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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!

Intros, Endings, Turnarounds

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Throughout his career, numerous guitarists frequently ask Robert the following questions: “How do you create all those interesting intros and endings?”  “What is all that great stuff you’re playing between songs?” This title contains a truckload of professional, ready-to-use intros, endings and turnarounds for your chord melody arrangements.

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Throughout his career, numerous guitarists frequently ask Robert the following questions regarding his intros, endings & turnarounds:

  • “How do you create all those interesting intros and endings?”
  • “What is all that great stuff you’re playing between songs?”

In response, Robert published the original version of Intros, Endings & Turnarounds book which contained a truck load of professional, ready-to-use intros, endings and turnarounds.  Each of those ideas are presented with the chord grid above every note for ease of playing, especially for those who do not read notation. Tablature is also included where necessary for single notes.

Robert raises the bar on high value education with the addition of this 4 hour DVD where he visually demonstrates all 100 of those musical ideas.  Each idea is quickly accessible as a chapter on the DVD for easy reference.  As if that was not enough, he added a substantial amount of new content in the “Quick Start” section that precedes the original body of data. This section contains another 23 musical ideas designed to essentially jump start your creative process!  After you’ve learned just a few ideas presented in this package, you’ll begin to discover opportunities to reshape them into brand new concepts.

Intros, Endings & Turnarounds Includes:

  • Full size 8.5″ x 11″ Booklet
  • 4 Hour DVD with each intro/ending/turnaround in its own chapter.
  • Quick Start chapter containing 23 new ideas to jump-start your creativity
  • 100 ready-to-use intros, endings & turnarounds
  • Easy to read chord grids for every note
  • Tablature wherever necessary

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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!

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Richard Hamblett - Rochester, NY
Most beneficial I have ever known...

With the purchase of “Intros Endings and Turnarounds” I now have acquired the full “Source Code” DVD series. As well as all four of the “Ticket to Impov” series. The quality of your products and service has been some of the best I have ever experienced.  I am a long time guitar player. Your products have been the most beneficial I have ever known. A world class player showing you how to play, I mean play, not spend countless hours on figuring out what scale or what mode to play over what chord is priceless. And, I mean priceless. I click on iRealPro and I’m off. You can’t put a price on that.

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Brad Beer - Indianapolis, IN
highly recommend these three books...

"The Chord Melody Assembly Line" in an excellent primer on formulating one's own chord melody arrangements.  "The Formula" and "Intros, Endings & Turnarounds" really expanded my horizons. I highly recommend these three books to anyone who would not only like to learn how to formulate chord melody arrangements but also learn numerous possibilities!

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Janice Chlebus - Fayetteville, NC
A blessing to my husband...

I wish you could have been here when my husband opened the package. He is now in his practice room and I doubt I will see him for a few hours. Thanks, I have been replaced by a Conti DVD! Again, you have been a blessing to my husband and your military protector.

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Eddie Gai - Torino, Italy
My deepest thanks...

Dear Maestro, I'm already an happy customer of yours DVDs. I own the complete Source Code series as well as the two Ticket to Improv disks. Your teachings are peerless, fun and useful, and - even more important - you give students courage and confidence. My deepest thanks!

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Tony Williams - United Kingdom
Changed my life...

Conti's Chord Melody DVD changed my life. I'd been playing taking chord melody lessons for 15 yrs.  However 1 hour with this sorted it. It's 3 yrs on everyday I use the concepts he talks about better than any other DVD or book by anyone else so easy to follow! Thanks Robert

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Ronald Palmer - Nashville, TN
jazz guitarists owe you a debt of gratitude

I first became aware of you from the JJG magazine on your lick of the month lines. Then came your chord melody solos so I started ordering your material. I have purchased Souce Code The Jazz Lines, Precision Technique, and The Formula, Intros, Endings Turnarounds. So I now have 25 of your chord melody songs that I play by memory. I feel I have gained more in the past five years than I have in the previous thirty. I think all of the jazz guitarist owe you a debt of gratitude for sharing your knowledge with us. To this I say thanks Robert Conti. In closing I wish you the greatest gift in life, good health. Its priceless.

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