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.
Aimee is quickly becoming a highly sought after educator in the jazz community, since launching her YouTube channel, Aimee Nolte Music.
Chances are, if you're a beginning jazzer, you don't swing yet. You may think that you do...but you probably don't yet! I was once you. This is how I learned to swing. Hope it helps all you future swingin cats.
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!
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.
A few of my favorite jazz voicings for this wonderful chord.
Put away the Real Book. Drop the "sheet music." Watch this.
I'm giving away my biggest secret in this lesson. How to swing! If you have ever wanted to learn to scat sing, this is the place to start. Ride along with me, as we discuss swing feel and jazz rhythms. More to follow!
The lesson where we sing the CRAP out of Autumn Leaves! I play the role of your personal karaoke machine and give you lots of room to try your own solo in this video. We use our ears and talk about note choice and beautiful, fluid, melodic lines.
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