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Ella Orchard

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  • #2093
    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    Here are all your notes for each lesson!

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  • #9122

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    29.1.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Don’t forget to go through fricatives and slides then mix up the others
    – We will work more on descending scales
    – Good a cappella arpeggios and minor na/yeah scales
    – Bella Senora 4 patterns for next week

    Hey Hey Hey:
    – Great first recording and double tracking! We will tidy up next week 🙂

    #9045

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    22.1.18

    Hey Hey Hey:
    – Big breath before pre-chorus and keep that whole section low
    – Keep whole chorus high, especially: “You think that I am fragile like a Fabergé”
    – Power from the belly for the “hey hey hey” for a nice, sharp, choppy sound!
    – Middle 8: “Secretly you love i-it (high at the end of “it”)
    – Keep to a high chest voice (belting it!) rather than head voice that tends to crack
    – Recording next week!

    #8979

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    15.1.18

    Warm Ups:
    – Play first part then pause
    – Bella Senora Lucky 7 (just the first 4: Normal, scale, slide and broken chord – see website – further exercises)

    Hey Hey Hey:
    – First yeah is sung, then a baby doll with a briefcase (“case” is the same note as “baby doll with a”) then you say “yeah” SAME notes as “Red lipstick but still so raw, yeah”
    – Just imagine the high note you need to get to in the chorus instead of tensing up!
    – End of chorus: “You think that I am cracking”, back to that same high note again
    – Really good work getting back to the low notes in the second verse!
    – Middle 8: “I ain’t got no strings” – “I ain’t got” stays high and “strings” is your chest note!

    #8899

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    8.1.17

    2017 Review:
    – Stay With Me
    – Khalid – Location
    – Price Tag
    – Pack Up
    – Queen’s Speech 4 (recorded)
    – Something Just Like This
    – Thunder
    – Winter Wonderland (performed duet at Christmas showcase)

    2018 Plan:
    – Solo at the next showcase
    – Record a new song (maybe even film it!)
    – New song list

    Warm Ups:
    – Good a cappella scales & Bella Senoras – good control and pitch a lot better when on your own!

    Hey Hey Hey:
    – Use this instrumental: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc24yuB8h3o
    – Watch out for weird rhythm in places e.g. “A hot little hurricane”
    – You made a great start on this today! Make sure you keep the bridge low then jump up (higher than you think) for the chorus
    – Keep practising the way we did today

    #7538

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    18.12.17

    Somewhere Only We Know:
    – Really suits your range and you sang it through confidently with the karaoke – keep doing this at home!
    – Remember the lines that stay high (apart from “dreaming of” – the only one that goes down!)

    Queen’s Speech 5:
    – Learn this to bring that louder voice and attitude out!

    Try karaokes on Youtube of other songs you like and get a list ready for next year 🙂 this will increase your confidence singing on your own!

    Merry Christmas!

    #7095

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    11.12.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Don’t use head voice too early otherwise it goes sharp
    – A cappella improving a lot, and the use of chest and head voice in the higher range is much better

    Winter Wonderland:
    – Sounds great!

    Royals:
    – We can nudge up a bit higher if needed
    – First “we don’t care” goes low, second one goes up
    – Practice with the tracks I emailed to your mum 🙂

    #7084

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    9.12.17 – Duet with Fleur

    Winter Wonderland:
    – Great work with this today – looking forward to hearing it at the showcase! You both sound much more comfortable together. Don’t forget to make it cheery and energetic and also connect with Fleur on stage – and remember to do the dance! 😉

    #7052

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    4.12.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Try a cappella: Listen and repeat any warm up (one at a time)

    Queen’s Speech 4:
    – Really well done finishing this today! Here is the downloadable track below 🙂 have emailed too!

    #7041

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    2.12.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Good work blending together

    Winter Wonderland:
    – Beautifully sung, just don’t be shy to go for it!
    – Well done with the harmony – practice it below:

    #6803

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    27.11.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Try a cappella – good work with this today! This is to help you be confident with your voice without piano
    – All you need to work on is holding the notes at the end of the scale

    Winter Wonderland (Lyrics: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yK2eQBELU84io6uEcQLFeSZLIeoWP70l9gWf7exJFIY/edit?usp=sharing)
    – Focus on long notes at the end (as above!)
    – Make sure you stay low enough and not rise up sharp
    – Energy and pronunciation on each word
    – Well done learning the lyrics!

    Queen’s Speech 4:
    – Getting there, good attitude! We will keep adding to it next time…

    #6680

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    20.11.17

    Lyrics:

    Ella:
    Sleigh bells ring
    Are you listening
    In the lane
    Snow is glistening
    A beautiful sight
    We’re happy tonight
    Walking in a winter wonderland

    Fleur:
    Gone away is the bluebird
    Here to stay is a new bird
    He sings a love song
    As we go along
    Walking in a winter wonderland

    Together:
    In the meadow we can build a snowman
    Then pretend that he is Parson Brown
    He’ll say: Are you married?
    We’ll say: No man
    But you can do the job
    When you’re in town

    Ella:
    Later on
    We’ll conspire
    As we dream by the fire
    To face unafraid
    The plans that we’ve made
    Walking in a winter wonderland

    (Short instrumental)

    Fleur:
    When it snows
    Ain’t it thrilling
    Though your nose gets a chilling
    We’ll frolic and play
    The Eskimo way

    Together:
    Walking in a winter wonderland
    Walking in a winter,
    Walking in a winter,
    Walking in a winter wonderland

    Queen’s Speech:
    – Great edits today – we’ll keep going next time, with more layering of course!

    #6338

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    13.11.17

    Christmas:
    – Jingle Bell Rock (Ab) – Like this one on the piano
    – Merry Christmas Everyone – good for being punchy and upbeat but you didn’t really feel it was for you
    – Winter Wonderland – works well for your voice – start learning from Shreya’s version I sent you then sing to the backing track to practice! I could see if Fleur wants to do this with you
    – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Emailed you a version in G if you wanted to duet with Xanthe (I’ll see if she wants to)

    #6017

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    6.11.17

    Christmas Songs:
    Try out these: Jingle Bell Rock / Merry Christmas Everyone / Winter Wonderland
    I’ll find you a girl your age to pair up with!

    Queen’s Speech 4
    – Much better energy and confidence today!
    – Double tracking and “hype” man bits are fab! Emailed it – keep practising it with the same attitude 😉

    #5512

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    30.10.17

    New Songs:
    – Thunder
    – Coldplay

    Something Just Like This:

    I’ve been reading books of old
    The legends and the myths
    Achilles and his gold
    Hercules and his gifts
    Spiderman’s control (jumps high)
    And Batman with his fists (go over this line, then wait 2 beats)
    And clearly I don’t see myself upon that list

    She said, “Where d’you wanna go?
    How much you wanna risk? I’m not looking for somebody (no gap)
    With some superhuman gifts.
    Some superhero,
    Some fairytale bliss.
    Just something I can turn to.
    Somebody I can kiss.
    I want something just like this.”

    Sing with my recording then to a karaoke (not Coldplay as the key will confuse you) have lyrics separately to the karaoke screen

    Thunder:
    – Make sure you know which notes go up and which go down in the verses
    – Lots of harmonies here – would be great as a recording

    #4433

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    23.10.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Great work with comparing major to minor scales and arpeggios

    Queen’s Speech 4:
    – Great work picking up on this today – loads more energy and your confidence is back to where it was!
    – Ask your friends if they want to record it with you in the next couple of weeks, or you can just record your voice double/triple tracked with lots of effects!
    – Heathens: Will work well in F as the original key is too low for it. But still rap with it to just learn the rhythm of the verses!
    – Check out songs in the song catalogue on your profile page to get some ideas on what you’d like to sing next

    #2103

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    6.9.17

    Warm Ups:
    – 1, 1-2-1 etc. (the one you know)
    – 1 2 3 4 5 and then back again
    – 1 3 5 8 5 3 1 (Bella Señora arpeggio)
    – Full scale 1-8 then sing the “money making” tongue twister which keeps going higher even on the repeat (try it a cappella)
    – Good work with the above theory!

    Practice with this instrumental and get really confident with it – it’s already got way more sass!!

    Use this for inspiration, lol!

    Here’s your recording so far – great work, especially for your first time! It’s downloadable if you click the arrow 🙂

    #2102

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    28.8.17

    Rap – Queen’s Speech 4:
    – Give it some attitude!
    – Shout in places and pitch it a little higher

    Pack Up:
    – Lower for the first verse
    – Chorus: Work on the head voice more:

    “Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag (stay high all the way to “bag”)
    And bury them beneath the sea
    I don’t care what the people may say
    What the people may say about me

    Pack up your troubles, get your old grin back
    Don’t worry about the cavalry
    I don’t care what the whisperers say
    ‘Cause they whisper too loud for me (slightly lower for “too loud”)

    Riptide:
    – Join in with original (Vance Joy on Youtube) and try on your own either with backing track (emailed) or piano version (below)

    #2101

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    23.8.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Get into a routine of warming up so you’re always practising changing between chest and head voice

    Price Tag:
    – Keep working on the pre-chorus changing to head voice on the word “left”
    – “can you feel that, yeah, we’re paying with love tonight” stays high
    – Get that rap perfected (sing with original)

    Pack Up:
    – Great verses
    – “Old kit bag” – don’t drop too early, until “bury”
    – “I don’t care” nice and punchy and stays high
    – Sing with the vocal version to help you with the changes in these notes

    Find a rap song 🙂

    #2100

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    18.8.17

    New warm up (attached in email)
    – Tongue twister: “Money making Monday morning makes a merry mind” gradually speed up!
    – High Bella Senora – throw out the high notes without tensing!

    Price Tag:
    – Re-learn rap (can’t wait to hear how you used to do it!)
    – Get confident with head voice in the pre-chorus (as above with no tensing!)

    Pack Up:
    – Great work on this – really suits your voice!
    – Practice the jump from bridge to chorus
    – Practice the higher key with the vocal and blank version attached 🙂

    #2099

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 125

    12.8.17

    Warm Ups:
    – Great volume! Just make sure your low notes are louder (like when you’re using chest voice for half of the warm up)
    – Bella Senora: Hold the “ra” for longer as there’s lots of time before the next one
    – Great work at using both voices today

    Khalid – Location:
    Love this one for your voice – please find attached a piano clip for you to sing to, which is in the best key for your voice (see email)

    Price Tag:
    – This is a great challenge for using both chest and head voice
    – The pre-chorus is when you really need to get up into your head voice (after breaking on “tired” it stays high)
    – Keep this going – use this karaoke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyB4iyq2tmw
    – I’ve attached a lower piano track for you to sing along to which may be more comfortable to belt if you don’t want to worry about the head voice!

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