2019 Firecracker Sale Underway

  Our 2019 Firecracker Savings Event Is Now Underway Enjoy 35% Off To celebrate Independence Day in the USA, we’re pleased to offer our patrons the opportunity to acquire Robert Conti jazz guitar instructional resources at a huge discount. Simply place your order, and you’ll save a bundle on the most effective jazz guitar learning resources. We make that statement according to thousands of well documented written and video commentaries from worldwide students: “Hello good people. I received the “Ticket To Improv” DVD a few days ago. I have invested a lot of money thru the years on guitar lessons and nothing …

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Discover Robert Conti by Rik Jonna

In recent weeks, I have had the pleasure of reconnecting and speaking frequently with my friend, Master guitarist- Bob Conti.  Bob & I met 15 years or so ago in Vegas where he was performing. I went to the club and introduced myself as a friend of PM’s. It was a memorable night – one I will never forget- great music, some good Italian food and wine, and talking guitar with a humble and generous jazz giant. I should mention that Pat & Bob grew up in Philly together. Both young guitarists hit the jazz circuit playing clubs in their …

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Labor Day Event & More Exciting News

Labor Day Sale & More Exciting News Happy Labor Day weekend to all the hard working people throughout the world! In celebration of this holiday, we’re offering a 25% across the board discount on all of our learning products, including the Signature Chord Melody Arrangement series, whose price has been reduced for the new downloadable format. This sale event is now in progress, through Thursday September 8, 2016. The discount coupon will be automatically applied to your shopping cart. Signature Chord Melody Series – DOWNLOADABLE Since day 1 in the year 2000, the Robert Conti Signature Chord Melody Arrangement series …

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The Turning Point by Dave Ruggiero

The Turning Point

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 share my experiences in a way that can benefit aspiring jazz guitarists. It is also my hope that this narrative will resonate with other aspiring jazz guitarists who are frustrated after struggling with the academic modes/scales …

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Vol 4 – Ticket To Improv Review in JJG

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 where it’s due. I’ve seen Robert Conti abused for decades for daring to teach lines instead of scales and modes, so I think a little appreciation for his pioneering work is in order. And speaking of …

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The Conti Philosophy

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 the teacher’s bank balance but does it do justice to the learner? Robert Conti is a teacher with a difference. He is a pioneer in jazz guitar teaching who early on discovered that the way …

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Jazz Guitarists to the Rescue

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 Oxnard High School for thirteen years, focused mainly on jazz guitar. He tells us: “I inform everyone from day one that I teach music and that we will be using the guitar as the instrument to bring that music …

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Volume 3 – Ticket To Improv Review in JJG

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 continued to attract more students with each release. His highly successful Ticket To Improv series is Robert Conti’s introduction to jazz improvisation. The first two volumes set the tone for the series with high quality …

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2010 Just Jazz Guitar Cover Story

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 an obvious result of the ongoing demand for his unique ability to teach effectively. To my knowledge, that level of consistently creative teaching production is unprecedented. On the heels of ongoing DVD production plus a heavy …

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Gitarist Magazine Masthead

Comping Expo Review in Gitarist Magazine

The Comping Expo Robert Conti? A jazz guitar virtuoso who likes to keep things simple. As complicated as his bebop licks and chord melodies may sound, Conti constantly stresses that you can learn all of it without spending years and years being bogged down by chords, scales and arpeggio’s. Conti rightfully thinks that the the was he learned to play is most natural; you hear somebody play something that you like and you go and find out what he did. The next step is to try and use that new information in your playing, and finding variations on it, too. …

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