I'm using my voice here to think about articulation and phrasing choice, but of course this applies to all instruments and the ways you choose to articulate. It's always something to be considering and I hope this gives you some ideas for the future!
Aimee is quickly becoming a highly sought after educator in the jazz community, since launching her YouTube channel, Aimee Nolte Music. She spent a 10 day stint as an instructor for the renowned vocal coach David Braid's VocalizeU camp in Malibu during the summer of 2016 and has appeared as a featured artist/clinician/adjudicator at numerous jazz festivals around the country, including Univeristy Of Northern Michigan, Fullerton College, South Plains College, and The Hilton Head Jazz Camp. Aimee continues to teach clinics and master classes to students who want to learn to scat seeing like serious jazz musicians, and players who want to take their improvisation game to the next level.
Using a little Roman numeral analysis, you can play songs in any key you want! Hang out with me while we take this classic and put it in Elvis' key. Pick up the Aimee Nolte Music notebook here: https://www.themusiciansnotebook.com/collaborations/aimee-nolte
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
Using exercises from The Drummers' Cook Book and The Charlie Parker Omnibook, we sight read some tricky rhythms while simultaneously building our coordination, sight reading skills, and jazz vocabulary.
Basically using the formula from my "Practice Routine - A Tune A Week" video, I dive into Misty, practicing playing the melody with roots, closed left hand voicing, open two - handed rootless voicings, scales and arpeggios!
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!
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!
Even over just one chord, there are endless ideas to be played! Pick up the backing track here and play it in loop mode.