Learning by ear is the only way to go. Our history teaches us that. John Clayton changed my life one day with his lesson and I'd like to share it with you.
Using the tune, "But Not For Me," I discuss open and close comping voicings for jazz piano. Email me if you would like a worksheet to go along with this video.
Take a look at Bill Evans' solo piano recording of "People" from the Alone Again album with me as we discover the master arranger behind the beauty!
Thanks to everyone who accepted the challenge to play along with me on Green Dolphin Street and Someday My Prince Will Come in the "I Accompany You" first episode! It was fun to hear players of all levels submit and have fun playing along with me. We will do it again soon!
Ever wish I would just keep quiet and play? Ha! Today is your lucky day. "I Accompany You" is a new series where I give you a chance to play while I take a back seat and provide you with a play along. It's also a chance to video yourself playing along with me and send it in for a chance to be in my "I Accompany You | Submissions" video soon!
The key to understanding music theory, lies behind your knowledge of the 12 major scales. Learn fingerings, practice methods, and little tricks to help you remember the notes as I walk you through the scales, as I learned them. A guide on how to practice major scales. By Aimee Nolte.
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"Giant Steps" - In this video, we discuss how this marvelous John Coltrane composition is put together, what might have led to it's conception, how to really get it under your belt, how you can be a part of the Giant Steps Challenge, and start to improvise like a pro! To participate in the challenge (that has no prize, but is just for fun!) simply record a video of yourself singing the challenge, and post it on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with the hashtag #AimeesGiantStepsChallenge so that we can all give you virtual high fives and encourage each other as well!
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Gianna's father contacted me and asked if I had room for his daughter to take some lessons. After hearing her play, you'll know why I jumped at the chance. We are having a blast together, and she's working so hard, I just had to share it with you.
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