Vol. 2 Corcovado (Quiet Nights)
Another Jobim favorite, Corcovado, or Quiets Nights of Quiet Stars in English was composed in 1960
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Lesson solo over chord progression to: Corcovado (Quiet Nights)
- Printable PDF of lesson solo over chord progression to Corcovado, in notation & tablature
- MIDI & MP3 files of single note solo & rhythm section
DVD Running Time: 1 Hour, 14 Minutes
Conti plays a pro level (more challenging than the Ticket To Improv series) solo over the chord changes to an in-demand jazz tune. Then, in his straight-forward approach, he teaches you to duplicate the entire solo, close-up, measure-by-measure, note-by-note. As documented by scores students in written testimonials, and their performance videos, you learn to play jazz, by playing jazz, not talking about modes or scales.
You must get the idea out of your head that you’re “just learning someone else’s solo.” When a child learns to speak, he/she emulates words that they have heard before. No one says to the child, “you’re just learning someone else’s words.” The child learns a word, then another word. The pattern continues until the child can speak in complete sentences (and without knowing the “theory” behind language.) As you develop your jazz vocabulary, you’ll soon reshape the ideas for applications over other tunes. These DVDs are for you if you’ve got serious chops, but don’t know what to do with them. If you practice modes and scales all the time, that’s what your solos will sound like – boring and uninteresting to say the least. Learn hip jazz lines, and have lots of fun doing it.
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I got the package yesterday and dove right into Corcovado with Robert's brilliant lines ... incredible! Much obliged! So far, easy going... I must be getting better ... WAVE, SATIN DOLL, BLUESETTE were excellent training for CORCOVADO.
Thank you so much for retro-fitting my recent guitar instruction order to be included within the sale. This was a wonderful act of kindness toward me. You have a life long customer! Plus, Mr. Conti's lessons are excellent!
Bob, I have to says Thanks again. I was going over your Corcovado solo in the Rio series to use in tonight's gig, but started getting burnt out. I was having trouble remembering the phrasing of bar 23 and 24, so I went back to the video. You were very motivating in your talk during these two bars, and it really helped me get back on to my studies. I've noticed that listening to your comments has motivated me in the past, but I really needed it today.Thanks,Guy
Robert, I thought it was time to tell you how much your efforts in guitar education are appreciated. I previously worked my way thru your series of Source Code books. I found them refreshing and unique, but struggled with, frankly, the nuances of a line, i.e., the way in which a line was presented. It is hard to get this feeling off a printed page, unless you are a classical musician. In which case the conductor provides nuances. I recall hearing Tal Farlow during my high school years in the '50s, and I purchased my first LP The Red Norvo Trio at Levis Music Store inRochester, NY, My buddy took trumpet lessons at Eastman School of Music and advised me to quit listening to Les Paul and Mary Ford and check out the Norvo/Mingus/Farlow trio. I did, and it changed my life. My buddy went on to be a musical educator, and I, a NASA Scientist, but I will never forget those first Tal Farlow lines I heard.. Indeed, I used my father's talking book recorder to slow the guitar lines to half time, but an octave lower. And what a struggle to try to duplicate these lines! This is all offered in an attempt to extend to you my heartfelt thanks in finally making accessible so many of the jazz lines I love. Your DVD's are unselfish in their presentation, and very frankly, simply brilliant!! Many, many thanks, and continued success!
Not only does this solo follow in the Conti tradition of taking key harmonic devices and twisting them around and connecting them in interesting ways, but also, at least at my stage in the process, it introduced me to several new devices, including two diminished ideas that will get a lot of mileage and inspire further experimentation.
Tell Robert that the DVD is "super excellent", wow great lines and excellent education!
Mr. Conti, I received my first DVD, "Corcovado", last Monday. I am very impressed with all aspects of the production. It goes without saying that the solo is extraordinary. My son, who is 14 and into metal, rock, etc. came home from a week vacation with his aunt. I asked him to listen to me play the solo with my Band in a Box accompanying me. He said "Dad, I've never heard you sound like that. That was amazing!" I can't wait to pull this solo out at my next jam session. Thank you so much. I just ordered "Cherokee" and "12 Bar Blues". This is the best teaching material out there, and I've tried a lot! Bless you for sharing!!!