02-27-2020 - 1h 30 min - Taking requests! Thanks for sharing, and liking!
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.
From 3rds and 7s to 6 note powerful rootless voicings, I walk you through Sonny Rollins' Airegin and discuss ALL the possibilities. Thanks for sharing and liking!
Around the one and a half minute mark on the Oscar Peterson Trio recording of "C Jam Blues" on the Night Train album, Oscar Peterson turns the time around by using a very slick device...rhythmic displacement. Let's break it down and talk about this little nuance that adds to the genius of this pianist.
Sometimes, it can be really advantageous to choose a song and improvise for a long period of time, with a plan. 20 choruses is quite a bit of time to improvise, and by then end, (if you record yourself), you will learn a lot about your own improvising. You'll notice your habits, what things you need to work on, your strengths and your weaknesses, and you'll be better for it!
Nearly 20 minutes of improvisation over an F Blues backing track from the iReal Pro app. I wish I could have kept going for ten more minutes, but it's the holiday time and my family needed me! My main idea here was to start simply and build toward more complex ideas as I went, but to always be in the pocket and to take my ideas where they lead.
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.
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!
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