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Entrada Archtop Guitar
Fred Kofler - Boynton Beach, Florida
Sounds as beautiful as it looks

I purchased an Entrada archtop jazz guitar from Robert Conti and it sounds as beautiful as it looks. I have been attempting to play jazz guitar for many years. I had excellent teachers, learned theory and chord melody. I would practice all the time and never feel comfortable playing or learning how to improvise. Then I found Robert on the internet and in just a couple of months I am shocked at how much I improved. His simple, straight forward method has helped open a whole new world of guitar playing for me. Just like many of his other students, I regret not studying with him years ago, but I’m here now and I’m getting better every day

Off to a good start!

I'm Brazilian, I play as a hobby and I would like to play jazz. This lesson got me off to a good start!

One Little YouTube Clip Got Me Hooked

Back in 2017, I stumbled across Robert through one of his YouTube promos. One particular line that really grabbed my brain and threw it on the floor was a fast bebop-style enclosure over D9#11. I was able to figure it out what he was doing and have used it ever since; mostly as a speed exercise. Getting it up to speed btw is not as easy as RC makes it look but, practice makes perfect. And I still think it's one of the most fantastic jazz lines I ever heard.

More recently, I was reviewing enclosures and remembered the RC clip. Perhaps it was time to find out what came in the bars preceding and following the YT clip (I had no idea it was part of a solo for "Ipanema"). I wasn't looking for lessons as much as lines to steal. :)

On the RC.com web site I found what seemed to be the same title that appeared on the YT video. But was it? And was the transcription PDF really included with the DVD? Was it any good? And was all this really available for just $15? It almost looked too good to be true.

That's where the online Chat sessions with Steve came in. Steve is not a bot. :) He was extremely helpful and thoroughly addressed all my questions (including a later follow-up). He's a big part of what makes the RC web site work.

Having been involved with video productions myself, I know how much work has gone into the lesson structure, the video recording, the music transcription, the mp3 files, etc. It's beautifully done: especially for $15!!! Simply put, this instruction video is a very
high-quality product that is exceptional value for money.

My only regret is not having had RC as a teacher, early on, when I was desperate to get some fast-ish jazz solo lines under my fingers without being constantly frustrated by teachers insisting on doing every but.

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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.

The Precision Technique

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As seen in numerous videos from the 1960s through today, Robert Conti executes complex lines at upper level tempos flawlessly and with great ease.  Now you will be able to develop your right and left hand the same way Robert Conti learned for unrivaled ability and control of the guitar.

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EVERYTHING Starts With Technique

After attending a Conti performance in Los Angeles , Zan Stewart, the highly respected Los Angeles Times jazz critic commented on Conti’s technique:

“Robert Conti was dazzling, enough technique for two men!”

As seen in numerous videos from the 1960s through today, Robert Conti executes complex lines at upper level tempos flawlessly and with great ease as a result of developing a precision technique.

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You can develop your right and left hand the same way Robert Conti learned for unrivaled ability and control of the guitar.  Throughout his career, major music critics and fans have continuously written volumes of rave reviews and press notices about Conti’s technical facility. In line with his teaching philosophy that you learn to play jazz guitar by playing jazz guitar, it follows that right and left hand technique is essential.  If you can’t physically play the jazz lines you’re learning, they won’t do you any good.  Technique is the currency of playing and without it, you’re broke.

But Will It Work For Me?

Yes! Robert Conti’s technical skill is the verifiable result of the time-tested blueprint he presents in this DVD and book.  Follow the same path to develop your technical chops.

To good to be true? Watch this video demonstration and commentary by John Monllos – an already pro player, who explains the benefits derived from The Precision Technique:

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Customer Reviews

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Colin Gerard - France
Like the approach and philosophy

I pick up ideas from the right and left techniques of the different lessons, I have progressed at the technical level of the chords, I like the approach and the philosophy by Robert Conti. I'm French so sometimes I strain my ears to understand the wise advice but with patience it's fine. thank you again

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Joseph Yamin
Great

Someone who teaches how to play rather than memorize. What a concept!

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Anthony Williams - West Sussex, UK
Conti stuff an inspiration

I still find the Conti stuff an inspiration & it sends a ray of sunshine out into the world. You should all be very proud.

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Martin Breuer - Sausheim, France
A kind of revelation for me

I try to make some comments for your website although my English is not the best. But I can tell right now that your products were a kind of revelation for me. As Robert says in the video, I was one of those who has lost a lot of time with « mode and scales ». Thanks a lot for those DVDs!

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Allan Wood - Herefordshire, UK
Helpful and inspiring

I'm getting on slowly with the DVDs. I'm a real beginner at Jazz guitar although I have played several other instruments during my lifetime, so I have a reasonable knowledge of music theory and practice. I am concentrating on the Precision Technique to try to get some technical facility with the guitar, but also made a start on Ticket to Improv volume one. My problem is I've never played single string stuff on the guitar, nor ever used a pick so this new project is a real challenge (I am 69 yrs old so don't perhaps learn quite as quickly as I used to!)

My biggest struggle is placing the fingers of the left had on the right strings (you can't really see the fretboard when you're looking edge-on) and then trying to hit the correct string with the pick. Sounds easy but it's not! I am improving though - just too slow for my liking, but I do realise it will come with time. The coming winter will give me more time to practice. I am enjoying it though and that's the main thing. Bob's various narratives have been very helpful and inspiring, as has the player's gallery.

I really like Bob's approach to learning - it is exactly the approach I've discovered for myself over many years on different instruments. Practice by playing the music you want on the instrument - use exercises only when technical facility needs to be specifically improved. Leave theory to later (or maybe not at all).

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Patrick Dinsmore - Astoria, OR
Exactly what I need at this point

I've only been using it for the last two days, but I know it is exactly what I need at this point. I'm a beginning guitarist (I'm 64). I've been playing for 5 months (but 2 hrs per day). I took up the guitar specifically to play jazz and I've definitely felt that it is important to focus on my technique even at this early stage. I've also decided to use the .38mm pick. This is quite an adjustment for me, because I've been using a 5mm pick! While there is not as much volume with the ultra thin pick, I've certainly noticed a definite improvement in the tone and articulation of the notes. I am very excited by Robert Conti's technique and teachings. Thank you all for making these wonderful products.

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Ria Baldonanza - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Really improved on jazz improvisation

Conti products are awesome and my guitarist has improved a lot. We are indeed happy customers and wow thank you for the picks :) About the video, he said he will make one and I'd send you the link when its ready. All I can say for now is he really improved on Jazz improvisation because of Robert Conti videos and books! We love jazz more than any kind of music!

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