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

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  • #2040

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    20.9.17

    Warm Ups:
    – 1 3 5 8 7 5 4 2 1
    – Mess around with the patterns on an “ah”s

    Devil In Disguise:
    – “You look” is C to A (a 6th) the “you” is practically speaking level
    – Look at notes on the sheet and take it slowly
    – Practice with the vocal and piano clip emailed to you
    – Remember the last “disguise” lands on an F! (Root note)

    #2039

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    6.9.17

    Songs tried: Purple People Eater, Autumn Leaves, Ole Devil Called Love

    Devil In Disguise:
    – Suits you – the winning song for the Halloween Showcase!
    – Start learning line by line, listen first then repeat
    – Listen to the shape of the melody

    Happy practising and welcome back!

    #2038

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    19.7.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Semitones and full scales are going well, keep at it

    I Get A Kick Out Of You:
    – Keep working on the minor scale from C and that G. Remember the second half of the scale needs to be more raised as there are bigger jumps, or it feels that way because you are out of the muddy range
    – “Some like a” and “I’m sure that” are the SAME pattern of notes
    – The natural notes are better
    – “you” to “I get a kick” (section 2 to section 3) need going over and over until you know you’re DEFINITELY singing the same note! (Eb)
    – New section: We will go over this more next time, but be aware of the E natural over an Fm chord (which is like playing an Fmmaj7!) pay attention to the notation here, e.g. “you ob” goes DOWN on “ob” etc. Work this out for next time 🙂
    – Use the memo recordings I emailed to you of each section to sing to

    #2037

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    12.7.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Keep the Bella Señora semitones going, it’s really helping

    I Get A Kick Out Of You:
    – Go over the C minor scale notes (C D Eb F G Ab Bb) making sure you go up high enough to that G!
    – Verses the Eb major (Eb F G – all tones)
    – We need to go over the A naturals before Section B (semitones)
    – Get the “yet” in there earlier!
    – Then make sure you stay on the note you landed on for “you” going to the “I” in Section B. Skip the Gm and the 7 – stay on Eb then gradually add in Gm then the Eb7

    #2036

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    5.7.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Just do the semitone jump at the top of the Bella Señora scale

    I Get A Kick Out Of You:
    – Go through note by note very carefully and be aware that Section B has a scale going up, always matching the root of the chord!
    – Don’t worry about rhythm – just notes! Using guitar to help you.

    #2035

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    28.6.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Backwards Bella Señora starting on middle C then come down to the lower C
    – Don’t fall flat on the major 3rd

    Am I Blue:
    – Great live run through! A lot more stable. All the interval jumps are great!
    – Not too low for “with your” and don’t go sharp (or flat!) for “lonely”
    – Great 2nd recording – emailed to you! Have a listen to any moments where you’re a little wobbly and practice those bits more. We will correct next time!

    #2034

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    21.6.17

    5 note scales in the mid-range (Middle C onwards):
    – May-me-may i.e. chest-head-chest

    Bella Senoras mid-range:
    – Much improved with the change from chest to head voice

    Am I Blue:
    – “How can you ask” much better with that jump now! Listen to the memo emailed to you to hear the notes
    – Careful with “with your” doesn’t drop in pitch (just go over those notes on guitar)
    – “when I was her” make sure you get to that high E and then “only one” is just B D B
    – Tell yourself not to go up on “she’s” it’s the C and D again – stop sliding up!
    – Don’t lose your timing second time round as it’s the same thing again!

    #2033

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    14.6.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Bella Señora semitones – much better keep playing and repeating back

    Am I Blue:
    – Still be wary of the C and D for “ain’t these” – don’t let “these” go up too soon
    – Good relation with finding the 5th up for “how can you ask”
    – with your gal” sing the semitone on “your” before the actual slide

    Section 1: F C F F#dim G7 C F x 2
    Section 2: Am E7 E7 Am Gm-C

    Intro chords (original key of B)
    E/G# Em6/G B/F#-G#m C# B/F# B7 C#7 F#7

    New key transposed (F)
    Starting: Bb/D

    #2032

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    7.6.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Bella Señora in A – work on the clean split from chest to head voice and back – breaking around the E

    Am I Blue:
    – Well corrected for “ain’t these”
    – “How can you ask me” – chest voice (D to E)
    – “too / if each” chest voice
    – Project your falsetto with a bit of twang

    Try it in F to reduce straining in the break (emailed to you)

    #2031

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    31.5.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Warming up unaccompanied: practice moving a semitone up each time – use guitar as a guide but then try on your own, but checking if you’ve found the right note by playing the guitar note after singing it

    Mr Blue Sky:
    – Learn that verse melody carefully, being wary of rhythm (quick words where the dashes are)
    – Be wary of repeating parts (last 2 “oo”s and “ba”s)
    – You’re getting faster at picking things up so just keep going over and over it all 🙂

    #2030

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    24.5.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Great call and response a cappella warm ups – keep working on that Bella Señora Lucky 7!

    Am I Blue:
    – Get to that high note for “you”
    – “with your” not too low when sliding down on “your”
    – Stabilise the sound!

    Let me know if the email links you to all your notes…

    #2029

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    17.5.17

    California Dreamin’
    – Take note of where a couple of times, the note goes up at the end e.g. “grey”
    – Be aware of the very syncopated rhythm, e.g. “All the leaves are-brown”!
    – Otherwise, well remembered!

    Am I Blue:
    – Good work singing this without melody but be aware when you go out of sync with the track
    – Good work with your first recording below! I have included your beautifully redone first bit
    – Keep those D and E notes close together and don’t drift up early as you’re thinking about the next note!
    – Try without click, track below:

    #2028

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    10.5.17

    Am I Blue:
    – Practice without melody (track below)
    – Make sure you’re counting but still holding the notes
    – Use the below screen shots to help you follow the shape of the melody

    Mr Blue Sky:
    – Try singing the Middle 8 as you did in the lesson
    – Play around with the chords and starting notes from the sheet

    #2027

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    26.4.17

    Theory:
    – Good theory work today, singing descending 5-note major scales a cappella
    – Singing the 3rd/5th from a chord
    – Identifying dominant (minor) and major 7th

    Am I Blue? (Lyrics with counting)

    1 2 3 4 1 2-
    Am I blue, am I blue
    Ain’t these tears in these eyes telling you
    How can you ask me “am I blue”
    Why, wouldn’t you be too?
    If each plan with your gal done fell through

    2 3 4 1-

    There was a time when I was her only one
    But now I’m the sad and lonely one, lonely

    1-

    Was I gay till today
    Now she’s gone and we’re through, am I blue

    – Make sure you know when to come in and that you’re counting until you can just feel it without needing to actually count
    – The pitch and high notes are much improved! Just remember NOT to go up on “ain’t these” which is still happening!

    #2026

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    15.4.17

    Theory:
    – Practice the pentatonic scale then add the b5 on your own (guitar can help you) then try a cappella
    – A cappella semitones
    – Picking out notes in a chord (e.g. major/minor 3rd or 5th – not 7ths just yet)

    Am I Blue:
    – Make sure you know when to come in for each section! SO important
    – 2 bars before “how can you ask”
    – “wouldn’t – you” and “each – plan” those are the big gear change jumps to falsetto
    – “There was a time” comes in after 1 (missing the bar break this time)
    – “When I was” a bit higher
    – “Lonely one, lonely” coming back to the same note for “lone”
    – Just one beat before coming in for the final verse

    #2025

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    5.4.17

    Theory:
    – Great work with singing random notes correctly
    – A cappella scales and Bella Senoras were good
    – Great work harmonising with me

    Take a look at your progress chart and see if you’re happy 🙂

    #2024

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    22.3.17

    Mockin’ Bird Hill:
    – Only sing with guitar when you’re absolutely sure of the melody and you can match your singing by playing the melody on guitar. For now let’s just get you confidently singing with the completed piano backing track below:

    – Slow down at the end (I have included the piano melody to help you with this as well)
    – Make sure you don’t miss the start of each section! Breathe in good time

    We will work on synchronising your singing and playing in the near future, if you would like help with this!

    #2023

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    8.3.17

    Am I Blue:
    – Don’t breathe in the gaps as if to start to early (wait out the 8 beats)
    – Memorise the gaps between each section
    – Jump up high enough for the B section

    Mockin’ Bird Hill:
    – “And ki-” are 2 notes apart
    – Keep at it! Sounding good 🙂

    To help you practice:

    #2022

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    22.2.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Great work with adjusting quicker to random scales

    Am I Blue:
    – Sounds great in the new key; keep practising those large interval leaps and sing to this:

    Am I Blue (with melody guide):

    Screen shot of notes (click photo to make bigger):

    2nd Section:
    2nd Section

    B Section:
    B Section

    Mockin’ Bird Hill melody clip:

    Screen shot of notes:
    Mockin Bird Hill

    #2021

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 118

    1.2.17

    Am I Blue:
    – Be aware that the melody keeps returning to those two notes at the start
    – I’ll get a version recorded with melody in the key of G to help you!

    All You Need Is Love:
    – Great work with singing this with the harmonies – just remember to keep it low and on the same note!

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