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Vol. 2 Rhythm Changes

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

Description

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.

Customer Reviews

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Everton Armstrong
Very grateful.

This very informative to me. I been playing for many years and have always have hinderances in some areas of my playing, but I am thinking this is gonna free me up. Your videos have already open up mine eyes to great possibilities. Thanks for your instructional videos.

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Ray Herrick - Jackson, NJ
...video was fabulous

The video was fabulous. I have a lot of videos but the idea of learning a tune and dissecting one of Mr. Conti's solos is a fabulous methodology. The primary structure method in the advanced improv lessons is another great idea. As soon as I get through this material I'll be trying out the other series but would love to see another one in the series covering standards such as Cherokee or Satin Doll.

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Martin Chamizo - Malaga, Spain
Makes you feel like playing the guitar

Great material and instruction. It makes you feel like playing the guitar! You always know where you are and where you go with this method. Thank You!

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Martin Sippy - Newcastle, WA
Source Code - Jazz Lines

I recently bought the Source Code Jazz Lines book. Love it and I can really attest to the excellence and effectiveness of Roberti'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 Rhythm Changes under my fingers that I got up at 4 o'clock this morning to work on morphing these lines into my own style.   Lines. WOW. What a fluid and musical approach. Since I received my first DVD, 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 the great materials and blessings to you and your fine Pinnacle team for all the hours of enjoyment, inspiration, and enlightenment. Martin

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Mark Messinese - Jacksonville, FL
Made more progress in watching and playing...

The Smokin Lineman DVD format is the best teaching method I've come across in 30 years of playing and studying Jazz Guitar. I've made more progress in watching and playing along with one DVD than with multiple books and lessons. I highly recommend this tool for those guitarists who aspire to play at a level that for me seemed unreachable but has been realized with this series. Thanks Robert for sharing your technique.

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Dave Illig - Houston, TX
Changed my playing forever

I fly 737s for a major airline, been playing guitar for many years but never really reached the level I wanted. I surfed my way into the Conti website a year ago and it changed my playing forever. This man can play, but more importantly he can teach. I purchased one of his video tapes (Smoking Lineman) and haven't slowed down since. My playing reached a level I never thought possible. Conti Source Code Book One made a far greater impact on my ability than 70 prior method books, all combined. I was so impressed I flew to Vegas a few months ago and had the opportunity to hear Conti play live. That hour and a half was very memorable. I hope I get to hear him play again some day.

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Michael Nesbitt - London, UK
Wish I had discovered him some time ago

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.

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Timo Uusiniemi - Salo, Finland
The DVD is absolutely stunning

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!

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Martin Sippy – Newcastle, WA
I have never progressed this fast

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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