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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!

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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.

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Vol. 1 - Ticket To Improv
James V Brown - Churchton, MD
Wish I found this course much earlier...

Hi! My name is Jim Brown. I am retired and I have been playing guitar since I was a child. I have had a very difficult time learning jazz improvisation. I started the Conti Ticket to Improv course about six months ago and have to say that I wish I found this course much earlier in my guitar career. I have tried many guitar books and courses in the past, with little success. Most courses emphasize theory, scales and licks. The Conti method uses whole songs and melodic lines. None of the other methods I have tried in the past have given me the access to the melodic lines needed to learn jazz guitar. In particular, this method covers melodic lines that run four measures, or more, you learn by playing actual jazz solos. The Conti approach is ideal for people trying to learn jazz who feel like their progress has stalled. Mr. Conti is one of the true New York Italian jazz guitar pros of the sixties. For those of you on a limited budget like myself the cost of the CDs in the ticket to improv series is ridiculously low, especially when using the new streaming option. Now is the time to get instruction from a jazz great before the opportunity is gone.

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Intros, Endings, Turnarounds
David Klausner - Cocoa, FL
A new "light bulb" goes on...

I'm kind of working on all of my Robert Conti products. Every so often, I go back and review the material and I always find something I've missed and a new "light bulb" goes on. The "hands-on", play the instrument approach definitely works the best for me! Thanks for a great learning resource!

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.