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  • #1905

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

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  • #1928

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    11.9.17

    New Warm Ups:
    Interval patterns (scales and arpeggios)
    – 1 2 3 4 5 4 3 2 1
    – 1 3 5 8 5 3 1
    – 1 3 5 8 7 5 4 2 1

    Viva La Gloria in G
    – Well transposed and played very well!
    – Good work recording it plus the vocal – see email

    Think of a Halloween Showcase song (see list sent out by email the other week)

    #1927

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    28.8.17

    Theory:
    – Diminished 7ths, 7ths
    – B harmonic minor scale in left hand

    Viva La Gloria:
    – Slow down, accent on first beat to encourage you to keep a strong, even pace
    – When going down to B just use left hand with just 5th in middle
    – Transpose to F (or G!) and practice playing slowly then join in with singing when ready. It has to be right for your voice
    – Start re-teaching yourself the common 1 3 4 5 6 chords in any key

    #1926

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    21.8.17

    New Plan:
    – Songwriting
    – Viva La Gloria piano
    – Feeling Good piano

    – Viva La Gloria piano:
    E Abm A E x 2
    E Abm A B
    E Abm A E
    E Abm A B

    Bridge:
    C#m Abm A E (passing note)
    C#m Abm A B

    E Abm A E x 2

    5ths in left hand and just make it arpeggiaic!

    #1925

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    26.6.17

    GCSE Composition:
    – Just 5ths in the left hand (don’t play full chords in both hands as a general rule, 3rds sound a bit too heavy/muddy in the left hand)
    – Not too much pedal – or just release a little sooner than you already are

    Verse:
    Am G F-G Am x 2
    G

    Chorus:
    F/C G/D Am/E – G/D
    F/C G/D Dm/B F/C
    F/C G/D Am/E – G/D
    E/B E/B E (hold)

    [Verse + Chorus]

    Middle 8:
    C Dm7 Am G
    C Dm7 Am G7

    Half a high Chorus (One octave)

    Lyrics:
    – Think of a theme/title (headlines/book titles can be inspiring!)
    – Narrate the story – be descriptive about the surroundings rather than talking about feelings. But do talk about some feelings of course!
    – Then it’s all about rhyming 😉

    Good luck!

    #1924

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    19.6.17

    Great Gig In The Sky:
    Great work recording this in one take today! You nailed it. Well done for all your hard work on it. Here it is:

    Continue with Feeling Good so we can pick up on this with singing next week!

    #1923

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    12.6.17

    Great Gig In The Sky:
    – Not too strong on the major 7 pulsing
    – 1 3 5 on Bbmaj7-Ebmaj7
    – Changed section at 2.16 (use octaves the whole time, bigger jump than you think in the left hand for the Bbmmaj7)
    – Sounding really great and you’re at the point of playing with the track

    #1922

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    5.6.17

    Theory:
    – Slash chords, 7ths, 9ths, diminished chords

    Great Gig In The Sky:
    – Get your third finger on that C in the Cm7 in that awkward bit!
    – See how you get on joining in with the track. Backing track emailed: Start after one second!

    New Section:

    Gm7 C7

    Bb/D Bbm/C# F#7 Bmmaj7 (Bb arpeggio down to the D and C#, then back to the top!)

    #1921

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    29.5.17

    Piano – Great Gig In The Sky:
    – Change Bbmaj7 and Ebmaj7 to more notes in your left hand
    – Start adding in the Bb arpeggio (C on the 3 finger turn on the way down) and not too much pedal

    Singing – Feeling Good:
    – Great start to Feeling Good! Here is my version and the blank version to practice with below (vocal comes straight in!)
    – Get used to the structure of each verse and use the pentatonic scale to warm up with as it’s all the same notes!
    – Have a listen to some other covers for some inspiration 🙂

    #1920

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    22.5.18

    Theory:
    – Slash chords (remember chord in right hand first)
    – 7th and 9th chords

    Great Gig In The Sky (Intro):
    – Remember nice and slow
    – Changed inversions of Bbmaj7 Ebmaj7 (lower options)
    – Final Bbmaj7 – Ebmaj7 – Bbmaj7 – change inversions, 2 beats each (1 for last one)

    #1919

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    15.5.17

    PIANO
    Great Gig In The Sky:
    – Really great work listening to this, especially the major 7ths
    – Get into the habit of playing a 7th with your thumb, like Cm7
    – Fingers: 5-4-3 on end of F/A before Gm7

    Smooth over what you’ve got on the chord sheet before moving on. Take it slow! The song is slower than you think…

    #1918

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    24.4.17

    Theory:
    – Chords and scales reminder
    – Different minor scales (harmonic, natural and melodic, which descends as natural)
    – 7th and 9th chords. b9, #9, b5, aug5

    Great Gig In The Sky:
    – Great work listening to the start of this and finding that Fb5!
    – Keep listening and see how much you can work out by ear before I give you the chords…

    #1917

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    3.4.17

    Piano:
    Supertramp – Crime Of The Century:
    – Very interesting, progressive song. A good one to listen to by ear and build the sound underneath the rest of the instruments! Perhaps try The Logical Song next! Or Pink Floyd’s Great Gig In The Sky. I love playing that one 🙂

    If I Ain’t Got You:
    – Really well done finishing this one today! Completed harmonies and outro ad lib. Great work! Here it is below:

    #1916

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    13.3.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Keep on with the backwards Bella Senoras – this tests you to see if you know where your voice needs to be tone-wise (or chest/head)

    If I Ain’t Got You:
    – Listen to your second take below and think about any other edits you might want to make
    – Choruses are so much better
    – Tidy up the run at the end – practice this loads!
    – Get back into practising the harmonies so you can quickly record next time

    #1915

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    6.3.17

    Warm Ups:
    – A cappella scales & Bella Lucky 7 – good work here

    If I Ain’t Got You:
    – Great first vocal take despite a bad throat! Good start with harmonies too
    – Spend some time learning the rest of the harmonies a little more

    #1914

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    27.2.17

    If I Ain’t Got You:
    – Great work recording the piano today! Be wary of where you slow down/speed up NOT on purpose! We will continue editing next week. Have a listen to see what you think needs editing
    – Singing: Great tone to your voice and this will definitely be ready to record soon too. Just watch the breathing in places
    – Decide on your singing ad lib for the intro and outro

    #1913

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    6.2.17

    If I Ain’t Got You

    Piano:
    – Great work with this today – singing along with the piano is going really well too!
    – Keep the pace strict and un-rushed (leaving space for the voice!) – make sure we can feel the first beat of each bar – give it that accent and overall dynamics added throughout
    – Slow right down, more than you would normally

    Singing:
    – Don’t forget to add depth throughout
    – Don’t look up for high notes – it makes your brain think notes are out of reach!
    – 2nd verse – practice the quick “with”
    – Chorus belting: Good work but don’t push too much air through
    – Breathe after 2nd “baby” each time in the chorus
    – Ad lib at start needs working out next

    #1912

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    23.1.17

    SINGING
    Warm Ups: Pentatonic Scale – watch the transition change – change gear to a purer sound which doesn’t go too breathy/raspy

    If I Ain’t Got You:
    SINGING
    – Belt all the chorus (apart from breathy high bits)
    – Try the different harmonies (starting on D or the high OR low B)
    – Figure out your ad lib part at the beginning and end
    – Start thinking about runs

    PIANO
    – Smoothing of intro and passing chords
    – Add in staccato chorus chord
    – Practice piano for recording next week!

    #1911

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    16.1.17

    If I Ain’t Got You:
    PIANO
    – Passing Chords: Minor in the bridge (“that life’s a bore/who truly”), major in the chorus (“everything means nothing”)
    – 4 quick chords at the end of the chorus

    SINGING
    – Sing as loud as you can at home (turn music up, explain to mum/neighbours)
    – Chorus: Start in chest voice then for the “if it ain’t you baby”, do it in head voice

    #1910

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    9.1.17

    Talking To The Moon:
    – Very well learnt on piano, and really suits your voice! Be aware of the break and just practice that transition a bit more, don’t push your neck forward

    If I Ain’t Got You:
    PIANO
    – Don’t hold pedal too much in the intro – and don’t play too fast!
    – Great work with the verses and chorus – just add higher inversions in the chorus
    – Add that extra cheeky passing Bbm chord in the second half of the bridge

    SINGING
    – Well done with joining in with the voice this early one
    – Make sure you’re really adding some soul to those slides and throwing yourself into the song with feeling! Really add some depth like we did today, and huskiness and open throat for the low notes. Sing it like you mean it!
    – Over time, this will start feeling more natural as you’ll hopefully be able to be more “you” with it. Keep at it 🙂

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