My friend and student, Brenda Martin came over for a lesson today and we worked on Altman/Lawrence tune, "All Or Nothing At All." Here are the topics addressed and time stamps so you can easily navigate through the video, however it's quite a journey and I would recommend watching it from start to finish, to understand the context and...the journey.
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My friend, Eric Hagstrom was over at the house the other day, and gave my 11 year old, Louis a beginning brush technique lesson. It only took a couple of minutes, and he was able to provide a decent-sounding drum accompaniment to our trio. I'm on vacation now, but I wanted to share this footage with you.
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We take a look at John Scofield's Grammy-nominated solo over the Hank Williams classic, "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry and learn a quick augmented lick from him! Do yourself a favor and check out the album, "Country For Old Men."It's wonderful.
Without spending a dime, there are several things you can do to help your kids get a start in music while they are young. Let me share a few things that have worked for me!
Taking a choir accompanying gig is a great way to keep your sight reading skills sharp. Hang out with me a bit as we talk about page turning, improvising, jazz trios, noticing mistakes in your part, and how to drive and support your choir. Thanks to Eric Hagstrom and Jordan Richards who hung out with me all day, making music.
Listen to examples of popular songs that really make you dance with me and let's decide if they swing or don't swing! If you'd like to donate to support my channel, you can do so here: https://www.paypal.me/AimN
Some advice that helped me progress as a jazz musician and saved my sanity as life got complicated. If you'd like to support me, you can do so here: https://paypal.me/aimn
What is a jazz jam? How do you choose one? What do you do once you are there? How do you prepare to go? What's the etiquette? Who solos first? SO MANY QUESTIONS. SO MANY ANSWERS. -- See also Aimee's Top 25 Jazz Standards To Know