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Altered Dominant Chords And Scales

Altered Dominant Chords And Scales

This is my practice routine for getting altered dominant (#5, #9 chords specifically) rootless closed-voicing chords, and diminished whole-tone scales (sometimes referred to as the 7th mode of the melodic minor scale) under my fingers and in my brain. You can get such a hip sound in your playing if you understand how these notes function in each key.

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Ask Me About Jazz Scales

Ask Me About Jazz Scales

This is what I think about scales. What are they good for? When should you use them? Which ones should you use? My philosophy about these questions and how I teach my students to learn and use scales. See also How to practice major scales.

Bebop Scale Fingerings

Bebop Scale Fingerings

The bebop scale is a descending major scale, with a flatted seventh added that is typically used over a dominant or V7 chord when improvising. Let's make sure we know how to finger it.

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How to practice major scales

How to practice major scales

The key to understanding music theory, lies behind your knowledge of the 12 major scales. Learn fingerings, practice methods, and little tricks to help you remember the notes as I walk you through the scales, as I learned them. A guide on how to practice major scales. By Aimee Nolte.

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How To Spell Scales And Chords

How To Spell Scales And Chords

Do you ever wonder if you should write an F# or a Gb? Well, let's take care of that RIGHT NOW. Hang out with me and let's talk about how to spell scales and chords. There might not be a more fun way to spend 20 minutes.

I Am Thankful For The BEBOP Scale

I Am Thankful For The BEBOP Scale

From my vacation spot in Watsonville, CA where we have a fun little lesson about how to sing the dominant chords on the bridge of Rhythm Changes, using the bebop scale.

Modes for dummies

Modes for dummies

A very very easy way of looking at the modes of the major scale. What are they? How do you play them and use them and transpose them? I do my best to answer all of these questions and a few more.

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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