A gentle first step toward getting that "block chord" sound into your jazz piano playing, just like George Shearing.
Teaching in master classes, clinics and YouTube
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, The Hilton Head Jazz Camp and BYU School of Music University of Mary in Bismark, ND, as well as many online masterclass engagements during the pandemic. Aimee continues to teach clinics and master classes to students who want to learn to scat sing like serious jazz musicians, and players who want to take their improvisation game to the next level.
https://nebula.tv/aimeenolte See this video on Nebula for free (and get the pdf) and then sign up if the spirit moves you! Using examples from Miles Davis's and Dizzy Gillespie's bands, I talk about what it's like to solo over "a tag" and actually solo over one for over 11 minutes on the piano. 1-6-2-5, 3-6-2-5, and other variations are such an integral part of the jazz vocabulary!
Using famous solos by Eddie Van Halen, Mark Knopfler, George Harrison, and Slash, we look at what it takes to actually "take a solo." What goes on behind the solo, what is in the mind of the performer - the chords, the form of the song, and the confines and freedoms that go into soloing.
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.
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Let's look at this killer sixteenth note blues lick that I transcribed from Dizzy Gillespie and how I went about teaching myself to use it everywhere possible as I work on my jazz improv.
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Let's slowly go over Sunny Side Of The Street and talk about 3rds and 7s, reference my jazz bible, add the more colorful 9 and 13 and sometimes altered tones and move from chord to chord with ease.