You Could Learn A Lot From A Player

(so why are you still wasting time with hacks who can't pick anything but their nose?)

Conti Produces Players, Not Talkers.

Had enough modes and scales? Ever notice how many teachers can't actually play jazz guitar? Then it should be no surprise why none of their students can play either.

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 new skills - from entry level to highly advanced. Visit the Players Gallery to see numerous students playing what they learned. Talking about playing isn't the same as playing - remember this as you navigate the internet where anyone who owns a guitar is suddenly a teacher.

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Entry Level Improv

Witness Dr. Kathy Durante's short term progress as she performs a full entry level solo. She is learning the language of jazz and having a ball doing it.

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Advanced Improv

If you've already got chops and don't know what to play, Conti has you covered. Watch Lucas Costner execute a pro level solo without any modes or scales.

Lace Walker, Chord Melody Jazz Guitar Performance

Chord Melody

Lace Walker utilizes professional chord melody arrangements by Robert Conti and performs regularly on cruise ships. That doesn't sound too bad, does it?

The internet has been great for many things. However, we can tell you with certainty that the academization of jazz guitar has been a detriment to the art form. As stated above, it takes a player to make a player. Robert Conti has over 50 years of documented teaching and performing experience. You wouldn't seek heart surgery from a butcher just because he owns sharp knives. So why waste years of your life on amateurs without any evidence they can play or teach?

George Wrigley - Tucson, Arizona
"I have been playing for over 50 years and this is the first teacher I have ever had that made single note soloing make sense. For the first time in my life I am now learning how to add beautiful single note solos to my chord melody arrangements. Everyone else I ever studied with or purchased their dvd's etc, always sounded like a bunch of notes, they never made any sense to me. I know all the scales, but I could never make them sound like anything other than scales. Thanks Robert Conti for your amazing products."
Kerry Klungtvedt - Rushford, MN
"I 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!!"
Scott Blazer - Logan, OH
"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 didn't feel smart enough to play, and figured I would be a hundred years old before I learned my first solo. I bought Mr Conti 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 you do, I will be a student for life."
Larry Herrera - Albuquerque, NM
"Mr. C: I want to thank you in a BIG way how grateful I am to you and your teaching ideas. I just completed chapter 7 of the Jazz Lines source book and it has been a great journey. I finally got it. The shapes is the way to go. After 8 years of studying scales and modes I couldn't improvise, but now I can. In fact, I am coming up with my own ideas; but ideas that make sense, are pretty to hear and don't sound so mechanical. I look forward to finishing the book by late spring; that's my goal. I wanted you to know that if I had to pay $1,000 for this book I gladly would. When you're told that you need to learn this scale and that scale you'll be able to improvise. What a bunch of crap. 8 months ago I started the Jazz Lines book and I know more in 8 months than I did in 8 years. Thanks again for your wonderful teaching materials."
James Mohan - Singapore
"Dear Bob, I've been studying jazz for years, working on modes and scales diligently, but finding the process tedious and frustrating. Within a week or two of working through The Jazz Lines, my playing was transformed, and I took to the stage with my first jazz gig, negotiating all the changes with total confidence.. and more importantly, I enjoyed every second of it! Your lines provide an incredible framework for learning this language, and your methodology makes playing this wonderful style of music an absolute joy, rather than an intimidating intellectual exercise. Now I can switch my brain off, and switch my ears ON!! Cheers Bob, your approach has 'unlocked' my playing! I'm indebted to you!"
Brian Bowman - Apex, NC
"Hi Bob, I love your Jazz Guitar materials and they are helping me make a mid-life come-back to Jazz playing! You're Precision Technique is amazing. After about 2 years of work with your stuff, I joined a Big Band doing mostly old-school swing. It's mostly four-to-the-bar comping but some opportunities for soloing and more modern chordal comping. Thanks again for what you do!"
Tony Williams - United Kingdom
"Conti's Chord Melody DVD changed my life. I'd been playing taking chord melody lessons for 15 yrs. However 1 hour with this sorted it. It's 3 yrs on everyday I use the concepts he talks about better than any other DVD or book by anyone else so easy to follow! Thanks Robert."
Richard Plummer - Santa Ana, CA
"Mr Conti...I received your Improv 1 and 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!"
Janice Chlebus - Fayetteville, NC
"I wish you could have been here when my husband opened the package. He is now in his practice room and I doubt I will see him for a few hours. Thanks, I have been replaced by a Conti DVD! Again, you have been a blessing to my husband and your military protector."
Charles Edwards - Ozone Park, NY
"I’m doing very well with all the DVDs. I have to tell you I have never bought any DVD on any kind of instruction that works like these do, its unbelievable. I’ve learned more in 3 weeks than in 30 years and have finally played something that sounds the way it should. I’m going to post a message on the web site but I want to take my time so I don't forget to leave anything I want to say out lol. Please thank everyone there and especially Mr. Conti if you can. Thanks have a great day"

My Robert Conti Jazz Guitar Learning Experience

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Star Student, Will Kriski

Will Kriski in stands proud with his new first generation Conti Guitar outside his home in beautiful Canada.

After nearly giving up due to years of college and frustration, Will Kriski discovered the Conti approach to teaching and playing jazz guitar. Having advanced more than he ever thought possible in a short 5-6 month period, he created a group on Facebook where others could share their learning experiences too.

If you're on Facebook, simply click the button below to join Will's continuously growing group.  Sharing your experiences in Will's group is the next best thing to spending time playing your guitar.

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