Getting nowhere with modes and scales?

With over 50 years of on the bandstand performance and teaching experience, Robert Conti will take you wherever you want to go. No Modes No Scales®, no BS since 1966.

Raising The Bar

His knowledge available only locally until the launch of his website in 2000, Robert Conti single-handedly raised the bar on jazz guitar instruction. Read the interview that started it all.

Just Jazz Guitar Cover with Conti
2002 Cover - Just Jazz Guitar Magazine

No Gatekeeper On The Internet

By now you've discovered an endless line of unqualified amateurs who attempt to take your money, or worse, your time, by falsely presenting themselves as "professional jazz guitar educators" when there's zero evidence they can even play.

Caveat Emptor - in your search for a high quality learning resource, don't allow yourself, or your wallet to be ambushed by a litany of ludicrous and unverifiable claims - all intended to exploit your learning frustrations and induce you to purchase what usually proves to be yet another junk product full of regurgitated modes, scales, and meaningless theory.

Musical genius of the higest order

I have known Robert Conti for over 15 years. It has truly been a privilege to get to know this man on so many levels. Genius is a word that is often used but more often undeserved. Bob is a Musical Genius of the highest order as evidenced by his latest CD To the Brink a new benchmark in the annals of Jazz Guitar. From the softest of burning embers to a full blown 5 alarm inferno this CD will leave an indelible mark on those who appreciate true jazz. One who possesses real genius generally are blessed with this… Read more “Musical genius of the higest order”

Glenn Scharaga

If you:

  • are a rock or blues guitarist who has lost interest in learning due to instructors who preach that you must learn modes and scales as the only "correct" way to become a jazz guitarist,
  • have spent a small fortune on several years of lessons - yet, you're still unable to join a jam session and play through chord progressions to standards or even some simple blues changes,
  • had the experience of being given some abstract concept, and then told: "now, you need to go figure out how to make jazz out of this concept,"
  • have reached the conclusion you won't learn to improvise by practicing scales and modes,

...then you're for the Conti approach!


Robert Conti

Like the early Founding Fathers of the art form, the high level of Robert Conti’s playing skill is the result of NOT studying modes, scales and theory. Before spending your money, or even your time (yes, free lessons do have a cost) on the army of hack instructors that permeate the internet, do take the time to watch the two short performance videos below to witness the raw skill that underwrites the Conti line of learning resources.

Conti brings 50+ years of documented on the bandstand experience to the table. Having developed his skill as a monster player at only 24 years old, coupled with countless student success videos and letters of praise, are your assurance of quality and result-producing products that will improve your playing.

1969 Television Performance

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Twin Pickup Port Wine Entrada Archtop Guitar
Double Pickup Port Wine Entrada

Features that don't cost a fortune

If you’re serious about playing jazz, acquire an archtop backed by 50+ years of performance experience. 24 frets, Ebony everything, personalized introduction video, and best of all, it’s got the Conti name. See photos, comments and videos from our worldwide owners.

Where Do I Go From Here?

The Players Gallery

If your goal is to play jazz guitar, it makes sense to choose a teacher whose students can play. Watch confidence in action as our students play what they learned from Conti.


Endless commentaries featuring real names and locations of students. You won't find any of the typical fake Joe B. and Frank R. comments like you find on other sites. All of our commentaries are genuine.

The Press Speaks

Having received accolades at the local, national and international level, Robert Conti remains at the forefront of jazz guitar. Take the time to read numerous press reviews on his performances and products.

Back when I was coming up, it was just us with our guitars. We played jazz guitar to learn jazz guitar and nothing else entered the equation. Turn jazz into an academic endeavor and you’ll never become a player.

If you’ve had your fill of daily blog posts, tons of disjointed free lessons on Youtube, academies, conservatories, eBooks, workshops, forums, discussion groups and you still can’t play – come see me and my students.

Robert Conti

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Tired of disjointed 5 minute lessons that lead you nowhere? Experience 3 full length complimentary video lessons. Like thousands of others since 2000, you’ll be glad you did. And no, this isn’t the beginning of daily spam in your inbox.