The Jazz Lines

$29.95

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?  Robert teaches you the “under the hood” behind his mind boggling jazz lines in this 8 hour two DVD set.

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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!

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T.R.-.B.C.
Completely opened the door to jazz for me

Hello, I am truly inspired by Robert Conti's instruction. I have very much enjoyed his "Source Code" video lessons, it really is exactly what I am looking for to play more traditional jazz. I really can't put into words what these lessons have done for me. I know I will buy more lessons from this website. I have seen Conti in action on Youtube. Robert Conti has just completely opened the door to jazz for me. I love these lessons so much. Thank you for sharing these jazz secrets that no one wants to tell. So happy I finally decided to lay down some money and really check this out.

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C.H.-.A.G.
Very happy with the lessons

I just started the Jazz Lines DVD and I'm very happy with the lessons. It's got me playing outside my usual boxes and I'm excited to continue going through all the DVDs in the future.

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D.D.-.L.A.C.
Really enjoy your books

Hello Robert Dave Doyle here I really enjoy your books and DVD tutorials. You would have changed my live had I meet you 30 years ago. Boy would I have loved to met you at that hotel gig in L.A . in 1988 that lasted so long. I am 64 years old I came up in a great time for music ,,,the 60's but not such a hot time for jazz guitar education. All we had were the Mickey Baker books and the Berklee stuff. Mickey Baker was great intro to chords ,,but Robert I hate to say it for the life of me I could never play thru the tune examples and make any sense of them, Finally I said to Hell with it & started doing what I should have done to start with. I started buying LPs by Kenny Burrell, BB King, T bone Walker and Grant Green and started "wood shedding" 'copping solos off records, Question: Do you ever teach privately or in workshops in LA or Vegas? Please let me know. I'd really like to meet you. Best Regards and Keep up the great work you're involved with

Dave, Robert does offer private 1 on 1 sessions via Zoom. Please see this link for more info: https://www.robertconti.com/virtual-private-lesson/ and thank you for your kind comments!

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K.L.-.O.F.
Puts the lines right under your fingers

I bought The Jazz Lines about three weeks ago and I am stunned at how easy it is to improve by leaps and bounds just by doing the exercises in the book, without even viewing the DVD. It is just as Mr. Conti says: it puts the lines right under your fingers. It makes practicing FUN.

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J.J.-.S.O.
The light came on

Well, Well. Been watching your Source Code for over a year now - and finally -- the light came on. It took a great deal of time for this old brain to wrap around what you are saying. Had I been 21 or so - I'm almost certain it would have registered with me about 11 and 1/2 months ago. Anyway - You've given players so much with this Boss. Most of us wont realize it for a few years. Thanks for all your hard work and many hours of experience - explained in such a way - that even old dudes like me can soak it up. I'm working on a new video - gonna steal some "Conti" thoughts --- mix em' up with some Johnson thoughts and see what happens.

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R.S.-.B.N.
Hit the nail on the head about modes

I have been picking away at the guitar for lots of years now and have never come across anyone who hit the nail on the head about modes, scales, etc. This has always been a source of frustration and an obstacle to me. As soon as I heard Robert call the modes "crap" on the promo video I was hooked!! Can't wait to get started.

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B.B.-.R.V.
The fog is starting to lift

Just had to tell you of my latest breakthrough. I have about 8 of your DVDs and have memorized them all. To a certain degree I've been using those lines in other songs. But a few days ago i decided to really delve into Source Code Book One, The Jazz lines. I'm only on lesson three but I see a lot of the lines in there that I've become familiar with in the DVDs. But now that I see how the lines fit over all the chords in the key (lesson 2), I'm taking those lines and playing them over changes I never thought I'd be able to. Makin Whoopee has always given me fits. Now I see that it's really a simple Blues in F. I can play the lines in F over the first 2 bars, then play the same line in Bb over the next two bars. I'm using a lot of the lines I learned in "Georgia". What can I say? The fog is starting to lift. I'm LOVING your concepts. It's really working. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!