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A New Jazz Accompaniment Style For You

It's not really NEW, but it might be new to YOU. A contemporary rhythmic addition to your playing; the all-syncopated straight 8th style which originates from the Brazilian Polka style of guitar playing. Have fun with it and let me know if it was helpful to you!

Adding Upper Extensions To Your Solo Piano Arrangements

In this video, I teach about times when a flat nine occurs in the melody, over a dominant seventh chord. Learn how to play triad extensions to increase your harmonic vocabulary with me!

Aimee and Louis: Everyone Can Harmonize (Part 3)

Aimee and Louis: Everyone Can Harmonize (Part 3)

In this third episode, my son, Louis helps me show how to find the third or the "mi" to start recognizing where to begin making up your own harmony. Try to put yourself in his spot and predict the notes he sings before he sings them...and then we leave room for you at the end for you to sing a note on your own, in three part harmony with us!

Aimee's Top 25 Jazz Standards To Know

Aimee's Top 25 Jazz Standards To Know

Aimee's Top 25 jazz songs to know & autograph. People often wonder which jazz tunes they should learn first. I have carefully selected 25 of the most important jazz standards, and placed them in an order that I think is good for beginners.

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Expand Your Hearing! Minor 2 5 1 Exercise

This is an exercise that takes you through all 12 keys, using a minor ii V i lick, that will help you to be able to hear an altered dominant extension...a triad, based on the flat five of the dominant chord. I like this one because it's melodic and pretty and can be easily used in improvisation while soloing over tunes.

How To "Reharm" A Pop Song

How To "Reharm" A Pop Song

Using Imagine Dragons' "It's Time", I walk you very slowly and methodically through the way I think about reharmonizing popular music to fit the jazz idiom. We draw from the melody and utilize chords from within the key and from out of the key to create color and excitement!

How To Figure Out Chords To Songs

How To Figure Out Chords To Songs

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.

Jazz Piano Comping With Open And Closed Voicings

Jazz Piano Comping With Open And Closed Voicings

Using the tune, "But Not For Me," I discuss open and close comping voicings for jazz piano. Email me if you would like a worksheet to go along with this video.

Playing Outside The Changes #1

Playing Outside The Changes #1

A little device to get you thinking outside the box when you are improvising on a blues. Whether you are a player or a singer, get this in your ears and use it to launch you outside and then very stealthily work your way back in.

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Rick Beato

Rick Beato is guitarist, a producer and an amazing teacher. Has his own studio called Black Dog Sound based in Atlanta, GA.

Step Up Your Soul With A Tritone Sub

Step Up Your Soul With A Tritone Sub

Leading to the IV chord with a tritone substitution is one of the quickest ways I know of to sound like a legit gospel/soul piano player. Check it out with me!

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The Chord That Shouldn't Work

The Chord That Shouldn't Work

This is the chord that shouldn't work, but does, in the right context.
It's so exciting and beautiful and I think you'll love it!
Using the tune, "My Romance," we walk through how to play this gorgeous chord in all 12 keys.

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Vocal Warmup - Ear Training Maj7

Vocal Warmup - Ear Training Maj 7

There's no reason why warming up has to be boring or silly. Let's explore, train our ears, and create something beautiful while warming up!

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You Hip To The Sharp Nine?

In this video we spend time discussing the minor ii V i and some ideas involving the sharp nine to play over the altered dominant chord. Lesson available with PDF

You Need This Chord

You Need This Chord

The crazy, beautiful altered dominant chord where BOTH the natural 5 and the flat 5 exist together in wonderful dissonant harmony will add color and depth to your playing. Explore how and when to use it with me! If you'd like to support my channel, you can donate here: https://paypal.me/aimn

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Teaching

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Performing

Aimee Nolte performs in duos, trios, and big bands as a jazz pianist and singer. Live performances

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Recordings

Up Till Now - 2005
Just Us - 2010 by Aimee Nolte & Hideaki Tokunaga