Vol. 5 Cherokee


Cherokee, it’s a right of passage in the jazz guitar world. Increase your jazz vocabulary with numerous uptempo lines straight from the street!

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Lesson solo over chord progression to: Cherokee


  • Printable book (PDF) of lesson solo over chord progression to Cherokee, in notation & tablature
  • MIDI & MP3 files of single note solo & rhythm section
  • Complete Second Solo! (PDF)

DVD Running Time: 1 Hour, 58 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

Based on 2 reviews
Never thought I would be able to sound like this

Just a quick note of "thanks" for sending "To the Brink" with my last order. That was very nice of you. I just ordered "Wave" and "Summertime" DVDs. I am loving "Cherokee" I have the first 32 bars down at 180 bpm. Just starting the bridge section. I never thought I would be able to sound like this. I'm applying these licks to other tunes as well. Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.

Your material delivers!

I took the complimentary lesson home last night and coupled with the video had a ball, lots of fun. Robert suggested feedback so I have to tell you I need more of the same. As a 52 year old who has dabbled in and out of jazz guitar for so long this is the way to go. This method of learning gets you going so much faster than being confronted with an array of publications which (as you know) dwells on learning countless chord charts and scales. That method doesn't get you playing, and as Robert suggests, quickly pushes you to frustration and closure on the subject.  Holding long term interest is the goal and your material delivers!

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