Can You Hear The Difference between my 5'3 Baby Grand and this 7'4 expensive Bösendorfer? Using my Rode NT4 stereo condenser microphone record,, I play you two examples and quiz you to see if you can tell the difference between expensive and well...cheaper. Thanks to Keyboard Concepts of Santa Monica for the opportunity to play this beast! It was so fun.
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!
Ever wish you could play piano while you sing? Maybe you wish you could play for your students or other vocalists, or instrumentalists. In this series, I teach you all of the important steps to start to be REALLY good at it! Walking bass lines, voicings, rhythms, styles...it's all right here.
I know I preach a lot of information about improvisation. I'm not sure that I follow it all in this performance of Harold Arlen's "Let's Fall In Love," but sometimes, I don't know...you just gotta go for it. Improvising in harmony with myself is something I work on quite a bit, but I rarely show it. I hope that will change as I practice more. Recorded using Earthworks SV33 Earthworks PM40 5'3 Hallet Davis Baby Grand Panasonic Lumix G85 - Details on Aimee's Gear
"Kiss on My List" is a song by the American duo Hall & Oates. It was written by Daryl Hall and Janna Allen, and produced by the duo. It was the third single release from their ninth studio album, Voices (1980), and became their second US Billboard Hot 100 number-one single (after "Rich Girl" in 1977).
Aimee Nolte on YouTube. Hundreds of videos: performaces, piano lessons, scat lessons, tutorials and much much more! Enjoy
Transcribing from a choir and arranging for piano. 3HOURS LIVE STREAMING - Work With Me? If you'd like to donate to my album, please click the following link and leave me a note with your email address so I can thank you! https://paypal.me/aimn
For over half my life, I've been inspired by Bobby McFerrin. My drive to be better, to push myself, and to always be working on something interesting comes from what I've learned from listening to his recordings and watching everything "Bobby-related" on the internet that I can find. This is a video to say thank you and tell Mr. McFerrin and the whole world what an impact his music and teaching have had on me. Much thanks and love. Aimee
The bebop scale is a descending major scale, with a flatted seventh added that is typically used over a dominant or V7 chord when improvising. Let's make sure we know how to finger it.
Purchase the worksheet from the videos below [5.00 $]
Playing a Live Stream Concert of all my favorite Bonnie Raitt tunes, in anticipation of her concert this weekend in Indio, CA. To donate to my channel, please click here: https://paypal.me/aimn
How to take an intro. Let's go over 4 very well-known and frequently-called intros that you can use when you're playing in your jazz combo.
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: Comping On Sonny Rollins' "St. Thomas"
Now that you can walk a bass line, and know which notes to play for a nice 4-note voicing sound with your right hand, let's talk about rhythm and give you something to practice!
Purchase the worksheet from the videos below [PDF - 5.00 $]
Temporary modulations to the mediant and submediant are very common in jazz and popular music. It's important to learn to recognize them when they occur, hear the difference between them and know how to predict them when playing chords by ear.
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.
This is my new friend, Donaldo who stopped by for a lesson on his trip to Los Angeles. He's visiting from Nicaragua and he's trying to learn how to build a jazz solo. I was so happy to help! If you'd like to support my channel, you can donate here: https://paypal.me/aimn
The easiest way I know of to teach beginning country piano playing. Impress all your rowdy friends by being able to play almost any country song while they sing along!
Purchase the worksheet from the video [5.00 $]
Playing minor ii V i licks in all keys is one of the best ways I know to improve your soloing skills.There's no better way to get new phrases into your head then by figuring them out in all the keys and drilling them over and over.
Purchase the worksheet of the video [PDF (20 pages): 5.00 $]
In this video, I use the James Taylor song, "Carolina In My Mind" to show you how I adapt an accompaniment that is meant to be played by fingerstyle guitar for piano. Don't forget to pick up the pdf if you need it.
Purchase the worksheet of the video [1 PDF (3 pages): 5.00 $]
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.
Purchase the worksheet from the video [5.00 $]
As promised, a lesson about how to lay down a good funk groove on this classic pop tune: Just The Two Of Us - a 1981 R&B single written by Bill Withers, William Salter and Ralph MacDonald, and recorded by Grover Washington Jr. and Bill Withers. The song originally appeared on Washington's album Winelight (1980) - This video follows my Aimee's Mini House Concert: Just The Two Of Us - a concert video from yesterday where I perform in this exact style. Se also What Do You Think About When You Improvise
By using 3 simple elements, you can take nearly any jazz standard and arrange it for solo piano. Hang out and see how by playing a simple bass line, the melody, some 3rd and 7 comping rhythms, and harmonizing in 3rds and 6ths can transform your playing. Bluesette is a jazz standard, composed by Toots Thielemans. It was composed in the key of B-flat major. First recorded by Toots Thielemans in 1961, with lyrics added by Norman Gimbel, the song became an international hit.
Purchase the worksheet from the videos below [2 pages PDF - 5.00 $]
This is one of my favorite standards. I really had a nice time playing this one. I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for your support and for subscribing and sharing with your friends! Aimee Nolte
Scott Holden is a dear friend of mine who knows the piano inside and out. He holds music degrees from University Of Michigan, Manhattan School of Music, and the Julliard School where he was a recipient of the Horowitz Prize. Scott and I met when we were both living in Washington Heights in New York City and it was a pleasure to hang out with him and play/talk about music. Part two is coming soon, when I help Scott out with his jazz chops. Scott could use a boost in subscribers. Please help him out by clicking the subscribe button here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeQRHV2uHeU_J1FcbtodRcQ
You never know when I'll decide to (and find the time to) go live, so make sure you're subscribed and that you have pressed the notification button (a little bell next to the subscribe button)! Pick up the album here! song.link/album/i/1454430825 Thank you!
Shot from Keyboard Concepts in Santa Monica, CA, I met up with UCLA vocal jazz major, Katie Ward to have a lesson on this 7' 4" Bösendorfer 225 that retails for $175,000 but is ON SALE for $138,000. I watched Gerald Clayton give a recital on this piano, recently and was blown away by the EXTRA 4 notes added to the bottom to make this a 92 key piano. If you'd like to donate to support my channel, please do so here: https://paypal.me/aimn
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.
Using the tune, "But Not For Me," I discuss open and close comping voicings for jazz piano. Email me if you would like a worksheet to go along with this video.
Using the tune "I Love You, For Sentimental Reasons", I show you in this video how to play in the spaces; the places where there is a break in the melody and room for a little ad lib to move the song along and give it some motion and variety. Watch and see when to use piano fills and how to create them!
Learn my stride piano arrangement of this holiday classic. Oh Christmas Tree
Purchase the worksheet of the video [PDF 5.00 $]
This is my very simple method for how to start playing solo jazz piano. After watching this video, players should be able to take care of the melody, the comping and the bass line, all by themselves.
Learn to accompany yourself or someone else over this beautiful jazz standard.
Purchase the worksheet from the video [$5.00]
Sometimes I like to limit myself in my practice. Here is an example about how only practicing triplets can expand your thinking and your hearing and your plane.
See also: There Will Never Be Another You (Bebop With Limits). If you would like to support me, you may do so here: https://PayPal.me/AimN
#AimeeSaysUseYourEars - 23 min free piano lesson - Once you can figure out simple chords to songs by ear, how do you make them sound like music? Video #2 in the Back To Basics Playlist. Video recorded using: Earthworks SV33 , Earthworks PM40, AKG P220, 5'3 Hallet Davis Baby Grand, Panasonic Lumix G85
How to accompany yourself or a soloist on this Van Morrison classic.
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"
Welcome to At The Piano, with Jeremy Siskind, the award-winning, extremely accomplished, pianist/composer/educator. We are at Keyboard Concepts in Santa Monica, CA, where they have furnished us with a Bösendorfer 214 7’ and a 185VC CS 6’1!
New Orleans blues, is a subgenre of blues music and a variation of Louisiana blues that developed in the 1940s and 1950s in and around the city of New Orleans, rooted by the rich blues roots of the city going back generations earlier. Strongly influenced by jazz and incorporated Caribbean influences, it is dominated by piano and saxophone but has also produced major guitar bluesmen. Major figures in the genre include Professor Longhair and Guitar Slim, who both produced major regional, R&B chart and even mainstream hits.
Purchase the worksheet from the videos below [5.00 $]
Want to add some 16th notes to your blues playing, like a BOSS? Make sure you watch the other 3 videos first and then learn this lick that is sure to boost your blues game!
Another swingin blues idea for you! This one fits with the others from parts 1 and 2, and is the perfect way to increase your Blues vocabulary. Key of G.
Voicing simple 7th chords in every key is something all jazz pianists (and pianists who play from lead sheets in general) should be able to do. Without getting too fancy with 9ths and 13ths and altered tones, I'd like to help you be able to simply voice all major, minor, dominant and half diminished chords simply and beautifully with this very musical exercise.
Purchase the worksheet of the video [5 pages PDF 5.00 $]
Around the one and a half minute mark on the Oscar Peterson Trio recording of "C Jam Blues" on the Night Train album, Oscar Peterson turns the time around by using a very slick device...rhythmic displacement. Let's break it down and talk about this little nuance that adds to the genius of this pianist.
If you have ever wondered what to do in the situation where there is more than one comping instrument, this video will give you some ideas! Really, your mother taught you what to do when you were three. Take turns! :-)
You never know when I'll decide to (and find the time to) go live, so make sure you're subscribed and that you have pressed the notification button (a little bell next to the subscribe button)! Thanks for sharing / subscribing / supporting Aimee Nolte Music!
Make Friends And Get Dates By Playing Rock Piano! Part two of my How To Play Rock Piano series.
I have loved this ever since I heard it on Eric Clapton's Unplugged album. This is a bluesy, folk-roots style of piano playing I am working on, trying to imitate the guitar picking styles of old masters like Merle Travis.
Part two of my interview with Dr. Scott Holden. In this half, we work on Scott's jazz playing and have a blast just talking about whatever happens to come up. Scott could use a boost in subscribers. Please help him out by clicking the subscribe button here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeQRHV2uHeU_J1FcbtodRcQ
"Stella by Starlight" is one of the most popular standards, ranked number 10 by the website jazzstandards.com. Its May 1947 recording by Harry James and his orchestra reached the 21st place in the pop charts. Two months later, the recording by Frank Sinatra with Axel Stordahl and his orchestra also rose to the 21st position. "Stella by Starlight" is a popular song by Victor Young that was drawn from thematic material composed for the main title and soundtrack of the 1944 Paramount Pictures film, The Uninvited.
Taking the tune, Summertime, we discuss what a "2 feel" is, and how the different players of the rhythm section go about playing it, and when to use it. Also shown, is an accompaniment style for playing this tune.
Using the notes, F, Ab, Bb, C and Eb, and a little methodical practice and patience, let's learn how to play a quick run that we can use over at least 6 different chords! Pick up my new vocal improvisation course at www.musichabit.com
For your listening enjoyment - a list of some of the most influential albums by jazz pianists. It’s by no means a definitive list, and they are in no particular order, but I love them and I hope you do too!
The hippest, dirtiest Dr. John kind of New Orleans blues lick/fill you will ever learn. Key of G, but also very easy to modulate in C, F, and Bb with the same fingering!
Bill Evans was so creative in the way he chose voicings for chords. Let's take a close look at some of my favorite chord voicings from his playing and learn how we can improve our playing!
Purchase the worksheet from the video
In 1973, The Carpenters recorded This Masquerade and released it on their "Now & Then" album. Richard Carpenter took a masterful solo, rich with bebop language and harmonic and scalular devices. Hang out and analyze this solo with me and let's discuss the genius of this duo.
Purchase the worksheet from the video [5.00 $]