Vol. 2 Rhythm Changes
Conti tackles Rhythm Changes; this one’s a burner!
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Lesson solo over chord progression to: Rhythm Changes
- 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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.