I'm improvising over 90 choruses of C minor blues, for your viewing an listening pleasure today! I hope you find some inspiration in it! Playing my Hallet Davis baby grand over an ireal Pro backing track.
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 has appeared as a featured artist/clinician/adjudicator at numerous jazz festivals around the country, including Univeristy Of Northern Michigan, Fullerton College, South Plains College, and The Hilton Head Jazz Camp. Aimee continues to teach clinics and master classes to students who want to learn to scat seeing like serious jazz musicians, and players who want to take their improvisation game to the next level.
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
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Hey scatters (and friends/parents/teachers/children of scatters...), Available this Thursday at www.MusicHabit.com a brand new class from vocalist/pianist Aimee Nolte!
02-27-2020 - 1h 30 min - Taking requests! Thanks for sharing, and liking!
From 3rds and 7s to 6 note powerful rootless voicings, I walk you through Sonny Rollins' Airegin and discuss ALL the possibilities. Thanks for sharing and liking!
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.
Sometimes, it can be really advantageous to choose a song and improvise for a long period of time, with a plan. 20 choruses is quite a bit of time to improvise, and by then end, (if you record yourself), you will learn a lot about your own improvising. You'll notice your habits, what things you need to work on, your strengths and your weaknesses, and you'll be better for it!
Nearly 20 minutes of improvisation over an F Blues backing track from the iReal Pro app. I wish I could have kept going for ten more minutes, but it's the holiday time and my family needed me! My main idea here was to start simply and build toward more complex ideas as I went, but to always be in the pocket and to take my ideas where they lead.