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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.

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Vol. 3 Blues For Alice (Birds)
Jean Marc - Carnoules, France
A Jazz Master

Robert Conti is one of the living Jazz guitar Masters, But he is also a good teacher!

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Vol. 3 Bluesette
User: Robsta on TrueFire
Wow I'm getting there...

Review on "Jazz Master" Product:
Wow, Robert Conti blazes across the fretboard, and I'm thinking I'm never going to do any of this. But slowly putting small chunks together, and practice exactly how Mr. Conti tells you and Wow I'm getting there.

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Vol. 3 One Note Samba
User: "Wessel07 from TrueFire
Like his explanation of....

Review on "Jazz Master" Product:
I like his explanation of fingering the left hand and that he explains that he has transcribed a jazz standard do that it fits within a box. I think it is a fantastic idea and will be working on it as I go through the course.

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First released in 2009, the Conti archtop jazz guitar was an instant success with its ultra comfortable, playable neck. 11 years later, we’re proud to continue with the second generation of Conti Guitars. If you’re seeking a great looking, great playing archtop with all the features you could never find in a single guitar, then look no further. The Conti Guitar is your answer.

If you approach the Conti products like driving a car, then the Source Code Series would be the engine. They are the “how to, nuts & bolts” behind Robert’s mind blowing technique, endless jazz guitar improv lines, effortless comping and beautiful full sounding chord melody arrangements. With the first titles released in the year 2000, the Source Code Book and DVD series will take you wherever you want to go with your playing, as evidenced by endless student commentaries and videos.

“The Source Code DVD Series is unquestionably the most cost-effective jazz guitar curriculum on the planet!”  

-Mike Irish, Director of Jazz Studies at Michigan Tech. University

Are you an Intermediate to advanced level player? Get that extra edge that only a face to face lesson with one of the world’s leading jazz guitar performer/educators can provide – a live private webcam lesson with Robert Conti will elevate your playing to levels you never dreamed possible – and that’s not an exaggeration, read letters of praise from a few of Conti’s students.

Ready to make the transition from rock or blues to jazz? Haven’t gotten anywhere with all the modes and scales you learned?

Ready to start playing melodic lines that get you excited and motivated? The Ticket To Improv DVD series will have you playing jazz from day one. Don’t believe it?  Watch some of the videos in the Players Gallery to see numerous examples of short term results you can expect once you separate yourself from the modes/scales approach.

Got plenty of chops and technique but don’t know what to play?Looking for hip burning lines to make your own? In each volume, Robert plays an advanced improvised solo and then teaches you that solo measure by measure, note by note. You’ll rapidly begin to increase your jazz vocabulary as Conti walks you through the solos. No guesswork here as Conti provides full notation and tab. Three series available with five volumes in each series:
  • The Smoking Lineman (Bebop)
  • Big City Blues (Blues)
  • Sound of Rio (Bossa Nova)

New to chord melody? Start playing pro level Robert Conti arrangements today. In each volume, Robert teaches his professionally arranged chord melody arrangement of a popular standard, to you, chord by chord, on video – it simply can’t be made any easier.

Through the duration of the magazine, Robert’s arrangements quickly became a favorite feature for subscribers. During past 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.

If you simply want a collection of the most in-demand standards, all arranged with Conti’s signature chord diagram display (just play the chord grids and you’re performing chord melody of the highest quality), then the Signature Chord Melody Arrangements are exactly what you’re looking for. Numerous guitarists utilize these arrangements in their paid performances. 

Note: These are instant download, printable PDF files. No audio or video is included. If you prefer video, we suggest the Play Pro Chord Melody Today DVD series.

If it’s straight ahead burnin’ jazz without the fluff that you’re craving, the Conti recordings will have you on the edge of your seat. We’re proud to present the raw talent and skill that Robert Conti brings to the table. The skill represented in these recordings is what sets Conti apart from the army of amateurs that pervades the internet today.

Currently Available:

  • The Jazz Quintet (1981)
  • Comin’ On Strong! (1990)
  • To The Brink! (2004)
You can’t do much playing without a good set of strings. After 50+ years of performance and trial of just about every guitar string in existence, Robert has developed these custom gauge strings and never strays from them, no matter the gig.