This is what I think about scales. What are they good for? When should you use them? Which ones should you use? My philosophy about these questions and how I teach my students to learn and use scales. See also How to practice major scales.
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 Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles and She's Always a Woman by Billy Joel, we walk through the steps to deciphering the chords to songs, just by using our ears and our voices. For this video, I tried to take something that is fairly simple for me, accessible to everyone who knows a bit about music.
This is the simplest way I know of to add some color to a diminished seventh chord. It's easy and it's fun and it might help you get chicks. (Or dudes)
A very very easy way of looking at the modes of the major scale. What are they? How do you play them and use them and transpose them? I do my best to answer all of these questions and a few more.
Rock, pop, jazz, and classical pianists will be able to learn and play this timeless Beach Boys' classic after watching this tutorial! If you'd like to support me, you can do so here: https://paypal.me/aimn To get a pdf of the lead sheet please visit my shop.
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.
This is an exercise that takes you through all 12 keys, using a minor ii V i lick, that will help you to be able to hear an altered dominant extension...a triad, based on the flat five of the dominant chord. I like this one because it's melodic and pretty and can be easily used in improvisation while soloing over tunes.
From Oscar's "Boogie Blues Etudes" , live in London, 1974, we start at 2:10 and learn the walking boogie bass left hand. I found a better video of the concert than I show in the tutorial. This is it: https://youtu.be/SewFqU5SjuE
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