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
Singing the Richards and Leigh song that Frank Sinatra made famous, with a back up track from the iReal Pro app in my living room!
Once in a while, I suppose I might rant a little bit. This is something that has been troubling me, and I needed to say what I am feeling about it. I think the future of vocal jazz is in trouble, unless we remember the importance of improvisation.
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
You don't have to come up with every musical decision when you're performing. Let the masters teach you how. Learn from Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Dinah Washington and Aretha Franklin with me as we try and "Accentuate The Positive." Thanks to Tony Powell for help with my research. If you'd like to donate to my channel, click here: https://paypal.me/aimn
Can you tell the difference between these iconic jazz vocalists? Let's listen very carefully and notice the subtle nuances as well as major stylistic choices that put each of these singers in a league of their own.
Freedom Jazz Dance” is a jazz-rock piece that was composed by Eddie Harris in 1965. The “free” in the title comes from the fact that there’s only one chord, a Bb7, and during your solos you can basically play anything you like over it, going “inside” and “outside” at will.
Parked the car. PARKED. Not driving :-) And started singing. It's fun sometimes to just see what comes out. Thanks for watching!
Many singers show up to auditions or jam sessions and have no idea which key they sing their song in. This is unacceptable., and is easily remedied. Let me teach you how to choose your key, so this situation stops happening. If you'd like to support me, you can do so at this link: https://www.paypal.me/AimN
Ever wish you could sing a nice harmony along with someone? Where do you start? You start right here, with this simple concept of the common tone.
Improve your pitch, whether you are a singer or a stringed instrument player by using the technology that is free and right at our fingertips! It's not rocket science...and it's fun.
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
My (Not So) Top Secret (Anymore) Practice Method: Point & Sing - Singers AND instrumentalists: I don't want you to sound like a robot when you improvise. Let's get you sounding like a thoughtful, feeling person, who can hear their way through changes without having to memorize patterns. I want to make HONEST musicians out of you. Point & Sing is the best way I know of to accomplish that! If you'd like to support me, you can do so at this link: https://www.paypal.me/AimN
My good friend, Tama Shutts came over today for a vocal duet over Rhythm Changes. Super Fun! If you'd like to see more duets from Tama and I, check Jam Of The Week on Facebook. You can see Tama perform if you're in So Cal over at Cal State Long Beach with "Pacific Standard Time."
Ride along with me as I talk about why I think you are already playing what you hear.
SWV "Weak" Challenge - FREE PDF and MP3