below is about to come to an end.
 

The Guitar Leads Master Volume is a massive guitar riff’s library with more than 425 riff/lead segments. In the past these were packaged in 8 separate volumes, each one selling for $29.95 for a total price of $239.60.  Right now you can grab all of them, repackaged into ONE single massive guitar riffs library, at a 92% discount… or for just $19.95That is a $220 savings.

But this is no ordinary riffs package.  Each riff contains interactive audio at both full and half speed.  Once started the audio will play repeatedly until you stop it.  And of course the 1/2 speed audio makes it easier for you to follow along and hear exactly what’s being played.

But there’s more:   Each riff comes with accurate tabs.  

As you know this is huge. The WWW is full of tabs site with mostly garbage tablature.  Not the case here. We have taken the trouble to painstakingly transcribe each riff and create the tablature for it.

Lastly, this massive library of riffs features more than 80, mostly classic rock songs from the 50-80’s, plus a smattering of country and contemporary thrown in.  Were talking about songs and leads by Santana, Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Clapton, Jeff Beck and more…

This library installs like software on either a Mac(Osx) or a Windows machine and you access the indiviual riffs through an table of contents or index page that is displayed in your browser.

This Master Volume library is normal delivered via download link…but there is no way to put a digital download in a stocking, so we have come up with a 4 color CD holder for this product, which will look great in a Christmas stocking.. (even if it is yours). 

You can add this 4-color CD case for only $1 buck so you have a physical product to put in the stocking or under the tree.. you just pay the shipping. (US – $4.95, OUS – $7.95)

With 425+ riffs this is a gift that you or whomever you give it to will be using for many Christmases to come.  It’s a great gift. Don’t miss it. Here is the special discount link:

http://shopping.guitar-leads.com/index.php?code=stocking_stuffer

Regards,

Tony Aja
Guitar-Leads.com
Guitar-1.com

p.s.  Did you know we have a number of other products that are widely used by Guitarists.  These also have great Christmas discounts which are about to expire.                                                            

Learn2JamLearn2Jam is practical hands-on approach that Iuse every time I perform...so it’s a real world system that works… not some musical theory that sounds good but is not grounded in reality. Learn2Jam is a truly unique system that teaches you how to jam or take a solo by working with you to master 4 songs.  That’s it… just 4 songs!! These four classic rock songs, once learned, will give you all of the skills, techniques and rudiments required to jam or take a solo to any song.   This systems comes with 7 step-by-step DVD’s, 1 CD and jam trax booklet. Grab it at a 53% discount.
http://www.guitar-1.com/shopping/

Video Surgeon – is a video slow motion and zoom product. It opens video files, and changes key and tempo, allows you to zoom in, set up loop points, etc. and also download videos from YouTube.   We are offering up to $50 off, plus a $1 CD if you want a physical product to put under the tree.
http://shopping.videosurgeon.net/v2/discount/black_friday/

SlideTrax – This is one of our newer products that enables a user to make a quick and simple video from any audio file in about 2 minutes. The resulting videos are compatible with and can be uploaded to YouTube and Face Book.  It’s a very handy tool for musicians who have an audio file of music they’d like to share.  We are offering a 50% discount.
http://slidetrax.net/shopping/order/index.php?code=Xmas

Audio Switch – AS is a very handy tool to have around for musicians.  It allows for the mass conversion of audio files from one format to another.  It even allows you to select video files for conversion and strips the audio from the video file. Whether you have 100 or 10,000 files, you can load them up, start the program and walk away.  It’ll do all the work for you.Grab it today at a 50% discount.
http://shopping.audio-switch.net/discount/index.html?code=half_off

Song Surgeon – is an audio slow downer and you can grab it right now and save up to 55% discount on the price of the Standard model, plus the CD version is available for only a buck, in case you want a physical product to put under the tree.
http://v4.songsurgeon.com/order/discount/cyber_monday/

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Dear Friend,

 

Welcome to the Tony’s Weekly Guitar Newsletter

 

TODAY’S TOPIC – Harmonizing Your Lead Guitar

My guest guitar instructor Will Landrum is back again this week with some really great interactive guitar lessons for you on harmonizing your lead guitar notes. These lessons should keep you busy learning and playing for days!

In this first video, he talks about the different kinds of harmony in music. Here’s the video:
http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/jtlghs1.html

Now, on THIS web page there are 6 videos along with tablature and fretboard diagrams. Will calls these “Jam Track Videos” where you can jam along with Will and harmonize lead guitar licks… totally cool!  Here’s the link:

http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/jtlghs2.html

SlideTrax – New Product for Guitarists and Musicians

As a guitarist, it is likely you have songs or music on your machine that you’d like to upload to YouTube and share with others.

Unfortunately for music lovers and musicians, YouTube and other video sharing sites don’t accept audio files.

Before audio or music files can be uploaded to YouTube, you must first make a video that incorporates the audio file. There are many software programs available for creating videos, some are quite sophisticated, expensive, and difficult to learn. Others are less expensive and simpler, but still require a modest learning curve.

SlideTrax is an inexpensive software program that effortlessly allows you to create a video from your audio files. It is super simple and completely circumvents any learning curve. All you need to be able to do is Drag and Drop an audio file, image (picture) file, and add optional text – and then click the Create button. SlideTrax will make a video file (we call this a SlideTrak) that can be uploaded to YouTube and many other video sharing websites.

Initially SlideTrax will be a Windows only product. After we launch we’ll make a decision about investing additional resources to develop a Mac or iOS version.

If SlideTrax is of interest to you, and you’d like to be placed on the Notification list to be informed of its availability, please send a blank email to: slide_trax_launch@getresponse.com

 

 
Keep On Jammin!
tony sig file

Tony Aja

Learn2Jam Guitar Soloing System
Interactive Guitar Leads Master Volume

 

  p.s. If you have any topics you’d like me to cover in future newsletter
please contact me at info@guitar-1.com.
 
 
 

 

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Dear Friend,

 

Welcome to the Tony’s Guitar Newsletter

 

 

TODAY’S TOPIC – Two FREE Lessons

It’s hard to believe the summer of 2013 is almost history.   As the days get shorter and the weather cools you’ll again be picking up your guitar and spending more time practicing and playing.  And this week I have a couple of resources to help you with your playing.

The first is this audio and tab lesson.  It gives you major and minor components to use during a solo, ending with a nice ‘minor/major 3rd” Hammer-on.  The tabs are below followed by the audio in both full and half speed.


Full Speed Audio 

Half Speed Audio


Video Lesson

The second lesson is a video lesson – an oldie but goodie – that I have posted before.  Not a lot of people have seen it and it is definitely worth your time.   Here it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcAf6Sliohk

Two NEW Useful Tools For Guitarists

How would you like the ability to slow down, zoom-in and loop a video?  Several years ago, my buddy Jim Todd, introduced a product called Video Surgeon that does this. 

In the near future Version 2 of this product will be available with many improvements.  Firstly, it will slow down to 20% of the original tempo — and it will have much better quality audio on slow down. It will allow you to zoom-in much further so you can easily see the hands and fingers of the guitarists. It will allow you to scroll forward or backward in freeeze frame – in small increments even FRAME-BY-FRAME if necessary allowing you to clearly analyze what is being played, and it will allow you to set up multiple loops and customize each one with different settings. 

This will be a great tool for any guitarist, whether a teacher or student, who uses video in the learning process.  It will be available for both Mac and Windows machines and should be available within the next 2 months. The brief video below provides an overview of some of these features. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QDyibNAut4

If you are interested in this product, send an email to the following address, and you will be added to the notification list – and we’ll let you know when this new product is available. Send to:  vs_launch@getresponse.com


Another product that may be of interest is a batch file conversion product called Audio Switch.  This product allows you to select a group of audio and or video files, and then converts everything selected into a common output file format.  So, for example, if you have a bunch of m4a files from your iTunes library and you’d like to convert them all to mp3, this product can easily to that – whether you have a couple dozen or a couple of thousands.

But the other thing I like about this product is that it is geared toward musicians. It displays all of the relevant audio file attributes such as bitrate, file format, frequency, number of channels, bit depth, DB level, clipping status… in addition to converting the files. However, for me, one last feature is really the icing on the cake: It can apply volume normalization so all files have the same relative volume.   This product should be available within the month. If you are interested send an email to:  aslaunch@getresponse.com

This product should be available next week. 

Keep On Jammin!
tony sig file

Tony Aja

Learn2Jam Guitar Soloing System
Interactive Guitar Leads Master Volume
GuitarRx Riff App for Mobile Devices

 

  p.s. If you have any topics you’d like me to cover in future newsletter
please contact me at info@guitar-1.com.