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Entrada Archtop Guitar
Fred Kofler - Boynton Beach, Florida
Sounds as beautiful as it looks

I purchased an Entrada archtop jazz guitar from Robert Conti and it sounds as beautiful as it looks. I have been attempting to play jazz guitar for many years. I had excellent teachers, learned theory and chord melody. I would practice all the time and never feel comfortable playing or learning how to improvise. Then I found Robert on the internet and in just a couple of months I am shocked at how much I improved. His simple, straight forward method has helped open a whole new world of guitar playing for me. Just like many of his other students, I regret not studying with him years ago, but I’m here now and I’m getting better every day

Off to a good start!

I'm Brazilian, I play as a hobby and I would like to play jazz. This lesson got me off to a good start!

One Little YouTube Clip Got Me Hooked

Back in 2017, I stumbled across Robert through one of his YouTube promos. One particular line that really grabbed my brain and threw it on the floor was a fast bebop-style enclosure over D9#11. I was able to figure it out what he was doing and have used it ever since; mostly as a speed exercise. Getting it up to speed btw is not as easy as RC makes it look but, practice makes perfect. And I still think it's one of the most fantastic jazz lines I ever heard.

More recently, I was reviewing enclosures and remembered the RC clip. Perhaps it was time to find out what came in the bars preceding and following the YT clip (I had no idea it was part of a solo for "Ipanema"). I wasn't looking for lessons as much as lines to steal. :)

On the RC.com web site I found what seemed to be the same title that appeared on the YT video. But was it? And was the transcription PDF really included with the DVD? Was it any good? And was all this really available for just $15? It almost looked too good to be true.

That's where the online Chat sessions with Steve came in. Steve is not a bot. :) He was extremely helpful and thoroughly addressed all my questions (including a later follow-up). He's a big part of what makes the RC web site work.

Having been involved with video productions myself, I know how much work has gone into the lesson structure, the video recording, the music transcription, the mp3 files, etc. It's beautifully done: especially for $15!!! Simply put, this instruction video is a very
high-quality product that is exceptional value for money.

My only regret is not having had RC as a teacher, early on, when I was desperate to get some fast-ish jazz solo lines under my fingers without being constantly frustrated by teachers insisting on doing every but.

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Vol. 4 All Blues (Miles Davis)
User: ldrayrainey on TrueFire
A real master!

JazzMaster Product Review:
I have quite a few Conti courses and I think he is a great nuts-and-bolts teacher, especially be-bop soloing. I haven't found anyone who offers so many chord substitutions. He shows how to play a tune that has maybe 6 - 8 chords and use maybe 40 - 50 choices. Mind boggling at first but when you figure him out, he's WOW!

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Vol. 4 Wave
User: gear1152 on TrueFire
A little gem

JazzMaster Product Review:
This course is a little gem among the many Truefire course. At first, you might be thrown by the old-timey production, but actually there's a ton of great information. Conti, a real master of jazz, take you measure by measure of solos for three different types of jazz tunes. However, it's not a just a play-this-note, play-that-note course. Conti tells you the substitutions he's thinking of when playing the line and there are some great comping ideas too. By the end of the course, you'll have a lot of great moves to add to your vocabulary. Definitely worth the time and money for this course.

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Vol. 4 Signature Chord Melody Arrangements
User: thierrypaul on TrueFire
Nice surprise

JazzMaster Product Review:
Good course, I particularly appreciate the second part which is devoted to accompaniment of standards, rich and complete it will take me time to learn everything!

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Vol. 3 One Note Samba
User: Samori on TrueFire
Fascinating and Different

Review on Jazz Master product:
This is my first experience with Conti's methodology and it's fascinating - unusual compared with most other approaches, but it seems to work! Looking forward to trying some of the others.

February 2002 Just Jazz Guitar Cover Featuring Robert Conti With Interview

2002 Cover Story

Just Jazz Guitar

Previously Published Chord Melody Lessons

From

Robert Conti

Now Available!

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2010 Cover Story

"The Publication For The Jazz Guitar Enthusiast"

If you’re a newcomer to the jazz guitar community in the past four years, you’ve probably heard about Just Jazz Guitar Magazine. As the high quality publication by Ed Benson had a very successful Twenty-Two Year run from 1994 through 2016, the magazine quickly became the meeting place for worldwide jazz guitar enthusiasts. As a clear verification of the quality and popularity of this publication, past issues are continuously listed for $20 to $40 on eBay.

Robert Conti's Contributions

Two cover stories, in 2002 & 2010, were presented in recognition of Robert’s career accomplishments as a highly successful performing artist, a leading edge educator with a unique result-producing teaching format, and as a business entrepreneur with the launch of Conti Guitars.

The Conti JJG Arrangements

Through the duration of the magazine, Robert’s arrangements quickly became a favorite feature for subscribers. During the past four years, we have received ongoing requests to make the JJG arrangements available. We’re now able to present Twenty One Chord Melody Arrangements With Supporting Videos, in the Streaming Video Format.

Keep An Eye Open!
In the near future, a new section will appear on this site, titled The Just Jazz Guitar Years. In addition to numerous product reviews and his interviews, through the duration of the magazine, Robert also presented several profile articles on many guitarists deserving of wider recognition in the jazz guitar community. All of those items have been compiled, and will be available for reading by everyone who has interest in reviewing that data.

21 Arrangement Bundle

Includes Bonus

1 Hour Private Lesson

Back by popular demand – When you order the bundle of all 21 JJG chord melody arrangements, you will receive a full one hour free private session with Robert Conti via webcam!

Learn more about private lessons here.