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Entrada Archtop Guitar
Fred Kofler - Boynton Beach, Florida
Sounds as beautiful as it looks

I purchased an Entrada archtop jazz guitar from Robert Conti and it sounds as beautiful as it looks. I have been attempting to play jazz guitar for many years. I had excellent teachers, learned theory and chord melody. I would practice all the time and never feel comfortable playing or learning how to improvise. Then I found Robert on the internet and in just a couple of months I am shocked at how much I improved. His simple, straight forward method has helped open a whole new world of guitar playing for me. Just like many of his other students, I regret not studying with him years ago, but I’m here now and I’m getting better every day

Off to a good start!

I'm Brazilian, I play as a hobby and I would like to play jazz. This lesson got me off to a good start!

One Little YouTube Clip Got Me Hooked

Back in 2017, I stumbled across Robert through one of his YouTube promos. One particular line that really grabbed my brain and threw it on the floor was a fast bebop-style enclosure over D9#11. I was able to figure it out what he was doing and have used it ever since; mostly as a speed exercise. Getting it up to speed btw is not as easy as RC makes it look but, practice makes perfect. And I still think it's one of the most fantastic jazz lines I ever heard.

More recently, I was reviewing enclosures and remembered the RC clip. Perhaps it was time to find out what came in the bars preceding and following the YT clip (I had no idea it was part of a solo for "Ipanema"). I wasn't looking for lessons as much as lines to steal. :)

On the RC.com web site I found what seemed to be the same title that appeared on the YT video. But was it? And was the transcription PDF really included with the DVD? Was it any good? And was all this really available for just $15? It almost looked too good to be true.

That's where the online Chat sessions with Steve came in. Steve is not a bot. :) He was extremely helpful and thoroughly addressed all my questions (including a later follow-up). He's a big part of what makes the RC web site work.

Having been involved with video productions myself, I know how much work has gone into the lesson structure, the video recording, the music transcription, the mp3 files, etc. It's beautifully done: especially for $15!!! Simply put, this instruction video is a very
high-quality product that is exceptional value for money.

My only regret is not having had RC as a teacher, early on, when I was desperate to get some fast-ish jazz solo lines under my fingers without being constantly frustrated by teachers insisting on doing every but.

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Vol. 4 All Blues (Miles Davis)
User: ldrayrainey on TrueFire
A real master!

JazzMaster Product Review:
I have quite a few Conti courses and I think he is a great nuts-and-bolts teacher, especially be-bop soloing. I haven't found anyone who offers so many chord substitutions. He shows how to play a tune that has maybe 6 - 8 chords and use maybe 40 - 50 choices. Mind boggling at first but when you figure him out, he's WOW!

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Vol. 4 Wave
User: gear1152 on TrueFire
A little gem

JazzMaster Product Review:
This course is a little gem among the many Truefire course. At first, you might be thrown by the old-timey production, but actually there's a ton of great information. Conti, a real master of jazz, take you measure by measure of solos for three different types of jazz tunes. However, it's not a just a play-this-note, play-that-note course. Conti tells you the substitutions he's thinking of when playing the line and there are some great comping ideas too. By the end of the course, you'll have a lot of great moves to add to your vocabulary. Definitely worth the time and money for this course.

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Vol. 4 Signature Chord Melody Arrangements
User: thierrypaul on TrueFire
Nice surprise

JazzMaster Product Review:
Good course, I particularly appreciate the second part which is devoted to accompaniment of standards, rich and complete it will take me time to learn everything!

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Vol. 3 One Note Samba
User: Samori on TrueFire
Fascinating and Different

Review on Jazz Master product:
This is my first experience with Conti's methodology and it's fascinating - unusual compared with most other approaches, but it seems to work! Looking forward to trying some of the others.

Tired of low paying gigs?

Robert Conti maintained a top level gig in a luxurious Southern California hotel for 10 solid years, performing five nights per week. How did he do it? Learn to play pro level, elegant sounding chord melody arrangements and you’ll rival any piano player.

Two weeks became 10 years

The Irvine Marriott, a luxurious Southern California hotel contracted Robert Conti to perform for two weeks.  However, the overwhelming guest response caused hotel management to keep Robert performing his exquisite chord melody arrangements nightly, in their gorgeous lobby lounge for 10 straight years.

BUT, you don't have to be Robert Conti to play these lush melodies:

“I have started by learning Robert’s Conti’s chord melody arrangements which I have now performed a couple of times in front of an audience at a jazz open mic night.  They really liked how the arrangements sound and congratulated me on how well I played them.  Before I learned from Robert Conti I knew some chord melodies but I hadn’t the guts to go perform them. I think as well as teaching you – Robert gives you inspiration and belief – and I have never even met him. He gives you the feeling that you can shoot for the stars!” 

Adam Hinchliffe – Huddersfield, United Kingdom

“Today I, (again!), ordered some of your books. The ones I already have are of great inspiration. I’m not a pro, not even a gifted amateur, but…..one with a good ear for chords and embellishing melodies, mostly the famous standards of The Great American Songbook, which I perform with a female singer with a clear sensitive voice and a bass-player.  As you take many of these songs as vehicles for showing beautiful chord melody playing, I’m in the right place with your books. so …to say it in one word: THANKS!”

Louis Frederix – Nijmegen, Netherlands

“What I lacked, you provided in spades ! I love Jimmy Van Heusen’s songs and you’ve exposed his fondness for chromatic movement and tomorrow, I shall be learning your great arrangement. I’ve learned many of yours via your Signature Chord Melody Arrangements series and cannot thank you enough for removing the mystique and often high-brow pompousness associated with the genre. May you long continue to inspire, teach and amaze!”

Dave Jones, Saint Petersburg, Florida

“Your way of presenting harmonic variations and chord substitutes are easy to read – and a true source of inspiration.  Some parts are challenging, but not out of reach.  That’s the best way to learn new things without being frustrated. My chord melody playing is improving constantly every day.  Your chord melody books are to me, the most helpful instruction since I started playing guitar 25 years ago. Thank you very much for your great work.”

Gereon Hoffmann – Cchifferstadt, Germany

What makes the Conti Signature Chord Melodies different from everything out there?

Guitar Chord Grids

Almost every chord solo arrangement in the marketplace is written in notation and tablature, which is often discouraging and perhaps, the very reason why most guitarists steer clear of solo playing altogether.

An arrangement is useless if you can’t read it due to complicated notation.  Always raising the bar in jazz guitar instruction, Robert Conti provides the student with the correct chord grid for every melody note. The focus of every Conti product is to get you playing immediately. So even if you cannot read music, you can play the arrangements like a pro.

If you can play a simple chord grid, you can sound like a pro!

Audio Samples (Note: Arrangements do not include audio or video)

Let It Be Me (Volume 2)

Misty (Volume 6)

Depending on your level of skill, you can choose to omit chords in favor of single notes as demonstrated in the sample below:

The Press Speaks

Conti Checks In Alone - Los Angeles Times

Ready to start playing pro level chord melody today?

Please Note: No audio or video is included with the Signature Chord Melody Arrangement series. Any title listed below is delivered instantly in a PDF download format. No physical books will be shipped to you. You may print the arrangements or view them on your computer with the free Adobe Reader software.

Signature Chord Melody Arrangements, Vol 1 Cover
  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
  • Bluesette
  • Born To Lose
  • Graduation Day
  • My Romance
  • When I Fall In Love
Sig Chord Mel Vol 2
  • Let It Be Me
  • Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars
  • Sleepwalk
  • Tenderly
  • The Nearness Of You
  • When Sunny Gets Blue
Sig Chord Mel Vol 3
  • I’ve Grown Accustomed To Your Face
  • Over The Rainbow
  • The Gentle Rain
  • Try A Little Tenderness
  • What A Wonderful World
  • What’s New
Sig Chord Mel Vol 4
  • Days Of Wine And Roses
  • My Secret Love
  • Our Love Affair
  • Too Late Now
  • What R U Doing The Rest Of Your Life?
  • You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Sig Chord Mel Vol 5
  • Body & Soul
  • I Got Rhythm
  • Summertime
  • The Shadow Of Your Smile
  • Willow Weep For Me
  • You Go To My Head
Sig Chord Mel Vol 6
  • As Time Goes By
  • Embraceable You
  • Fascinatin’ Rhythm
  • Misty
  • Nevertheless I’m In Love With You
  • Round Midnight
Sig Chord Mel Vol 7
  • At Last
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • Laura
  • Softly As I Leave You
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • That’s All
Sig Chord Mel Vol 8
  • A Certain Smile
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay
  • On Green Dolphin Street
  • Since I Fell For You
  • Today
Sig Chord Mel Holiday
  • Auld Lang Syne
  • Frosty The Snowman
  • Greensleeves
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  • Home For The Holidays
  • Jingle Bells
  • Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
  • Oh Christmas Tree
  • Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Silent Night
  • Toyland
  • Winter Wonderland

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