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Aimee's Top 25 jazz songs to know & autograph :-) People often wonder which jazz tunes they should learn first. I have carefully selected 25 of the most important jazz standards, and placed them in an order that I think is good for beginners.
It's not really NEW, but it might be new to YOU. A contemporary rhythmic addition to your playing; the all-syncopated straight 8th style which originates from the Brazilian Polka style of guitar playing. Have fun with it and let me know if it was helpful to you!
In this third episode, my son, Louis helps me show how to find the third or the "mi" to start recognizing where to begin making up your own harmony. Try to put yourself in his spot and predict the notes he sings before he sings them...and then we leave room for you at the end for you to sing a note on your own, in three part harmony with us!
Thanks, everyone for submitting your re-harms of SWV's "Weak." Time stamps and names of artists below. Make sure and leave positive feedback for these brave souls! George Higashiyama - Pavel Duda - Dov Allouch - Hugo Ronciere - Matthew Goldberg - Miguel Munteanu - Gina Mancinelli - Olli Pekkasuua - Peter Fitzsimmons - Francesco Bortolussi - Henrik Martén - Michael Low Chew Tung - Phil Spence - Harsh Shandilya - Hou C Music - Brenda Martin - Geoffrey Rayback - Paulius Skuliesius - Alex Hafezi
This is my practice routine for getting altered dominant (#5, #9 chords specifically) rootless closed-voicing chords, and diminished whole-tone scales (sometimes referred to as the 7th mode of the melodic minor scale) under my fingers and in my brain. You can get such a hip sound in your playing if you understand how these notes function in each key.
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In order to truly understand the music you are playing, a quick analysis is vitally important. Having an understanding of why the song does what it does, and where it does it is KEY to really absorbing it.
How is your knowledge of the blues? Do you think you can recognize these obscure blueses - and can I fool you with a couple that aren't anywhere close to being blueses? We'll talk form, music theory, style, meter and have a bunch of fun while we play this game or sorts.
Ami G and F are like magic for some reason. Those chords tend to be some of the first that people discover when they start exploring the piano and they are the building blocks for some of the greatest songs ever written and of songs YET to be written!
Choosing which altered dominant chord to play during a minor 2 5 1 can be a daunting task, but using a popular holiday classic, I attempt to demystify the process for you and make something beautiful. Recorded using Earthworks SV33 Earthworks PM40 5'3 Hallet Davis Baby Grand
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Temporary modulations to the mediant and submediant are very common in jazz and popular music. It's important to learn to recognize them when they occur, hear the difference between them and know how to predict them when playing chords by ear.
An overview of the many uses for the extremely versatile diminished 7th chord and how great composers over the last 6 decades or so have used this chord of intrigue to make rich and compelling pop songs.
This is an exercise that takes you through all 12 keys, using a minor ii V i lick, that will help you to be able to hear an altered dominant extension...a triad, based on the flat five of the dominant chord. I like this one because it's melodic and pretty and can be easily used in improvisation while soloing over tunes.
Playing ii V I licks in all keys is one of the best ways I know to improve your soloing skills.There's no better way to get new phrases into your head then by figuring them out in all the keys and drilling them over and over.
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Playing minor ii V i licks in all keys is one of the best ways I know to improve your soloing skills.There's no better way to get new phrases into your head then by figuring them out in all the keys and drilling them over and over.
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After getting a grip on major, minor, dominant and half diminished chords, I think it's important to study fully diminished 7th chords and augmented triads, as they function harmonically in all 12 keys. This exercise will help you to make musical sounding voicings as you navigate through these types of chords.
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I sat down to practice this, thinking that I probably would need 3 or 4 takes, but I'd better record it just in case I get a good one... and it turned out I didn't need any more takes! Harmonizing with myself is something I practice a lot. It works my brain out like crazy, and challenges me in a way nothing else does. My goals in doing this are always changing, but number one is to be true to myself and sing what wants to come out. After that, it's just "will I put the voice on the top or bottom?", "which intervals will I land on?", "which 'voice' should take the lead now?", etc. I hope you have fun watching and listening!
John Lennon's (Just Like) Starting Over is a masterpiece in melody and harmony. He wrote it as a tribute to his heroes like Elvis, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison, but it's much more intricate and deep than you might realize after hearing it played on the radio. Let's explore the music theory and beauty of this song.
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Using Imagine Dragons' "It's Time", I walk you very slowly and methodically through the way I think about reharmonizing popular music to fit the jazz idiom. We draw from the melody and utilize chords from within the key and from out of the key to create color and excitement!
I'm so sorry that the audio cuts out. Here is the missing audio transcribed: * Alright now we're talking about diminished chords. You can draw two boxes, we'll have a minor 3rd on top, and a minor 3rd on the bottom. And we can come over here and just flat that 5th degree, g flat, and we've got a minor third there, and a minor 3rd there. * A very simple video to demonstrate how to find the notes of chords in root position (using the key of C as an example) and how to write them down, or notate them, and be able to recognize them in your reading of music. If you'd like to support me, you can do so here: https://paypal.me/aimn
Using Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles and She's Always a Woman by Billy Joel, we walk through the steps to deciphering the chords to songs, just by using our ears and our voices. For this video, I tried to take something that is fairly simple for me, accessible to everyone who knows a bit about music.
We're talking ADVANCED jazz piano today. How to get that magic diminished descending sound like Oscar Peterson and so many great pianists. Using upper structure and octatonic devices, we learn to decorate altered dominant chords like BOSSES. Let's DO this! My BEST Diminished Trick - Upper Structure Diminished Exercise Score - 8 Pages PDF
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Hang out with me while I talk about my favorite Elton John song, Someone Saved My Life Tonight. Pick up my new album, "Lighten Up," as well as all of my other albums here: Buy the CD "Lighten Up" from Aimee
Voicing simple 7th chords in every key is something all jazz pianists (and pianists who play from lead sheets in general) should be able to do. Without getting too fancy with 9ths and 13ths and altered tones, I'd like to help you be able to simply voice all major, minor, dominant and half diminished chords simply and beautifully with this very musical exercise.
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A little device to get you thinking outside the box when you are improvising on a blues. Whether you are a player or a singer, get this in your ears and use it to launch you outside and then very stealthily work your way back in.
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Taking the lick I played in this video: Nat Adderley Work Song (Organ And Vocal), we discuss why it's a good vehicle for playing outside the changes on minor tunes, no matter what your instrument is, and especially if you're a singer.
If you're like me, you have tried to sing a 3rd part along with these two geniuses for years, and have STRUGGLED. The craftsmanship of Simon and Garfunkel goes DEEP. Explore it with me and see why it is so difficult to sing a 2nd harmony part along with the masters.
I LOVE songs that start on the IV chord! They are so compelling and interesting and I want to talk about so many of the ones that I adore with you now! From Paul McCartney to Louis Armstrong - let's do this!
This is a follow up video to my How To Transpose A Song To Any Key video. In which we discuss how to correctly label chords that are "out of the key", but in a slightly easier and "on the surface" type of way. The purpose is still to help you transpose to and play in any key very quickly.
This is the chord that shouldn't work, but does, in the right context. It's so exciting and beautiful and I think you'll love it! Using the tune, "My Romance," we walk through how to play this gorgeous chord in all 12 keys.
I always jot down this little guide when I teach someone a jazz piano lesson. I tell them to keep it within an arms reach of the piano at all times, because I know how often they will need to reference it. It will tell you which notes are cool to play over which chords, as well as all the ways to notate all of the chords.
Learn a few more chords with me that will help you on your journey to be able to play by ear. I'm calling them "the money chords.” They really have other names that more properly describe their functions, but I’m keeping it simple here.