Have you discovered it is essentially impossible to create pro-level lines out of modes and scales? Wouldn’t you rather be playing at jam sessions instead of spending a fortune on instructors who insist on teaching you endless theory? If so, Robert Conti, has again redefined high impact instruction, as The Jazz Lines is his Twenty-Sixth Blockbuster DVD of immediately useful “take it to the gig tonight” lines and other ideas.
The early greats continuously evolved their improv skills by playing in bars, clubs, buses, and back room jam sessions from New Orleans to New York. Through ongoing hands-on exchanges of knowledge, they taught each other what they were playing on their instruments. In essence, the key ingredient to their continuous improvement was actually playing jazz, not talking about it. As evidenced by endless student testimonials, the cornerstone of the Conti approach is his ability and willingness to teach students to play jazz, by actually having the student play jazz from the start, not modes, scales and other nonsense. Indeed, nobody brings their “A-Game” knowledge to Jazz Guitar instruction like Robert Conti.
Robert stated in an interview: Theory vs Reality:
“Theory is often defined as a guess or conjecture. In relation to jazz improvisation, it is the branch of the art form that deals with its principles or methods, not its practice. Therefore, if improvising well is your goal, then why pursue theory first, as you’ll still need to learn to play – after spending several months trying to comprehend theory. Conversely, if you expend your energy learning to play well (like the early greats) you’ll quickly discover that the theory will become obvious as a by-product of playing lines that are tangible enough for clear analysis. From the student perspective, the best part of this pragmatic approach is that they have the great pleasure of playing jazz on their instrument, rather than trying to comprehend modes, theory, scales etc.”
From the intermediate to professional level, the concepts presented in The Jazz Lines will quickly breathe new life into your solos with a truckload of fresh, creative and exciting ideas.
The Jazz Lines Includes:
- Full size 8.5″ x 11″ Booklet
- Two DVD Set totaling 8 hours of instruction from Robert Conti
- MIDI files of all musical data presented
- Bonus Feature titled “After The Gig!” section
At $39.95, you now have access to Robert Conti’s knowledge at the rate of $4.99 per hour of professional instruction – an unbeatable price worth many many times the cost of admission!