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.
Aimee is quickly becoming a highly sought after educator in the jazz community, since launching her YouTube channel, Aimee Nolte Music.
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!
If you've ever wondered how to get away from sheet music, and play by ear, this is the spot for you! Get away from that written music. It's holding you back! There's a whole world of melodies and harmonies for you discover, and they are already IN YOUR HEAD! Learn how to transfer them to your fingers.
Just a little reminder to take a good look inside and remember why you are playing music...for the love of it...for the enjoyment...for the FUN!
Originally published on: Learn Jazz Standard By Brent Vaartstra
"Welcome to episode 60 of the LJS Podcast where today we have special guest jazz pianist and vocalist Aimee Nolte on the show to talk about developing relative pitch. Wouldn’t it be awesome to hear a note being played and know exactly what it is, even if you don’t have perfect pitch? Aimee teaches us how. Listen in!"
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.
This is the simplest way I know of to add some color to a diminished seventh chord. It's easy and it's fun and it might help you get chicks. (Or dudes)
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.
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