Playing Jazz Guitar Is All That Matters
Own a guitar, webcam and know a few licks and chords? Congratulations, you're a jazz guitar instructor! Sounds like a silly thing to say right? Unfortunately, this is the status of jazz guitar instruction today. So, if you're serious about playing, how do you determine who can actually teach you to play jazz from day 1?
The only reliable benchmark of any teacher is the playing success of the student.
We're proud to present videos of our students demonstrating their playing results - from entry level to highly advanced. Visit the Players Gallery to see numerous students playing what they learned with the Robert Conti line of high impact jazz guitar learning resources. Talking about playing isn't the same as actually playing - remember this as you navigate the internet minefield.
Wish I had learned this stuff years agoMr Conti…I received your Improv 1 & 2 and I believe they are, for learning to improvise jazz guitar, the best I’ve ever seen. I sure wish I had learned this stuff years ago, as I would have been a far better guitarist. Well, it’s fine. I will dive into study now, and wish to thank you for putting me light years ahead. I expect to order more in the future, and to try to master jazz guitar improvisation. Thanks again!
Richard Plummer - Santa Ana, CA
All Sorts Of Doors Will OpenWow! – This stuff is getting better all the time! I can’t believe how the barriers are falling – It’s like Bob said: “All sorts of doors will open, and all sorts of lights will start to go on” – They are! My right hand fingers are pretty much automatic now, and my performance passable on almost 3 songs. Even the open 6th string Em9 chord at the 7th fret is finally getting tamed as well. It was hard to play that clean at a reasonably fast speed when you’re passing through a sequence and combining…
Julian Wilson - United Kingdom
I can't get enough!Finally a teaching method that works. I have tried for years to get into playing jazz. It was always the same old thing, I just didnt feel smart enough to play, and figured I would be a hundred years old before I learned my first solo. I bought Mr Conti's entry level Ticket To Improv DVD, and must say I will be buying everything on this site. I could not get over the fact that from right off the bat I was playing, not getting theory thrown at me but really playing. Thanks Mr Conti for teaching the way. . .
Scott Blazer - Logan, OH
Played a great solo jazz guitar gig last nightI played a great solo jazz guitar gig last night after which I sat in with my friend’s jazz group. They liked my playing so much that they are talking about hiring me for future gigs. I could not have done it without the instruction of Robert Conti. Thank you, Mr. Conti!!
Kerry Klungtvedt - Rushford, Minnesota
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I prepared this narrative in an effort to apprise other aspiring jazz guitarists about my experience with the Ticket To Improv DVD series and The Jazz Lines by Robert Conti. I own all five products (the Ticket To Improv series has four current volumes for those unaware) and have spent several months working through the material and watching the DVDs. I am comfortable enough to … Keep Reading
They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If so, then Robert Conti must feel very flattered these days because he seems to have scores of imitators who have just “discovered” the value of teaching without modes or scales. Not that I have anything against teaching with the best methods available, or changing course when you find something better, but let’s give credit … Keep Reading
The great guitar players learned to play by playing the guitar. That sounds simple and it is but then ask yourself why so many teachers make playing music among their lowest priorities. They assign all sorts of esoteric scales, modes, chord formations, fingerboard patterns, numerical mumbo-jumbo everything except the very music that the learner wants to play. This may build character and it certainly builds … Keep Reading
An Inspirational (and true!) Tale No jazz musician needs to be told how tight money is in this recession. Budgets are being slashed everywhere, and perhaps most in education.Now imagine that you have a class of eager guitar students but no guitars and no money to buy them. What would you do? Welcome to the world of Bruce Edmiston. Bruce has been teaching his guitar class at … Keep Reading
Robert Conti may well be the most successful jazz guitar teacher on the planet, and deservedly so. With over 31 instructional DVD’s ranging from absolute beginner to pro, Mr. Conti seems to barely finish one before his fans and students ask for more. While most other guitarists, including some of the finest players, are finding it difficult to maintain a student base, Mr. Conti has … Keep Reading
Preface by Paul Getty During a recent conversation with Ed Benson, we were discussing how the economic downturn has affected numerous guitarists who voiced complaints about their substantial loss of income from lessons, gigs etc. Our conversation turned to the success of Robert Conti. In the midst of the punitive economic conditions during the last three years, he recently released his thirty-first full-length DVD, as … Keep Reading
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