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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.

Private Sessions With Robert Conti.
Get that extra edge only a player can deliver.

In the Third Century BC, The Greek Philosopher Aristotle Stated:
“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”

Since 1966 AD, Robert Conti, The American Jazz Guitar Virtuoso & Educator Has Preached:
"You Will Only Learn To Play Jazz Guitar, By Playing Jazz Guitar."

Comment Excerpts By Current Students

(Click on each student’s name to read his letter)

Ever leave a lesson unmotivated, no desire to practice?

Discover what over five decades of performing and teaching experience will place under your fingers, as you experience learning and playing without the shackles of academic restrictions and other non-productive activities.

As scores of aspiring jazz guitarists continuously affirm in stellar commentaries and videos, their rapid improvement is the result of Conti intensely focusing his students on playing jazz lines, well suited to their existing level of technical ability. By adhering to Conti’s time tested path, the student continuously builds a solid vocabulary of jazz lines while simultaneously increasing his/her technique.

Robert’s forward motion teaching continues to impact students in every corner of the world as he delivers an edge that only a face to face experience with one of the world’s leading player/educators can produce. See and hear for yourself the verifiable student results.

(Don't worry - The Mistake Box can't get you through the internet!)

If you've hit that brick wall,

after years practicing unproductive lessons, please, take the time to see and hear a wide variety of videos in our continuously growing Players Gallery. Those are videos of real life students, proudly displaying their progress from Conti’s forward motion teaching. We hope to see your video in our Players Gallery very soon!

Mike Irish, Dir. of Jazz Studies, Michigan Technological University:

"There is no better or more convincing "student videos" section on the internet. Not even close. All of the proof that anybody needs is right there."​

See Mike Irish, a Real Pro!

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Photos From The Studio Years

If you’ve taken time to browse this site, then you’re you’re probably aware that Robert owned a successful teaching studio in Florida for a number of years. Many of his students from the 60s and 70s remain loyal patrons to this day!

With advancements in technology, you can now have the benefit of the same face to face interaction with Conti no matter where you’re located in the world.

Students, Past & Present Speak...

Questions & Answers

Please note that the private lessons are not be beneficial to beginner level students. The student should have an intermediate to advanced level of playing skill. Private lessons are most beneficial to students who have been through one or more of the Conti self study learning resources. They will have generally developed questions as a result of new knowledge they obtained through the learning products.

In most situations, no, you will not need Skype, however, it can be a good idea to have a Skype account set up as a back up as sometimes one service may work better than another depending on internet connection speed and other technical factors.

You’ll need your webcam and microphone to be working properly along with a high speed internet connection. Feel free to test your webcam and mic on this page: Webcam and Mic Test

And don’t forget your guitar!

Yes, there are apps available for Android and Apple devices, however, we suggest using a desktop or laptop computer for the best experience.

Yes, we will provide you with an MP4 file recording (video and audio) of your session with Robert Conti.

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