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  • #2287

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

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  • #11322

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    4.9.18

    Stones Medley:
    – Emailed so far: Great idea with 3rd song
    – Think about how you’ll knit each section of the song!

    Lyrics:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Nu23DfHuk1khVSxVMQeK-jNzhX9Pa608V52aM3yV9rM/edit?usp=sharing

    #11230

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    21.8.18

    Gimme Shelter:
    – Great work continuing the arrangement into a mashup of I Can’t Get No Satisfaction!
    – Get yourself really familiar with the rhythm and instruments of the original and then we’ll continue editing next time! Well done, glad you like it! Here it is below:

    #11066

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    31.7.18

    Gimme Shelter:
    – Good work with adding further harmonies and varying what each part does in the chorus! Have a listen below… have panned them too
    – Now think about how you’ll develop the dynamics as the sections pretty much repeat now

    Great work, here it is so far:

    #10976

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    24.7.18

    Gimme Shelter:
    – Good work with adding the chorus and varying the bass – you can tell you’ve been really listening to it at home! Just make sure the rhythm is nice and even
    – Think about harmonies you’ll add to the melody, or moments where everyone joins in with the words
    – Think about how the “ba’s” will be sung – we need gaps for breathing for example

    Great work, here it is so far:

    #10863

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    10.7.18

    Gimme Shelter Arrangement:
    – Great start on this today! Spend some time listening to the instruments of the song and how they build up. What’s the bass/guitar/drums doing?
    – Good work having a pulsing bass on the same note while the guitar notes move (major 3 and then to the 4 and back) then eventually moving the bass notes during the “oo” then still again for the verses!
    – Play it on piano if it helps – C# B A A
    – Think about how you want the rest of the instruments to be sung!
    – More people joining in on the chorus perhaps, and even bass singer joining in on some of the words
    – What you’ve done so far:

    If you ever want to sit in on a Chicapella rehearsal let me know!

    #10755

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    26.6.18

    Lyrics we are using:

    [Intro]
    Break me off a piece of that
    And mix it in with a little wine
    With someone warm and smart, I guess
    With a heart in first and a soul behind

    [Refrain]
    And I won’t give in
    ‘Cause I wanna try again

    [Verse 1]
    There will be no years of silence in the shadow of regret
    I won’t let it so betray me, though my soul got used to it
    I will look at love as more than just an instrument of pain
    And will give myself completely to the moving and the strange

    [Refrain]
    ‘Cause I wanna overcome
    And try to love someone

    [Verse 2]
    I will not spend the years depleted of my willingness to try
    It won’t hurt this way forever, it ain’t worth the overtime
    I’m not looking for redemption nor some shallow kind of bliss
    Lay me down and kiss me deeply, show me everything I missed

    [Refrain]
    I haven’t had enough
    And I wanna love someone

    [Verse 3]
    I will not hurt like this forever, I’m responding to the call
    While there’s speakers in the outfield
    Blasting out my favourite song
    I will not play this out discreetly, it is real and unashamed
    I am human now and terrified, but want it all the same

    [Refrain]
    I haven’t had enough
    And I wanna love someone

    [Bridge]
    I let bad love betray me once
    But I was barely outta high school then
    And I guess I fear the same results
    That none will take me as I am
    I wanna be loved, I wanna be whole again
    So tuck my hair behind my ears and touch my soul again
    The window is wide, the post unfulfilled
    And I just ask you to be patient if you’ll have me still

    [Refrain]
    ‘Cause I wanna open up
    And try to love someone

    [Chorus]
    The heart, the heart, the heart
    The heart is a muscle
    I wanna make it strong
    The heart, the heart, the heart
    The heart is a muscle now
    I wanna make it strong

    Final points:
    – Great work with pedal – I say use it!
    – Refrain: Pulsing chords to help you keep in time and not miss out beats! Sing each line out before the final chord
    – Still chords for chorus
    – End on the E
    – Come for a sound check at 6.15ish!

    #10721

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    21.6.18

    The Heart Is A Muscle:
    – Add pedal (opposite to hands)
    – Still chords for the intro and 1st refrain
    – Build dynamics and expression by adding quaver rhythm in later verses, thumbs starting (2 arpeggios, 2nd one being off-beat!)
    – 2nd refrain: Try and play louder and build some volume
    – Refrain rhythm: feel 4 beats, slow on piano, quick in singing!
    – Verse with fast chords: Start with quaver rhythm, then still 2 beats per chords
    – Slow everything down so you can feel the pace!

    #10533

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    29.5.18

    The Heart Is A Muscle:

    Intro & Verse:
    B Abm7 B E9 (hand in same position, only lose the Ab when it’s on B)

    Refrain:
    Abm7 E9 B2 B2

    (Back to verse and refrain)

    Chorus:
    Abm Gb E E
    B-E-B-Abm
    Abm Gb E E
    B-E-B-Abm x 2

    Bridge:
    B Abm7 B E9 x 2
    B E9 Abm-Gb-E (normal position for last 3)
    Abm Gb (Slow)
    A-Abm-E

    (Refrain x 2)

    Chorus 2:
    Abm Gb-B (inverted)-E x 4

    Don’t rush singing the verses (remember you’re setting the pace!)

    #10469

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    22.5.18

    The Heart Is A Muscle:

    Intro & Verse:
    B Abm7 B E9 (hand in same position, only lose the Ab when it’s on B)

    Chorus:
    Abm7 E9 B2 B2

    Bridge:
    B E9 Abm-Gb-E (normal position for last 3)

    We will finish bridge chords next time!

    Sing along when chords aren’t needing much thought!

    #10361

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    1.5.18

    Mashup Ideas for Harmony Group:
    – You Sure Do / 2 Can Play That Game (maybe even Spice Up Your Life!!) Cm-Gm
    – When You Love Someone / One Last Time – works well but be aware of what is “singable” for a group and how the songs overlap (if you want them to) making sure it doesn’t get too messy
    – With mashups, just have simple 2 part harmony and think about how you’d structure it e.g. one after the other then interlocking them after that

    Adding harmonies to songs:
    – More Than Words: Find the 3rd above the melody but not going too high, then more or less moving in parallel with the melody. You did well on this today!

    Try your idea with the group then we can build an arrangement of your choice in the lesson!
    Bring a couple of new solo songs too 🙂

    #10228

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    17.4.18

    You’ve Got The Love:
    – Don’t speed up too much in the intro where there isn’t a beat
    – Think about output from belly rather than input of air
    – Lovely characterised moments
    – Watch out for sharpness in the ad lib
    – Mic technique: Closer to your mouth for the soft parts of the songs, then pull it back when belting

    In The Air Tonight:
    – Sounds lovely – just don’t be shy to be loud with the low notes
    – Go over that tricky verse a bit more 🙂

    #10109

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    10.4.18

    At Last:
    – Great run through considering we didn’t warm you up!

    You’ve Got The Love:
    – LOVE this. Just add dynamics – getting more soulful and loud in the chorus!
    – Great for the showcase
    – We’ll do mic technique practice next time

    Who’s Lovin’ You (Piano):
    – Super fast! Try playing to a metronome (use one online/on a phone) at about 50bpm
    – Don’t forget passing notes in bass as well
    – Bb to Eb inverted (passing note still works, it’s just inverted) then C minor just involves moving the thumb up
    – Join in with singing but loads SLOWER!

    #9870

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
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    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    23.3.18

    Who’s Loving You:

    Bb7…
    Eb Cm Eb Cm
    Bb7 (A) Ab
    Eb Bb Eb Cm
    Ab Abm Eb (Bb at end of bar)

    Passing notes:
    – Happens a lot when going to the relative minor (so Eb to Cm, hitting the D on the way down – in the left hand as well)
    – Slow down your playing so you can factor in the extras

    Inversions:
    – 1st and 2nd inversions (you picked this up well!)
    – Try out different inversions in the song and see what works for you and also what sounds nicest as the highest note

    Circle of Fifths:
    – Try out my homework! (photo on your phone)

    #9705

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    6.3.18

    Who’s Loving You:
    – Great work starting this on piano – chords below!

    Bb7…
    Eb Cm Eb Cm
    Bb7 (A) Ab

    – Great 6/8 and solid rhythm with accented 1st and 3rd beats!
    – Add in bass notes (in a finger pattern)
    – Play along with track and even sing along when you’re confident!

    Something’s Got A Hold On Me will be a similar thing if you ever want to try that

    #9349

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    20.2.18

    Great improvement to Fallin’ in the lower key – a lot less polite! 😉

    Have a think about what you want to return to/start new!

    #9201

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    6.2.18

    All You Need Is Love:
    – Thank you for participating in the impromptu recording and filming!

    Fallin’:
    – Great first take – have a listen below and think about what you’d like to improve
    – Careful with the harmony note at the end – we will work on that more next time

    #9154

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    Another song with a good vocal intro – Shout by Lulu!

    #9061

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    23.1.18

    Song Intro Ideas:

    Same runs:
    Fallin’
    Let’s Get It Started
    Who’s Loving You

    Something’s Got A Hold On Me
    Somebody Else’s Guy
    24k Magic

    Fallin’:
    – Great intro
    – LOVE the dynamics – showing off the softer side then suddenly some more powerful soulful moments!
    – Hit some more blue notes in places – this was actually better second time round when you’d warmed up
    – End of verse 2: “love” a tone down rather than a semitone
    – 3 note runs on “fall / nev / one” in chorus
    – Last 3 choruses: Great ad lib!

    We could record this next time!

    #8916

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    9.1.18

    2017 Review:
    – At Last (recorded)
    – Look Away
    – Don’t Worry Be Happy (recorded)
    – Soul stuff: RESPECT / You’ve Got The Love
    – Songbird (recorded)
    – Chain Of Fools (recorded Eva version, unfinished)
    – Spooky (performed)
    – Hopelessly Devoted To You
    – Time Is Running Out
    – Love Is Christmas (performed)

    2018 Plan:
    – Piano
    – Songwriting
    – Work on stage presence (with the help of filming… and gin)
    – Book rehearsal room (Factory Studios)

    Song Ideas:
    – Take Me To The River
    – Feeling Good
    – Son Of A Preacher Man (Aretha)
    – Fallin’
    – Who’s Loving You (emailed)
    – Chain Of Fools
    – You’ve Got The Love – lower key (emailed)

    TODAY:
    Fallin’
    – Intro: Break down each notes of the run
    – Look at rhythm in verse 2
    – Speed up runs in chorus so that they’re in time with the BV’s
    – Play around with middle 8 and outro (harmonising a 3rd below or above the violins)

    You’ve Got The Love:
    – Sounds much better in the lower key! Try that crazy high note at the end of the long chorus

    #7360

    Eliza Jane Fyfe
    Participant
    @Eliza-Fyfe
    Points: 90

    16.12.17

    Love Is Christmas:
    – Great work on this today – I think we blend together well and am looking forward to singing this with you!

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