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    Hi guys,

    First of all thanks to those of you who gave me a bit of feedback and taking the time to reply when I DMd you on your experiences with Conti products but I thought I might make a new thread being as a lot of the info that I've been looking at from folk on this forum was originally posted in about 2015.

    I really like the Robert Conti stuff and have pretty much most his courses except for the Precision one and his Chord Melody arrangements.

    I was just looking for a bit of feedback from people on how they used the products and on reflection (the ticket to improv study groups tend to be from about 5 years ago) what you found you got out of them and how you went forward after.

    I'm light years behind a lot of the players here with regards to my jazz guitar so was hoping I could selfishly use your experiences and knowledge as a roadmap.

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    I'd not heard of Robert Conti. Do you have his Ticket to Improv Vol 1? Would you recommend it?

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    I've got Ticket to Improv Vol 1 and 4.

    Autumn Leaves - Robert Conti's Ticket to Improv Vol. I

    There was a quite active study group on here a few years back.

    I really like his stuff for getting you playing rather than talking about playing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neonshaker
    I've got Ticket to Improv Vol 1 and 4.

    Autumn Leaves - Robert Conti's Ticket to Improv Vol. I

    There was a quite active study group on here a few years back.

    I really like his stuff for getting you playing rather than talking about playing.
    Be sure to check out Mr. Beaumont's (aka Jeff Matz) post #104 in the Vol #1 thread. This is a great example of taking a stock Conti phrase and jazzing it up. At my skill level, I was just happy to get these phrases as written under my fingers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by losaltosjoe
    At my skill level, I was just happy to get these phrases as written under my fingers.
    Totally agreed. I don't find them technically tough but with his lines I finally have some of the "jazz language" under my fingers. I need to work through the Jazz Lines course but find both that and The Formula less "user friendly" in terms of they aren't necessarily a jigsaw puzzle you put together like the Chord Melody Assembly Line which I suppose is to be expected being as they are more about you making it up yourself.