Lets discuss chords, their flavors, and their inversions. Let's talk about how to hear the difference between them and then quiz you to check your progress. Answers below!
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.
If you want to be a great improviser, you must know how to play simple melodies by ear. You've got to, man dudes. Before you start asking about scales and modes, ask yourself if you can EVEN MELODY!
From 1979-2018, Steve Call taught tuba, euphonium, jazz piano, jazz improv, and jazz history/studies at Brigham Young University. When I came to BYU to audition in 1995, Steve is the one who heard me and decided to let me in to the school with a partial scholarship. He directed The Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band combo that I was a part of for 3 years, and taught me so much about what kind of musician I wanted to be. I owe so much of what I am today to Steve.
Chances are, if you're a beginning jazzer, you don't swing yet. You may think that you do... but you probably don't yet! I was once you. This is how I learned to swing. Hope it helps all you future swingin cats.
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.
Taking a sight singing class? Wish you were better at it? Do you wonder why we use Solfege? Let's talk about it!
From my vacation spot in Watsonville, CA where we have a fun little lesson about how to sing the dominant chords on the bridge of Rhythm Changes, using the bebop scale.
Part of being a good musician is recognizing all the parts of music; every component that goes into making what we love. Rhythm is a huge part of that. Practicing drumming exercises is one of my favorite ways to expand the musician inside of me and I'd like to share some of my favorites with you!
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