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    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    Here are your lesson notes!

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  • #10331

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    25.4.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Scales & Arpeggios a cappella
    – Na / yeah – full belt/strong head voice

    My Immortal:
    – Careful with starting notes – not as low as you think (you’re just on the root note which you can hear in the bass of the piano)
    – Middle 8: “I tried so hard” starts on a D, so a little higher than you think! A hard note to find
    – A lot more smooth overall – you seem to have really found your control here!
    – Work on the last chorus and finding the belting voice!
    – Great work in the mic today – you were very natural with mic technique!

    #10116

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    11.4.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Vowel Scales: Good work, just make sure you’re low enough for the lowest notes at the start
    – Bella Senora: Good work on the break for different syllables as you went higher
    – Na/yeah: Great belting, up to E!

    My Immortal:
    – Work on finding your low starting note in the verses (A, the root of the chord)
    – Then work on jumping up to the high notes of “me alone / sanity” – G# to A
    – Middle 8: “I’ve tried so hard to tell myself that you’re gone (D E F# G# A…) jumping to high voice on “hard”
    But though you’re still with me (G#-A… C# on “still” and breaking into head voice on this word)
    I’ve been alone all along” (G#) – C# on alone, but this time sing in chest voice, then breathe before “along” for a long, powerful note!
    – Keep pace as it’s hard to hear in this bit!
    – The “true belt” really came out in the final chorus with the drums – epic! Don’t be shy, let’s really hear the car version of this 😉

    Well done, good to have you back!

    #7357

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    14.12.17

    Photograph:
    – Really well done finishing this! You did so well and you’ve come so far since you started lessons. Let me know if you’re happy with the balance and if you need anything editing
    – Let me know what he thinks!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    #7082

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    9.12.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Descending scales from around F above middle C, gradually bringing you back down into chest voice
    – Sing with the piano and make sure the notes aren’t sharp

    Photograph:
    – Great work with the edit today, plus double tracking and harmonies!
    – Next time we will finish the main vocal edit, tidy up a few bits here and there, finish the harmonies and change those words!

    #7050

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    4.12.17

    Photograph:
    – Well practised, low notes are all in place now! And good work jumping up for the high notes
    – Make sure you don’t go too high on “photograph” and the high notes in the bridge
    – Make sure you’re not too harsh on the glottal stop
    – Loving the low notes! Much softer now
    – Work on notes for the last “wait for me to come home”
    – You have a lovely, clear tone – looking forward to finishing this. Have a listen below and go over what you feel you need to practice more
    – I don’t think you sound ill by the way – we could probably keep this take and just edit it!
    – Love the personal touches!

    #6780

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    25.11.17

    Photograph:
    – Well done playing and recording this today! It’s lovely – now practice singing a long, with my below melody guide to help with the very low notes vs. the very high octave jump into the chorus!
    – Then try on your own with the blank backing track below
    – We will record your vocal and harmonies next time 🙂

    #6779

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    28.10.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Great work with vowel scales, Bella Senoras & na/yeah scales (which you can go higher on in chest voice! Try and see if you can belt to a C)
    – Bella Senora (more of a “yaa” at the top to help you get the belted chest notes)

    Photograph (learning on guitar in F):
    – Use chords I wrote up to teach yourself on piano to get ready to record for next time
    – It’s much lower than you think so find that low speaking tone for the verses
    – Chorus: a hushed breathy tone sounds good, with some chestier notes coming in on the more comfortable low notes. Maybe even try belting in later choruses when you get more confident
    – This song really suits your voice and is going to be a great gift when we get the piano and guitar recorded… and of course, your voice! We can get creative and add harmonies too.

    #6778

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    30.9.17

    Warm Ups (3 step process: Gentle diaphragm/slide warm ups, scales + arpeggios, increasing head voice e.g. na/yeah scales)
    – Stretching/Breathing (Please find attached the Welcome Pack (Body Conditioning and stretching at the bottom)
    – Fricatives (vv, zz, sch) + sirens + lip trills
    – Octave slides in a soft voice from E below middle C, then back down again. Let voice cut out if it wants to, rather than push it. The point is that you are exercising the muscle
    – Vowel Scales: Smoothing the transition from chest to head voice and back again
    – Bella Senoras: Think about whether to belt/head voice on the octave note as you get higher
    – To extend the chest voice: Na/yeah scales

    My Immortal (sing to a karaoke):
    – Great range song! Practice getting a solid, deep sound for the verse, holding out right to the last word at the end of the line
    – Make sure it isn’t too breathy as this can cause you to go sharp
    – Move into a strong, pure head voice for “me alone” onwards (think of the yawn)
    – Time the breathing after “I’d” and allow the air to fall into your belly rather than taking an audible sharp breath and then rushing into the next word
    – Sounded much stronger by the end! Really great work

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