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: Have You Met Miss Jones For Solo Piano (with moving inner voices)
Aimee is quickly becoming a highly sought after educator in the jazz community, since launching her YouTube channel, Aimee Nolte Music.
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! Lesson available: Discovering McCoy Tyner worksheet
Let's examine how Bill Evans could use a very few amount of notes to evoke an immense amount of emotion. Blue In Green.
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.
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.
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