Comping Expo Review in JJG

Well Robert Conti has done it again. Having produced dozens of quality DVDs on the art of single note soloing and chord melody jazz guitar, he has set his instructional sights on that nemesis of so many guitarists:  comping.  It is easy to understand how soloing makes up the lion’s share of instructional material. All guitarists want those moments to shine on stage, and there is nothing for the ego quite like peeling off a terrific solo when called on. Very fulfilling, but the mundane fact is that if you are pursuing a career in jazz guitar you are most …

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Gitarist Magazine Review

Who? Jazz Guitarist Robert Conti holds the world record‐keep your gig: He played no less than ten years time every evening solo at the Marriott Hotel in Irvine, California. Today he attacked the guitar world from Las Vegas with reading material in the form of books and DVDs.   He also developed an eight‐string guitarand he now promotes a model jazz guitaar Robert Conti. Book? We received five part series of “Signature Chord Melody Arrangements” with operations standards for solo guitar as Body And Soul, Summertime and The Shadow Of Your Smile. The concept could not be simpler: a ring band with melody in standard …

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The Jazz Lines Review in Just Jazz Guitar Magazine

Improvisation is the holy grail of jazz players. It seems that everyone wants to learn howto do it, or to do it better. George Bernard Shaw said that “Those who can, do; those whocan’t, teach.” Fortunately, a few of those who can also do teach, and Robert Conti is oneof those few.  Readers of JJG have known Robert Conti for years. However, if you are only playing his wonderful chord melodies you are missing out on half the fun! Mr. Conti is a smokin’-hot single-line player whose machine-gun delivery seems to defy the laws of physics. Marking the tenth anniversary of …

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Intros, Endings and Turnarounds Review

Robert Conti is no stranger to readers of JJG. He has dozens of DVD learning products available, and I want to be sure that you do not miss Intros, Endings and Turnarounds. This valuable learning resource fills in a major gap for most players.  I will admit right off the bat that I am a Robert Conti fan, although probably not for the reasons you may think. Yes, I am impressed by the almost super-human number of notes that he can squeeze into a few minutes while remaining tasteful and true to the tune, but there is more to Mr. Conti than virtuosity. You see, …

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Ticket To Improv DVD Series Review

Volumes One & Two $24.95 Each For Entry Level Jazz Guitarists www.RobertConti.com 888 – JAZZ DVD In 2004 I had become aware of Robert Conti and his education products via an ad in JJG magazine.  I was originally intrigued by the rave reviews and also wondered how and why this guy had “flown under my radar” of awareness. So, I checked out the website, was very impressed with his playing (especially the chord melody things) and saw listed a series of “Source Code” books that were available. I was particularly interested in the “Precision Technique” book because it seemed to …

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Conti Approach To Teaching Jazz Guitar

– Why It Works – Preface To Original 2004 Article In the latter part of 2004, I wrote the following article and sent it to Robert Conti with a request to have it published on his website with the intention of sharing insights of my learning experience with other aspiring jazz guitarists.  Since this article was first written, there has been an increase in the number of guitar instruction books that emphasize the use of melodic phrases and licks as a means of enhancing improvisation skills. As an avid reader of JJG, I also see other respected players who are now advertising a …

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The Chord Melody Assembly Line & The Formula!: New DVD Components Added

The Pinnacle Production Group Available From: www.RobertConti.com 702-240-8127 One of the supreme joys of playing guitar is being able to sit down and play an entire song all byyourself, just you and your guitar, melody, harmony and bass line all present.  It is one of the mostsatisfying sounds in all of music – solo guitar.  However, many guitarists have little or no idea how to develop a solo guitar arrangement, as it often seems like only a handful of guitarists know the secret of how to do this. Robert Conti reveals all in his updated Source Code volumes of The ChordMelody Assembly …

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