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Tony’s Guitar Newsletter- two lessons

 

 

 
 

Dear Friend,

 

Welcome to the Tony’s Weekly Guitar Newsletter

 

 

TODAY’S TOPIC – Two New Lessons

Hello guitarists. Here is a quick, palm-muted, series of open 6th notes to play when opening a A Major based song. Certainly, the idea can be used to resolve to any key you’re playing in if you change the starting point of your 6th’s. Try listening to Rick Derringer’s solo to “Tobacco Road” on the 1970’s Edgar Winter “White Trash” album. You’ll get the picture!

The tablature for this practice lesson is below and following that is the audio of what it should sound like in both full and half speed.


Full Speed Audio 

Half Speed Audio


Video Lesson

Here is a little extra something in the way of a lesson this week. It is a tasty little one where you will be exposed to BLUES DRONE NOTE playing. Props to my man Hadden Sayers, my band-mate, for his expertise in playing this great style of blues. It is from him that I capture this style of playing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olLlvP22r7w

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

Keep On Jammin!
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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.
 
 
 

 

Tony’s Guitar Newsletter- Have circle riffs

 

 

 
 

Dear Friend,

 

Welcome to the Tony’s Weekly Guitar Newsletter

 

 

TODAY’S TOPIC – Learn this Blues lead

When playing a solo, so many thoughts run through your head in fractions of seconds. One of my favorite rock “go-to” licks is the “circle.” (If you’re not sure what this is, check out my “Learn To Jam” course.) In this lead I play here, I use a “half circle” to help get me finish with an up-the-neck note. In addition, I have thrown in a short chromatic run which uses the pinky and takes a while to execute in a smooth fashion. After you have learned to play this lead segment, you truly will have accomplished some important blues, advanced-level playing articulation. Good luck.

The tablature for this practice lesson is below and following that is the audio of what it should sound like in both full and half speed.


Full Speed Audio 

Half Speed Audio

If you missed last weeks video on the circle lick,  you can view it using the link below:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6IypJh7UrI

20 0f 24 Guitar Students are Using This Tool

Did you note that this week’s lesson provides the audio in both a full and half speed format.  There is a reason for this, and we talked a little about the usefulness and power of slowing down audio for guitarists in the last newsletter. 

The Youtube video below is about a instructor from North Carolina that was introduced by one of his students to the slow down concept.  Now, not only does he use the software, but 20 of his 24 students also use the this software.

http://youtu.be/NBjhwJIQtRs


Song Surgeon + Learn2Jam 50/50 Promotion

It’s that time of the year when everyone is outside and on vacation and generally just away from their guitars, so to get your attention I am offering a 50% discount on my groundbreaking Learn2Jam Guitar Soloing System.  The concept of geometric shapes mentioned last week and again this week is just one of the things I cover.  Most importantly, I boil down all of the skills and techniques you need to solo into just four songs.  That’s right, if  you learn these four songs that I will teach you note by note, you will have all the tools necessary to take a solo to any song, in any situation. 

BUT, in addition to this, if you buy Learn2Jam, the Song Surgeon folks have also agree to give you a 50% discount of of Song Surgeon Standard.  That means that instead of paying $69 you can grab it for 34.50.  You will see this item offered immediately AFTER you buy Learn2Jam… if you’d like it just select yes, and if not click the NO button.

That’s a totals savings between the two products of $109.  Grab them today!   Here is the order link:

http://guitar-1.com/sc/order/


But… I am going to sweeten the pot even more… if you buy BOTH of these items I will throw in a copy of my Guitar Leads Master Volume.  This is an oldie but goodie collection of 425+ guitar riffs and practice segments from some of the best classic rock songs of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.  This is a $97 product – and it’s yours absolutely free when you buy BOTH Learn2Jam and Guitar leads. Please note, this free gift is unadvertised.  It will not appear anywhere on your order, but it WILL BE in your package when it arrives.

Alternatively, if you’d like to just buy Song Surgeon (but at a 35% discount) here is the link to do that.

http://v4.songsurgeon.com/order/discount/post-launch/

 

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.
 
 
 

 

Tony’s Guitar Newsletter- Playing a Circle Lick

 

 

 
 

Dear Friend,

 

Welcome to the Tony’s Weekly Guitar Newsletter

 

 

TODAY’S TOPIC – More Geometry in Your Guitar Playing

We are in the middle of my gig season and I don’t have a lot of time, so I am recycling a couple of older videos.  I am working on some new lessons for next week, so stay tuned for those.

This week’s lesson continues this idea of geometry I explained in last weeks video.  This week we focus in on something called a circle lick. It will probably be one of the most crucial lessons I will ever give to you. It took me a number of years to try to figure out what I was hearing in some of my favorite Rock leads. Well, here it is! Watch my video below and and learn how to play this circle lick.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6IypJh7UrI

The Overwhelming Evidence of Slowing Down to Learn Faster

This video examines the value to a guitarist of slowing a riff or solo or song down.   In includes evidence from Google, and from guitar courses and instructors – and evidence from a survey of guitarists.  It’s from my buddy Jim Todd who owns Song Surgeon.   While I am amazed at the number of musicians and guitarists who use slow downers, I am equally amazed by the number who still resist and don’t see the value in it.  If you are one of those, this just might change your mind.  Here it the video link.

 http://youtu.be/r0ZDnc_tmmo


Song Surgeon + Learn2Jam 50/50 Promotion

It’s that time of the year when everyone is outside and on vacation and generally just away from their guitars, so to get your attention I am offering a 50% discount on my groundbreaking Learn2Jam Guitar Soloing System.  The concept of geometric shapes mentioned last week and again this week is just one of the things I cover.  Most importantly, I boil down all of the skills and techniques you need to solo into just four songs.  That’s right, if  you learn these four songs that I will teach you note by note, you will have all the tools necessary to take a solo to any song, in any situation. 

BUT, in addition to this, if you buy Learn2Jam, the Song Surgeon folks have also agree to give you a 50% discount of of Song Surgeon Standard.  That means that instead of paying $69 you can grab it for 34.50.  You will see this item offered immediately AFTER you buy Learn2Jam… if you’d like it just select yes, and if not click the NO button.

That’s a totals savings between the two products of $109.  Grab them today!   Here is the order link:

http://guitar-1.com/sc/order/


But… I am going to sweeten the pot even more… if you buy BOTH of these items I will throw in a copy of my Guitar Leads Master Volume.  This is an oldie but goodie collection of 425+ guitar riffs and practice segments from some of the best classic rock songs of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.  This is a $97 product – and it’s yours absolutely free when you buy BOTH Learn2Jam and Guitar leads. Please note, this free gift is unadvertised.  It will not appear anywhere on your order, but it WILL BE in your package when it arrives.

Alternatively, if you’d like to just buy Song Surgeon (but at a 35% discount) here is the link to do that.

http://v4.songsurgeon.com/order/discount/post-launch/

 

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.
 
 
 

 

Tony’s Guitar Newsletter – Using Geometry in your guitar playing

 

 

 
 

Dear Friend,

Welcome to the Tony’s Guitar Newsletter

TODAY’S TOPIC – Using Geometry to become a better guitar player

A couple of years ago I assembled this video on how to use the concept of geometric patterns to help you become a better soloist.  It’s a perennial favorite. With my gig schedule full its a quick and easy way for me to get you a thought provoking guitar lesson.   Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B6GAPTp940

To learn more about my Learn2Jam Guitar Soloing System, please go to the web site for that product.  http://guitar-1.com

Customized Guitar Speed Training

My buddy Jim Todd, who runs Song Surgeon has recently released a new version of his popular software.  His new version 4 (windows only right now) has something in it called “Speed Trainer” that I found very interesting and useful. 

Speed trainer is a function that allows you to set a beginning and ending tempo for a song (or a segment like a solo) and a percentage change.   Once you start it playing it will loop continuously and every time it loops (repeats) it will increase the speed by the percentage change you set until you reach the ending tempo.  

For example, you might create a loop for a guitar riff you really want to learn and set beginning and ending at 50 and 100% with a 10% change.  The program will the looped area at 50%, then 55, then 60, then 65%, etc., gradually increasing the speed until it hits 100%.  The following video illustrates how it works.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-pMoKkSVnM

I have used this software for years and heartily recommend it. To learn more about Song Surgeon: www.songsurgeon.com

GuitarRx Smart Phone and Tablet App

We recently uploaded a new lesson for our GuitarRx phone and tablet app.  This was a 17 part lesson of the classic rock song, Reelin in the Years, by Steely Dan.  

If you don’t have our GuitarRx app, it is free and you can download using the link below.  You get 10 basic guitar practice lessons free.  We then have a growing selection of riffs and lessons which you can purchase that range from about  $1.29 to $4

http://guitarrx.com/download.html

We recently uploaded a new version of the GuitarRx for Android to fix a problem that some people were having.  In addition we are finishing up some changes on the app for both Android and IOS that will allow user to better organize their lessons by creating folders in which to store their lessons.  We will keep you posted but should have this new version available by the end of the month.

Tony Aja

Learn2Jam Guitar Soloing System

  p.s. We received this email from a satisfied customer earlier this year.
 

I think your Guitar Course is great.  I sent the copy I bought to my son stationed in the military in Europe. I also play the guitar. However, I’m in my sixties and don’t play as much anymore.  I like the process of slowing down the songs.  The hardest part is timing.  I’m sure that comes with practice.  The tabs are relatively easy.  I did not get to review all the video’s in the course.  If the course demonstrates the timing in each type of tab, that would be great. The other problem I have is speed. Once again, I’m sure that comes with practice. I may order another course for me in the near future.


Randy

 
 
 

 

Tony’s Weekly Guitar Newsletter – Thee MOST famous guitar riff…

 

 

 
 

Dear Friend,

 

Welcome to the Tony’s Weekly Guitar Newsletter

 

Another FREE guitar lesson

My guest guitar instructor Will Landrum is back again this week with another guitar riff to help you with your technique and timing. In this week’s video, Will shows you the correct right hand technique (and left hand too of course) for what is probably THE most famous guitar riff in history!  Make sure you’re playing this one right!

Along with tablature and sheet music, Will’s demonstrates these riffs at normal and slow speeds… and then gives you some helpful tips.

Here’s this week’s famous guitar riff:

http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/50jt5.html

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If you missed the previous guitar lessons in this learning series, you can still see them here:

Riff #1 is “Houses Of The Holy” which has a little tricky rhythm part. http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/50jt1.html

Riff #2 is “Limelight” which is a heavy E Major riff that helps with string isolation. http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/50jt2.html

Riff #3 is “Godzilla” which is perfect for playing 2 string power chords. http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/50jt3.html

Riff #4 is “Sunshine Of Your Love” which uses lead guitar notes and chord voicings. http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/50jt4.html

Have fun with these NEW guitar lessons!


 
Keep On Jammin!
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Tony Aja

Learn2Jam Guitar Soloing System
Interactive Guitar Leads Master Volume
GuitarRx Riff Practice App

 

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

 

Tony’s Weekly Guitar Newsletter – 2 more guitar lesson vids gratis

 

 

 
 

Dear Friend,

 

Welcome to the Tony’s Weekly Guitar Newsletter

 

This week – 2 MORE Great Guitar Solo Lessons

Will Landrum is back again this week as my guest guitar instructor with two more fun guitar riff videos for you to help improve your technique and timing. Along with tablature and sheet music, Will’s demonstrates these riffs at normal and slow speeds… and then gives you some helpful tips.

Riff #3 is “Godzilla” which is perfect for playing 2 string power chords. http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/50jt3.html

Riff #4 is “Sunshine Of Your Love” which uses lead guitar notes and chord voicings. http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/50jt4.html

If you missed last week’s riffs, you can still learn from them here: 

Riff #1 is “Houses Of The Holy” which has a little tricky rhythm part. http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/50jt1.html

Riff #2 is “Limelight” which is a heavy E Major riff that helps with string isolation. http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/50jt2.html

Have fun with these NEW guitar lessons!

Guitar App Lesson – Reelin in the Years

We have complete a lesson on the Steely Dan song, Reelin In The Years.  It has been uploaded to the Google and Apple Stores and we are waiting approval which should happen momentarily.  When it does we’ll send a short text message to all GuitarRx app users and let them know this new lesson is available.  

If you don’t have our app installed you might want to consider doing that. If you have an Android or iOS based phone or tablet, I encourage you to check out this app.   There is a nice video illustration of the app at our website:  www.guitarrx.com

The app is free, so if you’d like to install it and give it a try, I have provided the direct download links below:

GuitarRx for Android

GuitarRx for iPhone


 
Keep On Jammin!
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Tony Aja

Learn2Jam Guitar Soloing System
Interactive Guitar Leads Master Volume
GuitarRx Riff Practice App

 

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

 

Tony’s Weekly Guitar Newsletter – 2 guitar lesson vids gratis

 

 

 
 

Dear Friend,

 

Welcome to the Tony’s Weekly Guitar Newsletter

 

This week – 2 Great Guitar Solo Lessons

It is once again summer and my gig season is heating up, so I have asked my friend and guitar wiz Will Landrum just posted TWO BRAND NEW VIDEOS where he shows you exactly how to play some really hot rock guitar riffs. Not only are these riffs fun to play and sound killer, they will also improve your technique and timing!

Along with tablature and sheet music, Will’s demonstrates these riffs at normal and slow speeds… and then gives you some helpful tips.  Have fun with these NEW guitar lessons!

Here’s riff video 1:
http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/50jt1.html

Here’s riff video 2:
http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/50jt2.html

Face Book and Twitter

If you have either a Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube account, we would appreciate a “Like” or “Follow” or Subscription.  Here are links to our accounts:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Guitar-RX/426634924075303?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/guitarrxapp

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/GuitarSoloing

Guitar App for your Android or iPhone or Tablet/iPad

I have been working on a new app lesson for the GuitarRx app.  It is Reelin in the Years by Steely Dan.   This should be done within a couple of weeks.  If you have our GuitarRx app you will get an automatic notification of when it is available.

If you don’t have our app installed you might want to consider doing that. If you have an Android or iOS based phone or tablet, I encourage you to check out this app.   There is a nice video illustration of the app at our website:  www.guitarrx.com

The app is free, so if you’d like to install it and give it a try, I have provided the direct download links below:

GuitarRx for Android

GuitarRx for iPhone


 
Keep On Jammin!
tony sig file

Tony Aja

Learn2Jam Guitar Soloing System
Interactive Guitar Leads Master Volume
GuitarRx Riff Practice App

 

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

 

Tony’s Weekly Guitar Newsletter – 2 guitar lesson vids gratis

 

 

 
 

Dear Friend,

 

Welcome to the Tony’s Weekly Guitar Newsletter

 

 

This week – 2 Great Guitar Solo Lessons

This week, I want to send you off with a BIG 2-For-1 guitar lesson by my friend Will Landrum.

In lesson 4 of this 5 part series, Will shows you how to play a HOT and often mis-played riff by Ritchie Blackmore called “Burn”. After seeing Will’s video, I realized that I’ve actually seen famous well known guitarists play this riff wrong. Will sets you straight on this one.

Here is the video with tablature:   http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/25jt4.html

 Also in lesson 5 of 5, Will shows you how to play the classic riff from the Beatles “Day Tripper”.

Here is the video with tablature:   http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/25jt5.html

 If you missed the previous riffs that Will has been teaching you can still see them here for a limited time:

Face Book and Twitter

If you have either a Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube account, we would appreciate a “Like” or “Follow” or Subscription.  Here are links to our accounts:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Guitar-RX/426634924075303?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/guitarrxapp

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/GuitarSoloing

Guitar App for your Android or iPhone or Tablet/iPad

Our GuitarRx app has been out just over two months and has been downloaded almost 5000 times. It has been about a 2 1/2 month since we launched the GuitarRx App for smartphones.  If you have an Android or iOS based phone or tablet, I encourage you to check out this app.   There is a nice video illustration of the app at our website:  www.guitarrx.com

The app is free, so if you’d like to install it and give it a try, I have provided the direct download links below:

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.sharpwebstudio.guitarrx1&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDNd

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/guitarrx-riff-practice-app/id548217270?ls=1&mt=8


 
Keep On Jammin!
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Tony Aja

Learn2Jam Guitar Soloing System
Interactive Guitar Leads Master Volume
GuitarRx Riff Practice App

 

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

 

Tony’s Weekly Guitar Newsletter

 

 

 
 

Dear Friend,

 

Welcome to the Tony’s Weekly Guitar Newsletter

 

 

A Great Guitar Solo Edgar Winter Group

This week I am literally out to sea, playing on the cruise ship that I mentioned to you in the last couple of newsletters. Needless to say, I have someone filling in for me, and that would be my friend Will Landrum, who is back again as my guest guitar instructor. This week, he takes you on a “Free Ride” to another great guitar riff to improve your technique and timing.
Not only does Will demonstrate this music with the utmost professionalism, he always transcribes what he’s teaching to tablature and sheet music to ensure you learn it correctly.
Enjoy!   Here’s the riff:

http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/25jt3.html


If you missed the riffs from the two previous weeks, you can find them using the links below:

  http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/25jt2.html

http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/25jt1.html

Face Book and Twitter

If you have either a Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube account, we would appreciate a “Like” or “Follow” or Subscription.  Here are links to our accounts:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Guitar-RX/426634924075303?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/guitarrxapp

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/GuitarSoloing

Guitar App for your Android or iPhone or Tablet/iPad

Our GuitarRx app has been out just over two months and has been downloaded almost 5000 times. It has been about a 2 1/2 month since we launched the GuitarRx App for smartphones.  If you have an Android or iOS based phone or tablet, I encourage you to check out this app.   There is a nice video illustration of the app at our website:  www.guitarrx.com

The app is free, so if you’d like to install it and give it a try, I have provided the direct download links below:

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.sharpwebstudio.guitarrx1&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDNd

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/guitarrx-riff-practice-app/id548217270?ls=1&mt=8


 
Keep On Jammin!
tony sig file

Tony Aja

Learn2Jam Guitar Soloing System
Interactive Guitar Leads Master Volume
GuitarRx Riff Practice App

 

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

 

Tony’s Weekly Guitar Newsletter – Carribean Cruise Information

 

 

 
 

Dear Friend,

 

Welcome to the Tony’s Weekly Guitar Newsletter

 

 

A Great Guitar Solo from Hendrix

Hi everyone, this is Tony Aja, your resident guitarist.  We continue this week where we left off last week, featuring another great sample lesson from our guest instructor Will  Landrum.

 Here’s another new video where Will shows you exactly how to play a really “HOT” riff by Jimmy Page. Along with accurate tablature and sheet music, he demonstrates the riff normal and slow speed to help you nail it down perfectly!

  http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/25jt2.html

 If you missed Riff #1 from last week, you can still see that here.

http://www.guitarconsultant.com/rd/25jt1.html

Face Book and Twitter

If you have either a Facebook, Twitter, or Youtube account, we would appreciate a “Like” or “Follow” or Subscription.  Here are links to our accounts:

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Guitar-RX/426634924075303?fref=ts

Twitter: https://twitter.com/guitarrxapp

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/GuitarSoloing

Guitar App for your Android or iPhone or Tablet/iPad

Our GuitarRx app has been out just over two months and has been downloaded almost 5000 times. It has been about a 2 1/2 month since we launched the GuitarRx App for smartphones.  If you have an Android or iOS based phone or tablet, I encourage you to check out this app.   There is a nice video illustration of the app at our website:  www.guitarrx.com

The app is free, so if you’d like to install it and give it a try, I have provided the direct download links below:

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.sharpwebstudio.guitarrx1&feature=nav_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDNd

iPhone: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/guitarrx-riff-practice-app/id548217270?ls=1&mt=8


 
Keep On Jammin!
tony sig file

Tony Aja

Learn2Jam Guitar Soloing System
Interactive Guitar Leads Master Volume
GuitarRx Riff Practice App

 

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