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

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  • #11326

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    5.9.18

    Purple People Eater:
    – A question which occurred to me: are the people purple, or is the people eater purple?
    – Great work on this today! Much fun had. I have emailed you your backing track in the adjusted higher key of G (tuned up from the original key of D) as well as the hilarious higher key version. Have fun practising!

    #11138

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    8.8.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Descending 5 note scales and arpeggios: Play the chord and start on the 5th for scales coming down, or octave for Bella Senora!

    All Of Me:
    – Great work going through the ad lib – just make sure every note you’re hitting matches the music!
    – Alternative final verse – late but catch up! Try repeating some words here and there
    – Let’s duet some day!

    #11116

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    1.8.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Try the new ones – INITIATE A TONE etc – good work with these! Good octave stretches!
    – Make sure you don’t slide through the notes

    All Of Me:
    – GREAT work on the ad lib and alternative final section!
    – When being late, be sure to catch up eventually
    – Work out the notes you want to sing in the varied section, making sure there are no clashes

    Here it is so far:

    Updated backing track to practice to:

    #10982

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    25.7.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Bella Senora with scales coming down to tighten up the high range

    All Of Me:
    – Good work recording 2 takes – pitch is good; you just need to stabilise the tone
    – Here it is so far – well done!

    #10939

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    18.7.18

    All Of Me:
    – GREAT rhythm – you’ve really worked hard on this – great video with highlighted chords (definitely download iReal app!) and great that you can do this without looking
    – Try “no good without you” and “go on dear” as a triplet
    – Notes are perfect too – just work on “so why not” – “so” goes down a LARGE tone
    – Dynamics: Nice in first verse, playing with the softness. Liked the punchier 2nd verse. Play around with tone
    – Final verse – work on crescendo in places (like in rise with notes “I want to lose”)
    – Try belting “all of me”
    – Softer final verse (like the instruments)

    Let’s record next time!

    #10867

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    11.7.18

    All Of Me:
    – Great work with this today – watch out for 7th of “I want to lose” and “you took the part that once” jazz notes on “you” and “heart”
    – “so why not” back and forth notes
    – Be free with the rhythm but make sure you catch up where I’ve circled “out”

    Backing Track:

    #10802

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    4.7.18

    Showcase Follow Up:
    – Late in places and unable to catch up but still a good performance and the pitch was well-controlled

    Why jazz is great:
    – Chords
    – Playing with rhythm and pitch
    – Interpretation

    All Of Me:
    – Listen to my recording of it and sing in C 🙂

    #10772

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    27.6.18

    Moonglow:
    – Great work on this today! Well done for sorting that rhythm out finally!
    – Don’t forget the final two lines are the same rhythm as the rest of the verses
    – Just listen to the music, command the stage and enjoy it!
    – Updated backing track:

    #10715

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    20.6.18

    Moonglow:
    – Very well sung A section! All your off beats seem to be in place (apart from sometimes singing “that brings me back..” too early!)
    – Work on B section: Lovely on “we seem to float…” but then the next line, the “seem” is on beat 3 (small bass note in track! Listen carefully!) if you get that right, the whole thing will be in sync. If you get it wrong, try to correct yourself and match the track!
    – Emailed you updated backing track with intro. We will cut it shorter next week!

    #10637

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    6.6.18

    Rhythm Practice:
    – Tap a beat while chatting or doing something else, keeping the pace
    – Do the same but while saying “da-da, da-da, da-da” with every other “da” off beat
    – Record yourself playing something simple, no score – just one chord to a metronome. Record it, listen back

    Next lesson: Repeat and record. Then we’ll do Moonglow

    #10471

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    23.5.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Octave jumps

    One Day Like This:
    – Sing along with me but the octave below where it says on your notes
    – You handled the octave changes well as the lesson went on
    – Get the flow of the rhythm of the words (which incidentally the boys all struggled with in choir tonight!)

    #10417

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    9.5.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Great semitones! Best when you don’t think about them 😉
    – Practice off beat rhythm and record yourself when it feels right!

    Moonglow:
    – Great work improving phrasing of the stabby one note parts – just make sure you get that early off beat “that”
    – Great semitone harmonies!

    #10366

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    2.5.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Random 5 note patterns then backwards arpeggios – all very good just make notes not go wobbly

    Moonglow:
    – Great work with rhythm
    – Great strong tone and pitch is great (your recording is a fabulous start already!)
    – Watch out for off beats but just sing with yourself now (below)
    – Awkward pause between forms (always wait 2 beats)

    #10332

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    25.4.18

    Showcase Follow Up:
    – Massive improvement of confidence (despite those tough lessons!)
    – Great stage presence
    – Great tone!
    – So all you need to do is focus on those notes and being pitch perfect!

    Moonglow:
    – Lovely tune, easy enough (you just need to get the hang of the rhythm and so do you I!)
    – Make sure you’ve completed the full bar of 4 beats and not jumped ahead or added a beat. Don’t swing it until this is perfect!
    – Practice to the below (comes straight in)

    #10235

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    18.4.18

    Slow Boat To China:
    – “on a” NEEDS to go up!
    – “alone… get you” G Eb G
    – “alone” and “of stone” jumps up a 3rd
    – “Get you and keep you in my arms evermore” needs to be gone over and over – you got it in the end!
    – Really go for those high notes so you can reach them!
    – Listen to your recording emailed to you 🙂

    Moon Glow for next time 🙂

    #10123

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    11.4.18

    Slow Boat To China:
    – Back and forth notes: “get you on a” G D G F and “keep you in” A E A G go over and over and over and over again
    – Nearly there, sounds good otherwise. Please practice to the below!

    Intro: 1 bar long
    I repeated the whole thing for you so you can sing it twice (1 bar intro comes in during “alone” then you start again)

    #9833

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    21.3.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Good random notes for scales, adjusting the range very well
    – Lots of Bella Senora broken chords to help you with repeating notes

    Slow Boat To China:
    – Practice finding the D
    – Back and forth notes: “get you on” and “keep you in” go over and over
    – “my” on “myself” is higher
    – Down to “get”
    – “way” on G#
    – “out” back on D
    – “shiny” then “melt” is just the next semitone up
    – “all to” (“to” on F#)

    #9765

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    14.2.18

    Slow Boat To China:
    – Work on back and forth notes e.g. “get you on” G D G “keep you in”
    – Record you singing with guitar

    Backing track – Slow Boat in Bb – already have it below in past notes – see 28th Feb

    Caravan:
    – Great work on this today! Nice semitones
    – Practice to the below

    #9704

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    7.3.18

    Praise You:
    – Great work correcting this today – just stay low until the choruses – much better!

    Hallelujah:
    – Sing high! (Match me)

    Slow Boat To China:
    – Pay attention to notes that go back and forth (but you don’t have to follow them absolutely perfectly in places where you know it to be different)
    – Careful of those semitones!
    – All in all, a great melody that you are picking up well!

    #9548

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    28.2.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Much better with middle C
    – Melodic recall and hand movements are good (careful not to muddle up the order of 1 3 5)
    – Good recordings!
    – Now record yourself singing along to a choir part

    A Little Respect:
    – Bridge: Syncopated
    – “To me” is slow (syncopated)
    – “we” comes in quickly

    Bella Mama:
    – “Mama” is syncopated, but the “Be” is always on beat 1 or 3 – so don’t let the syncopation speed you up
    – Feel the pulse in YOU rather than a metronome

    Start singing along to the below:

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