Aimee Nolte plays Wonderwall - Oasis. MP3 available. FREE MP3 from the video below
In honor of MLK day, I made a little arrangement of this Marvin Gaye classic. Thanks to Farnell and JOTW for the motivation. Also, to Bob James for some added inspiration and 70s vibes. If you'd like to support my channel, you can do so here: https://paypal.me/aimn
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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
At the beginning of the summer, my son Charlie and I were listening to the band, Bread, and the song Aubrey came on. I had heard it before but not for a long time. Charlie immediately fell in love with it. We decided to do something about our love for this song, so I called up my friend Jason Neubauer and asked him if he would help.
He sent a beautiful guitar part, I made an arrangement with vocal harmonies and Charlie sang lead.
Everything was recorded at my home (except the guitar) and between Jason and I, we mixed and mastered the project. This is the result.
It feels so good to have made something with Charlie and I hope you all enjoy it!
Using the recorded tracks, we take a popular Beach Boys song and learn the harmony part for it, and practice it together in this video. This is the first of many harmony videos that will employ the same format. I hope you like it!
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Using one of the most lyrically-challenging songs I can think of, The Waters Of March (Aguas De Marco) I show you the visualization technique I use to memorize difficult lyrics. I also issue a challenge for rhythm section players and animators to submit themselves playing over my singing. MP3 and PDF for rhythm section players can be found in this page.
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!
Thanks to everyone who sent in videos! It was fun to put them all together and make another virtual band. This time, there were drummers! I was excited. We will do another one soon!
Thanks to everyone who submitted! Fun one!!
Right now, this instant, my brand new single, "The Loveliest Girl" is available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and CD Baby. Please go pick it up, tell your friends to do the same, and take a few seconds to write a review and give a rating. Thank you for your support and love of music! Links below!
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CD REVIEW: Fans of Norah Jones will love this chill "What if Diana Krall had sat in with Bill Evans and Jim Hall" release from Aimee Nolte. Aimee's voice is at once cool, soulful, widely expressive, and agile. Her keyboard chops are outstanding, with great lines and solid time feel. Her compositions are stand-out, check out the standard worthy "Just Us", or the pop friendly "Reverance".
Please go purchase my new single, "Falling Snow" from iTunes, Amazon or Google Play TODAY! Thank you!!
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.
We talk about 251 licks, and blues licks, and bebop licks, but so far, we have yet to discuss the 1. Using small transcriptions of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Keith Jarrett, and Sonny Rollins, and playing along to my Green Dolphin Street backing track, we get to the bottom of this mystery.
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My friend, John Proulx and I try out a fun exercise, I like to call "reactionary improv." Try it and let me know if you learned as much as I did! Check out John's website https://www.johnproulx.com and sign up for lessons with him here: https://www.jazzvoice.org. Follow me on instagram to hear all of the examples at @aimeenoltemusic
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I'm giving away my biggest secret in this lesson. How to swing! If you have ever wanted to learn to scat sing, this is the place to start. Ride along with me, as we discuss swing feel and jazz rhythms. More to follow!
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Even when soloing over an idea as simple as Cmi to F7, there are endless ideas to be played! Even over just one chord, there are endless ideas to be played! Download the free backing track below!
First single from Aimee Nolte's upcoming album!
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CD REVIEW: Most young jazz artists would find it difficult to create a unique sound while simultaneously paying due homage to the greats. Aimee Nolte deftly pulls off such a balancing act, presenting jazz stylings that craftily capture the epic sound of America's jazz legends without smacking of mimicry.
SWV "Weak" Challenge - FREE PDF and MP3
In 2013, I wrote this song about a dark time in my life. When I was 16 and he was 40, my music teacher pressured and pursued me, romantically and physically. He used music to make me fall in love with him and then tried very hard to take away my innocence. My teacher: someone who had power over me. And worse: my music teacher, someone who taught a subject so connected to feelings of love. Such a terrible place to be in, but thankfully, over a period of many months, I was able to fight off most of his advances.