Reviews

Worldwide Students Speak

4767 reviews
91%
(4320)
9%
(447)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
Great

Someone who teaches how to play rather than memorize. What a concept!

D
The Formula
Dr. Dave Walker - Canada
Terrific materials on chord melody

I am a retired (EARLY retirement!) university professor and administrator who taught music criticism at the graduate level. I've also been a practising musician for over 40 years now. Although I have played in jazz bands for years, I restricted myself mostly to comping until I discovered Robert Conti's column in Just Jazz Guitar, and then his terrific materials on chord melody. I was delighted with the DVD of The Formula to finally be able to see and hear Mr. Conti. His down-to-earth style of instruction really resonated with me.

J
The Jazz Lines
James Macneil - Fayetteville, NC
Find endless ideas...

I just love all the material presented. I have all the Source Code and Ticket to Improv series. Even though the TTI series is an introduction, I find that coupled with The Jazz Lines you can find endless ideas from those "simpler" lines presented. I really think I've seen other people imitating the approach Conti has used for decades. The problem with theory is that many students don't understand how to apply it. Robert demonstrates that theory in real world application. Anyone who understands theory can analyze Robert's lines and see how that theory works in real playing. I think Robert understands theory as much as any music theory teacher, but he also knows that on the bandstand the mind doesn't have time to compute all that information when chords are flying by at break neck tempos. He just presents things that make sense to the mind in real time playing.

&
Chord Melody Assembly Line
"Monkmiles" on The Gear Page forum
Gets you playing quickly

Robert Conti has a good book/method called the Chord Melody Assembly Line. It's been many years since I looked at it but I remember it as a straight forward, easy to follow approach that gets you playing quickly.

H
The Formula
Hinton Owens - Georgia
He is a gifted educator

I just received Robert Conti's Source Code Book Four ("The Formula") last week. The man has a way of packing a tremendous amount of information into my brain quickly. He is a gifted educator. His concept of harmonizing melodies is fantastic and it works great for me. If you have not seen a copy I recommend it to you. You will have fun reading it and applying his concepts to any standard tune within a couple of hours. It's the best money I have spent on a learning aid ever.

A knack for making the esoteric obvious!

I discovered Robert Conti through the article in Just Jazz Guitar Magazine. I have purchased his Chord Melody Assembly Line book/DVD, and am working through it at this time. Robert certainly has a knack for making the esoteric obvious! I would be interested to know of any new offerings he may have for guitar instruction. Also, he should really come back to his roots here in Pennsylvania once in a while so that us east-coasters can meet him, see him play, take a lesson or two!

T
2 Hour Lesson
Tony Pereira - Las Vegas, NV
Best musical investment I've ever made

I just wanted to give a shout out to Robert Conti. I started taking lessons with Robert about 2 years ago and picked up a few tricks. I decided to get serious back in February and made a weekly appointment for a 2 hour lesson. It is the best musical investment that I have ever made. The progress has been amazing and his teaching style fits with the way I need to learn.

Robert teaches a no modes/no scales method...and he hates that I use the word “method”. Make no mistake though the guy knows his music theory. Not only does it sound good to your ear but he can explain at a Ph.D. level why it sounds good.

Do yourself a favor and take a lesson from the guy. I guarantee you will walk away with something new. Every week I have met with him save a few times when I was traveling and I walk away exhausted and energized.

He has completely changed my playing...for the good. He’s a rare combination of being a stellar player who can teach.

Firecracker Sale

25% Off Learning Resources!

Use Coupon Code: FIRECRACKER22 At Checkout

Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds

ROBERT CONTI PERFORMS AT IDAHO HEART FOUNDATION HEART BALL

Robert Conti performs at the 2022 Idaho Heart Ball
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on pinterest

International Jazz Guitarist Performs at Shoshone-Bannock Hotel

IDAHO FALLS, ID, Feb. 5 – World-renowned international jazz guitarist Robert Conti performed for guests of the Idaho Heart Foundation’s first annual Heart Ball at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel on Saturday, February 5. His outstanding performance added to the overwhelming success of the Idaho Heart Foundation (IHF) Heart Ball.

“We are honored and proud to have Robert as part of the event,” said Dr. Wachter. “I am so honored to have such internationally recognized artist to not only recognize the importance of our cause, but to be part of our mission to spread the awareness throughout our community. We’re very honored that he finds the importance of what we’re doing here, and we appreciate his continued support. Conti is an dear friend personally and to the foundation.”

Conti donated his talent and expertise to the IHF to support awareness of cardiovascular disease, and to raise funds for CPR and AED training clinics in the community. The IHF has been providing these trainings at public events since its founding in 2017 and has been providing AEDs for public first responders. The Heart Ball was a collective effort to raise donations to the foundation to support their mission of awareness and education of CPR, AED use, youth awareness, and patient support groups. Foundation members put on a CPR demonstration during the event and showed attendees how to properly use an AED.

About The Idaho Heart Foundation

The Idaho Heart Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the education and awareness of cardiovascular health in Southeast Idaho. The Idaho Heart Foundation is dedicated to continuing CPR/AED training and supporting heart-healthy lifestyles and habits. The Idaho Heart Foundation was founded in 2017 by Blake Wachter, MD, PHD, and supports the Heart2Heart patient support group, which focuses on creating a network of doctors and former patients to help current cardiovascular patients learn to cope with necessary life style changes. The Heart2Heart group is led by foundation vice president Jake Gilbert, who received a heart transplant in 2017.

Contact:

Idaho Heart Foundation
Morgan Stonehocker
(208) 821-7457
[email protected]

Share this post with your friends

1 thought on “ROBERT CONTI PERFORMS AT IDAHO HEART FOUNDATION HEART BALL”

Leave a Comment