Vol. 2 Rhythm Changes

Conti tackles Rhythm Changes; this one’s a burner!

$24.95

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Lesson solo over chord progression to: Rhythm Changes

INCLUDED:

  • Printable book (PDF) of lesson solo over chord progression to Rhythm Changes, in notation & tablature
  • MIDI & MP3 files of single note solo & rhythm section

DVD Running Time: 45 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.

4 reviews for Vol. 2 Rhythm Changes

  1. Timo Uusiniemi – Salo, Finland

    Just received my first order from You, the Smoking Lineman DVD. Wow, that was delivered quickly. I have to say the DVD is absolutely stunning. Bob’s playing and teaching is just great. He really can make things look so easy. Best teaching product ever!

  2. Martin Sippy – Kirkland, WA

    I can really attest to the excellence and effectiveness of Robert Conti’s method. I have never progressed this fast in my 20 plus years of playing. I was so excited with finally getting measures 20 through 28 of the Smoking Lineman “Changes” under my fingers that I got up at 4 o’clock this morning to work on morphing these lines into my own style. On the “Changes” DVD Robert says, “remember to start thinking about and playing lines and quit trying to think of different scales or patterns for each different chord.” Somehow we all know this is what we’re supposed to be doing but it is so tempting to over-think a progression and turn it into a technically correct but musically nightmarish flurry of notes. Lines. WOW. What a fluid and musical approach. Since I received my first DVD and lesson from RC, I bring my guitar to work everyday so I can play during lunch. I simply can’t make it from my morning practice through the entire day. It is that exciting! Thank you, Robert, for all the hours of enjoyment and for the excellent example and teaching. Blessings to you and your fine team!

  3. Michael Nesbitt – London, UK

    I am really impressed with Robert Conti’s ability and teaching. I wish I had discovered him some time ago. I will certainly be ordering more improv DVDs and chord melody books in the coming weeks.

  4. Martin Sippy

    I can really attest to the excellence and effectiveness of Robert Conti’s method. I have never progressed this fast in my 20 plus years of playing. I was so excited with finally getting measures 20 through 28 of the Smoking Lineman “Changes” under my fingers that I got up at 4 o’clock this morning to work on morphing these lines into my own style. On the “Changes” DVD Robert says, “remember to start thinking about and playing lines and quit trying to think of different scales or patterns for each different chord.” Somehow we all know this is what we’re supposed to be doing but it is so tempting to over-think a progression and turn it into a technically correct but musically nightmarish flurry of notes. Lines. WOW. What a fluid and musical approach. Since I received my first DVD and lesson from RC, I bring my guitar to work everyday so I can play during lunch. I simply can’t make it from my morning practice through the entire day. It is that exciting! Thank you, Robert, for all the hours of enjoyment and for the excellent example and teaching. Blessings to you and your fine team!

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