Ride around and listen to me muse about my experience "speaking the jazz language."
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The subtlety of the swing feel is a very tricky thing to learn. Listening to the great jazz players and soaking up what you hear is the best way to absorb and ultimately develop your own swing feel, but there are some things I can teach concretely and this is one of them. Practice these comping rhythms with me and let's get to work!
Here is my production of Londonderry Air (Danny Boy) - Special thanks to the amazing musicians. Go follow/subscribe to them!
Dream - Charlie's Song - A single of the forthcoming album by Aimee Nolte. Released 2/1/2022 on iTunes, Spotify, etc.
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Learn about the music - the key changes, the orchestration, the emotion of Barry Manilow with me and have a little laugh about the Homecoming Concert in Central Park last summer. Much thanks to Matthew G for inspiring this video
People don't think about the blues scale in the right way, and it's ruining their jazz solos. Improvisation can't simply be thought of in terms of "a scale" and have imagination, soul and meaning.Try these things instead!
One of the things that gives jazz it’s unique feel and sound is a walking bass line. Follow this simple formula of mine to be able to create your own bass lines with your left hand and really start to sound like a swinging pianist.
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