Hearing your way though changes on tough tunes is a real challenge, but is an integral part of developing your musicianship. Let's look at some tricks that can be used to help you hear those shifts in tonality and improve your improvising and raise your ear training to a new level.
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.
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.
Taking a solo is sooo much like talking to a friend. Come up for air once in awhile and offer something worthwhile to the exchange! Bb blues jazz changes.
Using the tune "I Love You, For Sentimental Reasons", I show you in this video how to play in the spaces; the places where there is a break in the melody and room for a little ad lib to move the song along and give it some motion and variety. Watch and see when to use piano fills and how to create them!
A clapping audience can be an enthusiastic, driving force to a band on stage, or a disaster waiting to happen. Let's talk about ALL of it!
Many singers show up to auditions or jam sessions and have no idea which key they sing their song in. This is unacceptable., and is easily remedied. Let me teach you how to choose your key, so this situation stops happening. If you'd like to support me, you can do so at this link: https://www.paypal.me/AimN
A very simple explanation of what a tritone is, how it functions as a substitute on dominant chords. Complete with examples from tunes you know!
If you have ever wondered what to do in the situation where there is more than one comping instrument, this video will give you some ideas! Really, your mother taught you what to do when you were three. Take turns! :-)
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