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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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All The Things You Are: Jazz Improvisation Lesson

All The Things You Are: Jazz Improvisation Lesson

For instrumentalists and singers: A very detailed look at the first 8 bars of the popular standard. Discussion includes a very melodic and "ears" approach, modes to use, chord tones to aim for, bebop lines and how to create them, and rhythmic placement of lines to add an element of surprise to your solo.

Comping On Sonny Rollins' "St. Thomas"

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Some ideas about how to comp on this classic jazz standard, as well as a fun idea at the end of the video based on montuno rhythms. If you'd like the worksheet for that final idea, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'll get it to you! Comping On Sonny Rollins' "St. Thomas"

Day and Night and Day

Skirt & Suit combines the Kid Cudi jam with Frank Sinatra's "Night and Day" for a one-of-kind experience.

Discovering Bill Evans Part 3: Danny Boy

Discovering Bill Evans Part 3: Danny Boy

In this video, we pick apart Bill's 1962 recording of Danny Boy from the album Empathy that he made with Shelly Manne and Monty Budwig. We uncover some important elements of his solo piano playing, as well as some insight into his trio playing. The most important element of this recording in my opinion is the way he makes you...........wait for it.

Discovering McCoy Tyner worksheet

Discovering McCoy Tyner worksheet

Using Mr. Tyner's playing from "My Favorite Things," this video looks at what a tempered, patient, calculated player he can be, and at the same time invent timeless melodies and demonstrate amazing technical prowess. I hope this video makes you an even bigger fan than you already were!

This PDF is ONLY page 6 of the transcription. Not the entirety.

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Footprints For Solo Piano

Footprints for solo piano

A fairly simple arrangement of the Wayne Shorter composition, Footprints, for solo piano. This arrangement teaches block style chords, harmonizing the melody in C dorian and F dorian, as well as utilizing triadic upper extensions.
"Footprints" is a jazz standard composed by Wayne Shorter, first appearing on his 1966 album Adam's Apple. The best-known recorded version is on the 1966 Miles Davis album Miles Smiles.

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Freedom Jazz Dance Jazz Scat

Freedom Jazz Dance Jazz Scat

Freedom Jazz Dance” is a jazz-rock piece that was composed by Eddie Harris in 1965. The “free” in the title comes from the fact that there’s only one chord, a Bb7, and during your solos you can basically play anything you like over it, going “inside” and “outside” at will.

Have You Met Miss Jones For Solo Piano

Here is a jazz tutorial to help improve the way you think about arranging standards. Using Have You Met Miss Jones, we build a solo piano arrangement, incorporating moving inner voices and using chromaticism. There is a work sheet to go along with this video and you can get it by writing to me.

How To Go About Learning The Bebop Language

I am answering questions from viewers in this lesson about how to go about learning to play in the bebop style. We discuss learning heads, and the advantages and disadvantage is to Charlie Parkers OmniBook. It's a little bit of philosophy and a little bit of preaching by me. :) Stick with me. I think these things are important.

I Accompany You #2: 500 Miles High & How High The Moon [MP3]

I Accompany You #2: 500 Miles High & How High The Moon

"I Accompany You" is a series where I give you a chance to play while I take a back seat and provide you with a play along. It's also a chance to video yourself playing along with me and send it in for a chance to be in my "I Accompany You | Submissions" video soon! The deadline for this one is Sept 17, 2017 The MP3 will be up soon as well if you'd like to practice along with it. Send submissions to either song, but NOT BOTH to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jake Reichbart - Jazz guitarist

Jake Reichbart is an amazing guitarist! He plays mainly fingerstyle guitar and he can play any song in a sophisticated guitar arrangement! He has a great Youtube channel where he publish a new song each week.

Mess With The Time. Don't Let The Time MESS YOU

There Is No Greater Love!

This is a little demonstration video, using "There Is No Greater Love" (Isham Jones/Marty Symes) to launch us into my next video with nearly the same title, when we will analyze and break down what I have done and talk about how to apply these techniques to your own playing. Congrats to Katie Ward who transcribed two choruses and sent it to me! Three pages PDF is now available! She is getting a free Skype lesson with me. Katie Ward you are really cool! Thank you!

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My LOAD Of Transcriptions (And How You Can Get Your Hands On Them)

Bill Evans - Aimee Nolte - Transcriptions

There was a time when I was a professional transcriber. Take a look at my collection of transcriptions with me, and find out how you can choose one! Many pianists, and SO MUCH BILL EVANS, including the complete solo piano transcriptions of "People" and "Danny Boy"

Nat Adderley Work Song (Organ And Vocal)

Nat Adderley Work Song (Organ And Vocal)

Testing out my iRig 2 audio interface from IK Multimedia with my Korg SV-1 on an organ sound. The microphone is a VPS-80 from American Audio. All three can be viewed and purchased here and the tune is Nat Adderly's Work Song.

Play Along With Aimee: Green Dolphin & Someday My Prince

Play Along With Aimee: Green Dolphin & Someday My Prince

Ever wish I would just keep quiet and play? Ha! Today is your lucky day. "I Accompany You" is a new series where I give you a chance to play while I take a back seat and provide you with a play along.

Play Along With Aimee: Green Dolphin & Someday My Prince [MP3]

Play Along With Aimee: Green Dolphin & Someday My Prince

Ever wish I would just keep quiet and play? Ha! Today is your lucky day. "I Accompany You" is a new series where I give you a chance to play while I take a back seat and provide you with a play along. It's also a chance to video yourself playing along with me and send it in for a chance to be in my "I Accompany You | Submissions" video soon!

Scat Singing (Jazz Tutorial) For BEGINNERS (Part 3)

It's time to talk about which notes to sing. Who better to learn from, but the amazing, Bill Evans. If you thought we were done with Autumn Leaves, you were wrong! Let's go!

Skylark For Solo Stride Piano

Skylark For Solo Stride Piano

This is a tutorial for a simple arrangement I made of this Hoagy Carmichael classic. Perfect for beginners and pretty enough for any level. Key of C major.

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Song For My Father: Latin Comping Rhythms

Song For My Father: Latin Comping Rhythms

Let's transcribe a chorus of comping rhythms, as provided by the great Horace Silver. Learn about syncopated Latin rhythms, as well as simple rhythms on the beat and how a variety can make your playing so tasty!

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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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The Giant Steps Challenge

The Giant Steps Challenge

"Giant Steps" - In this video, we discuss how this marvelous John Coltrane composition is put together, what might have led to it's conception, how to really get it under your belt, how you can be a part of the Giant Steps Challenge, and start to improvise like a pro! To participate in the challenge (that has no prize, but is just for fun!) simply record a video of yourself singing the challenge, and post it on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with the hashtag #AimeesGiantStepsChallenge so that we can all give you virtual high fives and encourage each other as well!

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There Will Never Be Another You

There Will Never Be Another You

Just a fun improvisation on this wonderful tune. If anyone would like to transcribe it, I will teach you a free Skype lesson and then put the transcription up on my website! Email me if you're interested and have a great weekend!

PS. SANTIAGO HERNANDEZ did theThere Will Never Be Another You - SOLO

There Will Never Be Another You (Bebop With Limits)

There Will Never Be Another You (Bebop With Limits)

Here's a Bebop exercise over the changes of "There Will Never Be Another You" for all musicians...to enhance your creativity and build your Bebop box of tools. By imposing a "limit," you lengthen your creativity.

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Typical Jazz Endings And How To "Call" Them

Typical Jazz Endings And How To "Call" Them

How to make your band sound like you have practiced together when in actuality, you never have. Here is a little trick that I use when I am in that situation, to make polished endings that sound like you had planned them.

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

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