Basically using the formula from my "Practice Routine - A Tune A Week" video, I dive into Misty, practicing playing the melody with roots, closed left hand voicing, open two - handed rootless voicings, scales and arpeggios!
Aimee is quickly becoming a highly sought after educator in the jazz community, since launching her YouTube channel, Aimee Nolte Music. She spent a 10 day stint as an instructor for the renowned vocal coach David Braid's VocalizeU camp in Malibu during the summer of 2016 and continues to teach clinics and master classes to students who want to learn to scat sing like serious jazz musicians and take their improvisation game to the next level.
I sat down to practice this, thinking that I probably would need 3 or 4 takes, but I'd better record it just in case I get a good one... and it turned out I didn't need any more takes! Harmonizing with myself is something I practice a lot. It works my brain out like crazy, and challenges me in a way nothing else does. My goals in doing this are always changing, but number one is to be true to myself and sing what wants to come out. After that, it's just "will I put the voice on the top or bottom?", "which intervals will I land on?", "which 'voice' should take the lead now?", etc. I hope you have fun watching and listening!
Even when soloing over an idea as simple as Cmi to F7, there are endless ideas to be played! Even over just one chord, there are endless ideas to be played! Download the free backing track below!
Even over just one chord, there are endless ideas to be played! Pick up the backing track here and play it in loop mode.
Transcribing GREAT solos, analyzing them and learning to apply key elements into your own soloing is the best way I know to improve your improvisational skills. I'd like to show you what I worked on with my student, Lucy in our last lesson and challenge you to transcribe, analyze, and GROW.
Recorded using Earthworks SV33 Korg SV-1 Keyboard
If you've watched my first video about finger picking style, as applied to the piano, this is the next stop on your journey. Now you can take that principle and apply it to countless songs. Link to the worksheet in the first video: Fingerstyle Guitar For Piano Tutorial
Learn a few more chords with me that will help you on your journey to be able to play by ear. I'm calling them "the money chords.” They really have other names that more properly describe their functions, but I’m keeping it simple here.