There are so many songs in American music with only 3 chords. Learning how to hear the difference between these chords and the way they sound and feel to you is the key to learning to play music by ear. Using an integral link to my past, I come up with a list of 20 country western songs to help you learn how to do just that. If you'd like to support my channel, click here: https://paypal.me/aimn
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The first cover I posted, two years ago had terrible audio, so I wanted to give it another shot. It's a fun tune to play and I hope you have fun listening.
It's time for some feel good requests to celebrate my DANG BIRTHDAY! Thanks for the fun hang, everyone. Stick around till the end to hear a pretty fun "My Favorite Things." If you'd like to contribute to my channel and music-making efforts, please click here: https://paypal.me/aimn
Come with me on a little journey to discover a key element in songwriting. If you'd like to support me, you can do so here: https://paypal.me/aimn
Studio footage from the day I recorded "You Should've" at Oakhouse Studios with Mike Scott (guitar) and Bruce Lett (bass). It's one of the tracks that I decided to record piano and vocals simultaneously on. (Others were "Looking For The Answers", "All Too Soon", and "So In Love," and you can see the partition we built to semi-isolate the vocals from the piano) I was really glad to have gotten this one in one take because it's an emotionally taxing one for me. I'd really rather someone else sing it (Bonnie Raitt would be an absolute dream).
I aim to please. Throw me your requests, and I'll do my best to play them all if I know them! Woohoo, here we go!
Aimee Nolte plays Wonderwall - Oasis. MP3 available
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I layed down this track and sent it to my friend, Justin over in Atlanta and he worked his magic with those brushes, just like I knew he would. I've always loved this song; this portrait of a street performer who had seen better days. I hope you enjoy it.
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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"Kiss on My List" is a song by the American duo Hall & Oates. It was written by Daryl Hall and Janna Allen, and produced by the duo. It was the third single release from their ninth studio album, Voices (1980), and became their second US Billboard Hot 100 number-one single (after "Rich Girl" in 1977).
The first in a series of me, playing my arrangements of tunes that other people have already recorded. If you'd like to support me, you can do so here: https://paypal.me/aimn
2013 - Five years ago! - "Titanium" is a ballad which draws from the genres of house and urban-dance. "Titanium" is a song by french DJ and music producer David Guetta, featuring vocals by Australian recording artist Sia. 2011.
Yesterday I released a solo piano tutorial about this song, and just felt like really playing it today. Sorry I added my voice! :-) It's more fun that way! Beach Boys - God Only Knows
A collaboration I did with my rocking friend, Jason Neubauer https://www.youtube.com/user/seemycast is his channel of one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite artists. We change up the feel a bit and the coolest part is that Jason learned my improvised scat solo and played along! We live across the country from each other, so we just virtually made this collab. Prince - Kiss - Super fun and I hope you like it!
I love this song. There's a scat solo in the middle and an instructional video for how to play the piano part in my next video - Funk Piano Tutorial: Just The Two Of Us!
Countless gigs, but only 25 or so requests that keep popping up over and over again. Learn these songs and keep the people happy. From Journey to Adele, Queen to Roberta Flack...these are the songs that just keep on keeping on!
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Alpine Field - The first track off of my first album Up Till Now; the title track, in fact. I felt like revisiting it today but solo, and with Rhodes.
Yesterday I released a solo piano tutorial about this song, and just felt like really playing it today. Sorry I added my voice! :-) It's more fun that way! Rock, pop, jazz, and classical pianists will be able to learn and play this timeless Beach Boys' classic after watching this tutorial!
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Playing a Live Stream Concert of all my favorite Bonnie Raitt tunes, in anticipation of her concert this weekend in Indio, CA. To donate to my channel, please click here: https://paypal.me/aimn
Television jingles are catchier than we realize! I believe they stick in your brain SO MUCH that you know what key they will be in before they even play. Let's see!
Coco's Remember Me: A Huge WIN For Music - Explore this beautiful song by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez that just won the best original song award from the Academy and let's learn why its a HUGE win for music in so many ways.
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Earthworks sent me this brand new studio vocal mic, and I'm so excited to test it out against the AKG P220, which has gotten me to this point in my YouTube career. Conclusion: For the price, the AKG does a wonderful job, but if you can get your hands on one, the SV33 is where it's at! Gear used: Earthworks SV33 Studio Vocal Microphone Earthworks PM40 Piano Microphone AKG P220 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone.
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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3 pages PDF of the song "Falling Snow" by Aimee Nolte. (please go purchase my new single, "Falling Snow" from iTunes, Amazon or Google Play TODAY! Thank you!!). If you want the chart of the song, here is the PDF
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Rock, pop, jazz, and classical pianists will be able to learn and play this timeless Beach Boys' classic after watching this tutorial! If you'd like to support me, you can do so here: https://paypal.me/aimn To get a pdf of the lead sheet please visit my shop.
Using the very simple, and affordable Gridplay app on my iPhone, I made a multi track video of this beautiful song. No one at Gridplay even knows I exist but I want to let people know about their app because it has been so helpful to me.
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.
Jake Reichbart is an amazing guitarist! He plays mainly fingerstyle guitar and he can play any song in a sophisticated guitar arrangement! He has a great Youtube channel where he publish a new song each week.
Learn to accompany yourself or someone else over this beautiful jazz standard.
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Live november 7th 2017 - Bridge over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel) - Time After Time (Cindy Lauper) - They long to be (Close To You) - Burt Bacharach - Misty (Erroll Garner) - Take The A Train (Billy Strayhorn) Giant Steps (John Coltane)... and much more! Also featuring John Nolte!
Taking requests for the most beautiful songs we can think of! Well, not anymore, but I did when it was live, and it was so fun. My new mic is an AKG P220 and I'm playing my Korg SV-1 and having a blast! Thanks for joining me! See my gear page for more info on mics, piano, lights...
#AimeeSaysUseYourEars - 23 min free piano lesson - Once you can figure out simple chords to songs by ear, how do you make them sound like music? Video #2 in the Back To Basics Playlist.
Video recorded using: Earthworks SV33 , Earthworks PM40, AKG P220, 5'3 Hallet Davis Baby Grand, Panasonic Lumix G85
How to accompany yourself or a soloist on this Van Morrison classic.
"Who's Lovin' You" is a Motown soul song, written in 1960 by William "Smokey" Robinson. The song has been recorded by many different artists including The Miracles, who recorded the 1960 original version, The Temptations, The Supremes, Terence Trent D'arby, Brenda and The Tabulations, John Farnham, Human Nature, En Vogue, Michael Bublé and Giorgia Todrani and Jessica Mauboy. The most famous version is attributed to The Jackson 5.
Hang out with me while I talk about my favorite Stevie Wonder song, Overjoyed.
Hang out with me while I talk about my favorite song by my favorite band, U2.
Live video: Re-harmonizing the Beatles: Nowhere Man
When I asked my friends to help me come up with the most swinging pop and rock melodies they could think of, they really stepped up! I had fun putting together this list and playing them for you. In the follow-up video, we will talk about what makes a really good swinging melody and how to phrase it so that it swings even harder!
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.
Joshua Payne and Aimee Nolte make up the LA based duo, Skirt & Suit: "Playing at the corner of Bourbon Street and Sunset Blvd."
With a Straight No Chaser twist. Catch Skirt & Suit live in LA. Follow us on twitter: @skirtsuit1 Follow us on instagram: @skirtandsuit
Skirt & Suit is Aimee Nolte and Joshua Payne.
My good friend, Jason Neubauer and I bridged the 2,200 mile distance between us with a virtual duet - a cover of the Madonna song "Take A Bow" and we hope you like it! Big thanks to Jason for mixing sound and editing the video!!
Hang out with me as I teach super-fun, syncopated accompaniment groove that I love to play. I call it The Bacharach Bounce, but it's definitely not limited to Bacharach tunes. Video recorded using: Earthworks SV33 Earthworks PM40 5'3 Hallet Davis Baby Grand Panasonic Lumix G85
The Loveliest Girl is the first music I've released in 9 years. It is my arrangement of a Matthew Clark composition, and in this video I walk you through how it came to be; the instrumentation, the orchestrations, the recording techniques and texual painting - everything that went into the creation and production of this piece, and
Doug Webb is featured on flute, alto flute, clarinet, and bass clarinet, Jason Neubauer on guitar, and Bruce Lett on upright bass.
I hope you enjoy it. Stay tuned for the soon-to-be-released single!
In 1973, The Carpenters recorded This Masquerade and released it on their "Now & Then" album. Richard Carpenter took a masterful solo, rich with bebop language and harmonic and scalular devices. Hang out and analyze this solo with me and let's discuss the genius of this duo.
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When Sting accidentally sat on the piano during the recording of Roxanne, he knew it sounded cool...but did he know what it was called? Let's butt right in there and figure it out!
Are you ever fooled by a harmony that has so much strength and power, you think it's really the melody? Let's look at examples by some of the greatest harmony writers in rock and pop and discover deeper truths about the meaning of "melody."
I've been listening to David Crosby lately and I think you should too! Here's my small tribute to him, as well as some links so that you can check him out. My David Crosby Spotify Playlist - On Amazon: https://amzn.to/2TItsdV
I have some theories about the reasons why pop singers pronounce words so strangely. Lemme tell you 'bout them.
Just playing a pretty song on a sunny morning. Aimee Nolte Cover: You Don't Know Me (Ray Charles)