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Aimee Nolte Live At The Sea Pines

Aimee Nolte Live At The Sea Pines

Some fun excerpts from my performance at the Sea Pines country club in Hilton Head, SC with local musicians, Jackson Evans (guitar), Brett Belanger (bass), and Justin Varnes (drums). It was a great way to wrap up the week! Unfortunate lighting, but I was glad for what we got. Thanks to James Berry for running the camera for me.

Aimee Nolte Sings John Coltrane's Mr. PC

Aimee Nolte Sings John Coltrane's Mr. PC

This was my video for Jam Of The Week on Facebook this week to celebrate one of my hero's birthdays...Mr. John Coltrane. I didn't have much time so I stopped and got a little crazy with this!

Aimee's Top 25 Jazz Standards To Know

Aimee's Top 25 Jazz Standards To Know

Aimee's Top 25 jazz songs to know & autograph. People often wonder which jazz tunes they should learn first. I have carefully selected 25 of the most important jazz standards, and placed them in an order that I think is good for beginners.

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All The Things You Are: Jazz Improvisation Lesson

All The Things You Are: Jazz Improvisation Lesson

All The Things You Are: Jazz Improvisation Lesson - For instrumentalists and singers: A very detailed look at the first 8 bars of the popular standard. Discussion includes a very melodic and "ears" approach, modes to use, chord tones to aim for, bebop lines and how to create them, and rhythmic placement of lines to add an element of surprise to your solo.

All Too Soon (duet with Mike Scott)

All Too Soon (duet with Mike Scott)

Mike Scott and I sat down one morning to record a bit. Here's one of our favorites from that day - the Duke Ellington classic, "All Too Soon."

Autumn Leaves - For Bobby McFerrin

Autumn Leaves - For Bobby McFerrin

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

Bill Evans transcriptions

Bill Evans transcriptions

Take a look at my collection of transcriptions with me, Sound of Love - My Man’s Gone Now - Nardis - How Deep is the Ocean - Lucky to be me - Danny Boy - Blue in Green - Israel - Milestone - People... and more...

Common Intros - Lesson

Common Intros - Lesson

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.

Comping On Sonny Rollins' "St. Thomas"

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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, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'll get it to you! Comping On Sonny Rollins' "St. Thomas"

Day and Night and Day

Skirt & Suit combines the Kid Cudi jam with Frank Sinatra's "Night and Day" for a one-of-kind experience.

Discovering Bill Evans (Part 3: Danny Boy)

Discovering Bill Evans Part 3: Danny Boy

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.

Discovering McCoy Tyner worksheet

Discovering McCoy Tyner worksheet

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!

This PDF is ONLY page 6 of the transcription. Not the entirety.

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Footprints For Solo Piano

Footprints for solo piano

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.

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Freedom Jazz Dance Jazz Scat

Freedom Jazz Dance Jazz Scat

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.

Have You Met Miss Jones - Aimee's Solo Transcription

Have You Met Miss Jones - Aimee's Solo Transcription

Just playing and singing one of my favorite tunes!
Have You Met Miss Jones?" is a popular song that was written for the musical comedy, I'd Rather Be Right. The music was written by Richard Rodgers and the lyrics by Lorenz Hart. The song was published in 1937. In the musical the song is performed by characters Peggy Jones and Phil Barker. In the 1937 version these characters were played by Joy Hodges and Austin Marshall. The song's bridge, featuring key motion by major thirds, may have served as an inspiration to John Coltrane in the development of "Coltrane changes"

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How To Go About Learning The Bebop Language

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.

How To Play Any Jazz Standard For Solo Piano - Bluesette

How To Play Any Jazz Standard For Solo Piano - Bluesette

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.

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I Accompany You #2: 500 Miles High & How High The Moon [MP3]

I Accompany You #2: 500 Miles High & How High The Moon

"I Accompany You" is a series where I give you a chance to play while I take a back seat and provide you with a play along. It's also a chance to video yourself playing along with me and send it in for a chance to be in my "I Accompany You | Submissions" video soon! The deadline for this one is Sept 17, 2017 The MP3 will be up soon as well if you'd like to practice along with it. Send submissions to either song, but NOT BOTH to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I Accompany You Episode 3 - How High Is The Moon

I Accompany You Episode 3 - How High Is The Moon

Thanks to everyone who sent in videos! It was fun to put them all together and make another virtual band. This time, there were drummers! I was excited. We will do another one soon!

If I Should Lose You

If I Should Lose You

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

In Depth Jazz Piano Lesson With Brenda

In Depth Jazz Piano Lesson With Brenda

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.

Jake Reichbart - Jazz guitarist

Jake Reichbart is an amazing guitarist! He plays mainly fingerstyle guitar and he can play any song in a sophisticated guitar arrangement! He has a great Youtube channel where he publish a new song each week.

Jazz Tutorial: Take The A Train (Solo Piano)

Jazz Tutorial: Take The A Train (Solo Piano)

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.

Live Requests And Q&A

Live Requests And Q&A

Live november 7th 2017 - Bridge over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel) - Time After Time (Cindy Lauper) - They long to be (Close To You) - Burt Bacharach - Misty (Erroll Garner) - Take The A Train (Billy Strayhorn) Giant Steps (John Coltane)... and much more! Also featuring John Nolte!

Memphis in June

Memphis in June - Piano Cover

One of my favorite Hoagy Carmichael compositions, recorded with my new equipment! Memphis In June paints a beautiful picture of the South, like only Hoagy Carmichael could do. If you'd like to support my channel, please donate here: https://paypal.me/aimn

Mess With The Time. Don't Let The Time MESS YOU

There Is No Greater Love!

This is a little demonstration video, using "There Is No Greater Love" (Isham Jones/Marty Symes) to launch us into my next video with nearly the same title, when we will analyze and break down what I have done and talk about how to apply these techniques to your own playing. Congrats to Katie Ward who transcribed two choruses and sent it to me! Three pages PDF is now available! She is getting a free Skype lesson with me. Katie Ward you are really cool! Thank you!

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My Baby Just Cares For SWING!

My Baby Just Cares For SWING!

Using the song, "My Baby Just Cares For Me" by Walter Donaldson, as performed by Nina Simone, we work on swinging SUPER hard by accenting and elongating the quarter note.

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My LOAD Of Transcriptions (And How You Can Get Your Hands On Them)

Bill Evans - Aimee Nolte - Transcriptions

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"

Nat Adderley Work Song (Organ And Vocal)

Nat Adderley Work Song (Organ And Vocal)

Testing out my iRig 2 audio interface from IK Multimedia with my Korg SV-1 on an organ sound. The microphone is a VPS-80 from American Audio. All three can be viewed and purchased here and the tune is Nat Adderly's Work Song.

Never Get Lost In The Form Again

Never Get Lost In The Form Again

Ever find yourself completely struggling...gasping for air as you desperately listen with all of your might to figure out which bar you are on? You solo, chorus after chorus, never knowing when to stop because you have NO idea where the top of the form is? Watch this.

Oleo Vocal Duet With Tama Shutts

Oleo Vocal Duet With Tama Shutts

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."

Play Along With Aimee: Green Dolphin & Someday My Prince

Play Along With Aimee: Green Dolphin & Someday My Prince

Ever wish I would just keep quiet and play? Ha! Today is your lucky day. "I Accompany You" is a new series where I give you a chance to play while I take a back seat and provide you with a play along.

Play Along With Aimee: Green Dolphin & Someday My Prince [MP3]

Play Along With Aimee: Green Dolphin & Someday My Prince

Ever wish I would just keep quiet and play? Ha! Today is your lucky day. "I Accompany You" is a new series where I give you a chance to play while I take a back seat and provide you with a play along. It's also a chance to video yourself playing along with me and send it in for a chance to be in my "I Accompany You | Submissions" video soon!

Red Garland Blues Polyrhythm

Red Garland Blues Polyrhythm

Let's train your brains and your fingers to play this hip polyrhythm that I learned from Red Garland on his famous Blues By Five solo with the Miles Davis Quintet!

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Scat Singing (Jazz Tutorial) For BEGINNERS (Part 3)

It's time to talk about which notes to sing. Who better to learn from, but the amazing, Bill Evans. If you thought we were done with Autumn Leaves, you were wrong! Let's go!

Skylark For Solo Stride Piano Tutorial

Skylark For Solo Stride Piano Tutorial

This is a tutorial for a simple arrangement I made of this Hoagy Carmichael classic. Perfect for beginners and pretty enough for any level. Key of C major.

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So In Love (duet with Mike Scott)

So In Love (duet with Mike Scott)

Another duet from our session. Cole Porter's "So In Love" Recorded with: Vocals: AKG P220 Piano: Rode NT4 Guitar: Shure SM 58 next to Mike's amp (see comments on YouTube for more guitar info). Using the direct SD card record feature from the Presonus AR8 mixer

Soggy Christmas Nuts

Soggy Christmas Nuts

From my house...and the genius mind of Geoffrey Rayback...to you.

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Song For My Father: Latin Comping Rhythms

Song For My Father: Latin Comping Rhythms

Let's transcribe a chorus of comping rhythms, as provided by the great Horace Silver. Learn about syncopated Latin rhythms, as well as simple rhythms on the beat and how a variety can make your playing so tasty!

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Stella By Starlight (Piano Solo)

Stella By Starlight (Piano Solo)

"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.

Summertime: How To Play With A "2 Feel"

Summertime: How To Play With A "2 Feel"

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.

The Chord That Shouldn't Work

The Chord That Shouldn't Work

This is the chord that shouldn't work, but does, in the right context.
It's so exciting and beautiful and I think you'll love it!
Using the tune, "My Romance," we walk through how to play this gorgeous chord in all 12 keys.

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The Giant Steps Challenge

The Giant Steps Challenge

"Giant Steps" - In this video, we discuss how this marvelous John Coltrane composition is put together, what might have led to it's conception, how to really get it under your belt, how you can be a part of the Giant Steps Challenge, and start to improvise like a pro! To participate in the challenge (that has no prize, but is just for fun!) simply record a video of yourself singing the challenge, and post it on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook with the hashtag #AimeesGiantStepsChallenge so that we can all give you virtual high fives and encourage each other as well!

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There Will Never Be Another You

There Will Never Be Another You

Just a fun improvisation on this wonderful tune. If anyone would like to transcribe it, I will teach you a free Skype lesson and then put the transcription up on my website! Email me if you're interested and have a great weekend!

PS. SANTIAGO HERNANDEZ did theThere Will Never Be Another You - SOLO

There Will Never Be Another You (Bebop With Limits)

There Will Never Be Another You (Bebop With Limits)

Here's a Bebop exercise over the changes of "There Will Never Be Another You" for all musicians... to enhance your creativity and build your Bebop Box of Tools by imposing a "limit," you lengthen your creativity! Enjoy and share please!

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This Masquerade Piano Solo

This Masquerade Piano Solo

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.

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Typical Jazz Endings And How To "Call" Them

Typical Jazz Endings And How To "Call" Them

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.

Why It's Important To REALLY Learn The Melody

Why It's Important To REALLY Learn The Melody

When you are learning a new jazz tune, it's imperative to get the melody right. To learn it the right way. What is the right way? How do you know that? Let me tell you.

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Aimee Nolte performs in duos, trios, and big bands as a jazz pianist and singer. Live performances

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Up Till Now - 2005
Just Us - 2010 by Aimee Nolte & Hideaki Tokunaga