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.

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.

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:

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:

Keep On Jammin!
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Tony Aja

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