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    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    Here are all your notes for each lesson!

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  • #1861

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    23.6.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Vowel Scales WITHOUT glottal stop
    – Minor Bella Senoras – good work!

    I Predict A Riot:
    – Every time the melody goes up, actually go up to that note – bring it up into your mouth!

    #1860

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    16.6.17

    Theory:
    – Vowel scales a cappella
    – Major and minor Bella Senoras (gap bigger between 3rd and 5th when it’s minor)

    I Predict A Riot:
    – Great take including double tracking! Sent you it by email
    – Be careful with those minor 3rds
    – Practice the intro “oh”s

    #1859

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    9.6.17

    I Predict A Riot:
    – Great finished product – see what you think – I emailed it too you – I added further ideas… mainly drum and bass! Thinking it needs more treble now? All about that bass, bout that bass, no treble!
    – Great work singing it through at the end – despite no warm up!
    – Now practice with the track!

    #1858

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    2.6.17

    I Predict A Riot:
    – Great work with this today! Think about instruments you want to add…

    #1857

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    12.5.17

    Grade 3 Theory:
    – Good work with melodic recall
    – Good work with identifying notes and symbols in the music – let’s use Jar Of Hearts for this part of the test

    I Predict Riot:
    – Added more bass in the bridge

    #1856

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    5.5.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Work on finding your chest voice strength/loudness a little quicker (na/yeah to help)
    – Great split of chest and head voice, that’s really improved
    – Great belting, let’s keep working on that top C

    I Predict A Riot:
    – Great work on this today! So exciting. Let’s continue next week…

    #1855

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    28.4.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Practice your semitones

    Make You Feel My Love:
    – “is on your case” – “is, on” are just a semitone apart
    – Chorus: Break back to chest on “mind/that”
    – Practice “nothing that I wouldn’t do” with Adele
    – Decide what your improvisation is, add some runs too
    – Fabulously belted last chorus!

    #1854

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    21.4.17

    Theory:
    – Questions – a lot better, just make sure you really understand the difference between D.C./D.S. codas
    – Melodic Recall – play around on the piano with different little melodies and sing along

    Jar Of Hearts:
    – Well done with sorting the intro timing out
    – Great high notes, just widen your mouth more like a twang. This doesn’t mean sing louder!
    – Work on a stronger head voice

    Next week: Major and minor & Make You Feel My Love. Also we could work on a proper backing track for I Predict A Riot? Maybe something for the Summer Showcase?

    #1853

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    7.4.17

    Grade 3:

    Well done going through everything except the questions! Which we will do next time. (See above)

    More work needed on:
    – Major and minor!
    – Melodic Recall

    Ain’t Got No:
    – A lot better, free from the pressure of the actual exam!
    – Just go over a few of those quick intervals a bit more, plus the gaps. A much better ending though!

    Pick a song for next time!

    #1852

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    31.3.17

    Warm Ups:
    – La la la 4ths and 5ths (listen to recording)
    – Belt up to a C regularly! You sung on an open vowel very clearly and capably

    I Predict A Riot & Improvisation:
    – Pronounce every word clearly! No slurring: it’s all just acting. You sounded much better the second time round!
    – Great work trying the different harmonies for the bridge part – it doesn’t matter if you sing the note wrong, just sing! Then you can actually hear the note that you land on in order to correct it
    – Don’t let your head get in the way, affecting your confidence and then making you regress… use the frustration to make you get it right. You know what the notes are, so prove to yourself that you can nail it!

    #1851

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    24.3.17

    New Song Ideas:

    Sweater Weather
    The Hunter
    I Predict A Riot
    Low Life

    I Predict A Riot (broken down on piano)
    – When making a song softer, really pronounce the words and make sure we can hear the phrasing clearly
    – Practice ad lib on the bridge. Vary as much as possible, take it high, take it low, add trills and runs – whatever you like! Just don’t forget to breathe. It doesn’t have to be one long note…

    We will be coming back to grade songs in a couple of weeks!

    #1850

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    14.3.17

    Theory Exercises:
    – Good today!
    – Try a bit more improvisation – it can be to literally any song. It’s more about confidence!

    Ain’t Got No:
    – Great tone, but you need to really get up there on those high notes straight away
    – Go over the chorus notes (G to A for “got my hair, got my head” – next door notes. Ignore the slide)

    Jar Of Hearts:
    – I would go over this religiously over the next few days. Listen to the original and copy it exactly. That’s how it’s written. Then just sort your page turning
    – You still need to get the intro in time

    Make You Feel My Love:
    – This is my favourite one that you sing but your head voice disappeared today. A decent warm up will fix this
    – “and the whole world is on your case” – “on” doesn’t jump up as high as you think (another next door note!)
    – Show off your ad lib skills in the instrumental! Just a few oo’s and aah’s

    For all songs: Check each note carefully – especially if you’re not sure! You can just play them on the piano.
    Page turning: Make sure you know the next line so that page turning doesn’t make you stop singing! We will work on the organisation of the page turning on Thursday – I will have a music stand

    A few of the questions & answers for you:

    Vocal Break:
    The vocal break is the certain part in our range where we can’t seem to go any further in chest voice and it does a ‘flip’ or ‘change of gear’ into head voice or falsetto tone.

    Codas:
    – D.C. al Coda is a musical direction used in sheet music. It literally means, “da Capo al Coda,” or “from the head to the tail”. It directs the musician to go back and repeat the music from the beginning (“Capo”), and to continue playing until one reaches the first coda symbol.
    – D.S., or Dal Segno, means “from the sign.” It directs the player to return to a spot earlier in the score that’s marked by the symbol. If the marking says D.S. al Coda, then the player is supposed to play from the to a “To Coda” marking, then jump to a coda section at the end of the music.
    – Al Fine: The Italian musical phrase al fine (“to the end”) is an indication to play to the end of the music, or until you reach the word fine.
    – Coda: The concluding passage of a piece or movement, typically forming an addition to the basic structure.

    Come to lesson on Thursday really well warmed up in the high range!

    Read this:
    https://www.rslawards.com/music/graded-music-exams/vocals/grade-three

    #1849

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    10.3.17

    Grade 3:
    – Confidence in that improvisation! You know what you’re doing really…
    – Make sure you go through ALL those mp3 files
    – Perfect the intervals… and of course the songs! Just work yourself hard on everything 😉

    #1848

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    7.3.17

    Bring Him Home:
    – Beautiful… very moving! Sing it just like that at the audition…
    – Just be wary of those dotted rhythms…

    On My Own:
    – Also beautiful! Just work on those intervals a bit more
    – Be careful that the low notes aren’t sharp
    – Don’t be too harsh with the change back to chest voice; try to blend the voices more
    – Turn the page early enough to read the next lot of words! Or better still, learn them!
    – Make sure “that” goes down
    – Work on finding your note on “I” for the key change
    – Just go through that ending a bit more

    I know I’ve said a lot for On My Own, but it really is so nearly nailed! Just throw yourself into the character and it will be fine 🙂

    GOOD LUCK! xxxxxxx

    #1847

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    3.3.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Lip trills (think of the balance of air and sound together with the power from the diaphragm)
    – Slides

    On My Own:
    – Go over the sections with the key changes a bit more
    – Read those notes! Play them on the piano to help you

    Use this:

    Bring Him Home:
    – Make sure your long notes aren’t too “drone” like! Give every long vowel sound a shape, a meaning and dynamics! Otherwise very good for your voice 🙂
    – Again, read the notes

    Use this:

    #1846

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    24.2.17

    Jar Of Hearts:
    – Really spend some time on that intro to get used to the timing
    – Belt on “but I have grown too strong” then head voice for “to ever fall”
    – Middle 8: Soft chest voice, don’t go flat on the runs at the end, but gently come into a thicker chest voice
    – Long “alllll… your-promises”
    – Middle 8: All in chest voice, until all (AL!) but try it in chest if poss!

    Let’s record Bring Him Home!

    #1845

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    10.2.17

    Singing with Jasmine & Shreya – Rolling In The Deep
    – Thanks for getting involved on the spot!

    Questions:
    – You did well with this
    – Go over the ones you’re less sure about and look up definitions (especially the difference between break and transition)
    – Coda stuff: https://usermanuals.finalemusic.com/Finale2012Mac/Content/Finale/D_S_D_S_al_Coda.htm

    Make You Feel My Love:
    – Study those notes carefully! Same as Adele, so read the notes and sing with her
    – Head voice for chorus, but maybe later try and belt it
    – Shout out “hey!” and “oi!” to find that reflex, effortless, high and loud sound!

    #1844

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    3.2.17

    Theory:
    – Transition getting better
    – Work on a stronger head voice so that your voice doesn’t suddenly dip out when singing a melody
    – Minor Bella Senoras – getting there, but work on the flat “sen”!

    Ain’t Got No:
    – Much better but still need to tidy up the places where the jumps verses the same notes occur
    – Chorus: One note up from G to A – play it on the piano to aid you

    #1843

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    27.1.17

    Minor Scales:
    – Very good
    – Work on minor Bella Senoras (playing and singing) then try the exercise in the book really slowly with breaths where needed

    Ain’t Got No:
    – Bitesize revision – small sections e.g. where the notes are the same, or big jumps
    – Practice the way we did today

    Make You Feel My Love:
    – Listen to Adele’s version to learn the variations, then sing on your own!

    #1842

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    13.1.17

    Minor 3rd:
    – Practice at home WITHOUT the major 3rd
    – Playing intervals: Minor 3rd: 3 semitones. Perfect 4th: 5 semitones. Perfect 5th: 7 semitones

    Jar Of Hearts:
    – Obviously a great challenge for you to work on your transition and you are nearly there so well done
    – Keep working on the end part and we will look at technique more next time
    – Make sure you are reading the notes properly

    Lights:
    – Not really the right song for your voice – too awkward to pick the right key!

    Ain’t Got No:
    – PERFECT… it was MADE for you. Spend some time really learning this melody!

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